A Love Story: Deane & Tamie

Tamie recalls her fondest memories spent with her husband Deane, a Community Hospice patient.


A Concert for One

Modesto Symphony violinist Don Grishawplays in Sidney’s room.

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.


Home Away From Home

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 Family. 

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 to make.