Chronicles of Care

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Colorado Gives Day Just Got Better

The Denver Hospice is the grateful recipient of a challenge gift from New West Physicians! New West Physicians has generously pledged to donate $45,000 to The Denver Hospice on Colorado Gives Day and has challenged our supporters to match their gift to help The Denver Hospice reach a goal of $90,000.

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Helping Elvin Preserve His Legacy

Whitney Haney, Grief Counselor and Art Therapist, began working with Elvin in January 2015, when a referral was made to the Art Therapy Integrative Department of The Denver Hospice to help Elvin reflect on and record his life. In the midst of reflecting on his legacy, Elvin became afraid that when he died his stories would die with him. Continue reading “Helping Elvin Preserve His Legacy”

Marvel & the Marvelettes

The Music that was Marvel

Life wasn’t always a song for Marvel Hillebrand. Her dreams of being an accountant were derailed by the Depression. Two of her children preceded her in death. And she longed for adventures beyond her wife-and-homemaker life in Toledo, Ohio. Continue reading “The Music that was Marvel”

Discovering a Hero

The Denver Hospice Uncovers Veteran’s Accomplishments 61 Years Later

A week before Cornelius (Neil) Jones Sr. was drafted into the Korean War he went AWOL. Being the family man that he was, he did not want to leave his wife, who at the time was pregnant with his daughter.­­ Continue reading “The Denver Hospice Uncovers Veteran’s Accomplishments 61 Years Later”

Caregiving 2016

The Denver Hospice Kicks-off CareGiving 2016

Today, The Denver Hospice is kicking off CareGiving 2016 – a campaign to raise awareness and funding for critical hospice programs.

CareGiving 2016 celebrates National Hospice and Palliative Care month in November, and culminates on Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement on Dec. 6 to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. Continue reading “The Denver Hospice Kicks-off CareGiving 2016”

I want to take the fear out of hospice.

Breast Cancer Survivor Takes Fear Out of Hospice

Former Model, Author and Breast Cancer Survivor Explains Why Hospice is About Living

Sue Miller is a survivor. Never mind that she’s marked her 82nd birthday and is now in the care of The Denver Hospice, this former model, author and breast cancer survivor could not be more poised or passionate as she discusses her current mission: “I want to help take the fear out of hospice.” Continue reading “Breast Cancer Survivor Takes Fear Out of Hospice”