May 2017


Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Honored with Busch Recognition Award


Busch Funeral and Crematory Services recognizes and appreciates the hard work of individuals in the community who have taken on the responsibility of being a caregiver. The company invites community members to nominate hospice professionals and caregivers in Northeast Ohio for the monthly Busch Recognition Program Award to thank those who provide hope and comfort to those in need. Each month, Busch chooses one caregiver and one volunteer for the award. Hospice of the Western Reserve volunteer Cathy Mutnick – and her dog, were recently honored.


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May 19 2017


Summertime and the Living is Not Easy


​“Summertime and the living is easy…” or so the old song says. It implies that summer is a time to relax, be carefree, enjoy simple pleasures and delight in all that is good about the warm weather. July 4th and Labor Day are celebrated as family and friends get together for fireworks, picnics, swim parties and barbecues. People relish gardening-planting flowers and vegetables and watching the fruits of their labor grow. Sunshine feels warm on the face and there is a familiar smell in the air associated with the winds of summer.


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May 17 2017


Grief and Overdose Death


​We are in the midst of a heroin epidemic. Every day we see or hear about another fatal tragedy involving heroin use. According to the experts, we haven’t yet crested the problem and we will most likely hear about more and more deaths.


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May 17 2017


Creating a Memorial Garden


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Despite the sweat and hard work that goes into gardening, the ritual of tending to new plants and watching them grow is comforting. Here are some ways to get started:
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May 17 2017


Book Review: Understanding Your Grief Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart


“You will learn over time that the pain of your grief will keep trying to get your attention until you have the courage to gently, and in small doses, open to its presence.”

Often while walking through the challenges of grief and loss we feel alone, confused and anxious. Sometimes, we even feel like we are going crazy. Dr. Wolfelt breaks down “10 touchstones” of grief and helps make normal everything you think is NOT normal while you are grieving.


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May 17 2017

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