Response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

| By Meredith Ford

Ensuring continuity of care for our patients, maintaining the safety of our staff and volunteers and providing ongoing support to our local healthcare partners is of utmost importance to Casa de la Luz. For several weeks we have been refining our response plan for infection prevention and control based on guidance from the CDC and […]

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Between Friends: A Quilt of Valor for a Neighbor

| By Meredith Ford

Recently, Catalina-resident Pattie Abbott presented a very special camo-themed quilt to US Marine Corps veteran Cruz Lemos in honor of his service to our country. When Pattie saw that Cruz, her neighbor and close friend of twenty years, went onto hospice, she decided to give his family more than just her time and attention. Pattie […]

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The Holidays May Trigger A Resurgence of Grief

| By Meredith Ford

Do you know Sarah McLachlan’s lovely, haunting Wintersong (from her album of the same title)? The lyrics speak to her deep feelings around the loss of a loved one (in this case, her mother who died just before Christmas 2002). Listening to her beginning lines, you sense her great sadness, longing, loneliness, yearning and searching […]

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Hope Through the Holidays Workshop on November 17

| By Meredith Ford

The members of the Bereavement Department at Casa de la Luz invite you to attend a free Hope Through the Holidays Workshop on Thursday, November 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Through ritual and discussion, we will explore ways of coping during this especially stressful time of year. Refreshments will be served after the session.  In preparation for […]

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Hope Through the Holidays Workshop

| By Meredith Ford

Casa de la Luz knows that the holiday season is often among the most emotionally challenging times for people who have experienced a major loss in their lives.  Each year, our bereavement department hosts a Hope Through the Holidays workshop to help you during this difficult time of year. We invite you to join us to learn ways […]

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Register now for 2016 End-of-Life Community Conference in Tucson

| By Meredith Ford

The Casa de la Luz Foundation will host an end-of-life community conference on Friday, November 11 with Frank Ostaseski, founder of the Zen Hospice Project, as the keynote speaker. The Zen Hospice Project is the first Buddhist hospice in America. Ostaseski also created the Metta Institute to provide innovative educational programs and professional trainings that […]

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