We’ve all read the stories or had a personal experience with not being allowed to see loved ones who are in the hospital, a nursing home, or assisted living facility. Especially heart wrenching is not being able to gather around when a loved one is dying or to honor them afterward.
When Tom Antonik was diagnosed with AIDS in the late 80s, he expected to die a young man. All around him, people he cared about were dying and he never dreamed that he might have a different fate. But he did and he’s now old enough to share his personal perspective on aging.
Have you ever wanted to say something to someone who is grieving but don’t? You can’t find the right words so you say nothing. In the final segment of Living with Grief, we get some loving words of advice from several people who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Ten years ago, Hospice of Southern Maine opened the doors to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House — a look back.
People are starting to see that they have options and that they can make good choices at the end of life. They’re looking at how to spend their last days.
Guest post by Claire Brannigan, whose husband Joe died January 17, 2015. Our story It all began when Joe started struggling with the aerobic portion of his regular gym workout. At the advice of the instructor, Joe saw his doctor that day. Within days, we got the diagnosis: Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia (AML) — incurable and […]
On September 27, David Emery celebrated his 56th wedding anniversary without his beloved wife Judy — a sad, but joyful day. It may be hard for some people to understand how there can be joy when you are mourning the loss of someone you love deeply. David’s joy comes from the wonderful memories of a […]