Category: Reflections of Life

A woman with a stethoscope providing hospice care to a child with a teddy bear.
Reflections of Life

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.
Reflections of Life

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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Two elderly women receiving hospice care sitting at a table and drinking tea.
Reflections of Life

Hopes, Dreams and Wishes

As children we have our favorite things, our favorite places, and our favorite people. When asked, children will with enthusiasm tell anyone what matters to them. The whole world is open to them and they reach for the stars. As we grow older we continue to aspire for fulfilling the wish lists of our heart. Many times barriers or issues stand in the way of making those dreams happen. Regardless each person as they are on their journey have to pick and choose what they can fulfill and what is left behind. At St. Francis Reflections we arrive at a time

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A Christmas tree decorated with festive lights at night.
Reflections of Life

Reflecting Love Through the Holidays

The first week of November, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care kicked off the holiday season with Reflections of Love ceremonies, lighting special oak trees in five cities throughout Brevard including Cocoa, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Titusville and West Melbourne. These trees are a reminder for our community of those we have loved and lost. Each tree was lit with a special ceremony that included guest speakers reflecting on the relationships in our lives, guests placing rocks at the base of the tree that they personalized for their loved one, beautiful music played by local musicians, and the evening culminated with the lighting

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A man in a suit tenderly holding a heart shaped diamond, representing love and care.
Reflections of Life

Never stop giving back

Everything Brevard magazine launched the Heartbeat of Brevard in September and continues the legacy of honoring those who impact the Space Coast with their service. They proudly introduced Reverend Haywood Davidson, a 10-year volunteer with St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care as their Heartbeat of Brevard for October. Rev. Haywood Davidson, pastor of Greater Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church on Merritt Island, shares his boundless compassion with patients at St. Francis Reflections, where he began volunteering in 2011. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Rev. Davidson has remained committed to volunteering and serving the community. For more than 10 years, he has spent

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A man standing in front of a wall full of pictures depicting veterans, honoring their service and sacrifice in hospice care.
Reflections of Life

Veteran’s Day 2021

Anytime Veterans of different branches get together, there is banter that includes which branch is tougher or which one has it the most comfortable. Sounds of “Ooh Ra!”, “Hooah”, “HUA”, “Hooyah”, “Hoorah” each of which identify their branch can be heard. This Veteran’s Day was no exception to this norm at the Greater Palm Bay Senior Center when five active duty Air Force personnel joined over 40 Veterans from various branches for a flag raising ceremony, pinning ceremony and Wall of Honor unveiling. The event included multiple City of Palm Bay officials who are also Veterans including Mayor Rob Medina and

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The Beatles' iconic logo has been modified to highlight the importance of hospice care.
Reflections of Life

HELP!

Liverpool Live – Beatles Tribute Band “HELP! I need somebody, HELP! Not just anybody HELP!” These words ring in the ears and Concert for a Cause will be Rockin’ the Sunset. This will be the first of many concerts to come that will rock your soul for the good and bring back long lost memories of the good ole’ days. Join us on February 4, 2022 at the USSSA Stadium in Viera. Early bird tickets are $20 through December 31, 2021 and $25 after January 1, 2022.   St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care makes it their mission to uplift the lives our

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Two nurses providing hospice care standing next to a sign that says reflections lifestage center.
Reflections of Life

Uplifting Lives on Island

No man is an island,No man stands alone,Each man’s joy is joy to me,Each man’s grief is my own. ~Joan Baez Brevard County is 72 miles long with islands and beaches galore. For the first time St. Francis Reflections will cross the causeway and provide a care center for patients on Merritt Island. This new location will help bring our compassion close to home. We are grateful to our partner, Courtenay Springs Village. A newly renovated hospice care center will welcome up to eight patients at a time. The center will bring hospice and respite care for all residents of central

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Pink event flyer featuring hospice care.
Reflections of Life

Wrapped In Pink Event

Life, Legacy and Love of Te-Kisha Ferguson St. Francis Reflections understands that each life is precious and valuable. Each person deserves to have someone advocate for him or her when they have needs. Te-Kisha Ferguson understood the value of treating others with great care and concern. For those who knew Te-Kisha, her steadfast commitment inspired them to also step up and assist others. She lived her life to the fullest with this intention. In her honor, Te-Kisha’s Legacy Fund was created to help our St. Francis patients when they have essential needs. This fund not only works to solve a difficult

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A man and woman dressed up in halloween costumes with a dog enjoy hospice care.
Reflections of Life

Fall Fun, and Families

The Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus wandered the Trunk or Treat in search of NorthStar kids. They found them thanks to Mary Sanderson’s keen sense of smell. The first trunk or treat was held October 16th in the parking lot of the Crossroads United Church of Christ. We are grateful to the church who have been so willing to let us use their big parking lot for drive-thru Covid testing, vaccine and flu shot clinics, and to pick up supplies. The second candy roundup was in Titusville at the St Francis Reflections office parking lot on October 23rd. Scooby-Doo, Velma, a

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