October 17, 2016
by Mary York
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Jack Pittman on Validating Service & Honoring Legacy, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Sharing the Gift of Legacy Jack Pittman knows what it means to serve. As a veteran he has served our country for over twenty years and continues to serve his community while in retirement as a hospice volunteer. Initially, hospice … Continue reading

October 17, 2016
by Mary York
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Jack Pittman, Reflection on Duty, Honor and Sacrifice

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Jack Pittman’s Reflection. “I did one particular Valor ceremony that was profound. The patient had PTSD from … Continue reading

July 10, 2016
by Mary York
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Julie Engstrom & Honoring Patients With an Open Heart, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Breathing in Stillness and Honoring Life Hospice volunteering is a natural extension to the work Julie Engstrom has dedicated herself to most of her life, advocating for patients and facilitating communication between caregivers in a hospital setting. She described facilitating … 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

August 5, 2015
by Mary York
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Stephanie Lopez & Laughter, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Always Time for Laughter and Joy When I asked Stephanie Lopez what she treasures from her volunteer experience, she said, “I love that there’s still time for laughter.” Not surprisingly, my interview with her also began with laughter and joy. … Continue reading

June 1, 2015
by Mary York
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Penny Davis & Hospice, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Opening Hearts Through Hospice The wonder of modern technology can oftentimes lead to new discoveries and sometimes even new friendships; this was the case with my introduction to Penny Davis. We met through a professional grief counselor who offered to … Continue reading

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