A Life Touching a Life…

September 2, 2015
by Vickie Watson, Community Relations Specialist Over the past few weeks I have had the privilege of serving as a United Way Loaned Executive. In that capacity, I have the opportunity to go to various companies and talk about the impact giving has on lives. When a person makes a donation to a non-profit agency
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Are Computers Really Human?

August 26, 2015
by Susan Sanders, Community Relations Director Do you ever feel as if your computer has a personal vendetta against you? Or that they take on human characteristics and can sense when you are in a hurry and need a document RIGHT NOW!?!?!?!!?? Just yesterday, I powered up my computer to add agenda items for a
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A Personal Grief Journey...

August 19, 2015
by Annah Grace Morgan, Foundation Director My Granddaddy would have been 90 years old on Monday. We lost him to lung cancer 3-1/2 years ago. With all of the “Spirit of 45” celebrations last week, my heart has been aching for my American hero, my strongest connection to the Greatest Generation. My granddaddy was a
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The “Spirit of 45” is still alive!

August 13, 2015
by Ann German, Bereavement Assistant I was thrilled to participate in the 70th anniversary celebration event held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville with my husband, a WWII vet. We were honored to travel with World War II Vets and their family members by bus to the event. Senator Clay Scofield sponsored
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Race to Remember registration is now open!

August 10, 2015
We’re excited to announce that registration for the Race to Remember 5K is now open at www.hospicemc5k.org. Jump on board early to take advantage of upcoming race related events and contests. Now is also the time to started building your team and fundraising. This year’s race will again take place at Albertville High School’s Coliseum
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Identity Theft – ANYONE CAN BE A TARGET!

August 5, 2015
by Vickie S. Watson, Public Relations Specialist   Hospice of Marshall County’s Planned Giving Council hosted a lunch and learn today on the topic of how to protect yourself from identity theft. The information provided would be useful to anyone and everyone – as this is a growing crime which can cost you a great
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What Does Shopping Have to Do With Hospice Care?

July 30, 2015
by Susan Sanders, Community Relations Director I was talking to someone last week at a Senior Health Fair about shopping at Thrift Stores.  The comment the person made was, “I can never find what I need when I go to a Thrift Store.”  My response was, “That’s your problem…you don’t go thrift shopping to find
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Music Truly Does Soothe the Soul

July 23, 2015
by Vickie Watson, Public Relations Specialist Today, I had the distinct honor of attending the Countywide Gospel Singing for all of the Marshall County Senior Citizen Centers. What a joy it was to be in a room full of precious folks I consider my friends. I was invited to sing with the Guntersville Senior Center,
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Thrift “Shoppe-ing”

July 17, 2015
by Susan Sanders, Community Relations Director I love Thrift Store shopping. Always have! I’ve been known to get up early on a Saturday morning and hop from yard sale to Thrift Store to yard sale. You never know what is just around the block that you JUST have to have! At one time, I thought,
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Fun at Our Area Senior Centers

June 30, 2015
by Vickie Watson, Public Relations Specialist One of my absolute favorite aspects of my job is visiting with the local Senior Citizens Centers. Every month I visit with seniors in Marshall and Etowah counties just to have some FUN. There are times we play BINGO, have penny auctions, or sing old familiar hymns, but the
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Heart of Hospice Award

May 11, 2015
2015 Heart of Hospice Award Recipient The 2015 Heart of Hospice recipient, Jamie Gore has been referred to as a “quiet GIANT” for HMC for 20 years. “I believe that God directs our paths and as such, I believe it was destined for Hospice of Marshall County’s and Jamie Gore’s paths to cross – not
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Gayle's Garden Comes to Fruition

May 11, 2015
How wonderful to see the new landscaping addition to Gayle’s Garden done by the Marshall County Leadership Challenge Class of 2015. For those of you who have been with a loved one at Shepherd’s Cove, you know there are times when you just stare out the window, thinking of nothing and thinking of everything. To
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Community Camp HOPE

May 9, 2015
Losing a loved one is hard at any age, but for a child, the grief can be impossible to navigate. Hospice of Marshall County (HMC) has helped many children through the grieving process with Camp Hope, a one day grief camp for children who participate in HMC’s in-school bereavement program. But on May 9th, for
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HMC Receives Grief Reach Grant

April 29, 2015
by Susan Sanders, Community Relations Director We hear so many bad things in the news these days it causes us to think, “What is the world is this world coming to…”  Just when I’m tempted to concentrate on this depressing thought, I am reminded of the generosity of good folks and large corporations that see
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Volunteers Make A Difference

April 17, 2015
by Vickie Watson, Public Relations Specialist I had the distinct honor of sitting in on an interview with the Sand Mountain Reporter of one of our faithful volunteers, Shirley Lybrand. I have known Shirley for several years, but my experience with her was always her willingness to help fold the 2,000+ quarterly newsletters HMC published.
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HMC Employees Appointed to Medicaid Committee

March 27, 2015
Small Town, USA sometimes gets slammed as not having quality, professionals like the big cities, but I can tell you this does not hold true with Hospice of Marshall County! Stormy Dismuke, Chief Nursing Officer, and Marie Creel, Billing Specialist, are known for their expertise and professionalism, so much so, they were asked to assist
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