emotional balance, exercise, depression

The Effects of Exercise on Depression

As we age we're often confronted with life changes that may cause feelings of stress and sadness. Changes such as the death of a loved one, the transitioning from the workplace into retirement, or suddenly dealing with a serious illness can leave us feeling sad, stressed and overwhelmed. Many older Read More

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Donating Without Money Through Planned Giving

You can donate without using money today! Did you know that you can make a significant donation to your favorite charity without spending a dollar today, and that this gift can be transformational to the charity? Even better, right? So how do you go about making this impact without breaking the Read More

making healthy choices

Take Charge of Your Health

It’s time for a midyear check up on your New Year’s Resolutions. Have you lost that pesky 15 pounds yet? Are you sticking to your carb-free diet? How about your workouts --- are your running shoes collecting dust in the back of your closet? It can feel overwhelming if you haven’t met those lofty Read More


June is Men’s Health Month

As you may or may not realize, June is Men’s Health Month. Why do we have a Men’s Health Month you might ask? Its purpose is simple; “to promote the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.” As a man, husband, father, Read More


Employee Health & Fitness Month

  THE MONTH OF MAY IS: EMPLOYEE HEALTH & FITNESS MONTH     Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life?  It can reduce your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and some types of cancer. During the month of Read More

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National Volunteer Appreciation Month

 NATIONAL VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 12 – 19, 2015 As Ghandi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  It is in that spirit that we celebrate the service of volunteers during the month of April. In Canada, Read More

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March is Pulmonary Month

Pulmonary Disease Did you know? The lungs have delicate tissue that comes directly into contact with external factors, like germs, smoke and other harmful substances. Although your body has a natural defense system designed to keep dirt out and fight off germs, there are some important things you Read More

Heart Health

Myths and Facts About Your Heart

Myths and Facts About Your Heart Sharon Lutz RN BSN CHPN During a heart attack your heart stops beating?  True or False ? False- During a heart attack, blood supply to heart tissue is blocked, leading to tissue death. When your heart suddenly stops functioning as a result of abnormal heart Read More

State of Hospice of the North Coast

A message from Sharon- State of Hospice of the North Coast As we close 2014 I want to take a few moments to recap the year we have experienced at Hospice of the North Coast. Like all years, we have had many successes and a few opportunities that helped redirect our passion for serving patients at Read More

Thoughts for the Holidays

Like many, I have always enjoyed the holidays. It renews my connections to my family, my friends, my community, and God. It’s a time to give and receive love, promote peace and tolerance, and a time for reflection. For most of us it is a happy time, a time of joy. The holidays are perceived very Read More