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Tree of Lights Gives Volunteer Chance to Honor Patients

Maryjane Long, a long-time supporter of the Tree of Lights, has lit many lights in the names of her family members and friends. “I was forever changed by my first Tree of Lights experience in Gloucester. I realized it is a wondrous way to remember all the people I met as a Care Dimensions volunteer."

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Family Honors Mother's Devotion with Tribute in Garden of Remembrance

In memory of their beloved mother, Danielle and her siblings placed a tribute brick along the walking path in the Garden of Remembrance at the Care Dimensions Hospice House and attended Tree of Lights. "We're especially grateful to support the expert and compassionate care other familes need at the end of life," she says.

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Community Volunteers’ Knitting, Sewing Bring Comfort to Hospice Patients

Community volunteers Henrietta Goodwin and Marilyn Brauss donate their talents to create prayer squares and quilts that are given to patients at Care Dimensions’ Kaplan Family Hospice House.

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Committed to Volunteering, Making a Difference

Gail Thompson has been volunteering for Care Dimensions since 1980 and participates in the annual Walk for Hospice fundraiser.

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From Hospital Nurse to Hospice Reiki Volunteer

Care Dimensions volunteer Joan Charette gives Reiki to patients at the Kaplan Family Hospice House to help them relax.

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Son, Mom Pay it Forward at Grief Camp

Julie and her son Colin reflect on their experience at Care Dimensions Camp Stepping Stones and how they were inspired to volunteer.

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How Volunteering for Hospice Changed My Life

Kristen DePasquale, Care Dimensions hospice volunteer, reflects on her experience.

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Volunteering Your Time Means Everything to Hospice Patients

Volunteering for hospice brings many rewards for the patient and the volunteer.

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Volunteering to Help Fellow Veterans on Hospice

Care Dimensions volunteer Jeff Brand, an Air Force veteran from Marblehead, reviews the newspaper sports section with Stanley Lojko, a World War II Army veteran and hospice patient from Salem.

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Life Has Greater Meaning as Hospice Volunteer

John Keohane has been a committed supporter of Care Dimensions for several decades and volunteers at the Kaplan Family Hospice House.

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Hospice Volunteer: Just Be Present. That’s Enough.

Care Dimensions hospice volunteer Annette Pollack shares a laugh with her patient.

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