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In Honor of Our Veterans

Our "We Honor Veterans" program has evolved so much in the past year. To date we’ve done somewhere in the vicinity of 40 pinning/recognition ceremonies. For Veteran’s Day, we made personal deliveries to our veteran hospice and palliative care patients acknowledging their service with a customized cards & patriotically decorated cupcakes (thank you cupcake bakers and drivers!).

Bedford woman continues the legacy of her father, a WWII veteran

Determined to continue her father’s legacy, a local woman has dedicated her life to helping veterans in their final hours.

Click Here To read the article in the Union Leader

Expecting Dandelions & Discovering Daisies: Happiness in Hospice Volunteering

Joy, Inspiration and Awe—these are a trio of powerful, positive emotion words.

These three words describe some of the happiness that I often feel during my volunteer experiences at hospice.

Click here to read the article by Mary York at The Elephant Journal

How to NOT Say the Wrong Thing - The Ring Theory

When Susan had breast cancer, we heard a lot of lame remarks, but our favorite came from one of Susan's colleagues. She wanted, she needed, to visit Susan after the surgery, but Susan didn't feel like having visitors, and she said so. Her colleague's response? "This isn't just about you."

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to read the entire article By: Susan Silk and Barry Goldman at The LA Times

PBS Frontline - Being Mortal with Atul Gawande

There has been a lot of talk recently about the PBS Frontline program Being Mortal with physician Atul Gawande. Volunteer Herb Archer shared his thoughts about viewing the film:

“A deeply-moving and profound film. The author, a surgeon at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, shows the professional and personal struggles of medical staff and client families through an intimate look at five dying patients, including the author's father, himself a medical doctor.

Front and center is the exquisite and excruciating dilemma of holding out hope on the one hand, but also being prepared to craft those final moments into a time of making meaning.

Some notable quotes, paraphrased below

  • "Medical school left us unprepared for this... The medicine is the easy part..."
  • "My oncologist is an optimist." "(Medicine gives us) sacrifice for now in the hope for possible time later.... "Can't always count on a doc to lead the way..."
  • "It matters a lot to people how their stories come to a close..." "These last four weeks have been the best in my life."
  • "Dying is only acceptable because we as humans live for something bigger than ourselves."

Not only did this connect with me personally, but as a volunteer I valued hearing these five stories -- probably not unlike the stories of the people we will soon encounter. The various patterns of their struggles are likely universal.”

You may also view the program online anytime. Click Here

How to Help a Grieving Friend - 11 Things to Do When You're Not Sure What to Do.

"I've been a therapist for more than 10 years. I worked in social services for the decade before that. I knew grief. When my partner drowned on a sunny day in 2009, I learned there was a lot more to grief than I'd known." Click Here to read the article by Megan Devine at the Huffing Post

HHHC Volunteer Experiences Captured on Film

One thing we have here at HHHC is an immense wealth of amazing volunteers with stories and experiences to share. So, when local videographer Susan White approached the agency with the offer to volunteer her time to create a hospice film, we jumped at the opportunity!

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