We have all heard the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” which is often attributed to Confucius (although modern-day usage can be tracked back to the early 1920s). So if a picture can tell a story quickly, imagine the possibilities of watching a video? We realize the potential of telling stories in this manner so we’d like to welcome you to Chapters Health System Videos.
The Honor Walk at Good Shepherd Hospice
In April 2018, members of Good Shepherd Hospice wanted to find a way to give special recognition to veterans who spent their final days at the Lakeland Hospice House. What started as a simple tribute has since grown tremendously. Here’s a look at the unique way our employees honor veterans, police, firefighters, nurses and more.
One More Dance
In 2014, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization featured one of our Good Shepherd Hospice patients as a Moment of Life story. “One More Dance” tells the inspirational tale of hospice patient Dennis Heston’s last wish, which was to experience the father-daughter dance. It was for a wedding he wouldn’t be able to attend. With the help of Good Shepherd Hospice, this video was played during the daughter’s wedding after Dennis had passed.
Annual Kids’ Camps
Below learn how our annual camps—Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice—impact those children who need to be around others who have also lost someone close to them—discovering they are not alone in their grief.
Camp Brave Heart is an annual bereavement camp for children ages 6 to 17 who have lost a loved one that Good Shepherd Hospice hosts. Children come to camp for one weekend to share their feelings of loss with others. Combining healing with fun, the experience lets children know that life still has a lot to offer.
Camp Circle of Love is an annual bereavement camp for children ages 6 to 17 who have lost a loved one that LifePath Hospice hosts. Children come to camp for one weekend and participate in many healing activities and learn to cope in a way they will utilize as they grow into young adults.
For more than 20 years, campers have attended HPH Hospice’s weekend bereavement camp (renamed in 2017 Camp REACHOUT) where for close to 48 hours they were able to reconnect and enjoy life again. Any child can attend the camp, even if the loved one was not a patient under HPH Hospice care.
Home Runs for Hospice
At LifePath Hospice, every day is an opportunity to make memorable moments: to laugh, hold the hand of someone you love, or fulfill a final wish. The second annual “Home Runs for Hospice” fundraising breakfast helped support patients and families in need of compassion, and grieving hearts in need of healing.
Take a tour of one of our hospice houses and find out how patients have an option to get their pain and symptoms under control without a hospitalization.