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Hospice Volunteers Adapt to Changing Roles During Pandemic

Posted on April 19, 2021 by Lisa Conti

For the past year, Care Dimensions volunteers’ roles may have changed, but their commitment to service has remained solid. Three volunteers talk about their volunteering experience - before and during the pandemic. ...

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How Hospice Volunteering Changes Lives

Posted on January 4, 2021 by Lisa Conti

Care Dimensions volunteers often say, “I get more than I give” out of volunteering with hospice patients. Learn what this means for several of our volunteers. ...

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Pandemic Can’t Stop Healing Efforts of Rowley Women

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Lisa Conti

When Gail Byrnes and Anne Boedecker of Rowley, MA, could no longer operate their businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they tapped into their love of sewing and helping others. ...

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Podcast: Telling Our Stories: The Importance of Reminiscing and Life Review

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas talk about the benefits of reminiscing and life review. ...

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Volunteers Continue to Help Hospice House Visitors During Pandemic

Posted on April 23, 2020 by Lisa Conti

Two volunteers from each of the Care Dimensions inpatient hospice houses share why they continue to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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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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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.