Stories

Called to Serve Others: Meet Volunteer Coordinator Tamara Jaroszewski

Called to Serve Others: Meet Volunteer Coordinator Tamara Jaroszewski

  April 23, 2024

As a young woman, Tamara Jaroszewski of Harrisburg experienced the profound impact of hospice services when her sister died of breast cancer at age 40. For Tamara, hospice work became a beacon of hope and inspiration. She felt called to help patients during their end-of-life journey. Her call was recently…

Homeland Palliative Care Enhances Continuum of Support

Homeland Palliative Care Enhances Continuum of Support

  April 11, 2024

A hallmark of a successful organization is its ability to evolve to meet the needs of its community. For more than 156 years, Homeland Center has structured its programming to meet the needs of its patients and their families. In 2022, Homeland started offering palliative care, a new and valuable…

The Power of Music In the Lives of Hospice Patients

The Power of Music In the Lives of Hospice Patients

  April 2, 2024

“You, my brown eyed girl.” The lyrics of “Brown Eyed Girl,” Van Morrison’s nostalgic and catchy song from 1967, is familiar to many and a portal to another time for others. For anyone growing up in the 1960s, this song and others from this era evoke memories of times with…

Homeland Social Workers Make the Puzzle Pieces Fit

Homeland Social Workers Make the Puzzle Pieces Fit

  March 28, 2024

What do social workers do? At Homeland, they help families navigate the complexities that are often involved with caregiving. “The hard work shouldn’t be on the family,” said Homeland social worker Amanda Williams. “They should just be coming to visit their loved ones. They shouldn’t have to worry about the…

American Heart Month at Homeland: Healthy staff, happy residents

American Heart Month at Homeland: Healthy staff, happy residents

  February 29, 2024

When Homeland Employee Wellness Coordinator Roxane E. Hearn, PhD sees Homeland Center staff wearing scrubs that have grown baggy from weight loss, it warms her heart. “You see them moving faster,” she said. “They say they’re not as tired on their shift or feel they have more energy to spend…

Barbara and Phil Talarico’s Carpool Love Story

Barbara and Phil Talarico’s Carpool Love Story

  February 13, 2024

A love connection often begins at the most unexpected time. An ordinary day can be the start of an extraordinary relationship. Call it destiny or luck, 40 years ago on a cold and wintry day, Phil Talarico saw his now wife Barbara waiting for the bus to go to work….

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Events

Bereavement Six Week Support Group

Bereavement Six Week Support Group

July 16, 2024
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Homeland Hospice Office, Suite 265B, 2300 Vartan Way, Harrisburg

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Grief Art

Grief Art

July 27, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Homeland Hospice Office, Suite 265B 2300 Vartan Way, Harrisburg

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2024 Homeland Hospice 5K and Memory Walk

2024 Homeland Hospice 5K and Memory Walk

September 14, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Rossmoyne Business Center in Mechanicsburg

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The Social (Bereavement Event)

The Social (Bereavement Event)

October 25, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Giant Foods Community Room, 3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill

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Coping with the Holidays Workshop

Coping with the Holidays Workshop

November 02, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Giant Foods Community Room, 3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill

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