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Podcast: Starting the Conversation Around Death and Dying

Posted on February 3, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas tackle the challenge of starting a conversation about death, dying, and making your wishes known. ...

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Yoga for Living with Loss: One Man's Life-Changing Bereavement Support

Posted on January 29, 2020 by Áine Greaney Ellrott

After his wife of 42 years died suddenly, Britt Hall turned to a Care Dimensions bereavement support group for help, which led to a specialized yoga class for coping with loss. ...

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Podcast: Who Is Driving the Bus? Taking Charge of Your Healthcare Wishes

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas discuss the importance of advance directives and making your healthcare wishes known. ...

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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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'Will You Pray for Me?'

Posted on January 9, 2020 by Rev. Rona Tyndall, M.Div.

Care Dimensions Senior Chaplain Rona Tyndall feels blessed after having watched "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" with her mother, who has dementia. ...

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Death of Developmentally Disabled Child Can Bring Complicated Emotions

Posted on January 6, 2020 by By Erin Uzarski

The loss of a developmentally disabled child can bring a complex array of emotions due to being not only a parent, but also a long-term caregiver, advocate, case manager, and, sometimes, a legal representative, even as that child enters adulthood. For these and other reasons, parents who have lost a developmentally disabled child often find it difficult to relate to other bereaved parents who c...

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Podcast: Hospice Myths and Misconceptions

Posted on January 6, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas discuss several myths and misconceptions surrounding hospice care ...

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Attending A New England Patriots Game: A Hospice Patient’s Dream Come True

Posted on December 31, 2019 by Care Dimensions

When Joan McLynch was admitted to Care Dimensions hospice care for complications from her leukemia, her admissions nurse asked her about her primary goals and health priorities. “I didn’t have to think about it,” says Joan. “I said that I wanted to feel good enough to make it through December 2019 and to attend the Patriots home game against the Miami Dolphins.” ...

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Podcast: Coping with the Holidays After a Loss

Posted on December 22, 2019 by Veronica Giarla

In the latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts discuss grieving during the holidays, key pieces of advice for navigating the holiday season for those who are grieving, and support available through Care Dimensions. ...

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Exploring Cultural and Family Dynamics at End of Life

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Veronica Giarla

In the latest "Cinema & CEU" offering using the movie "The Farewell", the Care Dimensions Learning Institute explores the differences between Eastern and Western cultural views and influences on end of life. ...

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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.