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Operation Gratitude: Bringing Healing to Veterans

Monday, March 12, 2018

Gilchrist recognizes that veterans have unique needs at the end of life. Our We Honor Veterans initiatives are designed to meet these needs and to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service. Our most recent veteran initiative— Operation Gratitude —focuses on engaging and educating younger generations about the sacrifices veterans have made in service of … Read More

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What It Means to Be a Gilchrist Social Worker

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Each March during National Social Work Month, I get to consider: What does it mean to be a social worker at Gilchrist hospice? I know we are trained to understand the psychological and social factors which underlie people’s thoughts, feeling and behaviors. But maybe the best way to understand our role is to hear from … Read More

Deborah Jones, Gilchrist Grief Counseling Manager

In Times of Tragedy or Loss, Gilchrist Offers Counseling and Support

Friday, February 23, 2018

It seems our nation is faced with more acts of violence and death than ever before. With every tragedy, we find ourselves dealing with emotions of grief and loss in ways we never expected. Grief has become ever present in our day-to-day world. Whether a loss is sudden or expected, Gilchrist offers counseling and support … Read More

Gilchrist Counselor Dawn Tippett with Robert Glascock, who attends the support group.

The Journey Continues: Grief in the Second Year

Friday, February 16, 2018

Grief in the Second Year In my 15 years as a bereavement counselor—and through my personal experience—I have found that in our society, people are not comfortable with grief. Those who have not experienced it may lack an understanding of what “normal” grieving looks like and just how long this process can take. Some will … Read More

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The New Gilchrist: More than Hospice

Thursday, October 12, 2017

More Than Hospice If you’re like most people, when you think of Gilchrist, you probably think of hospice care. But Gilchrist is so much more than hospice. We offer elder medical care, counseling and support at every stage of serious illness—even if the need for hospice is years away. Communicating All that Gilchrist Offers To … Read More

Laurel Goodrick, LCPC, NCC, CT is a Clinical Bereavement Counselor at Gilchrist.

Celebrating Our Loved Ones

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Anniversaries, birthdays and holidays can be a real challenge for grievers, especially when the days remind us of who is missing.  In the beginning, the pain of our loss often covers our usual enjoyment of these special days, and we just don’t feel like celebrating or laughing. It may not seem right to enjoy something that … Read More