Grief Recovery Program Hosted By Westminster Presbyterian Church

Wednesdays, April 5 – May 3

If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, it may be hard to feel optimistic about the future right now. You have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never before faced.

Grief Recovery is a faith-based grief support group that can help you face the challenges of loss and move toward rebuilding your life. We will follow the grief recovery book Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey through Grief by Julie Yarbrough.

To help defray the costs of materials, a donation of $10 is suggested.

To register, click the link, or call Peg Kinsey at 412-835-6630.

February Caregiver Excellence Award

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for February was presented on March 30 to Nelwyn Corley, CNA at Seven OaksHospice.
Nelwyn was nominated as a truly excellent caregiver because she has impressed her colleagues as someone who appears as if she thinks of others even in her sleep. She doesn’t mind when she works overtime, or when she is asked out-of-the-ordinary requests, such as convincing a paranoid patient over the phone that it is ok to take her medication….  Nelwyn treats patients like family  – she’ll make you laugh, or she’ll cry with you.
It was a joy to see Nelwyn’s tears of joy and surprise when the February award for Excellence was handed to her by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director; and when her nomination was read out loud by Seven Oaks’ Director, Lannette McWilliams.
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award, newly awarded each month, consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.
Congratulations, Nelwyn!
–All area hospices, as well as the families they serve, are encouraged to nominate an excellent caregiver for next month’s award!
It’s quick and easy to fill out a nomination form, and it’s free!
For a nomination form or for more information, please go to , or email Katie Brandt at

New Orleans Jazz-Themed Funeral Services

Jazz-Themed Funeral

A celebrated part of New Orleans culture is the jazz funeral. If you’ve never experienced one, you’re not alone—for the most part, it’s a Louisiana ritual. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a larger-than-life jazz funeral event in any part of the country. These kinds of services are especially popular for musicians.

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January’s Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award

Congratulations to January’s winner of the Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award (CEA)!

Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director Katie Brandt, and Mario Chiodo, Volunteer of the Month of January.

The winner of the Caregiver Excellence Award (CEA) for Januay 2017 is Mario Chiodo, a volunteer at Family Hospice. He has been volunteering there since 1989 – interrupted only by a ten year-period, during which he cared for his cancer stricken wife until her death. Mario is a skilled barber, who brings a renewed sense of dignity and comfort to the patients he visits by giving them a fresh haircut or shave. He is kind, gracious, and humble, with a keen sense of humor and of appreciation. When you meet Mario, it is easy to see why the patients and families he gets in contact with truly respect and love him.

Congratulations, Mario!

All area hospices are invited to submit nominations of caregivers of excellence!
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