formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


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  • "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."


From media coverage to educational and fundraising events, we often have current news to share. You may refer to past news items, press releases, newsletters, and annual reports in our Publications section.

For more frequent communication postings visit our Facebook page.


View our Events Calendar to find out what CareFirst educational opportunities and events will be happening in the coming months.

Visit our major events pages which provide information on how you can participate as a sponsor, volunteer or a participant.

  • Are you a foodie who is looking for new holiday recipes to wow your guests? Do you enjoy getting together with the girls to sip champagne and enjoy small talk and laughter?

  Look no further than Lavish Lessons in Brunch, with Chef Garrett, Featuring Rochelle Bilow, on November 12th!

  • Looking for ways to remember your loved one this holiday season?

  Look here for information on Day of the Dead events, Autumn Luminary Ceremony, Survivors of Suicide International Day, and  Holiday Glassblowing at Corning Museum of Glass! Grief workshops and events are open to the community, even if your loved one     was not a CareFirst patient.

 Light Up the Night Memorial Walk - Ready, Set, Glow! 

In partnership with the 11th Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival, READY, SET, GLOW is the first family friendly night race of its kind in the Southern Tier! Featuring Glow Swag, Roof Top DJ, Inflatables, Pre/Post Parties with Live Music, Black Light Photo Booth, and much more, you won't want to miss this event! 2017 was amazing, with nearly 150 runners and close to 80 volunteers! Coming back to Elmira in July of 2018!  Learn more by visiting our Facebook Event.

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Our generous community raised nearly $10,000 yesterday for local hospice and grief programs! Thank You So Much!!

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Thank you to all of our Lavish friends who supported today's brunch!! A great time was had by all

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Here's a glimpse into the loving lives our hospice families remembered last night at our Luminary Service.

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