The Transitions Valor Program

Transitions provide many services to clients. One particular service, is our Valor Ceremonies that we provide to any Veteran client to honor their time in service. Our honor ceremonies are coordinated by our Veteran Liaison and are conducted by our trained Volunteers on our Valor Team. Many of our Volunteers are Veterans themselves. Our Valor […]

Volunteering for Big Bend Hospice: What You Need To Know

A Q and A with Volunteer Dept. Manager Katie Mandell Community volunteers are essential partners in the mission of Big Bend Hospice and serve alongside our staff in a variety of roles. You’ll learn everything you need to know to prepare for a meaningful volunteer experience in this Q and A with Volunteer Department Manager […]

We Wish You More Community Event

The Tallahassee area has a rare opportunity to connect with a powerful love story that has touched the world. Amy Krouse Rosenthal was a remarkable daughter, wife, mother, and children’s book author whose positive spirit and encouragement of others endeared her to all she met. When she was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer, she found […]

BBH Employees Compete to Wow Volunteers with Gift Baskets

Every year during Volunteer Appreciation Month, Big Bend Hospice employees create gift baskets to recognize and thank our volunteers, and these baskets are extraordinary. Our employees go to extremes to pamper and appreciate volunteers because we know we couldn’t offer the same level of compassionate care without them. Each BBH department fills a basket with […]

Never Too Young to Volunteer

Maddox Wiles has attended Big Bend Hospice (BBH) Advisory Council meetings for almost nine years. Normally that wouldn’t seem like such a feat. However, Maddox is only nine years old! His Grammy, Debbie Howell, is a member of the Taylor County BBH Council. She began bringing Maddox to the meetings when he was just a […]

Volunteering with Grandpa: Buddy and Laura bring joy to Hospice House

Grandfathers and granddaughters share a special bond. That bond is growing even stronger between Laura Strom and her grandfather, W.J. Spradley, better known as “Buddy,” through their volunteer service at Big Bend Hospice’s Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House. Laura and Buddy, volunteers with the Care Team, visit Hospice House for two hours each week. They […]

The Truth About Hospice: 10 Common Myths Explained

At Big Bend Hospice, we often hear patients and families say they wish they would have called Hospice sooner. Several common myths often prevent people from accessing Hospice care. These patients and families sadly go without excellent medical care and compassionate support that can ease the challenges of coping with a serious illness. The goal […]

Transitions offers free support to people with a life-limiting illness and their caregivers

When Mary Still’s husband Albert started showing signs of dementia, she knew she could no longer leave him at home alone. Albert has health problems including congestive heart failure and diabetes that often make it difficult for him to leave the house. He also becomes anxious when his wife is away. “If I move, he […]

Big Bend Hospice offers grief support during holidays

By: Guest Post The holidays are a time of joy but can cause worry, sadness and confusion for individuals experiencing grief. Feelings of sorrow and loss can seem out of place amidst the cheer of the holidays. Even if the loss was in the distant past, this time of year can trigger a sense of […]

Marshal’s Story

By: Guest Post I wish you could have known my brave boy Marshal. Like most teenage boys, he could be unpredictable. He didn’t have a filter and would say things like, “Whoa, what did you do to your hair?” But Marshal was tenderhearted. One of his final acts was to make sure I received flowers […]

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