There are many visual changes during the transition from summer to fall
to winter. Sometimes we welcome the changes and other times we are
nostalgic for other seasons.
This year we changed the name of our organization to Caring Circle.
This change was based on feedback from many people in our community.
Over the past 40 years, our organization has grown to provide quality-oflife
focused care to individuals throughout their life, not only at the end.
While we have changed our name to Caring Circle to better represent all
that we do, our Hospice at Home and Lory’s Place programs continue.
Please help us spread the word so people are clear on our purpose, and
know they can always contact us for support.
As we reflect on all that has led to our name change, we are continually
inspired by our community that takes care of its own. Through the
generosity of so many, we have Lory’s Place, the Merlin and Carolyn
Hanson Hospice Center, and a large offering of support services for
caregivers, bereaved, and those needing specialized care. Thank you for
being part of this support system, and for continuing
to ensure that our care is there for those who need
it. Your willingness to help us change to best
serve our community allows us to continue to
innovate and develop more ways to support
quality-of-life care in southwest Michigan.
All the best to you and yours throughout
the holiday season,
Proudly your neighbor,
Melinda Gruber, PhD