November 2, 2015
by Mary York
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Diane Bykowski & Life-the Universal Journey, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Life, A Universal Journey When I reflected upon my conversation with Diane Bykowski, I was struck by how articulate she was in describing the ways in which hospice volunteer work enhances her life. That clarity of thought, no doubt, stems … Continue reading

October 4, 2015
by Mary York
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Lauren Cashdan & Patients, A Second Family, A Teen Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Patients Feel Like A Second Family When most people envision Hospice volunteer work, they may imagine it being limited to institutional settings and to an older generation of service-oriented people. My interview with teen hospice volunteer, Lauren Cashdan, shed new … Continue reading

September 16, 2015
by Mary York
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Laurie Hernandez, Reflection on Singing

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer’s Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is one of Lauren Hernandez’s Reflections. Laurie Hernandez and Whole-Hearted Singing “I remember visiting one special patient who … Continue reading

August 30, 2015
by Mary York
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Stephanie Lopez, Reflection on Choosing Love

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer’s Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is one of Stephanie Lopez’s Reflections. Choosing Love, Anytime This story is absolutely beautiful.  I visited with a … Continue reading

August 11, 2015
by Mary York
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Stephanie Lopez & The Salutes Program & A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight (Part II)

Honoring and Celebrating Veterans After talking with Stephanie about her hospice volunteer experience (See Spotlight), it was clear to me that her work with the Hospice of the Valley Salutes program deserved its own highlight.  A veteran herself, Stephanie takes … Continue reading

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