An Incredible Volunteer

By Laurie Simpson The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word incredible as too extraordinary and improbable to be believed or amazing or extraordinary. Jackie Barnes is incredible. I met Jackie over four years ago at the first meeting of the September…

Hospice at Charity Preview!

Charity Preview 2019 was a great success! Despite the weather, over 1,700 members of our Central New York community came to enjoy a sneak peek of the Syracuse Auto Show while raising money for local charities.  In addition to enjoying a…

From the Bottom of Our Hearts – THANK YOU!

We are so incredibly grateful for the tremendous support of our community.  With the generosity of 456 donors, over $71,000 was raised for our Year-End Appeal, exceeding our goal. These donations will immediately assist families in overcoming the obstacles of life-limiting illness…

Dr. Vigliotti Receives Anita Award

Hospice Medical Director, Dr. Judy Setla, Anita Award winner, Dr. Anthony Vigliotti Anthony Vigliotti, M.D., a family practitioner from Chittenango, received his 2018 Anita Award on January 23rd. Dr. Vigliotti specializes in hospice and palliative medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health…

A New Year’s Grief

By Joyce Nevola, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Entering a new year can be an opportunity for growth, renewal, and rebirth. Hope invites us to start over again and to let go of the past. We embrace new horizons, stretch ourselves beyond…

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.…

Make Sure You Got Your New Medicare Card

Medicare is mailing new, more secure Medicare cards with a Medicare Number that’s unique to every person with Medicare. Medicare is getting rid of the old card because the old Medicare Number was based on a person’s Social Security Number.…

Dealing with Our Fears

Joyce Nevola, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor The heralding of Autumn is flickered in sparks of change, the end of an all too brief summer season, the eruption of harvest time, and the threat of another cold, dark winter in the lurking.…