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Category: Hospice and Transitions

  1. My JSSA Story: Irena, A Transitions Client

    At 86 years old, Irena* is thoughtful, sharp, and social. A child of Eastern Europe, she can…
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    A volunteer from JSSA's Transitions program offers companionship to an elderly woman in a facility
  2. Meet a JSSA Hospice Volunteer: Amanda B.

    Amanda B. started volunteering at JSSA in 2017. In her own words, she discusses her experience…
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    JSSA Hospice Volunteer, Montgomery County, MD: Amanda B
  3. Learning From Grief

    As human beings, we will experience loss many times in our lives. I have found that in these…
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    how river stones can help us learn from grief
  4. Advance Care Planning: Helping Others Help You

    As individuals and families begin to think about aging, they tend to focus on the completion…
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  5. Canine Chronicles with Quincy, a JSSA Therapy Dog – Vol. 1

    When I first saw the ad in the Montgomery Gazette, I realized the potential of JSSA’s…
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    Quincy, a pet therapy dog for JSSA hospice
  6. The Work of Hospice Chaplains in Washington Jewish Week

    Did you know that hospice is one of the few areas of the American health care system that…
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    Understanding the work of hospice chaplains
  7. The End of Life is Different for Holocaust Survivors

    In JTA, Melissa Apter writes about the special challenges that Jewish hospice chaplains,…
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    the end of life is different for holocaust survivors
  8. JSSA’s Transitions Program Volunteers: Caring Support for the Seriously Ill

    Caring for the seriously ill is often a Herculean task. The emotional and physical resources…
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    Learn more about JSSA Transitions program and volunteers
  9. Through the Eyes of A JSSA Hospice Chaplain

    Author: Anne Kline, MA, BCC, Former JSSA Hospice Chaplain It takes love and patience to…
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    “Staff Tips and Strategies” and a drawing of a family in green
  10. JSSA Hospice – Our Community’s Jewish Hospice

    Author: Joy Sexton, RN, BSN, JSSA Hospice Director …my wife and I would like to thank you…
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    “Staff Tips and Strategies” and a drawing of a family in green