While the holidays can be a time of great spirits, for some, the holidays are a tough time after the loss of a loved one.

This week a session is set in Minocqua to help people get through the holidays. Ascension At Home Barbara Schjoneman is the Bereavement Coordinator at Dr. Kate Hospice in Arbor Vitae. 

Defining Hope

Minocqua is one of just six locations in Wisconsin that will show a documentary Wednesday afternoon following eight patients with life-threatening illness, the choices they make and the nurses who guide them. "Defining Hope" follows patients making choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. It also reminds us that we have choices in how we die.

Nancy and Quincy: A Therapy Dog Story

Feb 18, 2014
Emily Bright / WXPR News

For many people, dogs are a source of comfort and friendship.  Nancy Diepenbrock believed so strongly in the power of a dog’s presence, she helped start a therapy dog program here in the Northwoods.  

"Everybody knows Quincy," said Diepenbrock. "They can’t remember my name. As a matter of fact last week one of the kids called me Mrs. Quincy."