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Podcast: Living Well, Making Every Moment Count

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In Episode 5 of our podcast of Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Lyn Skarmeas and Mary Crowe focus on living well, what gets in the way and how we can incorporate techniques or approaches that can positively influence our life, healthcare and overall quality of life. ...

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Hospice Volunteer Cherishes Memorable Moments with Patients

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Rebecca Brackett

When she first considered being a Care Dimensions hospice volunteer, Charlene Cotting of Bedford never anticipated how many amazing moments she would experience and how those moments would touch her life. ...

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Volunteer Helps People at Both Ends of Their Lives

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Care Dimensions

Retiree Cindy Jalbert stays busy and engaged by volunteering with pre-schoolers most mornings and Care Dimensions hospice patients some afternoons each week. ...

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Podcast: Starting the Conversation Around Death and Dying

Posted on February 3, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas tackle the challenge of starting a conversation about death, dying, and making your wishes known. ...

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Yoga for Living with Loss: One Man's Life-Changing Bereavement Support

Posted on January 29, 2020 by Áine Greaney Ellrott

After his wife of 42 years died suddenly, Britt Hall turned to a Care Dimensions bereavement support group for help, which led to a specialized yoga class for coping with loss. ...

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Podcast: Who Is Driving the Bus? Taking Charge of Your Healthcare Wishes

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas discuss the importance of advance directives and making your healthcare wishes known. ...

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Elder Law Attorney Finds New Satisfaction as Hospice Volunteer

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Lisa Conti

Elder law attorney Bill Brisk of Newton, MA, is putting his passion and expertise to good use as a hospice volunteer for Care Dimensions. ...

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'Will You Pray for Me?'

Posted on January 9, 2020 by Rev. Rona Tyndall, M.Div.

Care Dimensions Senior Chaplain Rona Tyndall feels blessed after having watched "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" with her mother, who has dementia. ...

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Death of Developmentally Disabled Child Can Bring Complicated Emotions

Posted on January 6, 2020 by By Erin Uzarski

The loss of a developmentally disabled child can bring a complex array of emotions due to being not only a parent, but also a long-term caregiver, advocate, case manager, and, sometimes, a legal representative, even as that child enters adulthood. For these and other reasons, parents who have lost a developmentally disabled child often find it difficult to relate to other bereaved parents who c...

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Podcast: Hospice Myths and Misconceptions

Posted on January 6, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas discuss several myths and misconceptions surrounding hospice care ...

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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.