It was a hot Friday morning, the day before the Fourth of July,
and the Alexander Cohen Hospice House was hushed amidst the
summer heat rolling in from the nearby orchards. Suddenly, but
gently, the strains of a lone violin drifted through the
hallways, stopping those who overheard the lovely music playing
from a patient’s room nearby. The music wasn’t piped in or
playing on a radio station, but a live concert and last gift from
one violinist to another.
Sidney Voight grew up with a passion for classical music.
We often hear from the families that we had the privileged of
caring for their loved one. Below is a letter shared by the Ball
In 2005 my father’s health was failing fast and even though
Community Hospice was already providing in-home treatment our
family could no longer provide the care he deserved during the
hours they were not there. It got to the point that we
needed additional help and the Alexander Cohen Hospice House had
just opened and started taking patients. My dad was full of
pride and didn’t want to leave the place he called home, but when
he finally realized that he needed 24-hour care he agreed to try
it out. This was a decision that was very difficult for him
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