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Practicing Gratitude – The Doorway to Happiness

It’s easy to think that if we only had more happiness in our lives, we would be grateful. But the reality is, it is gratitude that opens the doors of our heart to happiness. As one American author puts it, "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have...

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Friendly Phone Calls Support LGBTQ Elders

Empath Partners in Care (EPIC) is helping local LGBTQ elders say hello to improved wellbeing. The Tampa Bay area is a diverse region with many residents over the age of 50. However, the vast majority of services for the LGBTQ community are for younger people. Through...

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You Make A Difference – Monday Message

American Philosopher and Psychologist William James once said, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES.” This is true in our families, in our circle of friends, in the workplace, in our social media and in all of the ways that we interact with our community...

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Welcoming Joy In Every Opportunity – Monday Message

I remember visiting a dear soul at her bedside a week before she died. She was a person of deep faith and we had enjoyed many conversations as she came to terms with her death and looked back over her life. But that morning when I came to see her, she seemed...

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Making an Impact on Care – Rachael Carson

Congratulations to our September Impact Award winner, Rachael Carson, BSN, an admissions RN for Suncoast Hospice working out of Morton Plant Hospital. Carson joined the organization in early 2018 in a per diem role as she finished her bachelor of science in nursing...

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Empath Partners in Care Supports St. Petersburg’s Homeless

​If you’ve traveled through St. Petersburg it’s likely that you have encountered a member of the homeless population in the city. According to a 2019 report from the Homeless Leadership Alliance, Pinellas County has a substantial homeless population compared to other...

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The Wisdom of Poets and Poetry – Monday Message

Poets help us to see beauty and mystery that we might otherwise walk right by without noticing. They do the work of exploring and articulating feelings and experiences which so often open our own hearts to depths of feeling which we could not find the words to...

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Empath Health Palliative Care Comforts Family

Anthony and Lori Giannico dreamed of a retirement filled with swimming and shell collecting on a sunny Florida beach. Ready to make it happen, they moved to Florida from their New York home in 2018. Anthony had plans to fix up a beach house for Lori to enjoy. Then, in...

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Making an Impact on Care – Christine Petitti

Congratulations to our August Impact Award winner, Christine Petitti, administrative assistant for Innovation & Community, Care Support Services and Volunteer Services at Empath Health. Petitti joined the organization in 2005. She provides administrative support...

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Empath Health Upcoming Events

Nov
2
Mon
6:00 pm Next Steps Grief Support Group @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, Community Room 1
Next Steps Grief Support Group @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, Community Room 1
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Next Steps Grief Support Group Members of this monthly group need to have completed a six-week Suncoast Hospice Bereavement Support Group. This will be a monthly check-in time to discuss the next steps of healing in your grief journey. No … Continue reading
Nov
3
Tue
6:00 pm Adult Loss of a Parent Grief Sup... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Community Room 2
Adult Loss of a Parent Grief Sup... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Community Room 2
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the loss of someone important to you. Grieving is a uniquely personal experience and many people find comfort, hope and strength by coming together with others to remember loved ones. While … Continue reading
Nov
4
Wed
1:00 pm Laughter For Your Health @ Clearwater Aging Well Center
Laughter For Your Health @ Clearwater Aging Well Center
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Laughter For Your Health @ Clearwater Aging Well Center | Clearwater | Florida | United States
Did you know that as children we laugh over 300 times a day but as adults, we laugh only 30 times a day? Scientific studies indicate that laughter may have medically beneficial effects, particularly to cardiovascular health and mood. Laughter … Continue reading
6:00 pm Spouse Loss: Working Years Grief... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Community Room 1
Spouse Loss: Working Years Grief... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Community Room 1
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The loss of a spouse can be one of the greatest losses an individual can grieve. Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the loss of someone important to you. Grieving is a uniquely personal experience and many … Continue reading
6:00 pm Virtual Zoom Grief Group – Adult... @ Virtual Zoom Meeting
Virtual Zoom Grief Group – Adult... @ Virtual Zoom Meeting
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
VIRTUAL ZOOM GROUP Adult Loss of Parent November 4–December 9 Wednesdays, 6 pm–8 pm Zoom Video Meeting Facilitator: Darrell Boyd, LCSW Call (727) 523-3455 to register.

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