At Carroll Hospice, therapeutic music empowers the human spirit—even in the most difficult of times. Lydia Bandy and Jo Morrison know firsthand the power of therapeutic music. Their harp performances at Dove House—Carroll Hospice’s inpatient facility—have literally awakened the soul.
By John W. Middleton, M.D.
I started as Carroll Hospice’s first full-time medical director in March 2019. Shortly after accepting this position, Regina Bodnar, Carroll Hospice’s executive director, challenged me to become a certified hospice medical director.
Thank you to all who supported A Season to Remember, our annual holiday event to benefit Carroll Hospice.
This year’s event raised more than $18,000 through ornament sales, the holiday auction and generous donations.
Carroll Hospice is pleased to welcome four new members to the Board of Trustees.
Barbara Harden recently retired as manager of the executive office and community affairs at Penguin Random House. She served as a Dove House volunteer for several years and, for the past three years, she has dedicated her time to Taste of Carroll. Harden and her husband John live in Westminster and have two grown sons.
Dave Kile retired as co-founder of Ease Technologies, Inc. He and his wife Lizanne live in Mt. Airy and have two grown children.
Ann Patterson works as a health services administrator at Broadmead, Inc.
Now retired, Robert Weinreich previously worked in several high level positions at the U.S. Department of Defense.
All began their posts on July 1 and will serve a three-year term.
Earlier this year, my mother-in-law, Sandy, died of injuries she sustained in a traumatic fall. The simple task of transferring from her bed to her wheelchair, as she had done hundreds of times before, resulted in a fall causing a brain bleed early one May morning.
The year was 1908. It was the year the first New Year’s Eve ball dropped in New York City’s Times Square, Henry Ford’s company built the first Model T and Oklahoma became the 46th state in the Union. And it was the year Genevieve Duffy was born.
Genevieve, of Westminster, passed away in June, weeks after her 111th birthday.