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Hospice and the LGBTQ Community - CompassionCare Hospice

LGBTQ Aging A 2020 Gallup study observed Americans’ identification as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), by generation. The findings report that only 1.3% of the Traditionalist generation (born before 1946) and 2.0% of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) identify as LGBT. This number increases dramatically over the generations, reaching 15.9% for Generation Z (born 1997-2002)…. Read more »


Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

June is… June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. This month-long celebration provides the opportunity to focus on raising awareness for the 50 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.   Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. It causes a slow decline in… Read more »



National Senior Health and Fitness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Benefits of Physical Activity Today is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, making it a perfect day to focus on the importance of exercise. There are plenty of benefits of physical activity for people of any age, but let’s highlight some specifically for seniors: Improves physical ability for everyday tasks Helps reduce the risk of… Read more »


Better Hearing and Speech Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Better Hearing and Speech Month Facts Each year, Better Hearing and Speech Month in May provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and other hearing and speech problems. The event also serves as a reminder to people to get their hearing checked. Early identification and intervention is very important, and getting your hearing… Read more »