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New Board Member Welcomed

Hospice of Chesterfield County is pleased to welcome Jane Johnson to its board of directors.   Johnson was elected to her first three-year term as a board member at the agency’s annual meeting on June 23. Johnson resides in Jefferson with her husband, Dwight.  The Johnsons have one daughter, Megan J. Harris.  A graduate of Winthrop University,  Johnson earned a Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina.     She is employed as a special education teacher at Jefferson Elementary.  She is a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church where she serves on the Church Council and as an adult class Sunday School teacher.  She is a member of the Jefferson Board of Zoning Appeals. Officers for the organization were also elected...

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We Honor Veterans

It may surprise many people to learn that 25% of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice of Chesterfield County has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Hospice of Chesterfield County will implement ongoing Veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the Veterans they proudly serve.  The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korean pass away—and...

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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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Celebrating Doctor's Day

Hospice 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, etc.). For additional information, please call Cindy Beard at 623-5526....

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