Moments to Remember

"We do not remember days, we remember moments." -Cesare Pavese

​Our Moments to Remember program focuses on enhancing the quality of life for hospice patients by giving them the opportunity to see a special request or wish come true. It could be as simple as a providing cookies from a favorite childhood bakery or as intimate as hosting a great-granddaughter’s baby shower at one of our inpatient care units.

As one of the nation’s largest and most experienced nonprofit hospice agencies we offer an unparalleled number of life enrichment events in the Northeast Ohio. Our paid and volunteer staff work on fulfilling over 750 requests each year as diverse as our patients and their interests.

A mother-daughter trip to the casino. A visit to Cleveland Browns Training Camp and a chance to meet and shake hands with the players and coach. A personal “Cruise In” in the hospice house parking lot complete with ‘50s music provided by a live deejay, a popcorn machine and rows of gleaming classic cars on display. Even a ride in the Batmobile.

Requests are as unique as our patients. View our photo gallery here.

As part of the program, we also host a Meal to Remember on a monthly basis, partnering with local chefs to create a fine dining experience at our inpatient care centers. Patients are also able to visit a place that is meaningful to them through our Flight to Remember program, the first of its kind in the United States.

Patients and families who would like help that is not expressly medical but would make their life more fulfilling should discuss their wishes with their care team or contact Lori Scotese at or at 216.287.8193.

Generous support from individual donors, foundations and the community allow us to provide these invaluable memories at no cost to the patient. To donate to our program, click here.

Additional Information:

Lisa Scotese Gallagher, Director of Staff Experience discusses our Moments to Remember program on Golden Opportunities TV:

Stanley “Butch” Butchar, a stage 4 prostate cancer patient, was receiving hospice care at home. His team gave him and his wife a special day of pampering at the Lorain County JVS: