Entries by Wendy Shumaker

Pride, Honor and Purpose Supporting Veterans in their Final Days

Music, art and photographs transcend time. They can transport us back to defining moments in our lives, and provide peace and comfort when the days are overwhelming. John Good, chaplain for Homeland Hospice, uses images and music to provide a sense of normality for military veterans during their end-of-life journey….

A Journey to Serve Others Employee Spotlight: Chaplain Mark Harris

Throughout his life, Chaplain Mark P. Harris, M.A., M.Div., Spiritual Counselor at Homeland Hospice, has responded to the call to serve others. On his journey to becoming a spiritual counselor, Mark learned valuable life-lessons, which enriched his understanding of faith and his compassion for others. Mark joined the United States…

Homeland at Home Helps Lead Discussion on Elder Care

Annual Health Care Symposium Addresses Industry Trends Every day, families throughout our community and nation are facing difficult discussions about the care of aging loved ones. Often these conversations don’t happen until an incident occurs prompting family members to “take stock” of their loved one’s ability to live independently. These…

Running for a Good Cause

4th Annual Heroes for Homeland Hospice 5K a Success! On Saturday, June 9, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities laced up their sneakers for the 4th Annual Heroes for Homeland Hospice 5K at City Island in Harrisburg. The event brought together nearly 100 runners who enjoyed the course…

Finding Strength and Friendships Through Women’s Luncheon Series

“The clouds are starting to part thanks to this great network of support,” Cathy remarks at a recent women’s luncheon provided by Homeland Hospice. “We understand each other because we’re all going through the same thing.” Cathy has attended the women’s luncheon series since it was launched last year. She…

Sharing Memories Brings Comfort at Memorial Picnic

“My husband used to give me the first wildflower he saw each spring,” remarks a widow from a Homeland Hospice bereavement group. “Some years it was a dandelion.” Fond memories of a loved one can bring solace and strength during the grieving process. Sharing memories with others helps us understand…

Hospice Volunteers: Treasured Heroes to Those They Assist

From running an errand for a grieving family to providing assistance at bereavement support group meetings, volunteers are an integral part of Homeland Hospice. They graciously share their time and compassion. They are deeply committed to making sure hospice patient and their families have a network of support. They are…