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Keeping the Connection Going

Keeping the Connection Going

Jennifer Kennedy has a career and personal history filled with different Michigan non-profits, leaving her mark on each one, bringing depths of...

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Imparting Peace

Imparting Peace

When Daniel Celmer brought his Aunt Clare to the Angela Hospice Care Center, she looked around her room, taking it all in – the furnishings, the...

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Called to Care

Called to Care

Angela Hospice would be nothing without its exceptional team. But what inspires these compassionate, caring souls to pursue this noble profession?...

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Protecting The Pope

Protecting The Pope

On the wall of Donald “Don” Zimmerman’s room in the Angela Hospice Care Center hung what simply looked like a photo of two men shaking hands, a...

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Even as you face loss, the world keeps turning and time keeps ticking. In the winter is often when it seems most noticeable: people plan holiday...

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Grief and the Holidays

Grief and the Holidays

The holidays can present a special challenge for people who are grieving. Last month our grief care team presented their holiday workshop with tips...

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Tell Me Your Favorite Song…

Tell Me Your Favorite Song…

Since ancient times, we’ve used music to entertain, communicate, and infuse rhythm and joy into the tasks of daily life. For nurse Victoria Burns,...

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Radiating Light

Radiating Light

There are so many myths about hospice: that it’s just a place, that it means giving up, that beautiful and joyous memories will be few and far...

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Another Great Love

Another Great Love

For the first time in its history, the reality TV show The Bachelor, has expanded to an older demographic with The Golden Bachelor. Instead of...

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One More Salute

One More Salute

There was a salute, a pause, a moment in time no one in the room would forget as Corporal Michael Kloian did his best to salute back to Angela...

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Continuing The Bond

Continuing The Bond

The way that we understand grief and mourning has evolved over the years – thank goodness! Fortunately, grief educators have moved away from the...

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Precious Memories

Precious Memories

Did you know the month of September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness month? There are several types of dementia but Alzheimer’s disease is one we are...

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Loving One and All

Loving One and All

When Courtney Loving’s mom, Karen, was admitted to the Angela Hospice Care Center last fall, she was expecting her mom to be in a hospital-like...

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Completing the Map

Completing the Map

Around Valentine’s Day a very special gift arrived for John Moore while at the Angela Hospice Care Center, but it wasn’t chocolate or flowers or...

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National Grief Awareness Day 2023

National Grief Awareness Day 2023

“Let us not forget those who grieve” – Angie Cartwright August 30 is National Grief Awareness Day. Established in 2014 by Angie Cartwright, National...

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Angels in the Night

Angels in the Night

Making peace on the night shift For 10 days, the Crowley* family sat vigil. Their patriarch was living out his last weeks at the Angela Hospice Care...

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A Room to Remember

A Room to Remember

When Dennis Murphy brought his dad, William “Bill” Murphy, to the Angela Hospice Care Center last fall, they were met with open arms and familiar...

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