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March 7, 2016

Young chef gets cooking at Kaplan House
Danvers Herald

Janie Wilson, left, a 12-year old Peabody resident, demonstrates a cooking procedure during the taping of her cable TV show, “The 3 J’s and that Guy’s Kitchen,” filmed at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Assisting Janie are her sister Jada and Kaplan House Kitchen Coordinator Jill Olson. Courtesy photo

Chef Janie Wilson, 12, of Peabody visited the Kaplan Family Hospice House, a program of Care Dimensions, to create an afternoon dessert for hospice patients and their visitors.

Already an award-winning chef, Janie hosts her own cooking show on Peabody Cable TV and wanted to tape one of her shows from the Kaplan House so she could teach kids a little bit about hospice. Janie is familiar with Care Dimensions, where her mother Julie Crocker-Wilson, works as a clinical nurse manager.

Joining Janie in the preparation and cooking of the no-bake cheesecake desserts was Janie’s 9-year old sister Jada and Kaplan House Kitchen Coordinator Jill Olson.

During the taping of the show Janie also sat down with Care Dimensions Director of Bereavement Services Nate Lamkin to learn more about hospice care and how to help a friend who might be grieving.

The full episode of the show, The 3 J’s and that Guy’s Kitchen, will air on Peabody Access Telecommunications in March and will also be available at


Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.