In recent days we’ve been bringing you several stories about end of life care, about hospice, and about healing. And today, we have another one….as sometimes there are “watershed moments” where our purpose in life suddenly becomes crystal clear.
That happened to Martin Spinelli, a Virginia Tech graduate and former WVTF reporter, after his wife died and his son was seriously injured in a traffic accident. Spinelli has written about the crash in a personal memoir.
Deborah Lewis is a Methodist minister who works with students at the University of Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting and shouting words of praise and damnation while watching TV. We'll let her explain in this essay she recorded at our Charlottesville studio.
Untreated, preventable dental disease in Virginia leads to higher costs, temporary solutions, and poor health.
That’s the conclusion of a study by the General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Health Care, which especially focused on the fiscal impact to the Commonwealth. The panel is considering policy options that might be less expensive than the status quo.
In western culture, the afterlife is often depicted as a place where angels rest on clouds and harps play soothing music.
Here in Virginia, some people hear that music even before death. A program called Music by the Bedside is making for a peaceful passing.
It’s a sunny afternoon in an old Victorian house near downtown Charlottesville, and Kate Tamarkin, conductor of the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra – is using her spare time to play the harp at Hospice of the Piedmont.