Parking Now Available
One of the most difficult problems we've faced in the years our offices have been on Hayes Street in Norwich is parking. Because we are located in an old Victorian house with limited space in the back, many people who came to our office did not have a place to park. Staff, volunteers and visitors were often inconvenienced by having to find alternative parking. Recently, our garage came down to make way for the much larger lot with space for up to twenty vehicles. So, when you visit us now, feel free to pull around back and come through the kitchen door.
Currently the lot is dirt and gravel but we hope to have it paved by fall. In the meantime we want to thank Burrell's Excavating and Burt Adams for donating their services for all the work that has been done so far.
Give Yourself a Hug
We are very pleased to report that The Hugs for Hospice Campaign, a fundraiser in which we partnered with the Mirabito Quickway and Convenience Express stores, raised a total of $4,378.92 for Hospice of Chenango County. We wish to thank Lindsay Meehan who coordinated the project at Mirabito Energy, all of the store employees who sold the Hugs, and especially the generous customers who purchased a Hospice Hug.
The Hugs for Hospice funds will be used to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care for our patients and their families. We look forward to working with Mirabito Energy for years to come.
Golf Save the Date
The 8th Annual Hospice Golf Tournament in memory of Mary Jane Prindle will take place in Norwich on Friday, August 23rd. After two years away, in Greene, and Oxford, we are returning to The Canasawacta Country Club. We know that many golfers choose which tournaments they want to support, that's why we're putting the date out early before their calendars get filled up. For more information contact our office at 334-3556.
Walk & Talk Support Group
Meet the first Friday of each month at Weiler Park on Borden Avenue in Norwich for a walk and talk support group. Meet our Bereavement Coordinator Jessica Bohndorf for light exercise and the chance to walk with others who have experienced a loss in their life. The walk will start at 10am and end a half hour later. Upcoming dates are May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2 and September 6. For information contact Jessica Bohndorf at 334-3556.
Parent’s Memorial Breakfast
Saturday June 1st is the date for the annual Paren'ts Memorial Breakfast at The Park Place Restaurant on East Park Place in downtown Norwich. Time is from 9:00am-10:30am. Join Bereavement Coordinator Jessica Bohndorf who will be on hand, and you will have the opportunity to share memories of your parent or grandparent who has passed away. A fee of $8.99 will cover the cost of the buffet breakfast. Please RSVP by Monday, May 27 by calling Hospice at 334-3556.
Hospice is offering a new support group for caregivers. The group is designed to give practical support for those who are caring for a chronically ill person. Meetings will take place the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 10:30am at the Hospice office, 21 Hayes street in Norwich. The June 8th discussion will address the following topics: modifying your home for safety, stress management, asking for help, communicating your needs, and role changes within the family dynamic. Caregiver School is free and open to anyone in Chenango County. No prior affiliation with Hospice is required. For more information contact the office at 334-3556.
Save the Date Motorcycle Rally
Motorcyclists come and join The American Legion Riders in a tour around Chenango County on Saturday, August 10th. The rally will start at the American Legion in Norwich with registration at 9:30am and kick stands up at 11:00am, and conclude at Gilligan's Island Restaurant in Sherburne. Come rain or shine; all proceeds will benefit Hospice's We Honor Veterans end of life program. All motorcycles and clubs are welcome. For more information contact Kendall Drexler Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 334-3556.