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Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence -- and Fur

April 16, 2019

Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence — and Fur

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Jayne Boeding hadn’t planned on becoming a volunteer until life slowed down. But then golden retriever Brady joined her family, and Jayne immediately saw Brady’s pet therapy potential. Jayne Boeding and her golden retriever, Brady, walked to the door of the patient’s room and peered inside. The woman was sleeping. Or appeared to be. Then […]

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Tags: hospice, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, volunteer


July 14, 2016

A River Runs Through Him – A Hospice Patient’s Sentimental Return to the Water’s Edge

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The Mississippi River runs through Lee Graham’s memories. He and his wife, Shirley, owned a cabin on the river for decades. It’s where his kids learned to waterski, and where he spent many sunny days boating and fishing with family and friends. And for years, it was the first place he’d head after clocking out […]

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Tags: Gold Cross, hospice, Sentimental Journeys


September 1, 2015

At Camp Oz, Grieving Kids Learn About Loss, Love and Living

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Like other camps, this one has games, crafts and singing. But there also are comfort circles (for small group sharing), memory boxes and an opportunity to write messages to loved ones who have died. That’s because at Camp Oz, a common experience unites the campers — the death of someone close to them. For these […]

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Tags: Camp Oz, hospice


July 31, 2014

Blanketing Hospice Patients With Warmth and Comfort

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Everyone handles personal loss in their own unique way. When Red Wing, Minnesota, resident Ruthe Exner lost her husband in March 2012, she held true to that idea by pouring her energy and sewing talents into creating what the Red Wing Republican-Eagle recently called a “touching tradition” for hospice patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in […]

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Tags: hospice, Mayo Clinic Health System, Red Wing


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