Volunteer Spotlight – Deneen Duren

It takes a special person to be a hospice volunteer. Deneen Duran is just that type of special person.  Deneen works as a patient companion as well as a bereavement services volunteer.   “Medicare requires thirteen months of bereavement care as part of hospice services.  I make those calls and find out how people are […]

Tools for Grief on Father’s Day

Father’s Day, like other holidays, can be a hard holiday for many people. While the Hallmark ads sell us images of happy fathers and children, many of us we do not experience the day with such perfection. For some, we are grieving the loss of a loving father. Others of us are coping with the […]

Overcoming the Summer Giving Slump

Kids are out of school, vacation season beckons, and families gather to celebrate holidays and family reunions.  Lakes are full of boats, cookouts and baseball games abound, and there are sunny days and lots of fun ahead. Unfortunately for non-profit organizations, this time of fun and sun often means that donations dwindle and the dreaded […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens, aka Montana Mark, has been volunteering at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House since January of 2017.   “As a Hospice House reception volunteer, most of the time I greet people, make coffee, bring wheelchairs around,” said Mark. “I am also taking patient companion training.” When asked how he came to be called to […]