The first holidays after the death of a loved one can be a looming and stressful time for loved ones. To help the family and friends of those who passed away in Ecumen Hospice this year cope with the upcoming holidays, Ecumen Hospice staff hosted a remembrance service on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood.
Hazel Erickson of Litchfield was an independent and strong-will woman who loved her family, her church and her community. She also really loved to dance and was always dressed to the nines.
Hazel never let on that she was dying and in intense pain. She kept going to church as usual, and the folks there had no idea she was in hospice — or even sick. That’s how she wanted it. She just kept living gratefully each day.
Seth Kalhagen has been named Hospice Program Manager at Ecumen as the company expands its home care and hospice services.
Kalhagen comes to Ecumen from St. Croix Hospice, where he was regional administrator overseeing hospice operations in Wisconsin. Prior to that he was Associate Director of Marketing at the Institute for Western Surgery in Guangzhou, China.