Between Friends: A Quilt of Valor for a Neighbor

| By Patti

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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Funeral & Memorial Benefits for Veterans

| By Jodi Horton

Organizing final arrangements is no simple task, especially if your family member is or was a veteran. Service members and their families might be eligible for certain memorial benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. These benefits are offered in the form of financial assistance or a memorial item. We recommend being proactive with your […]

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Happy Memorial Day

| By Jodi Horton

For today’s blog entry, we’d like you to take a moment and reflect on the meaning of this holiday. For many individuals, it’s become just another day off on the calendar, the unofficial start to the summer season, but remember that a deeper meaning exists for today. Memorial Day was founded by General John A. Logan, […]

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Friday Five: The Things We Read This Week

| By Casa de la Luz

The Friday Five is our weekly roundup of links to smart articles and helpful resources across the Web. 1. We’re always honored by the contributions of hospice volunteers to our work, and we’re grateful to actress Torrey DeVitto for her time and commitment to being a Hospice Ambassador. NHPCO has been working closely with DeVitto […]

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Friday Five: Things We Read This Week

| By Casa de la Luz

The Friday Five is our weekly roundup of links to smart articles and helpful resources across the Web. 1. We were so pleased to see the Los Angeles Times printed a wonderful op-ed piece by Dr. Ira Byock, a leading physician in hospice and palliative care, this week. We believe that articles such as these, […]

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