Letter to the editor: November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

What a beautiful season to share our appreciation and gratitude with a community that provides volunteer support and financial means for Hospice of the Central Peninsula to care for individuals at end of life, offer compassionate care to families, and walk gently with the bereaved during their grief. The longstanding relationship of the community with their local hospice speaks volumes regarding community values and priorities to support the hospice vision of care. It is through the combined efforts of local fundraising activities such as the Realtors Fall Disc Golf Championship and the annual February Wine Event along with United Way and Pick.Click. Give programs that Hospice can continue its unique and highly specialized mission. With this season of Thanksgiving, Hospice of the Central Peninsula would like to say thank you to the community for their individual, agency, company, in-kind, and memorial donations. With this support your hospice provides in home emotional care, advocacy, and resources; anticipatory loss and bereavement counseling; annual camp for children impacted by loss; a lending library; a medical loan closet; and dedicated volunteers and staff who will journey with an individual and family through their season of loss. Hospice, where “heart matters” belongs to this community. At some point each of us will be or perhaps have already been, touched by loss. There is no reason to face end of life or grief alone, contact your local Hospice and let us give to you as the community has given to us.

Sandra Kerns, Executive Director

Hospice of the Central Peninsula

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