The Road to Resilience

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor The death of a loved one is one of life’s most stressful events. Losing a person who was a significant part of our life can challenge our coping abilities and make us wonder if we will…

Hospice Volunteer Recognized

  Our congratulations and gratitude go out to Michael Bocketti who was recognized for his volunteer services to Hospice of Central New York. Bocketti received a “Certificate of Appreciation” from Onondaga County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney. Deputy Commissioner and the…

Think Summer Camp!

                  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…

No! No! I’m Not Ready for Spring!

By Joyce Nevola, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Those who are grieving the loss of a loved one are easily consoled by the deep freeze of winter. Darker days, barren trees, entombment in ice, hiding in hibernation all align with our aching…

Stand Up and Be Recognized

March is Social Work Month. This time is set aside every year to recognize the contributions Social Workers make to society. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) are celebrating the month with the theme of “Social Workers Stand Up”.…

What Do Bereavement Counselors Do?

“Grief must be witnessed to be healed.”                   Elizabeth Kubler-Ross By Joyce Nevola, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, the renowned pioneer in death awareness studies and the author of the groundbreaking book,…

Children and Grief

It can be very upsetting for a parent or caregiver when a child is hurting after the death of a special person who died, especially when the parent or caregiver are grieving themselves. It is important to know that children do grieve and…

Syracuse Physician Accepts Anita Award

Dr. David Simon a primary care internal medicine physician with Family Care Medical Group at SUNY Upstate Hospital Community Campus accepted the 2016 Anita Award. Dr. Simon was trained at the New York University School of Medicine and the Harvard School of…

How Does Hospice Care for Patients?

With Hospice care your loved one’s comfort is achieved by the collaboration of a team of healthcare professionals. With Hospice you get more than a weekly visit by a nurse or home health aide.