Yostena Makram of Rumford, RI, didn’t have time to prepare to say goodbye to her beloved sister, Ireny. Ireny passed away in January 2016, after being diagnosed with advanced cancer. The loss was sudden and devastating, but Yostena’s grief was long and complex. She got through it with help from HopeHealth grief support. Before Ireny Read More
Three years ago, Anne Evans came to HopeHealth hoping to become a volunteer. When the director of volunteer services asked if she had any experience with hospice, she smiled and answered, “a lifetime.” For as long as Anne can remember, her parents were dedicated hospice volunteers. “My father was so committed to the hospice mission Read More
For Ellen Aldrich, renewing wedding vows with her husband, Frank, was “a very special, poignant and meaningful moment in our lives,” she tearfully recounted of the September 2016 event. The ceremony, an early celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, occurred at Hope Hospice’s McCarthy Care Center (MCC) in Sandwich, MA, just days before Frank’s death. (Hope Hospice is part of the HopeHealth family of services.)
HopeHealth is pleased to announce the promotion of Pauline Neves, CFRE, to vice president of philanthropy for HopeHealth in Massachusetts. Neves has been with HopeHealth since 2004, serving as director of philanthropy for the last five years. Neves is responsible for the leadership of a comprehensive and cost effective fundraising program, including annual giving, memorial gifts, major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving and special events. She was an essential member of the leadership team during two mergers, and served as a member of the organization-wide rebranding task force.