Community Hospice Recognizes Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Community Hospice Recognizes Children’s Grief Awareness Day

November 13, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contacts:
Kristin Mostowski | Director of Public Relations, Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

Community Hospice Recognizes Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Modesto, CA (November 13, 2018) – On November 15, 2018, Community Hospice will recognize and honor Children’s Grief Awareness Day, a day of advocacy that aims to raise awareness and support for grieving children and teens across the United States. Children’s Grief Awareness Day was established in 2008 with the goal to educate and increase awareness of the needs of grieving children, as well as the benefits they may obtain through community resources.

Children and teens who have experienced the death of a close loved one often feel like their struggles are invisible to all around them. Often they are left feeling lost, alone, different from their peers and misunderstood. Grief education and support is beneficial in helping children and teens understand their feelings are normal and they are not alone. Support allows for the opportunity to share with peers that have gone through similar circumstances, learn healthy ways to express their loss and normalize their grief, as well as explore the tools needed to memorialize their loved one and more forward.

“The children and teens in our community are our future. At Community Hospice we are passionate about helping our community members as they travel their grief journey, providing resources to support them during such a difficult time,” shared C. DeSha McLeod, President/CEO Community Hospice. “We are honored to offer specialized programs for children and teens to help them along their path. Individual and group grief support, onsite school children’s grief support and Camp Erin® of the Central Valley are all available, at no cost to the family.”

We invite our community to support Children’s Grief Awareness Day on November 15, 2018 by wearing BLUE and joining us on Community Hospice Social Media using #CGADHOPE. To learn more about Children’s Grief Awareness Day, visit heal.hospiceheart.org or call the Community Hospice Children’s Grief Support Services at 209.578.6300.

About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is a nonprofit, community based hospice agency, serving the San Joaquin Valley since 1979. Community Hospice provides compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of the ability to pay. Care extends to more than 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-room Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides grief support services to anyone in the community at no cost. For more information call (209) 578-6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.
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Coping with the Holiday’s 2018

November 9, 2018

Thank you to all of those who attended our Coping with the Holidays event. It was a powerful night filled with inspiration and hope. We are grateful for your support.

2018 Clergy Forum

November 9, 2018

Thank you to all of those who attended our 2018 Clergy Forum. We appreciate all of your insight on how to improve end-of-life experiences in our community.

October Super Star

October 18, 2018

Brenda Newton-Fox serves as a Social Worker for the Community Hospice. Her positive attitude and dedication to the mission of Community Hospice is an inspiration. Thank you for all your hard work, Brenda!

Modesto Threshold Singers Provide Comfort and Ease for Dying Patients

October 18, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contacts:
Kristin Mostowski | Director of Public Relations, Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

Modesto Threshold Singers Provide Comfort and Ease for Dying Patients

MODESTO, CA (October 18, 2018) – Beautiful songs filled the family gathering areas at the Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House on October 11, 2018 as the newly formed Modesto Threshold Singers made their inaugural performance. Their short, heartfelt songs lifted spirits and drew warm smiles from those that were present.

The Modesto Threshold Singers is one of more than 200 world-wide Threshold Choirs dedicated to creating moments of ease and comfort for patients, families and caregivers facing an illness. The local Modesto Threshold chapter was formed by a group of friends who had experienced a series of loss. It was their journey that inspired them to want to bring comfort and ease to others as they navigate their end of life journey. Songs include words of love, gratitude and peace.

“It was a great honor for our Alexander Cohen Hospice House to be chosen as the venue for the Modesto Threshold Singers first appearance. Their presence and sweet, soft voices were endearing and comforting to our patients and families,” said Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations. “Their talent and grace provides another level of compassion, we feel beyond blessed they will be sharing their gift of song with us on a regular basis.”

The Modesto Threshold Singers welcome new members to their chapter. To learn more, visit https://thresholdchoir.org/Modesto or email ModestoThresholdSingers@gmail.com. For more information about the Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House visit hospiceheart.org or call 209.578.6340.

About Community Hospice

Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides grief support services to anyone in the community. For more information, please call 209. 578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.

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Turlock resident honored for community service

September 4, 2018

Community Hospice volunteer and Turlock resident Inez Lewis has been awarded with a Daily Points of Light award for her outstanding service and dedication to the organization and the people it services.

Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

August 23, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contacts:
Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

MODESTO, CA (August 23, 2018) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, is pleased to announce a new Board member.

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors is Mr. Kurt Robert Wetzel of Oakdale, California. “I am pleased to welcome Kurt to Community Hospice and our Board,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President and CEO. “Kurt brings to Community Hospice a wealth of strategic development and financial management experience; we look forward to working together to proactively provide compassionate and quality care, education and support to our community.”

The Community Hospice Board of Directors is comprised of community volunteers who provide strategic oversight and governance to the organization’s mission to provide compassionate care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay.

About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, please call (209) 578-6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.
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