Blog Archives

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

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

From Hospital Nurse to Hospice Reiki Volunteer

I am a nurse. I worked at North Shore Medical Center (formerly Salem Hospital) for 43 years, and for the last 25 years of my career, I prepared people for surgery.  I liked making connections with patients. I had people

Volunteering to Help Fellow Veterans on Hospice

As we observe Veterans Day and thank those who have served in the military, we salute a select group committed to helping their fellow veterans who are facing the biggest battle of their lives.   Members of the Care Dimensions

Hospice Volunteer: The Gift My Patients Give Me

When I tell people that I am a hospice volunteer, they almost always ask, “Why?” They can’t imagine why I would want to be with people who are expected to die soon.   I have a desire to ease people’s

Volunteering Your Time Means Everything to Hospice Patients

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

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,

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

Volunteering for Hospice Brings Many Rewards

Death is not a stranger to me. Both my parents died before I was 30, and I have lost several other loved ones during the past 20 years.   In March 2016, my uncle spent his final days at the

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