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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.

life-changing work

The Life-changing Work of Social Workers

Friday, March 6, 2020

March is Social Work Month—the perfect time to highlight the critical role social workers play at Gilchrist for seriously ill patients and their families. What Do Social Workers Do? Social workers visit with patients and families to counsel them through emotional challenges. They draw on their knowledge and training to empower families, engender hope and … Read More

sick kids

Gilchrist Kids: When A Child Has a Life-limiting Illness

Friday, February 28, 2020

When a child has a serious illness with no cure, it can become all-consuming for the parents and siblings of the sick child. There are myriad issues to address beyond the child’s illness. Parents grieve for the life they once dreamed for their child. They suffer from enormous stress, exhaustion from caregiving, and feelings of … Read More

Veterans Celebration

Gilchrist Holds Third Annual Veterans Celebration

Friday, February 21, 2020

UPDATE: Gilchrist is committed to ensuring the safety and health of those in our community. In light of recent concerns about the coronavirus, we have decided to cancel this year’s Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Join us next year on March 21, 2021. The event … Read More

honoring women in our lives

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