We Need Camp Volunteers

It looks like we will have a nearly full compliment of campers this Summer! Camp Healing Hearts is a day grief camp for children entering the first through sixth grade. This year’s camp runs August 20, 2018 – August 23,…

An Art Show with Horsepower

The creative energy and talents of Deborah and John Walsh are finally on exhibit for the July/August Art Show at Hospice of Central New York.  This show can’t come at a better time! With the Syracuse Nationals in town and…

Traveling While Grieving

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Summer often means travel for many people – family events such as reunions, graduations, or simply a vacation can take us away from our daily lives and responsibilities for a while. Usually, we look…

What Triggers Your Grief?

by Bill Pfohl Every time I see or smell laundry freshly washed on a clothesline I get hung out to dry. A childhood memory flashes up in my mind of summers long ago. A wave of grief overcomes me. I’m…

We Can Help with Advance Directives

Hospice of Central New York, along with other national, state and community organizations, is continuing our efforts on on promoting the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. This national effort has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National…

A Death In The Home

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Dying at home is what many people wish for and what a growing number of families want for their loved ones. In generations past, death at home was a more familiar and expected occurrence.…

Making A Plan

Hospice strongly recommends that adults have a long-term healthcare plan in place. Why? Making your health care wishes known will end the worry of becoming a burden to your family. It will also eliminate any regrets or concerns about decisions…

What Our Volunteers Do

Our volunteers are the best because they really make the magic of hospice care happen. They help patients, families and staff with all the details that go with a successful Hospice program. We really couldn’t do what we do without them.…

In Search of Hope

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor   “It is hope which makes the shipwrecked sailor strike out with his arms in the midst of the sea, though no land is in sight.”                  …