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Happily Ever After: Even Death Couldn’t End This Love Story

Gene and Helen Galipeau may have lived the consummate love story of their generation.   Both born in 1924, they met and fell in love during World War II. That love grew during nearly 72 years of marriage and culminated

Hospice Chaplains Bring Peace to Patients, Regardless of Beliefs

We live in an increasingly non-religious society. Many people abandon organized religion. More people identify as spiritual, not religious. I believe God gave us faith; humanity created religion!   I find this belief in spirituality encouraging. I am part of

Papi’s Peeps Prepare for Walk for Hospice

Donald “Ace” Adams was a man who knew what he liked. He loved listening to Sunday morning Jazz, going to flea markets, and following the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.   A Concord native, Ace, as he was

Ipswich Coach Woodworth’s Legacy Lives On

Editor’s Note: Doug Woodworth lived his life in the service of others. A beloved teacher, coach and mentor, he passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on December 13, 2015. Doug’s wife, Maureen, recalls Doug’s vibrant life and the

Helping Hospice Patients by Honoring Papa

3 Keys to Spiritual Care in Hospice

Hospice chaplains work within the realms of mystery and meaning.  When you work with the soul of a person rather than their physical body, you are in a place that defies definition and is so vast in its importance, it

Mom’s Spirit Lives in Hospice Auction Sculptures

My mother, Beverly Seamans, was a passionate artist who lived life to the fullest. She was fully committed to whatever she did, whether it was sculpting, staying in shape, or supporting a cause.   Tradition of Giving to Hospice  

The Surprising Joys of Hospice Work

There are endless opportunities to donate time and money to good causes. The mission statements are compelling and the reasons for committing to those charitable efforts are readily evident. Yet, when I was looking for a new chance last year

A Daughter Honoring Her Mother’s Life Work

“To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go,

A Good Death Makes All the Difference

On April 3rd, my mom passed away.  She had dementia so I had been traveling the journey of the gradual goodbye for many years.  Mom really had not been a mom to me for quite some time.  And yet, when

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