For Immediate Release
Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301
Community Hospice and Prospect Theater Project
Inspires Conversation on Difficult Issues
MODESTO, CA (April 10, 2019) – In celebration and preparation of National Health Care Decisions Day in April, community members gathered at Prospect Theater Project on Saturday, April 6th, to engage in conversation that is often difficult to discuss, death and dying. The event, hosted by Community Hospice and Prospect Theater Project, featured two plays with interactive discussion around advance care planning.
“Our mission is to provide education to our patients, families and neighbors,” mentioned C. Desha McLeod, President and CEO of Community Hospice. “This event was a creative and exciting way to reach more members of our community; providing them with crucial education and resources. We are very appreciative of sponsors Franklin and Downs and Legal Pathways for making this event successful. We look forward to more events similar to this one to our in the future.”
One of the play authors, Mr. CE McClelland who wrote Time To Go, made a special trip to Modesto from back East to attend the event and participated in the discussion sharing his story. Attorney Julie Richardson with Legal Pathways was also present addressing questions and notarizing Advance Healthcare Directives for those who wanted to complete one at the event.
“This project goes to the heart of the way theater best functions within a community: As a conduit through which complex human issues may be examined, assessed, and subsequently, through new or renewed understanding, acted upon,” said Jack Souza, Artistic Director of Prospect Theater Project. “Participating in this project has been personally enlightening and has prompted me to take direct steps to address the issues presented by the plays in my own life.”
To view photos of the event of for more information about Community Hospice programs and services, visit hospiceheart.org or call 209.578.6300.
About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Celebrating 40 years of service, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 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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