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November 12, 2019

Care Dimensions Honors Community Members Who Have Improved the Lives of U.S. Military Veterans

Care Dimensions President & CEO Pat Ahern (second from left) congratulates the 2019 We Honor Veterans awardees (L-R): Gordon Shepard of Saugus; William Shuttleworth of Newburyport; Lisa Lord of Melrose; Charlie Ciaramitaro of South Hamilton; and Susan Campbell and Bernadette Forti of Lynn.

Danvers--On November 13, Care Dimensions hosted its We Honor Veterans Awards Ceremony to recognize community members who have shown commitment to improving the lives of veterans in the 95 communities in which Care Dimensions serves.  

Care Dimensions has joined together with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to participate in the We Honor Veterans Program aimed at improving access and providing the highest quality end-of-life care for veterans.

The 2019 honorees are Susan Campbell and Bernadette Forti of Lynn; Charlie Ciaramitaro of South Hamilton; Lisa Lord of Melrose; Gordon Shepard of Saugus; and William Shuttleworth of Newburyport.  

From among the nominations received, there were 10 honorable mentions:  Douglas Bryant of Middleton; John Cuddy of Dracut; Gerald Libby of Melrose; Cheryl Lussier Poppe of Salem; Susan Magnor of North Reading; Jason McCuish and Kenneth Oswald of Lynn; George Richard Poole of Woburn; William Tracy of Marblehead and David Viera of Seekonk.

About Care Dimensions

Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts. Founded in 1978, the nonprofit organization serves more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts, caring for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at our two inpatient hospice facilities (the Care Dimension Hospice House in Lincoln, and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers). To learn more about Care Dimensions please visit


Care Dimensions Hospice House Video Tour

The Care Dimensions Hospice House, located in Lincoln on the Waltham town line, is a gracious and private home-like setting for patients who need hospital-level care for complex pain and symptom management. To learn more, call our Referral Center at 888-287-1255.

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.