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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Meet the Hospice Volunteer: Jane Chilcott

| By Jodi Horton

Editor’s Note: We’re taking a little break this week and only running a Monday blog post. We’ll be back next week with our regularly scheduled posts. We did a quick Q&A with one of our hospice volunteers. Volunteers are integral to the hospice care team because they can provide some much-needed companionship to a hospice […]

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Meet A Hospice Volunteer: Kathy Kouzmanoff

| By Jodi Horton

We did a quick Q&A with one of our hospice volunteers. Volunteers are integral to the hospice care team because they can provide some much-needed companionship to a hospice patient and respite time for the patient’s caregiver. Q: What led you to volunteer for a hospice organization? A: After several years of consideration on how […]

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Seeking New Hospice Volunteers!

| By Jodi Horton

Casa de la Luz Hospice volunteers are an integral part of our interdisciplinary team, providing companionship and support to hospice patients. We are so appreciative of the time our volunteers are willing to give in offering presence, kindness, and friendship to our patients. We are currently accepting volunteer applications for our next training session. We […]

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Casa de la Luz Volunteer Spotlight: Carl Manz

| By Jodi Horton

Carl Manz began volunteering with Casa de la Luz almost a year ago, but in his mind, he’s been training for this opportunity for the last 25 or 30 years. As a practicing Buddhist with years of meditation training, Carl said he “walked in the door (of Casa) and felt at home.” Carl volunteers his […]

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Traits of a Casa de la Luz Hospice Volunteer

| By Jodi Horton

Casa de la Luz Hospice patients have the option to add a volunteer to their hospice care team. The volunteer provides companionship to the patient and sometimes, respite for a family caregiver. All volunteers are required to attend a 30-hour training before they can begin volunteering with patients. In our volunteers, we look for some […]

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