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Facing and Embracing Grief

James Baldwin says that “You cannot fix what you will not face.” In bereavement, we often tell people that we cannot “fix” their grief. There is no magic wand to make the pain disappear. However, if we think of fixing as repairing or mending, we can say that grief “work” can help us to mend or repair our broken hearts.
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August 25 2021

Volunteer Clinicians Needed for a Variety of Roles

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Credentialed volunteer clinicians have always played a vital role supporting our mission. Whether working directly with patients or hand-in-hand with paid clinical staff, their time, talent and heart provide the flexibility and dedication that help define Hospice of the Western Reserve as a nonprofit agency. Never has that support been more important as we work together to maintain the highest quality of care.
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August 11 2021

Mr. Flagg, Meet Merlin!

When Emanuel Flagg began receiving care from Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Lakewood home care team, he told the social worker he still had two things on his bucket list. One: Go bowling with his family. Two: Ride a horse.
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August 11 2021

Veterans Invited to Gather Online Sept. 16 for Conversation and Camaraderie

Veteran-to-veteran cafés are small social gatherings that allow the community’s veterans to connect, make  new friends, swap stories or simply enjoy the camaraderie of shared military experiences. Prior to the pandemic, most veterans cafés were held in libraries, coffee shops or other public gathering places.
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August 09 2021

Avon City Leaders Attend Dementia Friends Educational Program

Sally Tomko, RN BSN, Provider Relations Manager at Hospice of the Western Reserve, recently led a one-hour Dementia Friends informational session at the City of Avon Administration Offices, 36080 Detroit Rd. Tomko is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and one of several trained “Dementia Friends Champions” at HWR who provide the free community educational sessions.
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August 03 2021

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