How to Write a Sympathy Note

How To Write A Sympathy Note

When someone you know loses a loved one to death, a common reaction is to send a sympathy card. But once it’s purchased, what do you write inside? Do you have the perfect words of comfort? Will you accidentally say the wrong thing? Writing a sympathy note isn’t easy, but it is important. You can’t…
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Miranda Heintzman

A Heart For Hospice: One Hospice Employee Shares Her Calling To Care

For Hospice of the Red River Valley employee Miranda Heintzman, this line of work is more than a job, it’s her calling. It speaks to the core of who she is as a person—kind, patient and, most of all, compassionate. “When I was a certified nursing assistant (CNA), I knew every day when I got…
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Gilman Beck

Northwood Resident Finds Value In Giving Back Through Hospice Volunteering

When you live in a smaller community, you inevitably become an essential fiber in the tapestry of the town. Community members grow up supporting one another and giving back whenever they can to lift up those in need, and who most likely lives down the street. This sentiment is true of Northwood, N.D., and its…
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The Mourner’s Bill Of Rights

by Dr. Alan Wolfelt Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people. You are the one who is grieving, and as such, you have certain “rights” no one should try to take away…
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How Donations To Hospice Help Support End-of-Life Care

As a non-profit organization, Hospice of the Red River Valley receives funds from a variety of sources, including Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. But we also rely heavily on community support to enhance the care and services we provide to those with terminal illnesses and their families. Deliberate acts of generosity ensure our compassionate care…
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