Norwich Death Cafe
Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County is happy to host the second Norwich Death Cafe. Death Cafe's are a safe place for people to join together and discuss concepts about death, while eating delicious cake. The goal of the discussion is to increase awareness of death with a view to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Norwich Death Cafe will take place on June 19, 2014 from 6:00- 8:00 pm. It is a complimentary service of Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County. Those interested in attending should RSVP by June 17, 2014 to 334-3556 to inquire about the location. To learn more about the Death Cafe movement visit their website at deathcafe.com.
Save the Date for Golf
This year's Hospice of Chenango County Mary Jane Prindle Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Afton Golf Club. Putting contest begins at 9:30 am with a shot gun start at 11:00 am. Cost is $300 a team or $75 a person. Look out for more information about signing up later this summer!
3rd Annual We Honor Veterans Fundraiser Ride
Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County has teamed up with the Norwich American Legion Riders for a motorcycle ride to raise funds for our We Honor Veterans Program. We Honor Veterans is a program designed to meet the unique end of life care needs of veterans. All proceeds from the ride will directly benefit veteran hospice patients. The ride will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Registration begins at the Norwich Post 189 Legion at 9:30, kickstands up at 11:00. The ride will tour scenic Chenango County, making a couple of stops at Veterans Organizations, and will end at Gilligans Island in Sherburne around 3:00 pm. Cost is $15 per rider and $10 per passenger. For more information call the hospice office at 334-3556.
Annual Dinner Celebration
Hospice is gearing up for the 2014 Annual Dinner Celebration, on November 6, 2014. This year's event will be held at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich, NY. Cocktail hour starts at 6:00 pm, with dinner to follow at 7:00 pm. The 2014 Annual Dinner will have all of the usual attractions including, celebrity waiters and recognition of the 2014 Hospice Heroes. In addition, this year will be the first ever live basket auction from the floor. For more information call the office at 334-3556.
Light Up A Life 2014
At Hospice, we understand the loss of a loved one can be especially difficult during the holiday season. We encourage you to honor the memory of your loved ones by purchasing an ornament for our Light Up a Life Tree. Ornaments will be availabe for purchse through December 31, 2014, by printing out the brochure below, or calling the office. Hospice invites all community members to join us for our Light Up A Life tree lighting ceremony on December 11, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Downtown Norwich NBT. The tree lighting features seasonal music, stories of hospice patients, and light refreshments. For more information call the office at 334-3556.
Holiday Grief Group
A two session workshop for those coping with grief during the holidays. The group will meet on December 6 & 13 from 10 am- 12 pm. Topics to be covered include planning, setting goals, reflecting during a difficult time, and self-care. This is a complimentary service offered by Hospice of Chenango County. Prior affiliation with hospice is not required. If you are interested in attending please call 334-3556 by December 3, 2014 and ask for Jess.
Patient/Family Volunteer Training
Hospice is recruiting for new Patient/Family Volunteers. Patient/Family Volunteers work directly with hospice patients/families, providing friendly visits and support. Most volunteers are used for respite, meaning the volunteer stays with the patient while their family gets out of the home. All patient/family volunteers must supply 3 references, go through an interviewing process and background check, and be available for every training session. Training will be 3 night and 1 Saturday session in late April. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering for Hospice call Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Misilewich @ 334-3556.
Chicken & Biscuit Dinner to Benefit Hospice
The Emmanuel Episcopal Church Outreach Committee presents a Chicken & Biscuit Dinner with all proceeds benefitting Hospice of Chenango County. The dinner will be held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish House, 37 West Main St. Norwich, NY from 4:30 to 7:00 pm on March 21, 2015. Adults will be $7.00, children 6-12 are $5.00 and children under 6 are free. All you can eat in house and takeout is available. For more information please call the church at 334-8801.
Club 4 Seasons Valentine Event
Club 4 Seasons invites all children who are working through a loss to come to our Valentine Making Event on February 12, 2015 from 5:30-7:00pm. Children will be making valentines for the person they lost and have an opportunity to talk about their loss with the Hospice Grief Services Coordinator. Parents are welcome to stay. Dinner is provided. Please RSVP by February 10, 2015. Club 4 Seasons is a complimentary services of Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County.