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Fishin' For a Memory

A couple, both diagnosed with cancer wanted to do one of their favorite activities, just once more: fishing. Not only did Seasons make this happen,we brought along their great-grandchildren to make sure this memory would last a lifetime. 

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A Little Chocolate, A Lot of Love

A lonely patient, with no family or friends had one dying wish: to have some gourmet chocolate, one last time. Our social worker sprung into action, providing not only the chocolate, but a friend at the end. 

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A Helping Hand from One Seasons Family To Another

It's amazing how one act of kindness can touch so many people. We helped create a legacy for our patient, George, and thanks to the kind actions of his family, three children were able to hold on to a memory of their mother after she died. 

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A Tribute to Laure Gutman

Laure Gutman was a hospice volunteer and an inspiring figure to those around her. Seasons was proud to name the kosher kitchen in our Sinai Hospital of Baltimore inpatient hospice unit in her honor.
 

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America, and Dee’s, Best Idea

Dee wanted to visit Yosemite one last time. Seasons and the Seasons Foundation thought that was a great idea!

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Memory Bears offer a Material Connection

The Seasons Memory Bear program, powered by our amazing volunteers, offers family members a powerful physical token of a loved one after they have died.

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The Wedding of Jamie and Laurie

How a couple overcame all the obstacles to get married (with a little help from Seasons...)

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National Healthcare Volunteer Week

This week we pause to join in National celebrations for honoring all of the amazing work our volunteers do.

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Time to Shine

Even though she had performed for hundreds of people over the years, that day felt different for Earline. It was the last time she would perform for an audience and she wanted to make sure it would be one they would remember!

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Seasons Receives Support From Community

We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support we have received from the community for our 20th Anniversary. We are especially thankful to Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and Bradley Stephens, Mayor of Rosemont for the kind letters you wrote us.

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A Feast to Remember

There was a lot to celebrate this year for Leona’s family- engagements, babies, and the whole family being together. Thanks to the Seasons Hospice Foundation for granting Leona’s wish to be with her family for one more Christmas together.

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Sunshine, Pastures, and Memories: Bob Cody's Wish

As a cool breeze stirred the air on an autumn Saturday this past October, Bob Cody felt at peace.

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Thoughtful Gifts for the Bereaved

When a loved one dies, extended family, friends, and community members want to show support but are not sure how. Here are some suggestions on how to demonstrate love and caring to let the bereaved know that they are not alone in their journey.

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Where You Go, I Will Go

You can’t always wait for the perfect moment for your fairytale to come true. Sometimes you need to leave everything you know behind and take a leap of faith for love. Mohsen and Raquel took their  chance on love and each other 60 years ago and never looked back.

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A Man of Honor

While his friends were being handed their diplomas from high school, Donald was fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest battle the United States fought in World War II.

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Something Blue

1,427 miles doesn’t stop our teams from being there for our patients when they need us most.

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Making Hospice Friends from Across the World!

Team Illinois was granted a very special opportunity to host a multidisciplinary team from Assisi Hospice in Singapore!

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A Night to Remember

Chuck’s last wish was to celebrate Mary Ann in a way he never had the means to do before. A night she would truly remember for the rest of her life.

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An Unbreakable Bond

The Seasons Maryland team works together to provide a legacy project that honors the special bond between Cliff and his 8-year-old son, Peyton.

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10 tips on How to Get Through the Holidays While Grieving

The staff at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care have put together 10 tips on how you can get through the holidays after the loss of a loved one.

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Joses Ever Growing Love

For Jose, there was nothing better in life than spending time with his family and a juicy, homegrown tomato. Read how the Seasons team stepped in to help Jose’s family remember his legacy.

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The Little Things Matter the Most

When you have a terminal illness sometimes it’s the simple, everyday things like taking a relaxing bath that can make the biggest difference.  

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November 2016 Designated as National Hospice Month

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care joins the entire hospice and palliative care community in thanking Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon for introducing Senate Resolution S. Res 621, which designates November 2016 as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

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Seasons Hospice Featured in Ami Magazine

Tova Jussim, LCSW-C, clinical social worker at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Maryland, sits down with Ami Magazine, an internationally distributed Jewish Magazine, and discusses hospice and Jewish end-of-life issues.

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Hazel's Grace

Hazel enjoys praising God through praying and singing traditional hymns. Read how her music therapy team helped her create a legacy project for her family.

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Josephina's Legacy

For Josephina, the song Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael meant everything to her. Read how a Seasons music therapist helped Josephina turn her favorite song into a legacy project.

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Making the Flute Sing

Louis yearned to play the flute one more time, but being diagnosed with end stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) made his dream challenging. That didn’t stop Taryn, Seasons Connecticut Music Therapist, from fulfilling Louis’s wish.

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Seasons Paves the Way for Music Therapy

To further our dedication to Music Therapy, we are honored that Dr. Russell Hilliard PhD, LCAT, MT-BC, Senior Vice President of Supportive Care and Patient Experience led an all-day continuing education course on “Advanced Practices in Hospice Music Therapy” at the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) national conference.

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The Power of Namaste Care

Jacqueline, Hospice Aide, shares how much Namaste Care helps her patients and why this job was meant for her.

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The Celebration of Diwali

It is a time for reflection, a time for appreciation, a time for realizing how much Good we have in our lives, a time for planning great things for the following year. 

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Seasons Celebrates Pastoral Care Week

A day in the life of a Seasons Chaplain.

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Seasons Michigan Patient Gets a Day of Pampering

Sometimes hospice is about finding creative ways for patients to feel their best.

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Remembering Gerald Steele Sr.

The Steele family is ensuring that children needing school supplies can approach the new academic year ready to learn.

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Seasons Patient Celebrates 50th Wedding Anniversary

The love in the room could transcend the boundaries of the hospital. The 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration of Barbara and James Hanson.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

There is something about a baseball game – the roar of the crowd, the smell of the nachos and hot dogs, the sound of the PA system reciting each player’s batting song, that makes going to a game a special event. Seasons St. Louis patient achieves dream of attending 1st Cardinals game.

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Touchdown for Seasons Arizona Patient

There was nothing that Bryce loved more in life than the Arizona Cardinals football team.

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