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Meet Care Dimensions’ Hospice Auction and Regatta Co-chairs

During the weekend of June 16-18, Care Dimensions will hold its 23rd Annual Hospice Auction and Regatta at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead.  The gala dinner and auction on Friday evening is Care Dimensions’ largest fundraiser of the year

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Nurses: A Community Treasure

Those of us who are nurses know this experience well:  people know who we are.   Something about nurses causes folks to seek us out: in the grocery aisle, at the library, during exercise class, or the church banquet.  There’s

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Marblehead Artist Draws on Family History for Hospice Auction Painting

Marblehead resident Charlie Allen is the signature artist of Care Dimensions’ 23rd Annual Hospice Auction and Regatta, which will be held at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead on June 16.   The hospice auction is Care Dimensions’ largest fundraiser,

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The Heart of the Village: Supporting Each Other in Grief

It takes a village to raise a child.  This old African proverb is at the heart of Camp Stepping Stones, a one-day retreat offered by Care Dimensions for children and adults who are grieving the death of someone close to

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How Volunteering for Hospice Changed My Life

Sometimes things are meant to be and fall into place. That’s what happened when I became a hospice volunteer for Care Dimensions.   After spending 15+ years in the corporate world working in advertising/marketing and online compliance and fraud prevention,

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April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

This is the 10-year anniversary of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, a day that was founded to inspire, educate and empower the public and health care providers about the importance of advance care planning. This special initiative creates

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Bishop Fenwick High School Knitting Club Seeks to Heal Hearts of Hospice Patients, Families

I learned to knit in the eighth grade when volunteering at the Sisters of Notre Dame De Namur Retirement Center in Ipswich. I was working toward my Girl Scout Silver Award and a Sister taught me how to create “prayer

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Pet Therapy Dog Tessie Brings Comfort to Hospice Patients

Wednesdays are the best day of the week!   My human says in a cheerful voice, “Do you want to go to the Kaplan House and put smiles on people’s faces?”   Off we go to visit patients at the

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Celebrating Hospice Social Workers

Hospice social workers stand up for people with advanced illness and their families in many ways. They are a supportive presence to the patient and family throughout the end-of-life journey.   In honor of National Social Work Month, Laci Gentry, LICSW,

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Books to Help Children Deal With Death, Grief, and Loss

Death is not an easy topic to talk about. It can make us feel scared and uneasy. Talking about it with children can be even more difficult. Using books can be a helpful way for parents, teachers, or other caregivers

"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."