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Register for the Walk to RememberJune 7, 2015
Form a team or register as an individual for this year's Walk to Remember. Registration includes all-day admission to the Cleveland Zoo and Rainforest, T-shirt, food and drink, entertainment by InCahootz and a memorable walk through our marked trail. This fun event is a great time for family and friends! Click here for registration and event information.
The month of May is when we remember special people who are no longer with us. We invite you to make a donation to our ribbon campaign in memory of your loved one. For each donation made, a ribbon is added to our memory wreath. As more ribbons are added the wreath becomes a powerful and colorful tribute and a symbol of beautiful memories that continue to live on. Donate here.
A Family's Promise: Celebrating Bobby's 50thJune 7, 2015
A life interrupted. A family's promise. Bobby Exum was just 43 when he died of liver cancer at the David Simpson Hospice House, wishing he could have lived to see his 50. He asked his family to celebrate what would have been his 50th birthday and they're keeping their promise with a celebration at this year's Walk to Remember. Read the Exum's tribute here.
Join us on June 18 for a special free community event at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. See the acclaimed art presentation, "Art Interprets Alzheimer’s," and stay for a Q & A session and a presentation, "Healthy Habits for a Healthier You." Healthcare professionals welcome June 19 for an Education Seminar on Caring for the Caregiver Refreshments available. Click here for full details.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Hospice House (David Simpson Hospice House). This landmark care campus has served as a model for other hospice care centers across the nation. Join us for a multi-day celebration and share your memories and photos. They may be included in our June summertime celebration. To submit your stories and photos, visit our Vision 20/20 page.
Floral Tributes: Celebrate the Lives of Those you Love
This season, family and friends whose loved ones are memorialized on our Tribute Walks are invited to purchase an individually created floral tribute to celebrate the lives of those they love. Tributes available for the David Simpson House Vista Walk or the Ames Family Hospice House. Tribute Walk. Order your tribute through June 30.
Making Your Choices Known
End of life directives. It's not always an easy topic to discuss, but it can be one of the most important discussions you can have with your loved ones. This season start the conversation. We've included a downloadable guide in both English and Spanish. A message from our CEO, Bill Finn:
Features gently used furniture, antiques and collectibles, artwork, sets of tableware, outdoor furniture as well as seasonal decorations. The next sale will be held on Friday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, 44110. Donations now being accepted. For all 2015 sale dates, click here.
Be A Hospice Hero
Honor your loved one with a Hospice Hero Event. Hospice Heroes are people like you. They are companies, organizations, school and community groups that organize fundraising events to honor a loved one and give back to Hospice of the Western Reserve. Find out how to host and event and how we can help you.
Serving Our Veterans
Hospice of the Western Reserve is proud to serve our country's veterans, regardless of their affiliation with us. Both our staff and volunteers receive training in post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychosocial service-related issues impacting veterans. We also honor veterans throughout the year with recognition ceremonies. To learn more click here.
The year in review
By the numbers: In 2013 we cared for more than 7,000 patients from pre-birth to 106 years old, providing 416,214 days of care. Our army of 3,044 volunteers gave 77,294 hours of their time to serve others. 2013 marked the first full year of service for the new Ames Family Hospice House, and the state-of-the-art building was heralded for its advances. Read more in the year in review.
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center offers specialized education and training for care providers who work with those who are grieving. For more information or to register, click here.
Snapshot of Quality Data
There are significant differences between hospices, so it’s important to do your research when choosing a provider. Choosing the right hospice for you or your loved one is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Click here.
Hospice of the Western Reserve Signs Letter of Intent with HMC Hospice of Medina To Form a Strategic Partnership more...
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Hospice of the Western Reserve provides hospice services, palliative care and bereavement support to patients and families throughout Northern Ohio including Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Summit counties with offices throughout, and outreach into Medina, Portage and Stark Counties.