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Ninety Local Churches Partnering With Hospice

Ninety local churches have now partnered with Hospice of Chesterfield County through the agency’s Watchman Program. This special church-hospice partnership program was implemented to help ensure that people receive quality end-of-life care sooner in their diagnosis regardless of where they live, their diagnosis, age or economic status.The goal of Hospice of Chesterfield County’s Watchman Program is to identify and train a representative in every congregation in Chesterfield County who will serve as the Hospice Watchman Representative in that congregation. This hospice trained representative will serve as a liaison between Hospice and the church, conveying the needs of the church family to Hospice as soon as those needs arise. Representatives will also recruit other volunteers from the congregation to ensure that...

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Hospice Holds “Camp Sunshine” For Bereaved Children

In an effort to help brighten the lives of children who have recently lost a loved one, Hospice of Chesterfield County held its fourteenth annual bereavement camp, Camp Sunshine, on August 4.  Children, ages 5-12, attended the one-day camp held at the Chesterfield YMCA. The camp was designed to help children cope with the recent loss of a family member.  The children in attendance were able to express their grief through a variety of activities, including face painting and swimming.  They gave tribute to their loved ones through art, enjoyed relaxation techniques and other therapeutic play activities led by play therapist, Dawn White.    The children also learned to cope with their grief in a constructive manner. “What a great day...

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Recognize The Doctors You Appreciate For Doctor’s Day!

Hospice of Chesterfield County is pleased to offer a special way for you to recognize doctors for Doctor’s Day, March 30. For a donation of $5 or more, Hospice of Chesterfield County will mail a beautiful full-color card expressing your appreciation and indicating your donation in honor of a doctor (current and retired physicians, dentists, chiropractors, veterinarians etc.). As a non-profit hospice, your tax-deductible donation will help us continue to provide quality, compassionate care for area terminally ill residents regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, contact Cindy P. Beard, Community Relations and Development Coordinator, at 843.623.5526. Cards will be mailed to doctors the week of March 24 for timely delivery....

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“Friends of Hospice”

Hospice of Chesterfield County has started a “Friends of Hospice” initiative to help raise funds to meet the growing needs for hospice care in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties. As a community-based, non-profit organization, Hospice of Chesterfield County maximizes its resources to provide the highest quality and compassionate care to our area’s terminally ill residents. In the past 10 years, Hospice of Chesterfield County’s patient care days have increased over 50% to 16,000. This increase in the utilization of our services has also resulted in an increase in the amount of indigent care we provide which now averages over $125,000 every year. Just as we have done for the past 21 years, County remains steadfast in its mission to provide loving...

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