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The Gilchrist Blog

Thank you for reading The Gilchrist Blog. The goal of our blog is to provide you with comprehensive and inspiring information about issues that are important to our continuum of care, as well as the latest news about Gilchrist, our work in the community, events and programs and ways you can help.

Read our latest blogs below or check out our archives to read more. You can also visit our website to learn even more about Gilchrist and how we can help you or your loved one.

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Gilchrist Hosts Tea to Honor the Women in Our Lives

Friday, February 7, 2020

March is Women’s History Month—a time to recognize and celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture and society. With this in mind, March is also when Gilchrist holds its annual Honoring the Women in Our Lives Tea. It’s an opportunity for those in our community who have lost a loved one to come together to honor … Read More

Vet Cafe

Vet-to-Vet Cafes Bring Veterans Together at Assisted Living Facilities

Friday, January 31, 2020

Eight veterans gathered in the dining room of Oakcrest assisted living facility on a recent morning to reminisce and share stories about their military experiences. Known as ‘Vet-to-Vet Cafés,’ these gatherings are part of Gilchrist’s We Honor Veterans program, which addresses the growing need for veteran-centered care, especially as veterans age. Gilchrist volunteer Mike Lachance, … Read More

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Gilchrist Grief Support Groups, Workshops and Events

Friday, January 24, 2020

Gilchrist offers extensive counseling and support services to those grieving a loss. In addition to one-on-one counseling sessions, we offer grief support groups, workshops and remembrance events. Below is an overview of our offerings. All programs are held in one of our office locations (unless otherwise noted): Hunt Valley, Howard County, Towson and GBMC. Registration … Read More

All You Need is Love...And Music Therapy

All You Need Is Love…and Music Therapy

Friday, January 17, 2020

The 2nd annual fundraising event for Gilchrist’s Music Therapy program will be held on February 8, 2020. Read on to learn how music therapy makes a difference in the lives of patients and families. “All You Need Is Love” is a song made famous by The Beatles in 1967. Some may consider the message of … Read More

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The Difference Between Nonprofit and For-profit Hospices

Friday, January 10, 2020

When it comes to choosing a hospice, there are important factors to consider. One is whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit. Gilchrist is proud to be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, committed to caring for anyone in need, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. For-profit vs. Non-profit: What’s the Difference? For-profit companies … Read More