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So far Danielle Schalin has created 16 blog entries.

The Spiritual Side of Bereavement

We are often asked whether Pilgrims Hospice Society is affiliated with a particular religion. The answer is no – but we welcome people from all faiths and backgrounds, and those without any religious beliefs. In his short article, The Spiritual Side of Bereavement, Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, (Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of [...]

2019-02-14T11:39:20-07:00 February 14th, 2019|Grief & Bereavement, Stories|

A Valentine’s Message

It must be LOVE... It's called hospice It’s hope and more… More than traditional healthcare – it’s providing solutions for difficult times when hope is in question, it’s being close in a time of fear, it’s a friend with time to share, it’s laughter in the midst of tears, it’s dignity… it’s humanity… it’s [...]

2019-02-14T11:33:42-07:00 February 14th, 2019|Stories|

A Great Start to the Year!

We're delighted our 2018 year-end appeal (including Giving Tuesday) raised over $32,000 towards Hospice Home Visits. The generosity of our supporters is heartwarming, and truly helps the growing numbers in our community needing someone to share their hopes, dreams, worries and fears with as they near the end of life. What makes the Hospice [...]

2019-01-21T08:46:51-07:00 January 17th, 2019|Campaigns & Fundraising, Compassionate Companions|

Grief Care for the Holidays

The Holidays are often a difficult time for those who are actively grieving and those who continue to mourn over the years. In a Season where we are expected to be joyful and giving, it can be hard to be present when tears are flowing and our heart is aching. The message that this [...]

2018-12-11T14:47:24-07:00 December 10th, 2018|Grief & Bereavement, Support Articles|

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like…

…Christmas! And what better way to get in the holiday spirit than with homemade gingerbread! We rolled, we cut, we baked, and after some quality assurance testing, were ready for some little friends to come by and decorate. What a great surprise later, to find beautiful ice sculptures built outside! A huge thank you [...]

2018-12-11T12:40:37-07:00 December 6th, 2018|Day Program, Uncategorized|

The Gift of Companionship – Lasith’s Story

Imagine being 35 years old and having to bring an oxygen tank to a movie with your friends. Lasith never let what others thought about him stop him from enjoying life and achieving what he wanted. But by the time he turned 38, he needed oxygen constantly, even while resting. Trapped at home by [...]

2018-12-03T14:11:02-07:00 November 29th, 2018|Client Stories, Compassionate Companions|

When you don’t know what to say…

When those around us experience the death of a loved one, finding the right words to say can sometimes feel difficult. For National Bereavement Day, November 20, we’ve put together a list of items for a Grief Care Kit you can easily make, to help express your condolences. Feel free to modify the outline [...]

2018-11-20T11:44:16-07:00 November 19th, 2018|Grief & Bereavement|