June 2016


$10,000 UPS Grant Will Help With Green Initiatives


A generous donation from UPS will help Hospice of the Western Reserve continue to advance environmental sustainability throughout the agency, including the creation of a compost system at headquarters and replacing trees that were removed at Ames Family Hospice House during construction.
 
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June 30 2016


Lubrizol Notches a Decade of 'Taking on the Hard Jobs'


The Lubrizol Building Bonds team takes on “the hard jobs no one else wants to do.” And they’ve been taking them on for 10 years.

The team, a group of men and women from the Wickliffe organization’s community engagement team, arrives each summer, wearing matching “Building Bonds” T-shirts and get right to work at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. 
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June 14 2016


The Grass Isn’t Growing….


Gardens are often used as metaphors for grief and there are many parallels. Gardening can help us work through the grief and loss in our lives. We can learn to take care of ourselves as we take care of our gardens. We notice the changes, the individual nature of the plants, the life cycle and the hope for growth and abundance.  Today let’s use the grass on our lawns as an analogy.  
 
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June 10 2016


Rocky River Community Chorus Fills Ames with Happy Sounds


The sound of music filled the Ames Family Hospice House on June 1, fueled by almost 60 members of the Rocky River Community Chorus.

Under the direction of Emily Ortolano, the chorus, now in its 37th year, entertained staff, patients and their loved ones with an array of songs spanning from Broadway tunes to patriotic and contemporary songs.  
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June 10 2016


Battling Lung Cancer, Pitcher Takes the Mound for the Love of the Game


Dennis Henderson stood on the pitcher's mound, wound up and let the ball fly toward the catcher. The moment, pitching at a professional baseball game, was long in coming, and one the 54-year-old Conneaut, Ohio resident would cherish.
 
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June 01 2016

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