August 2020


Reception Desk Volunteers are Needed to Support Hospice Mission


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​Are you looking for a way to give back to the community to make a positive difference? Hospice of the Western Reserve is seeking reception desk volunteers at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland and Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake.  
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August 31 2020


Jeff Kovacs Named Chief Financial Officer, Hospice of the Western Reserve


​Jeff Kovacs has been named Chief Financial Officer, Hospice of the Western Reserve (HWR). He succeeds long-time CFO John Harvan, who retired earlier this year. In his new financial leadership role, Kovacs leads the accounting and finance functions of the nonprofit agency, including financial reporting, budgeting, banking relationships and general business operations.
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August 25 2020


In the Meantime…


​Since the beginning of social distancing and stay-at-home orders - two concepts we never imagined being part of our daily vocabulary - life has changed dramatically for all. But for those who are grieving, the changes have been overwhelming. If you experienced a death before the coronavirus pandemic, you are now facing the challenge of not having access to the supports that were once available to you. If you have lost a loved one in the midst of this pandemic, you are missing the rituals and activities that might have kept you grounded and supported in such a difficult time. Not being able to hold a funeral or celebration of life for your loved one causes feelings of anxiety, frustration, sadness and isolation in a world of unfinished business.


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August 17 2020


Book Review: Healing Grief Card Deck: 55 Practices to Find Peace


“Grief is a miraculous gift which is given to us to help heal the pain of loss.” ~ David Kessler, grief expert, bestselling author, international speaker.
David Kessler’s 2016 work, Healing Grief Card Deck: 55 Practices to Find Peace provides an alternative to a traditional grief book. This collection contains 55 cards to help guide users on their grief journey.
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August 17 2020


A Child's View: How to Help Grieving Children and Adolescents Through the Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique time in our community and country. Our way of life has been completely uprooted. As we try to find our new normal, it is important to understand how the pandemic affects children and adolescents, specifically the losses that they are experiencing. Many associate grief with the death of a loved one, but we can also grieve significant non-death losses. 

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August 17 2020

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