How to Prepare Grieving Children for the Holidays

Holidays can be difficult for adults as well as children. The holiday season is especially hard because it can go on for weeks. There are preparations, celebrations (at school) and family traditions. Children can be especially sensitive to changes during…

Warm Hearts on a Cold Day

Snowy, cold, wet conditions did not stop Team Hospice. Holly Coolican, Cameron Hughes, Elizabeth Parsons, Chad Penoyer, and Tom Tucci were part of the 3,300 who braved the elements to run the Syracuse Half Marathon on Sunday, November 11th. They…

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.…

Lifting Our Spirits

Thank you to our friends at Thompson & Johnson Equipment Company! The employees of the East Syracuse office chose to benefit Hospice of CNY with their Friday Jeans Day fundraisers during the month of October. Kara Abelgore, Human Resource Administrator…

Holiday Grief Help

Even if you have learned to deal with your grief, the holidays can be a trigger to a powerful relapse. We can help you be prepared. Hospice of Central New York’s Grief Center has scheduled a handful of events that…

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.…

A Sweet Ride

Picture yourself behind the wheel of this beautiful 1976 Triumph TR-6 Roadster.  This classic beauty is being sold, and the proceeds will go to Hospice of Central New York.  A generous gentleman was so inspired by the care that he…

“What Stage Am I In?”

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW – Bereavement Counselor Chances are you have heard about the “stages” of grief – possibly even before you experienced the death of someone close to you. Many researchers have developed ideas about grief stages, but those…

Hospice Advocacy

 It’s no secret that medical care is frequently most expensive in the final months of life. Healthcare professionals are using all of their skills and technology to keep patients alive. This is why Americans are living longer now than ever…