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April 03, 2017
Living wills important for all ages

It’s been quite a month. A coworker was in a car accident and spent days in the ICU, a family member was in a serious trauma and spent weeks in the hospital, and I caught the flu and ended up with a bronchitis that lasted five weeks and made me appreciate how I take breathing for granted. In each of these situations, the person in question was in the prime of life; all three of us had a reasonable expectation of a long life ahead. And yet, with each, it could have ended differently.

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March 01, 2017
Helping your doctor with a difficult conversation

Over the past 10 years working in hospice and palliative medicine, rarely have I had a day when I did not discuss advance directives and goals of care.

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February 12, 2017
Welcome to our new website

In honor of our 40th anniversary, we have created a new website, designed to make it easy for you to learn about hospice and palliative care, explore our services, get involved through volunteering and participate in many other important ways.

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January 25, 2017
Celebrating 40 Years: Meet The Rev. Q. Gerald Roseberry

The Rev. Q. Gerald Roseberry was sitting in a sauna-like “sweat box” testing an antiperspirant for Armour-Dial in the summer of 1976. He and parishioners from his church were engaging in product testing to raise money for the church’s youth group to travel to Alaska.

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January 03, 2017
Reflections

1981 was a pivotal year in my life’s journey as I had the privilege of joining Hospice of the Valley. At the time I could not have begun to envision what we would become and the marvelous ways in which we would grow.

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December 13, 2016
Respecting all faiths

 Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, 13th century Sufi mystic

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November 01, 2016
Supporting our loved ones in grief

Many of us have friends and family members who are grieving – either in anticipation of a death or because a loved one has died recently.

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August 06, 2016
‘Dying to Know Day’ invites conversation

Australia is known for koalas, kangaroos, Crocodile Dundee—and now—Dying to Know Day. August 8 is set aside for families to talk about the really important stuff in life—including death.

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