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It's Giving Tuesday!

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As the holiday shopping season kicks off, it’s time to remind ourselves that it really is better to give than to receive. How will you celebrate #GivingTuesday?
If you’re looking for inspiration on this international day of giving, here are a few ideas on how you can show your giving spirit: Take an #UNselfie. Show the world why Angela Hospice means so much to you. Download this flyerand post it on social media. Be sure to tag us on Facebook and Twitter!Give your time. Help out a neighbor in need or volunteerDonate to your favorite charity, like Angela Hospice, which you can donate to here. Write a positive review. Organizations like ours depend on your kind words to help spread the word about what we do. Writea review about Angela Hospice. Those are just a few ideas for what you could do on #GivingTuesday! Comment below to let us know how you plan on participating!
If you have any questions, please contact our Development Office at (734) 464-7810.


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AVA eases burdens for hospice patients

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When Angela Hospice launched its telehospice program last January, the staff knew there would be benefits for patients, like faster response times and being able to see a nurse’s friendly face when getting help with their concerns. But as the program has evolved, we’ve discovered even more ways this innovative program is making life easier for hospice patients.
Joanne Savage could tell you. Widowed six years ago, she’s raising three boys on her own. And she’s been fighting her own battle with cancer for 11 years. Now on Angela Hospice’s home care program, one of the highlights for Joanne is AVA (Angela’s Virtual Assist), the tablet device that allows Joanne to connect to telehospice services and video chat. 
“It makes a difference,” Joanne said, “Because I know that I can call anytime and someone will be there.”
Joanne was diagnosed with peritoneal carcinoma, a rare form of cancer, at the age of 40. She was actually in remission for four years, but there were also surgeries, three years…

Volunteer Spotlight: Ingrid Lasley

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Name: Ingrid Lasley

How long have you been a volunteer?
I started volunteering about 2 ½ years ago.

What areas do you work in/what sort of tasks do you do as a volunteer?
I cover the receptionist desk for lunch hours, which includes telephone calls. I have covered Tree of Life shifts for the past 2 years and plan to volunteer again this season. I also have been involved in numerous mailings and last year’s Walk of Remembrance.

What made you decide to become a volunteer?
I stopped working a few years ago and decided I could use my spare time best by volunteering. I am enjoying every minute!

Why Angela Hospice?

My mother passed away in 2012 in Buffalo, NY, and after witnessing the treatment my mother received at a hospice facility there, I knew I wanted to be part of such a kind and caring group.

What is your favorite part about volunteering?
I have enjoyed meeting so many people who have demonstrated so many ways one can give. The employees and volunteers at Angela Hospice are truly special peop…

Freezing Fun Charity Run

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Are you ready for a challenge? Then prepare to get chilly at the Freezing Fun Charity Run on December 16.
The Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club has chosen Angela Hospice and the Salvation Army as the beneficiaries of their warm-hearted, cold-weather run/walk taking place at Schoolcraft College. Choose from the 1.6-mile route or take on the full 5K!
The race will begin at 9 a.m. at the St. Joe’s Sports Dome at Schoolcraft College, then continue around the rest of the campus. Individuals can register for $22, or a family of 3 or more can register for $50 per family.
Online registration is available here