Michelle Moskowitz

Fairfield County House Offers a Memorable Place for Human Connection

An unsettling and stark reality of COVID-19 is that many people who are at the end of their natural lives are now forced to die alone.

“Because of the pandemic, hospitals have revised their policies and are not permitting visitors, which means that many patients will die without their loved ones surrounding them and without the ability to say goodbye,” said Dr. Donna Coletti of Greenwich Hospital who specializes in hospice and palliative care.

Palliative care focuses on improving one’s quality of life by alleviating symptoms of a life-threatening illness and/or reducing psychosocial distress, providing a holistic approach to support the person physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Op-Ed: Time for Something Different

So this is something different. Something seems… missing. As I was looking through last week’s Greenwich Sentinel, my home for over four years, I had to stop and pause for a minute. For the first time in just over 20 years of journalism, my name isn’t in a masthead. It was definitely a shock to not see my name there… I’m just so used to it. My name was in Keene, N.H., Norwalk, Greenwich, Trumbull, and Greenwich once again. But it’s time. Simple as that. When I gave my two weeks, I knew it was time for a new challenge and to start writing a new chapter in my life. While this is not the place to discuss my reasons for deciding that now is the time to step down as editor of the newspaper, this is definitely the place to say how great the staff at the Sentinel was during my tenure as editor. read more...