All posts by: Pathways

Activities for Loved Ones with Dementia

by in Blog, News May 13, 2019

by Rose Marie Massaro If you have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s important to help them keep active and engaged. Especially in the early stages, they will want to continue feeling useful and productive. Being able to complete simple household tasks or continuing a hobby can help soothe anxiety, depression and frustration […]

How to Help Children Cope with Loss

by in Blog, News April 30, 2019

By Rose Marie Massaro Whether you’re an adult or child, experiencing the loss of a loved one is extremely difficult. We’re filled with heartache, confusion and the sense of disruption in our lives. Children often rely on an adult to help them navigate the unfamiliar feelings and change. Having a compassionate and thoughtful adult by […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Byron Laws

by in News April 17, 2019

By Rose Marie Massaro Please meet Byron, the next featured volunteer in our National Volunteer Month Spotlight series. As a volunteer, Byron values the connections he has made with Pathways patients. He cherishes the wonderful life and love stories many have shared with him. Learn more about his experiences at Pathways in this quick Q&A. […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Patrick DesJardin

by in Blog, News April 10, 2019

By Rose Marie Massaro Our next volunteer in our National Volunteer Month Spotlight series is Patrick DesJardin. Patrick has been a Pathways volunteer for over 15 years, providing caregiver relief and companionship to patients. In this role, Patrick takes time to listen to patients and be with them–whether that means reading to them or just […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Paula Bernander

by in News April 10, 2019

We are continuing with our series of volunteer spotlights during National Volunteer Month with a young woman who continues to give her heart and care to Pathways. Meet Pathways Volunteer: Paula Bernander Pathways volunteer since: Summer 2017 What does your role as a Pathways volunteer entail? I started volunteering doing companionship visits at facilities in Fort […]

Finding Balance as a Caregiver

by in Blog, News April 9, 2019

Being a caregiver is a job that is fueled by the heart. It is a job done with compassion and concern for someone you love. However, the job can quickly become daunting. Most caregivers put aside their own needs to take care of a loved one, and that can easily lead to feeling stressed, fatigued […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Strong

by in News April 6, 2019

We are so fortunate to have many caring and dedicated volunteers at Pathways. In celebration of April being National Volunteer Month, we are putting the spotlight on some of the volunteers whose time and contributions make a difference in our patients’ lives. Meet Pathways Volunteer: Steve Strong Role at Pathways: Volunteer offering companion and care giver […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Yvonne Wootten

by in Blog, News April 1, 2019

Meet Pathways Volunteer Yvonne Wootten April is National Volunteer Month and we want to take the time to thank and introduce you to some of the wonderful volunteers at the heart of Pathways. Only very special people can do the physical and emotional tasks involved in caring for hospice patients. The time and efforts provided […]