Do You Have a Healthcare Plan?

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

Making the World A Better Place

Bruce Lane and Steven Gillette always cared a great deal about making the world a better place.  They generously donated to many charities throughout their lives, including Hospice of Central New York for nearly 25 years.  Both Bruce and Steven have passed…

Children’s Grief and Our Special Day Camp

Like adults, children too can feel overwhelming grief after the loss of a family member or friend. Here is some advice from Hospice of Central New York & the Finger Lakes’ Bereavement counselor and Grief Camp Director Susan Bachorik: •…

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…

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…

Hospice Gave Me My Life Back

Hospice is not about giving up. Hospice care by design is about helping our patients live as full a life as they can with their terminal illness. Hospice care is also about helping family and friends administer care and cope…

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.…