Seasons Creates Lasting Memories

 

America, and Dee’s, Best Idea

23 Jun 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

America’s National Parks system is one of the true jewels of the United States. Often referred to as ‘America’s best idea’, the system established by President Woodrow Wilson has captivated and enthralled visitors for over 100 years. This sentiment is especially espoused by Dee, a…

Memory Bears offer a Material Connection

07 Jun 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

When a loved one has passed, having a material reminder of their unique spirit can bring peace and comfort to the family. One of the ways that we strive to lift up our families in this way is by offering to create Memory Bears out…

The Wedding of Jamie and Laurie

31 May 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

As Jamie watched Laurie enter the room in her white lace and satin dress, holding a bouquet of red and white roses, tears of astonishment and love came to his eyes. This cold January day was the culmination of everything he had been waiting for…

National Healthcare Volunteer Week

26 Apr 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

This week we pause to join in National celebrations for honoring all of the amazing work our volunteers do.  Volunteers are the heart and soul of hospice- our movement was originally started in the United States by those willing to give freely of their time…

Time to Shine

25 Apr 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

As Earline sat on the brown leather couch that was still smooth from years of use by a loving family in her home, she felt an excitement tingling from her from her toes all the way to her fingertips as she began to delicately strum…

Seasons Receives Support From Community

04 Apr 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

This week marks the official 20th anniversary of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care! We are celebrating 20 years of Honoring Life ~ Offering Hope, 20 years of granting final wishes, and 20 years of meaningful work. We are so excited about the overwhelming support we…

A Feast to Remember

24 Mar 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

As Leona entered the Deep River Recreation Center, the mouthwatering smell of Christmas Eve dinner filled the air. It was as if a ray of sunshine was painted on her face as she saw four generations of her family all in the same room. Christmas…

Thoughtful Gifts for the Bereaved

16 Mar 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

It’s been several weeks since the funeral was over and everyone has returned home to resume their busy lives.  The phone has stopped ringing.  The sympathy cards have stopped arriving in the mailbox.  The inbox is no longer inundated with emails offering words of condolences. …

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

16 Mar 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

As a cool breeze stirred the air on an autumn Saturday this past October, Bob Cody felt at peace. He sat surrounded by the lush countryside of rural Oregon, far away from the dull hum of the city and a bed he knew too well….

Where You Go, I Will Go

01 Mar 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

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…

A Man of Honor

28 Feb 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Most 17-year-old boys are focused on girls, sports, and getting into trouble with friends. Those days ended for Donald Reese when he was drafted into the Army in 1945. Gone were the days of learning the periodic table in chemistry class or listening to the…

Making Hospice Friends from Across the World!

23 Feb 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Team Illinois was granted a very special opportunity to host a multidisciplinary team from Assisi Hospice in Singapore! Our visitors had a unique interest in the Seasons Hospice Namaste Care program, as they prepared to take back what they learned to their 85-bed hospice inpatient…