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Volunteering with Hospice: Provide Quality of Life While Enriching Your Own

February 2023 Blog If you’ve been touched by the power of community these past few years and are looking to give back, January is the time for New Year’s resolutions, and Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties (HOSC) is where volunteers make a tangible difference. HOSC has long understood that neighbors can comfort. We’ve spent … READ MORE

End-of-Life Care for Patients with Dementia

January 2023 Blog   Dementia is a term given to a group of degenerative disorders that affect memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities severely enough to interfere with a person’s daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Other relatively common causes of dementia are Parkinson’s disease, Lewy … READ MORE

A Holiday Tradition Rooted in Community

December 2022 Blog   Amongst other things, December is a time of year for reflecting, and giving. However, giving, comes in many forms, and is not always wrapped. Compassion is a gift, and can be found every year, around this time of year, hanging from a Hospice of Orange & Sullivan County Holiday Tree of … READ MORE

Your Road Map for Coping with Grief During the Holidays

November 18, 2022 By: Kristin M. Palmieri, M.A., LMHC, LPC, Bereavement Counselor. Holidays are difficult for many people, even without the death of a loved one. Knowing what to expect from grief can help lessen anxiety because you’ll have a road map for the journey. The map for holiday grief includes allowing all emotions, increasing … READ MORE

Hospice and Palliative Care Month in Orange & Sullivan Counties

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and a time to spread awareness about the specialized care needed for those who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, roughly 1.6 million people with life-limiting illnesses receive care from hospice and palliative providers across the country … READ MORE