Seasons Creates Lasting Memories

 

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…

Bringing Your Skills to Seasons

07 Jan 2019, Posted by Seasons in Community

The Benefits of Culturally Diverse Volunteers Christine C. is our volunteer services coordinator in San Jose, California. The city of San Jose is rich in cultural history. Compared with other large metropolitan areas in the U.S., San Jose has been identified as the most diverse….

Rowena’s Softball Game

23 Oct 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Sometimes you have to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to understand the emotions, stress, and difficulties they are experiencing. That’s not always an easy thing to do; it takes concentration and commitment, especially when the relationship is an on-going one. When our Oregon team…

Miracle Monday

06 Sep 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Once the music started and Sonia began to walk down the aisle, all the flurry and chaos of getting things ready in time on that Monday morning faded away, and all that was left was the lilting sound of Anita Baker’s “Giving You the Best…

“Joan Is About Life”

14 Aug 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Joan has always been a free spirit. After growing up in Michigan, she found her home in California where she lived with her husband, and loved to swim, climb mountains, and be outdoors as much as possible—that is, when she wasn’t pursuing her other hobby,…

Tú Eres México

31 Jul 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Our San Diego patient José Sanchez-Martinez was a painter; whenever our staff went to his house, you could find half-painted artwork everywhere. He also loved painting with his grandchildren; it was something he always wanted them to remember doing with him. After talking with José,…

It Really Does Matter How We Die

21 Jun 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Alan Poteet is a chaplain with our team in Houston. His wife Becky was on our service for a few months in Houston until she died in March of cancer. Alan wrote this tribute about how his wife’s illness and character continues to bless not…

“It’s-All-About-Joe Day!”

11 Jun 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

There’s a last wish to suit everyone . . . and in Joe’s case, he wished for an actual suit! Joe is a 73-year old Vietnam War Veteran, who now resides at Regency Gresham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, near Portland, Oregon. Joe is a friendly…

Speaking the Truth in Love

25 May 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

When someone dies, their family processes the life and the loss of that person. Reflecting back on our relationships with a loved one at end of life can bring complex and difficult emotions and memories to the forefront. This is to be expected; it’s all…

The True Beauty of Hospice

26 Apr 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

When I first met Tara, instead of shaking my hand, she jumped out of her chair, a big smile on her face, and said, “Oh no, I’m a hugger!” I laughed and remarked that, considering my profession, I usually do not receive such a warm…