Day: February 2, 2022

A group of people in orange shirts participating in hospice care, posing for a photo.
Reflections of Life

Home Depot Brings Beauty to Life

The Home Depots in Brevard and Indian River County shared their magic, transforming the landscape outside the Edward M. Poe Care Center and our new Courtenay Springs Care Center. When a patient or their family need to step outside to take a break, feel the breeze on their face or see the sun as it sets, The Home Depot has made a place for that to happen. “We are so grateful that Home Depot cares for our patients and created thoughtful areas for reflection and peace. When our mission is to uplift lives every day we are humbled when our community

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Four people standing in front of a circle with a hospice care certificate.
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Wrapped In Pink

A young woman waits anxiously on her special day to open a big shiny package with an extra-large bow. They are so excited to see what is waiting on the inside. It’s a surprise as this unexpected gift is just what she needed. What a beautiful picture to see ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ when they share their treasures with our community. The Wrapped in Pink event may have been cancelled by an uptick in COVID, but the friends of St. Francis Reflections did not cancel their compassion and love towards Te-Kisha’s Legacy Fund. We thank you all for continuing that legacy of

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Cinderella's experience in reforming her life after losing her parents and finding solace in hospice care.
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Wishing on a Star

When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. – Jiminy Cricket Holiday Islands appeared to the delight of each NorthStar family. Disney princesses, princes, a godmother, Aladdin or if you preferred Nightmare before Christmas’ Oogie Boogie and Jack Skellington. Snoopy as well rounded out the places where wishes come true. Want to have snow falling? Step right up. Santa and Mrs. Claus with hot cocoa and cookies. Gifts, goodies and Chik-fil-A made the night delicious. The Grinch photo bombed many pictures but seem to have a good time as well. In building new memories and hopeful futures

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A boy is tying a ribbon to a tree as part of a heartfelt gesture in memory of someone who received hospice care.
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Why Yellow Ribbons Matter

Everyone deserves a welcome home. A sign held up at the airport with greetings of love, a long hug that squeezes your breath away and cheering crowds with sentimental tears. If you have been on the receiving end or if you were one of those who welcomed someone home you know exactly what this means. Sadly for some of our military heroes that did not happen. The conflict they were returning from was not embraced and so neither were they. Fast forward to 2022 and the We Honor Veterans program at St. Francis Reflections is going to help remedy that oversight.

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A woman in hospice care is being baptized in an inflatable pool.
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Refreshing Story

What do you get when you combine a chaplain, a blow-up pool and warm water – a wish fulfilled. In the world of St Francis Reflections people in their sunset days are asked what matters the most to them. In this instance a patient had the desire to be baptized. She was not able to be transported to a church location so creativity stepped in to meet the need. A blow up swimming pool, some nice warm water, a loving CNA and a Chaplain to performed the baptism. The photo declares loudly that where there is a will there is a

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A couple participating in hospice care, holding soil in their hands.
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Legacy and Life

Sometimes it comes as an overwhelming surprise, a letter arrives at the office addressed to St. Francis Reflections Foundation which shares with us that a lovely individual who has passed away wanted to remember us. When this happens it truly makes each person reflect on how this remembrance came to be. In looking back on our relationship with the donor we may see patterns of giving. Maybe they made a regular annual gift, or they may have sporadically supported particular programs they loved. It may even have record of them telling someone in the past that they were leaving a legacy

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A woman with a stethoscope providing hospice care to a child with a teddy bear.
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A beary good time is coming

St. Francis Reflections has partnered with The Children’s Center in Titusville to host a Teddy Bear Clinic for children ages 3-10. Teddy Bear Clinic is a kid-friendly, fun, and informative opportunity for children and families to engage in medical play and education in a non-threatening environment to relieve stress and anxiety surrounding medical care and health care experiences. During Teddy Bear Clinic, children and families are invited to an engaging and playful “walk through” of some common health care experiences using Teddy Bears and play. Teddy Bear Clinic provides an opportunity to promote positive comfort and coping for our young community

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A group of people posing for a picture with an award in recognition of their outstanding hospice care.
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Non-Profit of the Year

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care was awarded “Non-Profit of the Year” by the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce. This award recognizes the outstanding commitment and engagement of a non-profit in the Greater Palm Bay Business Area, which includes West Melbourne and Grant. Chamber President Nancy Peltonen and Palm Bay Mayor Rob Medina presented the award to Beverley Squire-Wiggins, Community Engagement Coordinator and Mary Larson, Director of Community Engagement. A certificate of commendation from Congressman Posey was also presented. The St. Francis Community Engagement team Coordinators foster strong relationships with the Chambers, and other businesses in our area, promoting our mission

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