Voices of Care

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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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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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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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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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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Helping Hospice Patients by Honoring Papa

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Brianna Dalelio

We started Papa's Angels to raise money to help others. My Papa always said I was his angel, and when he passed away my mom said, "Remember, Papa called you his angel." And I said, "Now Papa is my real angel." That is why our Walk for Hospice team is called Papa's Angels. ...

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Mom's Spirit Lives in Hospice Auction Sculptures

Posted on May 31, 2018 by John Seamans

In 2002, Mom donated one of her bronze sculptures to Hospice of the North Shore’s (now Care Dimensions) Hospice Auction and Regatta. She and my dad believed a person should have control over the final chapter in one’s life and be able to die with dignity. Donating a piece of her work to the auction would be a way to help accomplish that. ...

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Happily Ever After: Even Death Couldn't End This Love Story

Posted on June 7, 2017 by Lisa Conti

Gene and Helen Galipeau may have lived the consummate love story of their generation. Both born in 1924, they met and fell in love during World War II. That love grew during nearly 72 years of marriage and culminated in ultimate devotion to each other during their final day on Earth. ...

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A Daughter Honoring Her Mother's Life Work

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Susan Mineo

My mother, Gloria Mineo, was a champion and still is, even in her spiritual realm. She lived during the Depression for which, I don’t think I knew the full amount of strife and struggle of her beginnings. She was strong but soft. She was discipline. She was patience. She was an artist. She was the “glue.” She was a Mother. ...

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