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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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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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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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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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