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Volunteers Adapt to Pandemic Life

The chance to give back to those who took care of a loved one is a common theme among Empath Health volunteers. As our community learns how to adjust to the many changes caused by COVID-19, the call to serve those in need has not been diminished. While some volunteers...

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Listen to Your Life – Monday Message

Poet and theologian Frederick Buechner writes words of wisdom for us that still resonate today, “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less in the excitement and gladness . . . because in the last analysis...

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HIV Testing at Home

Imagine being able to test yourself for HIV in the comfort of your own home. Empath Partners in Care (EPIC), a member of Empath Health, is making this possible through a free, at-home testing program for anyone living in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. These...

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Grief, A Year Later

Tina remembers her son, Chris, as bright and extremely intelligent. A strong person. Her hero. His path in life was filled with challenges and as a result Tina is no stranger to grief. At age 17, Chris was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of...

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Where We Find Our Meaning

It is easy to become so caught up in how people respond to the things we do that we are robbed of the fulfillment that came from doing them.  Mother Theresa knew a little something about that. She gives us this advice: People are often unreasonable and self-centered....

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Making an Impact on Care – Carla Creegan

Congratulations to our July Impact Award winner, Carla Creegan, manager of the Suncoast PACE Day Center, a member of Empath Health. Creegan joined the organization in 2010 and has been in the role of center manager for almost five years. During that time she has built...

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A New Way to Celebrate with Suncoast PACE

Empath Health volunteer Bob Estes has a special delivery to make. With a cake in one hand and a bag of goodies in the other, he makes his way to the front door of Barbara Rose’s home. The reason for the special delivery: it’s her birthday. Standing on her front porch,...

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Monday Morning Gratitude

The daily practice of gratitude involves a conscious choice to swim against the current of our natural human tendency to take things for granted. To walk by natural beauty without so much as a pause of appreciation. To fail to realize every day the inestimable value...

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Telehealth for Hospice Care Patients

In the world of hospice, care often can’t wait. Visits can’t be postponed and many times there is a sense of urgency. When a nurse at the bedside needs to consult with a physician or a visual is needed to triage a patient, telehealth can provide an instant connection....

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Mental Health Care at Home

Complex medical conditions often call for specialized care providers. This is true for not only physical illnesses, but mental health disorders as well. Home-bound patients have an added layer of complexity in these situations. For comprehensive and streamlined care,...

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Empath Health Upcoming Events

Oct
27
Tue
2:00 pm General Grief and Loss Support G... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center - Community Room 112D
General Grief and Loss Support G... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center - Community Room 112D
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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
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

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