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.
Life’s Treasures Thrift Store Zephyrhills Grand Reopening
Life’s Treasures Thrift Store in Zephyrhills held its grand reopening Friday. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce. The grand re-opening marks the completion of a renovation project that includes new flooring, fixtures, and checkout counters. Customers will be excited to find a completely new floor set that features all news products.
Local restaurants generously donated food and drinks for customers. There were gift basket giveaways, special discounts, and a DJ providing entertainment. All of the store’s proceeds support HPH Hospice in Pasco County.
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.