Archive | December, 2011

My Connect to Purpose Moment

It was 2006 when I met Mrs. Vivian “Tommy” Adams while collecting narratives for the Faces of Life book, a collection of stories from Covenant patients and family members.  Mrs. Tommy had dementia, but to look in her face was to know that she was, and always had been, all about kindness and giving and […]

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Joy

Loss During the Holidays

For many of us, particularly those of us who have suffered the death of a loved one during the holidays, this time of year can be most difficult.  Sometimes when everything is under control, a story, a memory, a song creep up on me and a “bitter sweetness” fills my heart reminding me that the empty space in […]

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White Christmas

The chances of Northwest Florida having a “white” Christmas is pretty slim. A few years ago, we had what I would call a “Florida white Christmas”–it hailed on Christmas Day. It was “white” precipitation. Nonetheless, my young kids bought it! Chances are we did not have snow and a reason to snuggle up by the […]

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Coping during the Holidays

Immediately after the loss of a loved one, all of the emotions seem overwhelming.  As time passes, the pain may seem to ease and our feelings might soften a bit.  Just when many of us think we are coping well, events or reminders can take us immediately back to the intense feelings of grief and […]

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Doris’ Cookie Jar

We have a cookie theme this week, don’t we?  This article is from the December issue of our donor newsletter, Covenant Connection.   It’s such a sweet story of giving and so appropriate as we approach the holidays.  Enjoy! The story of every patient for whom Covenant Hospice cares is special.  The same can be said […]

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The Cookie Lady

The Cookie Lady

This time of year, I always set aside time to make cookies for friends and family.  This year, as I was thinking of what recipes to use, I was reminded of this story of a very special Covenant Hospice Volunteer, Gwen Miller.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading about our “Cookie Lady”.  We all have a […]

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Miles of Memories

Miles of Memories

On a crisp fall morning, families, co-workers, and friends gathered at Seville Square in Pensacola, to pay tribute to those they loved and may have lost to dementia during Alzheimer’s Family Services, Miles of Memories. Over 400 people gathered on November 11th to share in the fundraising event to support local caregivers of those with […]

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Congratulations to…

…Rebecca Padilla, from the Joyce Goldenberg Inpatient Residence, who is our Employee of the Month for December!  Rebecca’s nomination, written by her coworkers, describes the heart she has for her work: Rebecca provides a calming, unhurried presence to all patients along with an overflowing attitude of compassion which spills over to the employees she works with regularly.  Rebecca […]

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Angel Tree

It’s that time of year again…the HOLIDAYS!!! And we all know that with the holidays come lots of feelings and thoughts. Many of us are planning our shopping trips and gift lists, family dinners and work parties, Christmas cards lists, wrapping presents, traveling out of town, seeing family and friends, and many other activities associated […]

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