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Greater Boston Hospice Volunteer Brings Personal Experience, Professional Skills to Her Patient Visits

Posted on February 24, 2020 by Aine Greaney Ellrott

When she retired, Betsy Swaim knew she wanted a volunteer opportunity that would use her professional skills and interests and her personal experience as a family caregiver for loved ones with a terminal illness. She chose to become a hospice volunteer with Care Dimensions. ...

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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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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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Military Experience Helps Volunteer Relate to Veterans Receiving Hospice

Posted on November 7, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Care Dimensions volunteer Jerry Dunn says his time in the Navy helps him relate to hospice patients he sees who also are veterans of military service. ...

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It Fills Me With Purpose: Being a Hospice Volunteer in Greater Boston

Posted on September 4, 2019 by Mary Gifford

Mary Gifford of Malden, MA, discusses the rewards of being a Care Dimensions hospice volunteer. ...

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Volunteer Shares Music, Joy with Hospice Patients

Posted on August 16, 2019 by Care Dimensions

Retired nurse Cindy Shupp puts her passion for music to work as a Care Dimensions volunteer who plays the flute for hospice patients. ...

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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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Camp Stepping Stones: Magical Event for Grieving Kids, Parents

Posted on April 30, 2019 by Kelli Ann Sullivan

The mother of three children recalls the healing effects of Care Dimensions' Camp Stepping Stones, a family retreat for children and adults who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The family now helps other grieving families by volunteering at the event. ...

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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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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.