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You Have Everything You Need
When Frances Guardi arrived at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing, her life – at the end of life – changed for the better.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Spend the longest day of the year with us at the Lake Waramaug Country Club in support of making the best of every day in Litchfield County.
Moving Through Grief
One of the most disorienting aspects of the grief process is that basic habits that might help to keep you afloat—like deep sleep, exercise and calm contemplation—can seem to demand a focus or inner drive you may not be able to summon up right now. Just know that when you are ready, any or all of those possibilities are available, and every little bit can help.
A Connection to Abbe
In memory of his wife, Abbe, Fred Tesch had a beautiful fountain installed at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing. The sound of the water that flows in it reminds him of the gurgling stream that runs through his and Abbe’s yard.
There is no way to describe grief in a simple sentence that would be easy enough for a seven-year-old to understand, and there is no way to put it that would give someone an understanding of what it feels like, and there is no way to prepare for it.
10th Annual Golf Classic
Join us on October 4, 2021 at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem, New York to celebrate the memory of Brookfield, Connecticut resident, Bill Leverence.
He Needed His Mom
In November 2020, the Conn family lost their three-month-old son, Austin, to terminal illness. In this honest and courageous piece, Austin’s mom, Karlie, shares her perspective as a way to bring some light and comfort to other families who may also be facing the painful experience of losing a child.
A Lesson in Kindness
When Bob Stosser was asked whether he was open to having a piece written in memory of his wife, Ann, who died last summer, he said, “It depends.”
Judee Thomas: An Angel in Heaven
Mike Jasinski and Sandra Ahrstrom describe their sister Judee Thomas as an “Angel on Earth.” She was a giving, lovable, and devoted woman of faith. After experiencing a miscarriage, and then losing her beloved husband, Fred, in a car accident when she was only twenty-four, Judee never remarried or had children.
Color Fest 5K Youth Run!
On Sunday May 23, 2021 more than 100 local students and adults participated in our first annual Color Fest color run at Tarrywile Park & Mansion. All funds raised benefit the forthcoming North Star pavilion, the only dedicated children’s residential hospice in the Northeast and one of only five in the country.
2021 St. Pat’s Shamrock Auction
March 7 – March 17
This year, due to the lingering pandemic, we are hosting an online auction in lieu of our in-person breakfasts. We hope you will join us!
On July 16, 2019, Tyler Cummings, died in the Center for Comfort Care & Healing from a rare degenerative disease at age 17. To help cope with her older brother’s loss, Casey Cummings, began writing about Tyler, her hero and best friend. Here, Casey shares four vignettes and explains how journaling helped her begin to work through her grief.
The film Grace + Gratitude documents the end-of-life journey of Sarah Livesey, who died at age 46 in the Center for Comfort Care & Healing. Two years after her death, Sarah’s light, boundless love, and beautiful way of being are still very much alive.
A Journey of a Loving Marriage
Pat Martinsen loved life—and colorful zinnias, a flower that symbolizes endurance, friendship and remembrance. Her beloved husband, Bob, remembers her here.