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Kaplan House and Danvers Garden Club: A Growing Bond

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Robin Ellington

Danvers Garden Club members bring enthusiasm, dedication, and sunny smiles to beautify the Kaplan Family Hospice House grounds. ...

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How I got to be Somebody’s Angel

Posted on September 20, 2021 by Meghan Gardner

A Care Dimensions hospice volunteer listens to a patient with dementia and reaps a great reward. ...

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Hospice Volunteer: Each Visit is a Gift

Posted on September 9, 2021 by Lisa Conti

Laura O'Connor says she has learned a lot about interacting with people as a Care Dimensions hospice volunteer and about the rewards it brings her. ...

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Lola, Dog Volunteer, Ever on Duty – a Remembrance

Posted on August 25, 2021 by Robin Ellington

Volunteers Kathy Sylvanowicz and Lola, the chocolate Lab, were Care Dimensions volunteers for three years, visiting hospice patients and bringing them joy. ...

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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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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.