Western Reserve CareLink

Patient and Plants: How 'Carol's Plants' Will Live On, Help Others

​Earlier this year, Hospice of the Western Reserve volunteer Bob Rensel hosted a Volunteer Initiative at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Bob, a horticulturalist at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, is certified in Healthcare Garden and Design. His education highlighted the great value of plants for hospice patients including these benefits for ill and dying people:
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May 10 2016

Categories: News and Community Volunteers 

Life's Treasures Thrift Shop Expands, Hosting Grand Opening

Ten years after one of Medina's favorite shopping locations opened at 317 S. Court St., it is getting a major overhaul and expanding into an adjacent storefront. Life's Treasures Thrift Shop will host a grand re-opening on Friday, May 20 from 2 – 5 p.m. with refreshments, prize drawings and more. The event is open to the public; shopping will be available.

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May 10 2016

Categories: News and Community 

Sixth-Graders 'Pay it Forward' Through Gift Wrapping, Brown Bags

It took some creativity, a crash course in gift wrapping, and a few creative fundraising ideas, but three sixth-graders from Mater Dei Academy in Willoughby raised several thousand dollars-worth of donations for Hospice of the Western Reserve over the winter holidays.  
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April 04 2016

Categories: News and Community Philanthropy 

Drs. Wellman, Connors Honored By Crain's

Two Hospice of the Western Reserve affiliated doctors were honored by  Crain’s Cleveland Business  as "Health Care Heroes." Dr. Charles Wellman and Dr. Alfred F. Connors Jr. were acknowledged at a special event on March 15. The Health Care Heroes were announced in the Feb. 29 edition of Crain's Cleveland Business.  
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March 20 2016

Categories: News and Community Medical and Clinical 

Effort Brings Patient 6,060 Miles Closer to Roots

James Violi, who lives with his wife, Barbara, in Columbia Station, has vivid memories of a youth spent working in his uncle’s olive orchard in Calabria, located on the “toe” of the Italian peninsula. Known for its pristine beauty, the region is bordered by the crystal blue waters of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. The interior is framed by spectacular views of three mountain ranges.  When people ask James about his native land he always says: “Calabria isn’t something you can explain; you have to experience it.”
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March 11 2016

Categories: News and Community Volunteers Giving Back 

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