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Nov
14

Helping children celebrate the holidays while coping with loss

Written on: November 14, 2018

By Amy Stapleton, MS, LCPC, NBCC, Manager of Bereavement Services, Chesapeake Life Center Adults play an important role in helping children grieve, especially during the holidays when emotions and reminders of a loss can feel more intense. The way families approach celebrating the holiday season when grieving can make a difference. There are many misguided […]

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Nov
14

Veterans support hospice’s We Honor Veterans program with visit to Hilltop Elementary

Written on: November 14, 2018

For the fourth year, local active duty and veteran military personnel volunteering on behalf of Hospice of the Chesapeake visited the fifth-grade class at Hilltop Elementary School in Glen Burnie, Maryland, on Nov. 7 to talk and read to fifth-grade students about their military service and why the nation celebrates Veterans Day. The three Navy […]

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Nov
06

Another record set: Hospice of the Chesapeake Golf Tournament raises $144K

Written on: November 06, 2018

With the abundance of golf tournaments offered around Chesapeake Bay, an avid golfer could sign up for one for every week of the season. While that’s great for golf fans, it presents a challenge to Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Golf Committee. And it’s a challenge they get better at every year.  This year, a long […]

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Nov
01

Hospice of the Chesapeake opens new palliative care and education centers

Written on: November 01, 2018

Relocating to the John & Cathy Belcher Campus in 2013 wasn’t just a change of scenery for Hospice of the Chesapeake. The leadership was excited with the property’s possibilities. Dreams of what could be done in the fields of hospice, palliative and bereavement care were supported by a community that responded with donations great and […]

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Oct
23

Free symposium an ideal way to kick off National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Written on: October 23, 2018

Each year in November, organizations across the nation celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, an opportunity to help the community understand how important hospice and palliative care is to all ages. Hospice of the Chesapeake has chosen 2018 to launch a revolutionary idea of offering a free day of learning to anyone who wants […]

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Oct
09

Hospice of the Chesapeake offers a variety of volunteer opportunities

Written on: October 09, 2018

Hospice of the Chesapeake has numerous volunteer opportunities available in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. Volunteers play a vital role on the hospice team by visiting patients, supporting caregivers, serving as counselors at grief retreats, organizing fundraisers or assisting in our offices or inpatient care centers. Free training is provided; in fact, many enjoy […]

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Oct
09

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers with 4-wheel drive vehicles

Written on: October 09, 2018

Volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles are needed to assist Hospice of the Chesapeake patients and staff in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties during inclement weather conditions. For additional information or to volunteer, contact our Volunteer Department at 443-837-1508 or toll free at 800-745-6132.

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Oct
08

Quilters celebrate 100th patriotic quilt stitched for veteran patients of hospice

Written on: October 08, 2018

Four years ago, Millie Gentile learned from a good friend about Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Honor Salute program wherein dying veterans were thanked for their service with a brief but formal acknowledgement from military volunteers. Part of that moving moment included the gift of handmade patriotic lap blankets. The skilled quilter donated a red, white […]

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Sep
17

Learn how grief can change one’s identity and earn CEUs with ‘Who am I now?

Written on: September 17, 2018

Many people who have experienced profound loss describe themselves as forever changed, adapting to a “new normal” in their lives. They confront an essential question in the wake of their loss, “Who am I now?” Gain valuable insight into this aspect of the grieving process in a seminar offered by Chesapeake Life Center. The class […]

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Sep
17

Workshops will help adults and children cope with grief during the holidays

Written on: September 17, 2018

For many years, Chesapeake Life Center’s popular Hope Full Holidays workshops have helped adults grieving a loss get through the holidays. This year, children can get that help, too, as the Prince George’s County session will welcome families with children ages 6 and older so that together they can learn how to work through their […]

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