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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

Hospice Volunteer: Just Be Present. That’s Enough.

No expectations.  Just be present.  These two phrases have summarized my work as a hospice volunteer.   I started my journey as a hospice volunteer over 20 years ago when I lived in Rhode Island and was  raising a family

Life Has Greater Meaning as Hospice Volunteer

Editor’s note: For several decades, John Keohane of Danvers has been a strident supporter of Care Dimensions. As the former owner of Henry’s Market in Beverly, he served on the Kaplan Family Hospice House Steering Committee in 2005 and previously

Hospice Patient Grateful His Poetry Preserved by Volunteer

Benedict “Ben” Gesmundo of Haverhill, MA, has never thought of himself as a poet.  Although he wrote several hundred poems over 50 years, he rarely shared them. Poetry was an outlet for Ben. When he felt inspired to get his

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