formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


Grief Camp

  • "Our family would like to thank everyone involved in my husband's care. You helped us to fulfill his final wish and make his final journey from home. You are all amazing and special; you took great care of him as well as his family."

  • "Your caring staff is so valuable to families during critical times. Your support is very comforting and appreciated. We are truly grateful."

  • "We were blessed with the loving care you gave our Dad. The nurse was great and treated him like he was part of her family. We are forever grateful for all of you. Thank you."

  • "To the Hospice folks, words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for your tender touch and loving professionalism during our Dad's illness. We will always remember our nurse's expert skills and abilities as well as her personal touch. "

  • "We want to thank everyone who cared for our Mother. Everyone was so nice and caring and went over and beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you all."

In the past, CareFirst offered an annual grief camp for local children who have experienced a recent loss. As we recognize that children have varying interests, in 2016 we are adapting this traditional camp into two special, unique events! 

WINTER EXPRESSIONS: GRIEF, KIDS, AND ART: On Saturday, March 12th, from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm, children ages 6-17 are invited to attend this artistic, creative workshop in collaboration with Lynn Winters Studio at CareFirst! This workshop is specifically designed for children and teens who have recently lost a loved one. This special day will put a creative spin on the grieving process focusing on peer support, stress reduction and creative expression of feelings. Registration is required, $10 per child. Scholarships are available.

SUMMER SURVIVAL: GRIEF, KIDS, AND GAMES: On Saturday, July 16th, from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm, children ages 6-17 are invited to attend this hands on, physical, interactive workshop at CareFirst in collaboration with The First Tee program! This "field day" is specifically designed for youth who have recently lost a loved one. This special day puts a physical spin on the grieving process by providing games and activities to help children understand their grief, while developing positive coping skills and positive physical fitness patterns. Registration is required, $10 per child. Scholarships are available.

For more information contact our Grief Services Department at 607.962.3100 or email


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It's Officially Mary Ann Starbuck's last day at CareFirst...and it's her birthday to boot! Happy Birthday Mary Ann, best wishes for your retirement!

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Char Scotchmer SecondoCongratulations! So grateful I had the pleasure of working with you professionally in addition to knowing you personally. You are an amazing and inspirational person who has touched the lives of so many.12 hours, 39 minutes ago

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