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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 pair of pumpkins, a wicked witch, a football player, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Lion as well. The Wicked Witch of the East was NOT invited. Her sister, the Wicked Witch of the West was not happy.

135 children and their families attended the events in Titusville and Melbourne. Almost every month of the year Lynn Kiefer, the NorthStar Coordinator creates unique ways to engage children and young people who have experienced loss. Her mission is to help them create new memories while taking the time necessary to process the loss of their loved ones. What better way to do that than to dress up in a favorite costume and fill a bag full of goodies. To round out the wonderful events, Chick-Fil-A of Merritt Island Square Mall and Marco’s Pizza of Melbourne provided a nice meal. Friends like Chick-Fil-A and Marco’s Pizza are so appreciated!

Loss can be scary and each time NorthStar engages with kids and their family, they are helping to create a comforting future for each person. The only thing we want NorthStar kids to be scared of – is missing out on all the fun events designed just for them. A gift of any size can help create these moments https://reflectionslsc.org/services/grief-support/#hospChildrensGrief or you can help make a wish come true by purchasing something on our NorthStar Amazon wish list as we head into the holiday season.

Reflections of Life Articles: April 2022

Calling All Hearts

What does it take to make a day better and brighter for those we serve? Our volunteers look for those opportunities. Sometimes it is a phone call, a personal visit or a hand written note of encouragement. Sometimes it is bringing lovely therapy pets to those who need a little snuggle and love. Sometimes it …

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All You Need is Love

They say to make life wonderful – All You Need is Love and A Little Help From My Friends well Rockin’ the Sunset certainly had that and much more. In the midst of days with cold, rainy forecasts the night was clear and the temperature perfect. We rocked the sunset with Liverpool Live. The band …

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We PAWS to Honor Ruth

Shawn Bassham I had the pleasure of visiting with Ruth Giusti and her little dog on multiple occasions. Ruth loved animals, and anyone that knew her knew that. When she was making decisions for her estate, she looked to see where she could help and that is when she learned about the Pet Pledge Program …

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Hats Off means the FUN is ON

Hats Off For Kids is a Kentucky Derby styled event and hat contest. Bring your Derby hat to enter into the contest with themes including: Kraziest hat, Space Coast themed hat, Favorite Movie themed hat and Most Elegant hat. Prizes will be awarded for each theme, but the real winners will be the families of …

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The Doctor Is In – Elementary School

The weather may have been gloomy outside, but inside the Children’s Center in Titusville it was all fun and education. Children received a special teddy bear who was their patient for the day. As the “doctors”, the children able to take vitals on the patient and see an x-ray of him. They bandaged his wounds …

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Centered Around what Matters Most – YOU

Over the last several months St. Francis Reflections has opened our second inpatient care center and provided sneak peeks of another in Brevard County. Our very first care center was built on gifted land from Edward M. Poe, who knew how important an inpatient care center would be to his hometown of Titusville. In 2015, …

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A Gift of Service – A Life of Honor

Sonata Viera Assisted Living Facility honored their Veterans with the help of St. Francis Reflection’s Christine Tate, the Veterans Coordinator. She was joined by Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 1 who raised the POW/MIA flag, and the colors presentation was provided by Viera High School JROTC Color Guard. The Star-Spangled Banner, and later God Bless America …

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E is for Empathy

There are three Es in the history of St. Francis Reflections that spells Empathy. It began in 1977 when Emilie Sasko saw that her neighbors in end of life where walking that road alone. As an RN with great Empathy she stepped forward when most of the country was not doing anything like this in …

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Heart of Hospice

The 2022 Heart of Hospice Awards were held at the USSSA Space Coast Complex with staff members and family on hand to celebrate 10 very special honorees. The honorees are selected because they go above and beyond their jobs uplifting patients and others in our community. They live out our mission of uplifting lives, uplifting …

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