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Remembering Russ Willsey: Devoted Volunteer and Friend

January 31, 2023

Contributed by Sonya Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator  When I first met Russ Willsey thirteen years ago, it didn’t take long to realize he was a man of integrity, compassion, and fortitude. Shortly after he began his volunteer training with Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence Hospice in 2010, I knew Russ was destined to impact the… Read More

What You Need to Know About This Year’s New Retirement Laws

January 10, 2023

A new year has brought more than just resolutions. It’s brought new laws and other changes that may affect your giving decisions. And with any economic change, you may be looking at your finances and wondering how you will be impacted. The new laws include retirement changes, known collectively as “Secure 2.0,” that may affect… Read More

So Long, 2022! Celebrate With These 5 Tax Savings

December 12, 2022

As you get ready to toast the new year, consider these five smart ways to wrap up 2022 on a financial high note. Not only can you save on your taxes, but you can also make a huge impact at Community Healthcare of Texas. 1. Contribute appreciated stock instead of cash If you have owned… Read More

How to Support a Friend Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

October 18, 2022

Finding out a friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer can be shocking. But according to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer among American women after skin cancer. While advances have been made in treating breast cancer, your friend may still have a long and unexpected journey ahead of… Read More

Before You Give: 4 Questions to Ask

August 8, 2022

Planned giving is often thought of as only an option for the wealthy or for older generations. The truth is, planned giving applies to all of us. No matter your stage in life, planned giving is an opportunity to leave a legacy for generations to come. Through planned giving, you have the ability to contribute stocks, bonds,… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight – Roy Walker

August 5, 2022

Volunteers are the heart of our organization, and Roy Walker is no exception. He has volunteered with Community Healthcare of Texas since 2013 and he is incredibly generous with his time and his talents. Roy even recruits his family and friends to support our patients when needed. Our care team recently had a special request for… Read More

What’s the Role of an Executor & How to Choose One?

June 8, 2022

Part of writing a will is choosing an executor (in some states, this person is called “personal representative”). This person oversees the estate settlement process. Perhaps you have been named in a loved one’s estate plan. It’s an important job. Be sure you know what you’ve signed up for and who should fill the job… Read More

Do These 5 Things to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

May 23, 2022

According to the CDC, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. And every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of a stroke. While stroke remains the #5 killer and the leading cause of disability in the United States, here are five things you can do to reduce your stroke risk: 1. Lower your… Read More

Honoring a Husband’s Life

May 13, 2022

Don Dube was diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2018. By the following February, his health had rapidly declined, and his wife, Denise, needed assistance caring for him. “I felt in a fog of desperation because I knew deep down that I could no longer care for Don myself, and a sense of sheer… Read More

5 Ways to Support a Friend Grieving Their Mom on Mother’s Day

May 4, 2022

Each Spring, there is no mistaking the pending arrival of Mother’s Day. Advertisers are flooding our email inboxes, televisions, and shopping malls with suggestions for the perfect gift to celebrate the mothers in our lives. This holiday offers an opportunity to honor the women who have raised us or who hold a special place in… Read More