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Families Helping Families

Beth, whose mother had been cared for on our service, decided that she and her family would like to help others for Christmas. We knew just the family.

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A Season for Caring

Gael Gracia used to have to leave his father, who has ALS, alone for over 8 hours at a stretch when he went to work. That all changed when the family was accepted into the Austin American-Statesman's Season for Caring program.

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Camp Brave Heart is now Camp Erin!

We want to let you all know about an exciting new relationship Hospice Austin has forged with the Moyer Foundation that will impact Camp Brave Heart. About a year ago, we heard about the Moyer Foundation and their Camp Erin program and were intrigued because the mission for the camp sounded so similar to Camp Brave Heart.

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The seemingly unrelenting tragedies of hurricanes and mass shootings is enough to batter the spirit,  re-open wounds from past losses and deepen fresh ones. And now the holidays are approaching, making a hard time even worse.  For people who have suffered the death of a loved one, the holidays are a constant and painful reminder […]

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In honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, please join Hospice Austin to watch the riveting film “Defining Hope” on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 pm at Regal Arbor 8 Cinema ~ 9828 Great Hills Trail. “Defining Hope” weaves the stories of patients with life-threatening illness — and the nurses who guide them — […]

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Fall Day of Renewal – A Creative & Expressive Exploration of Grief

Please join us for Hospice Austin's Fall Day of Renewal -- A Creative & Expressive Exploration of Grief on Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 am - 5 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. This special day will include group sessions using gentle movement, aromatherapy, art, writing, and information on acupuncture & acupressure.

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Blessing of the Animals

Hospice Austin knows that animals are a source of comfort for many of our patients and staff members. Join us as we honor the special role of our pets at “A Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, October 15 at 2 pm.

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Hospice Austin Standard Bearer of 2017 Erik Secrest

Announcing our Standard Bearer for 2017:  Erik Secrest! Years before our organization began a conversation about the RIGHT way Standards of Behavior, Erik was living out those characteristics day after day.  For almost 20 years, Erik has served at the “heart” of Hospice Austin’s Christopher House as the Unit Clerk. We have a fireplace in the living room at Hospice Austin's Christopher House where people can warm themselves on cold days.  When Erik is here, the hearth moves over to the Unit Clerk desk, and people are warmed by his beautiful, welcoming spirit. Erik makes us proud to be part of the Hospice Austin team!

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Hospice Austin Standard Bearer Peggy Stoll

Introducing our fourth nomination for Standard Bearer of 2017:  Peggy Stoll! Peggy is always respectful of others.  She listens carefully, thoughtfully, and never interrupts people who are talking to her.  She is a life-long learner and is always recommending books that can help us in our work and life.  She constantly expresses gratitude for the work that others on her team are doing with patients and families.  

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Hospice Austin Standard Bearer Brian King

Our fifth nomination for Standard Bearer of the Year:  Brian King! Brian is known to all as being ready to serve, not just our patients, but also his co workers and other staff, as well as our partners in clinical service delivery.  It is impossible to find a standard of behavior that Brian does not exemplify.  His approach with everyone is to honor them by his words and actions.  You can’t help but feel valued by the implicit appreciation he conveys.

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