Ten years ago, Hospice of Southern Maine opened the doors to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House — a look back.
Traditionally, a person’s obituary is written after their death by a family member or close friend. In the age of selfies and social media, more and more people are writing their own selfie or auto-obits.
People are starting to see that they have options and that they can make good choices at the end of life. They’re looking at how to spend their last days.
The holidays can be especially difficult for people who have lost someone dear — no matter how it happened. If you’re having a hard time, I hope this helps.
It’s one thing to know how you would want to be treated at the end of your life; who should be notified of your death; whether you wish to be buried or cremated; what kind of funeral or memorial service you’d like. It’s another to let your family and/or loved ones in on the details. […]
December first is my father’s birthday. He would have been 88 years old. December 10 will mark the sixth anniversary of his death. Army Lt. Col. Robert Alphonso Swett, Jr. Yes, I am a proud daughter and yes, I miss him terribly. But, I am not here to recount the significant accomplishments he achieved during […]
On September 27, David Emery celebrated his 56th wedding anniversary without his beloved wife Judy — a sad, but joyful day. It may be hard for some people to understand how there can be joy when you are mourning the loss of someone you love deeply. David’s joy comes from the wonderful memories of a […]