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November, 2015

    •  CCH|Sioux Falls Participates in Feed Seniors Now Campaign
      Compassionate Care Hospice of Sioux Falls participated in the National Feed Seniors Now campaign. This food drive campaign aims to reduce malnutrition in seniors. (See photos here: Feeding Seniors Now program). Staff and volunteers collected nonperishable food items for distribution to food banks; these items are then distributed to seniors.
      CCH|Sioux Falls, SD November, 2015

October, 2015

September, 2015

    • CCH|Canton’s Annual Memorial Service, Lanterns of Love.Compassionate Care Hospice, Canton, held their annual memorial service, Lanterns of Love, on September 16, 2015. The program was held at Harbour Club Golf Course in Belleville, Michigan, where dozens of sky lanterns were released at dusk by families and friends honoring the memory of a special loved one. CCH volunteers and staff helped with the launch after names were read outside the clubhouse.
      CCH|Canton, NJ September 16, 2015

 

June, 2015

  • CCH|Sparta’s Rascal and Peal Visit Cancer Survivor Celebration.On May 30, CCH|Sparta therapy dogs, Rascal and Peal, had a very special assignment. They visited Project Self-Sufficiency’s Celebration for Breast Cancer Survivors held at the PSS campus on Mill Street in Newton, NJ. Rascal and Peal brought many smiles, laughs, and comfort to the attendees at the event.
    CCH|Sparta, NJ June 8, 2015

 

May, 2015

    •  CCH|Sioux Falls Salutes Our Veterans
      In honor of Memorial Day and saluting our veterans who served our country, local quilting groups and church members donated time and talent to prepare patriotic blankets for CCH patients. Rolls of fabric were donated by Compassionate Care Hospice family members. Care was taken by these wonderful volunteers to add details such as ties and labels to each blanket. (See photos here: patriotic blankets ) Compassionate Care Hospice volunteers and staff honored veteran Milt Munk on Veteran’s Day.  Milt received a patriotic blanket, Compassionate Care Hospice Sioux Falls Chaplain John shared a blessing, and RN Jamie “pinned” Milt. Family and staff took photos. (See photos here: Milton Munk)
      CCH|Sioux Falls, SD November, 2015
    • CCH|Bryan’s Fourth Annual Butterfly Release.Recently, friends and families of CCH|Bryan were present for the 4th Annual Butterfly Release. One hundred butterflies were released by family members and friends. The event is held to promote healing among families who have lost loved ones in the past year, and to honor the departed’s memory.
      CCH|Bryan, TX May 26, 2015

 

 

    • CCH|Branchburg Donates to Stamp Out Hunger.On May 9, CCH|Branchburg staff members contributed food to the Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food collection. Pictured (from left to right): Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Ellen Day, local Postal Carrier, Program Director Mary Ellen Diana.
      CCH|Branchburg, NJ. May 26, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April, 2015

    • CCH|Media Participates in Meadow Rocks Rocking Chair Competition.Recently, CCH|Media participated in Meadows Rocks 2015 to help provide in-services the clients of Simpson Meadows in Downingtown, Pa on Hospice Care and Services. There was also a Rocking Chair competition in which the team of Maria Shaw, RN (seated); (standing: left to right) Noel Stranen, MSW; Dennis Sabato, Clinical liaison; and Andrea Cwiek, RN, participated.
      CCH|Media, PA. April 15, 2015

 

March, 2015

    • CCH|Media’s Cwiek Creates Crocheted Bracelets.CCH|Media’s own Andrea Cwiek/Registered Nurse has been making crocheted bracelets for the Media Team’s patients. She makes small daisies that the patient can wear on their arm or in their hair. She does this on her own time and dime purely because it makes her happy to just to see someone smile. The project has been such a success that CCH|Media is now receiving requests from staff members for patients at other facilities. Bravo to Andrea for her creativity and caring!
      CCH|Media, PA. March 31, 2015

 

    • Support CCH|Sparta in the Relay for Life.Once again, CCH|Sparta is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This year’s event will be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on June 13-14, 2015. At Relay for Life, teams of people take turns walking around a track for 24 hours continuously, even throughout the night, to raise money to fight back against Cancer.
      Please consider joining our team “Compassionate Care Hospice, Sparta NJ” and walking in this amazing event or make a donation to support our team and the American Cancer Society. To make a donation go directly to the CCH|Sparta Team Page on relayforlife.org
      All donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to the American Cancer Society to help fight back against cancer. Go CCH|Sparta!
      CCH|Sparta, NJ. March 26, 2015

 

    • CCH|Akron Honors Patients at Memorial Service.Recently, CCH|Akron honored their former patients at a Memorial Service at a community nearby. Patients’ names were written on ribbons and attached to the strings of balloons. This service was organized and conducted by the Volunteer Coordinator Lyndse Faba, Professional Community Liaison Jonathan Larabee, Social Worker Erica May, and Chaplain Tom Heil.
      CCH|Akron, OH. March 26, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • CCH|Sioux Falls Participates in Augustana College Volunteer Fair.CCH|Sioux Falls Volunteer Lance, also a student at the College, joined Volunteers Elizabeth and Sharon and Volunteer Coordinator Brenda Hansel at the Augustana College Volunteer Fair to share with students who CCH is and how they can get involved in the work that CCH does in the community.
      CCH|Sioux Falls, SD. March 25, 2015

