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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

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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

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Gilchrist!

Friday, January 3, 2020

A message from Gilchrist’s president, Catherine Hamel: I hope you had wonderful holidays filled with joy and laughter, family and friends. It’s hard to believe it is already 2020. Another year, another decade, a continued opportunity to serve and support others. As we prepare for the year ahead and reflect on the defining moments of … Read More

How to Cope With Grief During the Holidays

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

If I asked you how many seasons are in a year, you would probably say, “Oh that’s easy—there are four: winter, spring, summer, and fall.” Hmm…only four seasons? I beg to differ, especially around this time of year, known as the “holiday season.” It is often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the … Read More

National Family Caregiving Month

Gilchrist Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

Friday, November 15, 2019

November is National Family Caregivers Month—a time to recognize and honor family caregivers at Gilchrist and across the country. There are over 40 million unpaid, informal caregivers providing support to older adults in the United States, and a quarter of adults ages 45 to 64 are caring for an aging adult. The rewards of caregiving … Read More

Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day – We Must Never Forget

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Gilchrist hosts celebrations honoring veterans at residential care facilities across the region. Veterans Day can be traced back to World War I. The Armistice went into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. That is the origin of Veterans Day, which is celebrated on November 11. Veterans … Read More

care navigators

Care Navigators: Helping You Find the Right Care for a Loved One with Serious Illness

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Need help with a loved one who is seriously ill? Worried about what the future will look like? Wondering what services can help and what the next steps are? Navigating care options for a serious illness can be stressful, overwhelming and confusing. Gilchrist’s care navigators are here to help. Our highly trained, knowledgeable care navigators … Read More