Angela’s Blog

Read the many stories on our people, our programs, and our passion for serving others.

Growing Through Grief

Growing Through Grief

Jasmine Kendrick on her fourth birthday with her mother, April Jackson. Social worker Jasmine Kendrick lost her mother at just four years old. She...

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Planting Joy

Planting Joy

Imagine dozens of begonias, different colors combining together to make a beautiful image in the ground, an entire picture complete in what once...

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Brief History of Memorial Day

Brief History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day was not an official holiday until 1971 after the Congressional mandate. Prior to that time, Memorial Day was considered Decoration Day....

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Grief and Gratitude

Grief and Gratitude

Grief and gratitude…two topics that seem to be as far away from one another as possible. Experiencing the loss of a loved one will change life as...

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Volunteer Appreciation Week 2024

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2024

The volunteers at Angela Hospice work diligently with our staff in every area of Angela Hospice, from volunteering with our administration team to...

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Angela Hospice Expands

Angela Hospice Expands

With an eye toward bringing comforting, compassionate care to more families during a loved one’s end-of-life journey, Angela Hospice is pleased to...

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Not Just a Job

Not Just a Job

For over 20 years David Barrett has worked as an Angela Hospice social worker, and has been thankful for every moment of it. “I love the different...

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Faith Fulfilled

Faith Fulfilled

This week -- March 8-14 -- we celebrate Catholic Sisters Week, a time to celebrate Catholic Sisters around the country, including the Felician...

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C’est La Vie

C’est La Vie

Throughout the 11 days Carl Misch was in the Angela Hospice Care Center, he and his family shared many special memories together, one standing out...

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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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