 

 

February, 2015

 

    • CCH|Sparta Deliver Healing Hearts Greetings.Recently, the Sparta office delivered hand painted “Healing Hearts” to our patient in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties for Valentine’s Day and Heart Month. The hearts are handpainted by children and include a “message of caring” and a short narrative of the child who made the heart. One of the hearts was from a little girl in kindergarten from Randolph, NJ. Her message of caring was “I hope this makes you feel better.” These beautiful hearts brought many smiles to our patients.
      CCH|Sparta, NJ. February 19, 2015

 

    • CCH|Old Forge Partnered with Vet Organizations.Over the past holiday season, CCH|Old Forge collaborated with several local organizations to deliver gifts to CCH veteran patients. Along with CCH|Old Forge, the participating organizations were: Friends of Hospice Veterans, Rolling Angels, Blankets for Vets, Legion Riders, and VFW Shopa-Davey Post No. 6082. The group distributed holiday gifts, including blankets and clothing, to hospice Veterans. Pictured (front row, left to right): James Shafer, Tina Pavlovicz/CCH LPN (who always goes “above and beyond” for the veterans), Faith Shafer, Lisa Fumanti Francis, and Lacy Harrington; (second row, left to right) Anita Fumanti, Fatima Thurston, Lori Blair, Kayla Thurston, and Mike Taylor; (back row, left to right): Gabriella Thurston, Jennifer Olechna/CCH Intake Coordinator, Stacey Shafer, and Becky Thurston.
      CCH|Old Forge, PA. February 16, 2015

 

    • CCH|Old Forge Donates to Keystone Rescue Mission.CCH|Old Forge recently conducted a blanket drive/fundraiser to help those in need at Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance (KRMA) in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA. Donations continue to always be welcome. For more information, call Kathy Regan at KRMA: 570-871-4795. Pictured (left to right): Shannon Collins/CCH Bereavement Coordinator, Kathy Regan/KRMA Volunteer Coordinator, Sylvia Kolosinsky/CCH Volunteer Coordinator, and Jennifer Olechna/CCH Intake Coordinator.
      CCH|Old Forge, PA. February 16, 2015

 

 

 

January, 2015

    • CCH|Branchburg: Lapghans Represent Fabric of Community.Manville Reformed Church is celebrating 100 years in the community in 2015 by finishing a project to make lap blankets for the aged or people in wheelchairs. The congregation sees the project — called “Lapghans of Love” — as a way to help the community and honor their predecessors and founding members. They are being donated to CCH patients.
      Read the full article. CCH|Branchburg, NJ. January 30, 2015

 

 

    • CCH|Atlanta Hosts Mayor of Dunwoody.On Tuesday, January 6, CCH|Atlanta Program Director, Twanna Midcalf, hosted a meeting with the Mayor of Dunwoody, Mike Davis, and Business Retention Manager, Dan Farrar, Jr. The meeting was an opportunity for the Mayor and his office to learn more about Compassionate Care Hospice, the care that we provide to our patients and the great work that we do in the community. The CCH|Atlanta team also learned about amazing opportunities to get even more involved in the community and bring more awareness to the services that we provide.
      CCH|Atlanta, GA. January 20, 2015

 

 

    • CCH|Old Forge Donates to Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.Recently, Peggy Durkin, (third from left) Regional Program Director at CCH|Old Forge, presented a $500 fundraising check to Karen M. Saunders, (second from left) President, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Also attending were(left to right): Carol Desmarteau, CCH Community Liaison, Ms. Saunders, Ms. Durkin, Corinne Lucchino Yanul, PHHC Marketing Liaison, Jennifer Olechna, CCH Intake Coordinator, and Dawn Randazzo, CCH Community Liaison. Compassionate Care Hospice (CCH) and Personal Home Health Care (PHHC) were sponsors of a recent Fundraiser. Proceeds benefit NRCI’s Patient Navigation Program.
      CCH|Old Forge, PA. January 13, 2015

 

    • CCH|Old Forge Sponsors Aging Happens Event.CCH|Old Forge sponsored a community event entitled “Aging Happens,” which was held on Thursday, December 11th at Riverside Health and Rehab in Taylor, PA. Dr. Kurt Moran (seated) addressed the group regarding “Healthy Aging.” Standing left to right: Kelsey Pazanski Wargo, Elder Care Consultant at Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC, discussed “Care Management Services,” Jeanne Phillips, Director of Outreach and Marketing at Riverside Health and Rehab, and Carol Desmarteau, Compassionate Care Hospice’s Community Liaison, presented “Who pays for Personal Care Homes, Skilled Living Facilities, and Hospice Services.”
      CCH|Old Forge, PA. January 13, 2015