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Help Recruit With Volunteer Cards

​How many times have we found ourselves in line at the grocery store, waiting for an appointment at the salon or waiting at a doctor’s office when we strike up a conversation with a stranger about various meaningless topics such as the weather, how our sports teams are doing or politics? Sometimes in the course of these conversations, we can discover that there are really great people out there and we may think “Wow—he seems like a really nice person and he did mention that he is recently retired and looking for something new to get involved in…” but then his name—or yours—is called and we leave it at that, say our goodbyes and we’re out the door back on our respective paths…
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May 11 2016

Categories: Volunteers 

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 

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 

Therapy Dog Honored by Rocky River Mayor

​For years, Mojo, a Hospice of the Western Reserve therapy dog, has been making the rounds acknowledging residents of nursing homes and hospice houses. But this year the 10-year-old got his own acknowledgement from an impressive source: Rocky River, Ohio Mayor Pamela Bobst.
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November 09 2015

Categories: News and Community Volunteers 

Linda Perlic Honored for Warehouse Sale Leadership

Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Linda Perlic was honored for her work on the organization’s Warehouse Sales by Midwest Care Alliance on Nov. 12, 2014.  Jeff Lycan, President/CEO of Midwest Care Alliance, presented Linda with the Honorable Recognition certificate at a reception at Hospice of the Western Reserve’s headquarters.

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November 01 2015

Categories: News and Community Volunteers 

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