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Ellen Gorbunoff joins Lloyd’s Legion

Ellen Gorbunoff has joined Lloyd’s Legion. “The mission of providing peace, comfort and support in the last weeks of our residents is why I became actively involved in the work of Caring House,” Ellen said. “I am also committed to advancing the awareness of the South Bay community regarding advance care planning and the journey at the(…)

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Connie Senner joins Lloyd’s Legion

Connie Senner is the newest member of Lloyd’s Legion. “My grandmother passed away in April and I can appreciate the support family need along with the patient as life is concluding. I believe that my mother and sister absorbed a burden in those last few weeks that taxed personal relationships” reported Connie. When she learned(…)

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Neighborhood Church women sew helpful

We have special half-size pillows that we use to support the arms and legs of our residents. They’re a great resource in helping our residents be comfortable. The problem: pillowcases for these pillows are darn near impossible to find. The solution: A wonderful group of women from The Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates teamed(…)

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Meet Carolyn Zimmerman

Carolyn Marie Joergensen Zimmerman has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Carolyn was born in Oakland, CA, the only child of Elmer and Bertha Swanson Joergensen. When she was nine months old her father died, and she was raised by her mother and grandmother. Carolyn attended San Jose State University and became a lab(…)

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A Story of Three Hearts – Caring House

In this video, family members of past Caring House residents share their thoughts about the Caring House experience. Residents and families are the “stars” of our work. We’re proud to be part improving the end-of-life experience in America. We thank the Media Services Department of Torrance Memorial Medical Center for creating and donating this wonderful video experience(…)

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Meet Bob Simonsen

Robert (Bob) Charles Simonsen has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Bob was born in Long Beach, CA, the youngest of three children of Charles and Joan Simonsen (who had emigrated from England). He grew up in Long Beach. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force, and was based at Griffiss Air Force Base(…)

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Video tour shows our house become a home

In this 2:27 video, you drop in from the sky to Caring House and our neighborhood. Once inside, you tour the house and rooms. Then you meet residents, staff and volunteers, and see our house become a home. You then soar away, before receiving a final energetic volunteer wave goodbye. We thank Carey Fujita of TheSouthBayDrones.com Aerial(…)

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Meet Jerry Hilborn

Jerry Hilborn has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Jerry was born in Hollywood, CA, the eldest of three children of Frank and Elsie Hilborn. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Washington High School. He attended El Camino Junior College and UCLA, and earned enough credits but did not graduate.(…)

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Meet Ron Fechter

Ronald Ray Fechter has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Ron was born in Hartley, Iowa, where he spent his early years living on a farm with his extended family. At age 8 or 9 he moved to San Diego with his mother and his older brother and sister. After high school in(…)

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Volunteers provide $127,769 gift

Fifty-six Caring House volunteers teamed to give more than 5,400 hours of their time and energy in 2016. That’s more than 14.8 hours per day, seven days a week. In dollar terms, that’s a $127,769 combined gift in support of Caring House residents and loved ones (based on Independent Sector’s $23.56/hour value of volunteer time in 2015).(…)

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