Voices of Care

Grateful for Excellent Hospice Care, Surroundings at Kaplan House

Posted on August 28, 2019 by Janet Zipes

The Care Dimensions Walk for Hospice team, Eaton-Mudty, honors the memory of Tod Eaton of Peabody, who died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. ...

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Honoring Her Mother by Joining a Cousin to Support Walk for Hospice

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Janet Zipes

Grateful for the end-of-life experience her mother had at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Jill Chapdelaine is giving back through Care Dimensions' Walk for Hospice. ...

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Volunteer Creates Bouquets of Thanks at Kaplan Family Hospice House

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Volunteer Kathe Hyland of Danvers creates floral arrangements for Care Dimensions' Kaplan Family Hospice House as a way of giving back for the care her mother received there. ...

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Community Volunteers’ Knitting, Sewing Bring Comfort to Hospice Patients

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Two community volunteers from Wenham, MA, donate their talents to create prayer squares and quilts that are given to patients at Care Dimensions' Kaplan Family Hospice House. ...

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How Hospice Became Personal for Me

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Reading and writing about hospice is one thing. Referring a childhood friend for hospice is another. ...

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Committed to Volunteering, Making a Difference

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Anne Williams

In 1980, she made a commitment to improve the lives and deaths of people with terminal illnesses and she continues to live out that commitment today. Volunteers at the Kaplan Family Hospice House say that Gail’s sense of humor and her kindness are evident in her interactions with patients and fellow volunteers. ...

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Taking a Walk That Matters for High School Classmate

Posted on September 4, 2018 by Kate Costin

I wanted to remember my friend and do something positive in her memory, so I thought, “What better way than the Walk for Hospice?” It would be nice if I could get some of our classmates together to raise money for hospice patients and their families in Debbie’s memory. ...

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Hospice Patient Gets Wish to Witness Daughter’s Wedding

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Rebecca Brackett

Spencer and her fiancé Joe had planned their wedding day for June 2nd and were pleased that all of their friends and family would be able to attend. But everything changed in early May when Spencer’s mom, Margaret, became severely ill and began receiving hospice services at home from Care Dimensions. Care Dimensions' staff suggested that if Spencer and Joe wanted to have a wedding ceremony with Margaret involved, the best timing would be that very day. Spencer and Joe didn’t hesitate, saying “Yes, we want to do this.” ...

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Ipswich Coach Woodworth's Legacy Lives On

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Maureen Woodworth

In October of 2015, Doug was diagnosed with a rare brain disease and given three months to live. That’s when I called Care Dimensions. They immediately helped set my mind at ease. Care Dimensions allowed me to provide a wonderful experience for Doug in his journey through end of life. They allowed me and my family to enjoy every moment with Doug in a home-like setting and if there was anything we needed they were right there for us. ...

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Honoring Meme’s Memory at Walk for Hospice

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Glenn Boutchie, Jr.

On the morning of the 2008 Walk for Hospice, it was raining. Meme had said she wanted to go, but we figured the bad weather might change her mind. I woke her up and asked if she still wanted to go with us. “Of course,” she said. “It’s a beautiful day!” She was so happy that she was doing what she wanted to do. ...

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