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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614.685.0001

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: 740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice


7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490


11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Celebrating Life is the Catch of the Day

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Robert Leming, patient at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, enjoys a summer afternoon fishing at the Hospice House pond.

“I was bored sitting in the house. I wanted to get out and do something.”

When his hospice social worker suggested he go fishing at the pond on the hospice campus, “he lit up like a kid who just got their first wagon for Christmas,” said his wife Casaundra.

But the week was the hottest so far this summer, and fishing had to wait. Finally, the weather cooled and Rob got to cast a line while enjoying a slight breeze under a brilliant blue sky. How long had it been? “I haven’t been fishing in over ten years,” said Rob. “But I did a lot of it growing up.”

Rob was diagnosed with mild emphysema in May of 2009. He contracted an uncommon drug-resistant bacterium in 2014 that caused his emphysema to quickly progress. A truck driver by trade, he was forced to retire due to his medical issues.

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Robert found someone who was very interested in his bait.

He and Casaundra enjoy a steady stream of teasing each other on the fishing pier. Cassandra mentions that Rob is celebrating a birthday the next day. When asked how old he will be, Rob responds “21” and Casaundra says “58.” The couple is equally at odds when it comes to how long they’ve been married. “A million years,” according to Rob. “That’s eight years numerically,” clarifies Casaundra. Rob taunts the turtle that desperately battles to catch the bait on his line, while Cassandra scolds him for animal cruelty. “The only one interested in my line is this turtle,” Rob complains. “And she won’t let me catch him.”

Humor, fishing and a warm summer breeze combine for a day that gives Rob a break from summer boredom and a fitting way to Celebrate Life the day before a birthday.



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