Honoring Local Veterans

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  On Saturday, April 30, 2016 a handful of Hospice of Central New York employees headed out to Hancock Airport to be among the hundreds of people who welcomed home local World War Two and Korean veterans who traveled to…

The First Gift

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Families often express their gratitude to Hospice of Central New York for the services that they received. Many times they show their appreciation by asking their friends and family to donate to Hospice of Central New York in memory of…

Surfing the Waves of Sorrow

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How to Handle Outbursts of Grief By Joyce Nevola, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor The sounds, sensations, and sights of ocean waters caress the shore with gentle shimmers of sparkling sun or abruptly crash with a furious rage. Gentle movements of ebb and…

Do You Have a Healthcare Plan?

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  You don’t have to be over 65 to have a healthcare proxy or a long range health care plan. We at Hospice of Central New York strongly recommend to everyone that’s over 18 years of age to have a healthcare…

Guilt and Regrets

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  By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor One thing many people who have experienced the death of a loved one have in common is feelings of regret or guilt. These feelings can involve the “unfinished business” that can accumulate in…

Molly Project Art Exhibit Held Over!

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You are invited to witness life’s moments and truly phenomenal photographs. The March/April Art Exhibit at Hospice of Central New York is being held over until June. The exhibit is comprised of color and black & white photographs from the…

Register for Camp Healing Hearts

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The snowy weather is over! It’s time to think about sunshine and the summer upon us. When planning for summer, think of Camp Healing Hearts!!! This is a special day camp designed to help and support grieving children. We have…

Valentine’s Grief

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By Micelle Gladu,LMSW-Bereavement Counselor With a new year just begun, those who are grieving may feel relieved the holidays are behind them, but another date looms ahead for people coping with the death of a spouse or partner. The decorative…

Groundhog Day, Grief and Spring…

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  Forget about the groundhog myth…no matter what, Spring will win. Traditional folklore holds that if a groundhog sees their shadow while emerging from their hole we are destined for an even longer winter. The fact is Spring will come in…

What is Palliative Care?

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There seems to be a lot of confusion about Palliative care. That’s understandable Hospice care and Palliative care are very similar. Both offer specialized medical care for people with serious illness. Both provide patients with pain management, symptom management and…