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December 24, 2006
Karen Feroli, executive director of Carroll Hospice and Carroll Home Care, recently was presented with the 2006 Sylvia V. Canon Humanitarian Award from the Community Services Council of Carroll County. The award is presented each year to an individual who initiates or sustains outstanding community service in Carroll County. Recipients demonstrate creativity, innovation and commitment that helps individuals throughout the community. Feroli has been with Carroll Hospice and Carroll Home Care for the past 10 years, while also serving as an advocate for the health and welfare in Carroll through her involvement in a variety of community activities.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 1, 1997
HOSPICE OF THE Chesapeake opens Chesapeake Treasures, its new community thrift store, May 8.Chesapeake Treasures will be in the same location as the thrift store the Cancer Resource and Support Center used to run before it dissolved this winter and transferred its assets to the hospice."
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By Jennifer Keats and Jennifer Keats,Contributing writer | February 21, 1991
Henry Lawton, a nominee for this year's Maryland Jaycees OutstandingSenior Citizen award, was responsible for dragging the Arundel Hospice into the computer age.As a volunteer, he brought the non-profit organization into the 20th century with new data processing and mailing systems. His six-year affiliation with the hospice has left him a member of its board of directors and secretary-treasurer of the Arundel Hospice Foundation.The Millersville hospice is a non-profit organization catering tothe needs of terminally ill patients and their families.
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By Jacques Kelly and Tom Keyser and Jacques Kelly and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2003
Jeanne Gilchrist Vance, a thoroughbred horse breeder and owner who founded and financed the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson so the terminally ill could spend their final days in a restful setting, died of flu-related pneumonia Sunday at her home in Manalapan, Fla. She was 68. Miss Vance owned the thoroughbred horse Lemon Drop Kid, an upset winner of the 1999 Belmont Stakes, and resided for much of the year at a Monkton farm she owned....
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By JONI GUHNE | December 8, 1994
Hospice of the Chesapeake, which set up shop in a tiny office on Benfield Boulevard in 1979 to introduce hospice care to Anne Arundel County, has grown into an agency that has benefited thousands of terminally ill people and their loved ones.Now, the organization operates from recently expanded offices on Veterans Highway in Millersville and has announced plans for further growth: an inpatient hospice residence."Our hospice governing board has long recognized the need for a residence," said President Erwin Abrams, a key force behind the hospice's expansion.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 4, 2001
TURNING TO A fresh page on the calendar - a new month, a new year, a new millennium - is a perfect occasion to shed old habits and slip into something more productive. You might try a new experience that gives you the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. Become a volunteer. A list of the worthiest organizations in this county that function on volunteer power must include the Hospice of the Chesapeake in Millersville. Kathy Bourgard, director of hospice volunteer services, heads a team of about 320 volunteers - the number varying day to day - who spend a few hours a week helping others.
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By Lois Szymanski and Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 26, 1996
IN TIMES of need, Carroll County residents tend to reach out, to be there, to care. At Carroll Hospice the concern is obvious. When a loved one is dying, the burden can be overwhelming. That is when hospice volunteers reach out with caring hands, warm words and a wealth of resources to share.L Now, Carroll Hospice is making a request for new volunteers.Based in Westminster, Carroll Hospice is a 10-year-old organization that provides support and care, in hospitals and homes, for the terminally ill and their families, and bereavement counseling after the loss of a loved one."
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff Writer | July 20, 1992
Patricia Savoy bends over a bronze plaque in a small Annapolis cemetery, sweating a little in the heat, her face exhausted by emotion.She doesn't have to worry now that her son's grave will be lost.When the single mother couldn't afford a marker for her 7-year-old's grave this summer, a county hospice and teen-agers from a local church joined forces to buy the plaque.Inscribed on the plaque, which rests in a green hollow at Pinelawn Memorial Park, is the 7-year-old's name, Olonzo Prather, the years of his short life, columns of roses and two entwined hearts.
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By Jill L. Zarend and Jill L. Zarend,Staff writer | January 6, 1992
The Arundel Hospice has changed its name to reflect an expanded mission throughout the region. The 12-year-old Millersville organization began the new year as the Hospice of the Chesapeake, complete with a new logo featuring a lighthouse beacon shining over the bay."It'sreally an attempt to send a message," said Lars Egede-Nissen, president and chief executive officer."We are truly there whenever you may need us. It (the lighthouse)symbolizes the spirit of hospice care -- life-threatening illnesses is a terrible storm -- and when you are in that storm we can be a beacon."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1996
When Karen Hersh decided on a rubber ducky race to raise money for Carroll Hospice, she saw easy organization -- not to mention the endless puns.For several months, she has searched for "quacker backers" to crowd the field at the hospice's first rubber ducky race Sunday at Cascade Lake in Hampstead.Hersh, a volunteer, has worked to recruit corporate sponsors and individual donors. In her zeal, she cannot resist using groaners for a good cause. She has urged participants to order a "flock of tickets" and to get their "ducks in a row."
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