Power To Affirm Life And Grow

by Susan Bachorik, MS, Bereavement Counselor When we are grieving, interest in the outside world subsides, we slow down, sleep more and sometimes our social activities seem less meaningful.  We may identify we need more time alone. We may think…

Dreams Can Come True

If you ask Calvin Lagstrom, he would tell you some of his fondest memories are of time spent with family at Brennan Beach on Lake Ontario. The Cicero resident’s face lights up when the beach comes up in conversation. Lagstrom…

Celebrating Hospice Nurses

Nursing is not an easy job. When you are a hospice nurse, providing care and comfort to terminally ill patients can be especially trying. If you were to ask a hospice nurse, chances are they would tell you what they…

Advance Care Planning

  Hospice of Central New York would like to thank The Proxy Project of CNY that offered two  Advance Care Planning Workshops and the Buranich Funeral Home that offered a three-part workshop that was very well attended. In that workshop, representatives from Hospice…

Hospice Recognized for its Veterans Programs

Hospice of Central New York has been recognized as a Level Three Partner in the “We Honor Veterans” Program. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs developed this program to ensure that…

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…

I’m Considering the Hospice Option…

Are you worried about how to take care of an aging loved one or a relative with a life-limiting illness? If you are concerned about healthcare for a terminally-ill loved one, ask your physician about the Hospice option. Hospice services can…

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,…