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A Daughter’s Gratitude for Hospice

It’s World Gratitude Day on September 21. What a glorious occasion to be thankful for everything meaningful in our lives and community. In June 2018 Judy Tenison lost her mom, Lois Steinwinter. Tenison is forever grateful for her mom’s care and comfort in her last...

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Evolution of Care for Children and Families

Empath Health is dedicated to caring for all ages in our community. We offer specialized pediatric care to comfort children and support parents, siblings and other family members. Stacy Orloff, Ed. D., LCSW, ACHP-SW serves as Empath Health’s vice president of...

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Do Not Be Discouraged By The Noise And Bad News

Sometimes the bad news can be so noisy. It demands our attention and tries to shape our perspective. The point at which it becomes dangerous, however, is when we no longer feel that our contribution matters. When we think that our efforts to bring some goodness and...

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Making an Impact on Care

Congratulations to our August Impact Award winner, Danielle Wieder, RN, senior staff nurse (SSN) for the Suncoast Hospice Bronze Team. Wieder joined Suncoast Hospice in 2015. She started as Bronze Team’s primary care nurse before becoming the SSN. “My primary care...

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Transformation Is Hard Work

Transformation is hard work. It often involves sweat and struggle and frustrating setbacks before you become what you hope to be. But people tend to want to hear about results, not struggles. As Maya Angelou once said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but...

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Remembering the Pets We Loved and Lost

Sunday is National Pet Memorial Day – a time to pause and remember the pets we lost and cherished. Tobi loved the sun. He would leap up on a porch chair, stretch his neck and legs, yawn and lay down to sleep in the hot, outdoor air. I lived with my green-eyed, tiger...

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Creating a Healing Oasis for the Grieving

It’s National Grief Awareness Day on August 30 – a time to shine light on grief, support and healing. Healing Oasis Loss and grief can affect our whole wellbeing, from emotional stress, physical health and difficulty with sleeping, eating, concentration and other...

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Time to Heal

Carolyn Myss wrote, “The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” Whatever we are going through, whatever difficulties we are facing, whatever hardships or hurts that we are dealing with, may we find the space and time to...

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Pet Volunteer Brings Dog-Gone Good Comfort in Care

Today is National Dog Day! Let’s paws and celebrate the love and joy our doggies fill in our lives and community. Sir Omar Bradley is one of 44 animals serving in our pet volunteer program. He is a pure-bred Golden Retriever, eight years old and specially trained with...

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Empath Health Upcoming Events

Sep
25
Wed
10:00 am General Grief and Loss Counselin... @ Grand Villa of Dunedin ALF
General Grief and Loss Counselin... @ Grand Villa of Dunedin ALF
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one is welcome to join this general bereavement group grief counseling. Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the loss of someone important to you. Grieving is a uniquely … Continue reading
Sep
27
Fri
10:00 am Spouse Loss: Retirement Years Gr... @ Hale Senior Center
Spouse Loss: Retirement Years Gr... @ Hale Senior Center
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The loss of a spouse can be one of the greatest losses an individual can grieve. This group grief session focuses on individuals who are grieving the loss of their spouse. Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the … Continue reading
Sep
28
Sat
9:00 am Resale Shops September Super Sat... @ Suncoast Hospice Resale Shops
Resale Shops September Super Sat... @ Suncoast Hospice Resale Shops
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Visit our website ifyouthrift.org or our Facebook page for our September Sales Calendar and to view our Super Saturday Sale on September 28.
Oct
1
Tue
5:30 pm Empath Health Volunteer Orientat... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center
Empath Health Volunteer Orientat... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Empath Health Volunteer Orientation is a four-hour program for anyone interested in learning more about Empath Health, its members and the many opportunities available. Register for the event through this calendar listing or by calling (727) 523-3440. You will be … Continue reading

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