Committed to Volunteering, Making a Difference

Gail Thompson of Peabody, MA, began her journey with Care Dimensions 38 years ago as one of our first volunteers. In 1980, she made a commitment to improve the lives and deaths of people with terminal illnesses and she continues

Taking a Walk That Matters for High School Classmate

When we were seniors at Swampscott High School in 1985, my friends Debbie Sentner, Kristin Kennedy, and I were practically inseparable. We loved hanging out – usually at Debbie’s house, laughing at her jokes and eating whatever food her mom

Hospice Patient Gets Wish to Witness Daughter’s Wedding

Spencer and Joe Newton planned a June 2018 wedding at the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI.  When Spencer’s mother, Margaret, became severely ill, the couple had to quickly readjust their plans so that she could be a part of

Supporting My Community Through the Walk for Hospice

I’ve always strongly believed in giving back to my community, so when a friend of mine asked me in 1997 if I would donate a few hours of my time as master of ceremonies at the Walk for Hospice in

‘Volunteer Vikings’ Go the Extra Mile at Walk for Hospice

As volunteer coordinator at Care Dimensions’ Kaplan Family Hospice House, I meet a lot of people who want to give back to our organization because they are grateful for the compassionate care their loved ones received at end of life.

Why I Love Being a Hospice Aide

Every workday, I meet hospice patients who are in the final stage of their lives. Many realize that death is approaching, and they are frightened.  It’s my goal to make them feel a little less afraid and more like the

‘Dad’s Dream Team’ Lives on at Walk for Hospice

Our dad, Tom DeVeau, became very sick over Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2016. At 81 years old, he had been functioning fine with the help of oxygen for his COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), but his symptoms suddenly got much

Why I Volunteer at Camp Stepping Stones for Grieving Children

As a special needs preschool teacher’s assistant at the Riverside School in Danvers, MA, I work each day with a myriad of children, all with different abilities and personalities. All of them make me smile. I am drawn to helping

Why I’ll Always be Grateful for Hospice

When I was 25, I was living at home with my father in Gloucester, MA. My two older brothers had left the house, and my mom was living in Maine. I had begun my career as an artist, but couldn’t

Helping Patients, Families Understand Benefits of Hospice

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.   As a hospice admissions nurse for Care Dimensions, I know this saying well because I live it every day.   Once someone with advanced illness has called us

"Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts."