I was glad to have the opportunity to show several of the Hospice Steering Committee members the construction progress on Cottage in the Meadow. They were pleased to see so many workers on-site working to keep the project on schedule. [vslider name=”sc”] With the framing just about done the final roofing over the public portion Read more about Steering Committee volunteers visit Cottage[…]
Denise Campbell is a caring and compassionate hospice volunteer, often going above and beyond to ensure her patients are comfortable and able to enjoy whatever time they have left. Denise grew up in the Lower Valley as a ‘farmer’s daughter.’ She worked in the hop industry for more than 15 years in a number of Read more about An Outstanding Hospice Volunteer – Denise Campbell[…]
Memorial Hospice Chaplain Laurie Oswalt discusses handling grief and bereavement during the holidays. Also learn more about new bereavement classes starting in January. See http://cottageinthemeadow.memfound.org/news-events
How to Help the Kids Cope with Loss—Part I “I’m okay, but I can’t seem to get my 10-year-old son to open up about the prospect of his father dying.” This concerned mom just wanted the best for her son. She didn’t know how to help her son grieve. “Whenever I ask, he just answers, Read more about How to Help the Kids Cope with Loss—Part I[…]
The smell of warm food. A crackling fire. The anticipation of opening presents. Family and friends traveling over snow-covered roads to spend time and tell stories, to laugh and create new memories. And now the holiday season begins, and you wonder why you’re dreading the days and weeks ahead. It’s the most wonderful time…of the Read more about Holiday Sadness[…]
Children’s Village hosted its 14th annual Holiday party December 17th for children and families. [vslider name=”xmas”] Over 250 children and their families attended this special event where each child gets to visit Santa and receives a small personalized gift. Families enjoy connecting with each other, eating cookies and participating in crafts and games. As the Read more about Children's Village Christmas Party[…]
Feeling the winter blues? Rene Moultray, RN, and educator with the Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiac Rehabilitation Program discusses the signs and symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
I had the pleasure of taking Carol Loudon, Hospital Steering Committee Member and Chair of our Special Events Committee, on a tour of the Cottage construction. Carol has worked tirelessly on the hospice home project since 2007. She has given hundreds of volunteer hours each year speaking to community groups about the virtues of our Read more about Hospice Leader , Carol Loudon, Tours Cottage in the Meadow[…]
It was exciting to take 14 Safeway managers from the Yakima District on a tour of Cottage in the Meadow. The employees of the four local Yakima Safeway stores have contributed to hospice and Cottage in the Meadow over the past several years. They have selected their support to underwrite the Nurses’ Station at Cottage. Read more about Safeway managers check out Cottage in the Meadow[…]
Erik Miller, MD, discusses preparing for winter activities to avoid injuries . KIT 1280 am, 12/12/11.