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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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Bishop Fenwick High School Knitting Club Seeks to Heal Hearts of Hospice Patients, Families

Posted on March 29, 2017 by Joie Dillon

I learned to knit in the eighth grade when volunteering at the Sisters of Notre Dame De Namur Retirement Center in Ipswich. I was working toward my Girl Scout Silver Award and a Sister taught me how to create “prayer squares,” which were to be donated to hospice patients and their families. I quickly picked up the art of knitting, made as many prayer squares as I could, and soon realized that one knitter was not going to be enough to keep up with the demand. So, during my freshman year at Bishop Fenwick High School, I started the Healing Hearts Club. ...

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The Kaplan House: A Place of Solitude and Peace

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Care Dimensions

My husband of 31 years, Jay, passed away in August 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after battling pancreatic cancer for two years. The last few weeks prior were spent in the hospital battling an infection in addition to the cancer until he began to lose the fight. I am so grateful that through his healthcare providers, we were offered support from social workers, and we were introduced to Amy Gray, an admissions liaison from 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.