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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - April 2013


Humor & Health

Fill in the blank: Laughter is the ___ medicine. You guessed it didn’t you? Laughter is the BEST medicine. This phrase is well-known in our culture and there is research that proves the physical, mental, emotional and social benefits of laughter. Studies continue to demonstrate that laughter is, indeed, the best medicine!

Meet our 2013 Caring More Award Winners

The “Caring More” Award is presented to outstanding social workers who go above and beyond to improve lives through their work with patients and in the community. The award includes a $500 prize to the non-profit of the recipient’s choice, and a breakfast in their honor with invited colleagues, family, friends, and a distinguished panel of judges during National Social Work Month in March.

Crossroads Celebrates V-Day!

Today marks the kick-off of many of Crossroads Hospice’s “V-Day” celebrations. In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, we’re honoring our volunteers for their dedication to patients and families and inviting community members to learn more about getting involved.


Picture this: after receiving a variety of cancer treatments, one day when you visit your doctor, you’re told that you’re not eligible for any more treatment for your cancer. But, you still have things you want to do; you don’t want to lie in bed, in pain, waiting to feel worse. You want to play with your grandchildren, golf or maybe keep a journal to share with your loved ones. The Crossroads Hospice CancerLink program can help. Emotional and spiritual support from team members, physicians, nurse practitioners and volunteers are available to you.

What’s V-Day?

I wasn’t alive during the Victory days that ended World War II, but I heard the stories from my Grandparents and certainly have been moved by the old photographs. What the greatest generation gave to us through their bravery, hard work and determination shaped the world for generations to come — and perhaps for all time.