News from High Peaks Hospice

Learn What Hospice Care Really Means to Patients and their Families

What makes a good death? This is a question that many people prefer not to think about in their day-to-day lives. However, for patients facing an uncertain future, it is an extremely relevant reality. The answer can vary from person to person, depending on individual personalities, interests and desires. However, for most people, a good death

2023-11-15T12:56:46-05:00November 15th, 2023|

It’s Never too Late to Thank a Veteran, Even at the End of Life

Americans across the country celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served our country in the military. These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our nation’s Veterans includes supporting them throughout

2023-11-15T12:59:08-05:00November 7th, 2023|

Knights of Columbus Council #384 donates $1,200 to High Peaks Hospice

Knights of Columbus Council #384 donates $1,200 to High Peaks Hospice October 19, 2023 (Port Henry, NY) – The Port Henry Knights of Columbus donated $1,200 to High Peaks Hospice, funds raised at their annual turkey dinner in August. This event was chaired by Nappy Marcotte, a graduate of the hospice’s services, who has been

2023-10-26T09:46:44-04:00October 26th, 2023|

You are invited to our Open House

You are invited to our Open House to celebrate our new Hudson Falls Office! This new location allows us to better serve our community by accepting walk-ins for information on hospice services and volunteer opportunities and by providing a space to host both adult and children’s bereavement sessions. The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce will kick things

2023-09-08T14:43:29-04:00September 8th, 2023|

Join us in Remembrance…

High Peaks Hospice invites you to our Remembrance Gathering to commemorate those we've loved and lost. This event will take place at the Crandall Park Pavilion Saturday, September 16, 2023. Come light a candle in their memory to represent how their light lives on. Family, friends, and the community are welcome to attend and may

2023-09-08T14:37:46-04:00September 8th, 2023|

The Tupper Lake community is building everlasting relationships with High Peaks Hospice Pictured: Back - Sara Desimone, High Peaks Hospice Administrative Manager. Front - Students representing LP Quinn Elementary’s 1st Grade Classes who raised $1,364, Nick George, High Peaks Hospice Executive Director Pictured: Cory LaQuay presents a check for $1,945. Ricky J. Dewyea shows his

2023-07-17T10:52:44-04:00July 17th, 2023|

Social Work Appreciation Month

March is National Social Work Appreciation Month! As we celebrate National Social Work Appreciation Month, it's important to recognize the significant role Hospice Social Workers play in providing compassionate care to patients and their families during end-of-life care. Hospice Social Workers provide emotional support, counseling, and guidance to patients and their loved ones as they

2023-04-13T07:54:03-04:00March 22nd, 2023|

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Rick Bergeron! Rick joined us as a volunteer on September 3, 2015. Rick grew up in southern Maine and moved to the area in 1973. He is retired from the field of Engineering/General Contracting. He has two wonderful daughters and 2 grandchildren whom he is very proud of. Rick is not only a Volunteer

2023-03-24T10:37:24-04:00February 7th, 2023|

High Peaks Hospice Founders Video – Celebrating 35 years by looking back at our beginning

Ann Merkel and some of the group of original High Peaks Hospice founders gathered to create a video to document the story of High Peaks Hospice's beginnings. L-R Standing- Fr. Rick Dennis, Katrine Krester Seated -Sr. Camillus, Ann Merkel, Dr. Robert Kasulke It's hard to imagine a time when hospice services were not available in

2023-06-23T11:05:37-04:00November 5th, 2022|

Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day- November 5th, 2022

November 5th is Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day. Join us in celebrating High Peaks Hospice’s Volunteer Manager, Jennifer Rich! Jennifer took time to elaborate on aspects of volunteering and her position at High Peaks Hospice. What does Volunteer management mean to you?  “Being a Volunteer Manager means that I have the opportunity to be a part

2022-11-04T21:41:56-04:00November 4th, 2022|
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