November and December have always been two of my favorite months of the year. Crisp fall days enveloped by the vibrant kaleidoscope of colors in our landscape are followed by the beauty of winter snowfalls. But more importantly, it is a time for family gatherings, even if they are virtual, and reﬂecting on what we are grateful for in our lives.
While that may seem odd to some of you given the unimaginable challenges 2020 has presented in so many different aspects of our lives, there is still so much to be grateful for, especially on a day ﬁlled with sunshine like today.
I have been in awe of the resiliency of the human spirit demonstrated by our community. The depth of selﬂess care and compassion our staff and
volunteers continue to share with each other and those in need is inspiring. Equally inspiring is the strength and kindness of our patients and their families, who have had to live through a difﬁcult time of life with the added burden of Covid restrictions. And the generosity of the community members who have supported our “don’t come” events is humbling.
Our Cherishing Life philosophy of care has remained our steadfast roadmap throughout 2020. It has allowed us to continue providing quality, innovative care for hospice patients and Transitions™ clients with the utmost courage, respect, and dignity for all involved.
Our hearts are ﬁlled with gratitude. I hope the spirit of the season brings each of you much comfort and peace.
(Pictured above, Hospice of the Calumet Area CEO Adrianne May with Friends of Hospice Member Candice Logue at an event in 2019.)
Adrianne May is the CEO for Hospice of the Calumet Area. The opinions are the writer's.