The Ride of Her Life

Amazing Grace Martin lived a full life of giving and always doing for others. For a lady who had little herself, she always looked to help others. Grace continued her goods deeds and continued to live up to the motto, “I lived my life and Read More

A Memoir of a Life Well Lived

Mitzi Gerris was a patient at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY.  It was when her health declined rapidly that a creative and thoughtful mission emerged. Mitzi was a newly self-published author of a book she began writing 55 years ago titled A Read More

Celebrating an Artist’s Work and Wish

Written by Janice Valentino with Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc.  Caroline Prieur Schulz-Chechen is a name that I will not too soon forget. Nor will the world, if her husband Najim Chechen has his way, nor the many art students she taught and Read More

Valentine’s Day 2015 – Love During Tough Times

In our society, Valentine’s Day is meant to be a day to appreciate those we love and care for. Whether it is a family member, close friend or significant other, February 14, 2015 gives us a reason to acknowledge our relationships. This year we encourage Read More

Shifting Focus & Appreciating Precious Time

It is fairly common for people to ask each other when they first meet, “What do you do for a living?” When Doreen Hensey answers, “I’m a Hospice nurse for Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties,” a frequent response is, “Wow, that’s a tough job.” Read More