LauraDee’s First Vigil: A Night of Comfort and Peace

LauraDee’s First Vigil: A Night of Comfort and Peace

On a quiet Friday evening, LauraDee answered the call that would mark the beginning of her journey as a HopeWest vigil volunteer. With no plans for the next day, she felt ready to offer her presence in someone’s final hours. Little did she know, this first vigil...
The Heart of HopeWest: Haircut Volunteers Touching Lives

The Heart of HopeWest: Haircut Volunteers Touching Lives

In the true spirit of hospice and palliative care, which bring comfort to those in need, two HopeWest volunteers, Colleen Garcia and Debbie Decker, are making a difference in the lives of patients one haircut at a time. Their simple acts of kindness here in western...
Crafting Joy and Community Support at HopeWest

Crafting Joy and Community Support at HopeWest

Suite Bee Floral, a HopeWest volunteer group in Grand Junction, is spreading cheer through their crafty creations. Based out of the Center for Hope and Healing, these volunteers, led by Charlotte Osmundson of the Tanglewood group, are an important part of the HopeWest...
A Volunteer’s Journey of Compassion and Community

A Volunteer’s Journey of Compassion and Community

Moments where we look into someone’s eyes or hold their hand over meaningful conversation are where we can often find clarity, peace, and possibly even a newfound sense of purpose. In these moments of genuine connection we learn what empathy and compassion truly mean,...
A Friendship Filled with Joy

A Friendship Filled with Joy

Ginger has been a resident of Mesa Manor in Grand Junction, Colorado for several years after losing her husband in 2005 and her only child, a son, in 2008. One winter’s day in 2022, Melanie Wiseman, a HopeWest Volunteer, arrived at the nursing home for a visit. As a...