June 2018

Educational Collaboration with ALSA Focuses on Enhancing Quality of Life

This year, Hospice of the Western Reserve is collaborating with the Northern Ohio Chapter of the ALS Association (ALSA) to bring an educational focus to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As their illness progresses, people with ALS lose the ability to walk, speak, and eventually, breathe. 

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June 29 2018

Categories: News and Community Medical and Clinical 

Q&A with Benjamin Li, M.D., The MetroHealth System - Conversations and Compassion at the End of Life

​Benjamin Li, M.D. is the Director of the Cancer Center, Division of Surgical Oncology, The MetroHealth System. Dr. Li shares his insights on patient conversations and end-of-life care with Clinical Connections.

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June 29 2018

Categories: News and Community Medical and Clinical Clinical Connections 

4 Ways to Make A Charitable Gift

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1. Donate appreciated stock: With the stock market at or near all-time highs, give your appreciated stocks to a nonprofit like Hospice of the Western Reserve and eliminate capital gains tax.

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June 29 2018

Categories: Giving Back 

5 Things I’ve Learned from My Dog

Pets are valued for the faithful companionship and unconditional love they provide. Several studies have shown that simply cuddling or petting an animal can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and heart rate and ease depression.

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June 25 2018

Categories: News and Community Volunteers 

​Medina Resident Katie Garra Named a “Crown Jewel” of the Community

Each year, the Leave a Legacy campaign of Summit, Portage, Medina Counties invites nonprofit partner organizations to submit nominations for its annual Voices of Giving Honor Awards. The awards recognize philanthropic citizens in Summit, Portage and Medina Counties who have chosen to leave a bequest or other planned gift to their favorite charities.

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June 22 2018

Categories: News and Community Philanthropy 

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