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Keeping Mom's Spirit Alive at Walk for Hospice

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Mikki Wilson

My mom was a hospice aide. I could feel the love she had for her patients as she told me stories about them. Everything she shared inevitably helped prepare me for her transition. Mom wanted to participate in the Care Dimensions Walk for Hospice but when her health declined, she was unable to do so. I’m committed to carrying on her support for hospice and Care Dimensions by organizing my team and helping any way I can. ...

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Honoring Meme’s Memory at Walk for Hospice

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Glenn Boutchie, Jr.

On the morning of the 2008 Walk for Hospice, it was raining. Meme had said she wanted to go, but we figured the bad weather might change her mind. I woke her up and asked if she still wanted to go with us. “Of course,” she said. “It’s a beautiful day!” She was so happy that she was doing what she wanted to do. ...

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Ipswich Coach Woodworth's Legacy Lives On

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Maureen Woodworth

In October of 2015, Doug was diagnosed with a rare brain disease and given three months to live. That’s when I called Care Dimensions. They immediately helped set my mind at ease. Care Dimensions allowed me to provide a wonderful experience for Doug in his journey through end of life. They allowed me and my family to enjoy every moment with Doug in a home-like setting and if there was anything we needed they were right there for us. ...

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Copyright Clearance Center's 'Team CCC' Walks to Give Back

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Copyright Clearance Center Staff

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) of Danvers, MA, has been participating in Care Dimensions’ Walk for Hospice for many years, and this year will be no exception. We will walk together in our orange shirts not only to show support for the crucial services of hospice organizations like Care Dimensions, but also in memory of our relatives, friends, and colleagues who’ve been affected by terminal illness. ...

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Team Cindy and Traditions at Walk for Hospice

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Bruce Billingham

My family and I became associated with Care Dimensions in 2006, when my wife, Cynthia Spearing Billingham, was admitted to the Kaplan Family Hospice House for end-of-life care. The care and support that Cindy and all of us received from the Kaplan House staff was a blessing we will never forget. I felt that one of the best ways that we could remember Cindy and keep her spirit alive was to participate in the Walk for Hospice, so our children, Dayna and Chase, helped me form Team Cindy that fall. For each year thereafter, Team Cindy has been a supporting force for Care Dimensions. ...

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‘Dad’s Dream Team’ Lives on at Walk for Hospice

Posted on July 5, 2018 by Denise Meehan and the DeVeau Family

When we learned that Care Dimensions was having its annual Walk for Hospice that September, we all agreed that we wanted to take part. Dad was so excited to participate also. We came up with a team name, “Dad's Dream Team,” and had T-shirts made that captured the essence of our dad - a happy guy sitting in his recliner giving the thumbs up. ...

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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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Why I’ll Always be Grateful for Hospice

Posted on June 8, 2018 by Ken Knowles

Dad was glad that he was able to remain at home, and we owe that all to hospice. Not only did hospice make him comfortable, but they helped me and my family cope with the whole situation. They got us all on the same page about how Dad was going to live out his final chapter and what we would do. ...

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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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Honoring My Wife’s Memory While Supporting Hospice Patients, Families

Posted on November 22, 2017 by John Tegan

After a 20-year battle with breast cancer, Lorraine took a good friend’s advice and sought hospice services through Care Dimensions. More than anything, Lorraine wanted to remain in her own home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and me. Care Dimensions made Lorraine’s desire to stay home possible, and for that I am extremely grateful. They were always available to answer my questions, even on nights and weekends.Our whole family was embraced by Care Dimensions - from the compassionate care they provided to Lorraine to the bereavement support offered after her passing. ...

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