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Coronavirus: Keeping Our Communities Safe

23 Mar 2020, Posted by Seasons in Community

A message from Annemarie Switchulis, RN, BSN, MSN, President and COO of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care  As the coronavirus pandemic continues to expand across the United States, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is committed to serving our patients, keeping our communities safe, and protecting…

Social Media Etiquette for Announcing a Death in the Digital Age

18 Feb 2020, Posted by Seasons in Community

Death in the digital age can come with a lot of uncertainty. Most people are overwhelmed with the responsibility of announcing and mourning a death on social media, and trying to figure out all the unwritten social norms and etiquette. When someone has just experienced…

Announcing Our Specialized 20-Bed Palliative Care Center in China

30 Jan 2020, Posted by Seasons in Community

Seasons is proud to announce the opening of a specialized 20-bed palliative care center in Shanghai, China. The center is designed to provide a peaceful and serene environment where patients and their families can receive care for their physical, spiritual, and psycho-social needs. With 300…

Mail From the Chiefs

29 Jan 2020, Posted by Seasons in Community

The Kansas City Chiefs have a lot going on right now, but that didn’t stop them from taking care of one of their biggest fans. When our social worker Terrell learned that one of our patients was a huge Chiefs fan, he reached out to…

Making Connections Through Art

18 Nov 2019, Posted by Seasons in Community

One of the best things about making a connection can be how surprising it is! When our team director Kim met our patient Elizabeth, Kim knew there was an instant connection. She wasn’t sure if it was her smile that lit up the room or…

Music Therapy for Baby Denisha

18 Sep 2019, Posted by Seasons in Community

Most of us realize the power of music to motivate, express, and connect with our higher power as we use it to help us exercise, dance with our partner, share our emotions, and in praise and worship. The question is, “how is it used as…

Making Music and Memories

18 Jul 2019, Posted by Seasons in Community

Music therapy can be such a powerful instrument to bring joy and peace to our patients, or to soothe and calm during agitation or restlessness. Even if you’re not a music fan, hearing a familiar old tune can bring back memories that have been long…

Honoring Our Military Veterans

12 Jun 2019, Posted by Seasons in Community

Seasons Hospice is proud to honor the military veterans in the communities we serve through ceremonies of recognition, pinnings, memorials and more. We are privileged to partner with We Honor Veterans to train our staff and volunteers on how to identify and acknowledge all veterans…

Four-Wheelin’ Grandmother Sews for Love

08 Apr 2019, Posted by Seasons in Community

On a typical day, Michelle Zeiler is at her sewing machine turning out blankets, teddy bears, tote bags, and pet beds for local shelters and schools. But in her free time, you’ll find her traversing remote alpine backroads in the family jeep. Zeiler has never…

A Monkey Full of Love

15 Mar 2019, Posted by Seasons in Community

Caitlyn Williams is a music therapist at our Delaware site, and recently had the privilege of creating a stunning legacy project for the family of one of our patients. Early one morning in October, a 21-year-old non-verbal young man was admitted onto hospice services. He…

Journeying Through Grief at Camp

25 Feb 2019, Posted by Seasons in Community

Kevin Gahagan is Director of Supportive Care at our Wisconsin site. To learn more about attending or supporting our children’s bereavement camps, please click here. Over the past five years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to act as Camp Director for Southeast…

Ms. Hilda’s 106th Birthday Party

21 Jan 2019, Posted by Seasons in Community

If you’re about to celebrate your 106th birthday, there probably aren’t too many things left on your wish list. For our patient Ms. Hilda, however, there was one thing that she very much still wanted – and that was to be on tv! Ms. Hilda…