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life matters
newsletter
fall 2021

The Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region "Life Matters" newsletter is out. Click the button to read the entire Fall 2021 Edition or browse individual articles below.

feature story:

Climb for a Cause

Some people move mountains on behalf of a righteous
cause. Terry Robertson climbed one.

in this issue:

What is Chameleon's Journey?

Chameleon’s Journey is an overnight grief camp for children and teens (ages 7-17) who are coping with the death of a family member or other significant person in their life.

Saluting Distinguished Service

Lieutenant Commander Donald B. White knows something about service. A twenty-year veteran of the US Navy, LCDR White proudly served as an officer on the USS Nantahala, a Cimarron-class refueling vessel that supported warships in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans between 1943 and 1973.

Celebrating Susan Anderson

When HPCCR medical social worker Susan Anderson enters a room, veterans of all ages snap to attention. It is an honor she has earned through her work supporting veterans who are on their hospice journey.

Remembering the Remarkable Pearlene Smith

On a crystal clear Saturday last October, with Carolina blue skies on full display, nearly 40 members of the extended Smith family joined one another at HPCCR’s Levine & Dickson Hospice House – Huntersville to remember the extraordinary life of Pearlene Smith.

Flight of the Dove

For the last 16 years, Hospice of Laurens County (HOLC), an affiliate of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, has hosted an annual cycling event to raise funds and awareness for its community-centered mission of providing compassionate, end of life care for area residents regardless of age, diagnoses, or ability to pay.