Seasons Creates Lasting Memories

Carolyn’s Birdhouses

17 Nov 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Earlier this year, we had a call come in to our Milton Inpatient Center in Massachusetts, one that to this day makes our staff smile. Our charge nurse Kimberley took the call. She spoke with a woman, Maura, who was looking to find a volunteer…

Christmas in October

06 Nov 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Christmas doesn’t usually arrive in the small town of Forest Grove, Oregon until December, but this year, it came early for one family. Audex “Audie” Gay was a fixture in the Forest Grove Community. Always smiling with a joyful soul, Audie worked in town for…

The Poet’s Song: Tom’s Legacy

27 Oct 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Our patient, Tom Layesman, was a man with a love for the written word. Tom majored in English at the University of Maryland before going on to do graduate work in the professional writing program at Towson State University. He enjoyed spending his time writing and playing music….

Spiritual Presence Volunteers Nourish Patients’ Souls

27 Oct 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

There are certain prayers and scripture readings that bring me comfort. Because they are familiar to me, hearing them again and again brings me a sense of calm even in the most troubling of times. Spiritual Presence Volunteers can bring that comfort to those living…

A Farmer’s Last Wish

19 Oct 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

The Rodney Caulk that our staff knows has always been a man of the Earth, finding his utmost happiness in the simplest things in life. A livestock farmer, Rodney spent all of his 54 years focused on his farm, his family and his faith in…

The Dream of a Lifetime: A Visit to the Grand Canyon

19 Oct 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

A native of Mexico, Maria worked in the hot Mexican heat, working a number of jobs to make sure there was food on the table for her family. She washed clothes in the river for others, baked homemade tortillas for grocery stores and picked corn…

Safe to Float — Our Hospice Experience with Seasons

04 Oct 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

The oncologist was running late, but took the time to carefully review the results with us. We looked at scans in sequential order while the doctor talked about the chemo’s negative impact on my dad’s immune system. We reviewed the report from the radiologist, and…

Seasons Executive Director Creates Her Own Legacy Project

26 Sep 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

At Seasons, we live by the motto “Honoring Life, Offering Hope,” and we see it every day in our employees and the care they give to our patients. We see examples every day that astound and amaze us. One special example was seen recently in…

We Honor Veterans: A Ceremony 60 Years in the Making

19 Sep 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Each one of our patients at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care has a unique story to tell and we are always so excited when they decide to share it with us. Susuma Yasuda was a special man, devoted to his wife, his family and his…

The Storm Lake Blading Queen

28 Aug 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

A conversation overheard at a Maryland assisted living home: “Jennifer! Hey, Jen! Have a good lunch!” “Yeah, Jennifer, you too! See ya this afternoon!” No, it’s not a coincidence that you’re overhearing in that conversation. It’s actually a joke and one that one the staff…

A Pop of Color, a Celebration of Life

25 Aug 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Sometimes in the busyness of life, we all need a reminder of what’s important and what should be celebrated. Recently, we had a patient in Houston who touched our hearts and did just that. Sandra was calm and kind, and well-loved by our staff. She’d…

Fishin’ For a Memory

16 Aug 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

If you asked Seasons Hospice patient John Wood what some of his favorite memories include, he’ll tell you without hesitation, “Fishing.” An avid fisher and hunter, John remembers many days spent out in the Alabama wilderness like they were yesterday: the crickets chirping in the…