Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley’s Community Bereavement Services is offering a new 6-week grief support group starting in September.
Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley invites you to share the memories of those you treasure by joining with others in our annual Memory Tree campaign.
Celebrate the life of someone you cherish and light up the holiday for someone who is terminally ill by purchasing a star in honor of someone who has touched your life and left it changed forever.
Traditionally, throughout the month of December, two trees adorned with hundreds of stars representing precious loved ones are displayed at the Hospice Center.
This year, however, we are not able to invite you to our building to view the trees. Instead, we invite you to participate in the Hospice Memory Tree campaign by hanging a star for your loved one on your tree at home.
With your donation, you will receive up to ten (10) Wooden Star Ornaments painted with your loved ones’ names to hang in your home. Your loved ones’ names will also be included in our virtual 2020 Memory Tree Book. (You may submit an unlimited number of names to be preserved in our Memory Book.)
Your contribution will help to ensure the highest quality end-of-life care and grief support continues to be available to our friends and neighbors in St. Lawrence County when they need it most. Thank you for your support!
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and this year’s theme is “The Faces of Caring.”
Hospice and palliative care programs across the country are reaching out to their communities to raise awareness about end of life services. Hospice is not a place, but a special kind of high-quality care that enables patients with advanced illnesses, and their families, to focus on living as fully as possible despite an advanced or life-limiting illness. Palliative care brings this same holistic model of care to people earlier in the course of an illness, including from the time of diagnosis and in combination with other curative treatments.
Every year, nearly 1.5 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospices in this country. These highly trained professionals ensure that patients and families find dignity, respect, and comfort during life’s most difficult journey.
At Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, hospice and palliative care is our specialty — it’s all we do (as opposed to also providing home care or another service). Our staff members are truly the region’s experts in end-of-life care. Most of us want the best when we have a serious ailment (the best oncologist, the best surgeon, etc.) and we are the region’s leading expert in end-of-life care and education.
Our staff provides the highest level of quality medical care combined with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life. Through this specialized care, we see many patients and their families experience more meaningful moments together and help them focus on living their life as fully as possible, despite a terminal diagnosis.
Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible.
Throughout the month of November, you can tune in to your local radio stations, 95.3 The Wolf, Q102.9, Pac 92.7, 96.7 Yes FM, Star 101.1, B99.3, and 1340 WMSA to learn more about hospice and palliative care as they share stories, tributes, and truths about the special care that can only be received from Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
In the wake of COVID-19, virtually every aspect of life has been affected, including death and how we process it. Social distancing has had an impact on every end of life ritual from spending time with a loved one as their days grow short, to visitation and calling hours, funeral services and burials. Like many services, funeral directors are required to abide by new guidelines set forth by state health departments and the CDC.
This special edition of the Coffin Club featured local funeral director, Chad Green of Donaldson Funeral Home, who discussed how the COVID19 Pandemic has impacted his industry and shared what role he has played in helping the New York City areas.
Previously, this workshop was made popular by the many ordinary and not so ordinary questions we all have about funerals. But with drastic changes taking place, we are helping to facilitate honest conversations on the challenges funeral directors and the bereaved are experiencing.
View the recorded meeting here:
Date: Apr 30, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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