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College Students Capture Stories Of Hospice Patients

BY DANIEL GAITAN | Cody Garbers never expected to bond with the terminally ill hospice patient he interviewed during a class project this spring. Garbers is one of a handful of University of Wisconsin-Parkside communication students who took part in a new program preserving the stories and experiences of dying patients through the production […]

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Funeral Flowers Forge Friendships

Volunteers deliver bouquets to nursing home residents BY DANIEL GAITAN | Kerry Andersen doesn’t want anyone to spend their days alone, or without fresh flowers. This spring, Andersen launched “New Friends” outreach to brighten the lives of seniors who may go weeks without visits from family or friends. After years as a hospice volunteer, […]

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The Holidays Aren’t Happy For Everyone

Kenosha Church Ministers To Former Caregivers, Those In Mourning On Christmas  BY DANIEL GAITAN | Amid the campy songs, shiny gifts and colorful lights, it’s easy to forget that some people are having a difficult time this holiday season. People facing terminal illness, the death of a loved one or loneliness may find the holidays overwhelming, […]

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