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November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month
Media Release Oct.15, 2009
Mountain Valley Hospice Offers Tools to Help Honor Hospice Sabbath
Media Release Oct. 22, 2009
Scout’s Initiative Leads to New Playground
"Hospice Golf Tournament a Success"
Elkin, NC- On Thursday, July 26, golfers and sponsors from throughout the Piedmont got together at Cedarbrook Country Club for the Second Annual Mountain Valley Hospice Golf Tournament. Proceeds went to support the We Honor Veterans and Kids Path programs.
" We had 52 golfers and everyone had a wonderful time. We couldn't have done it without sponsors like Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital and Tri County Orthopedics & Sports Medicine", said Sheila Jones, Director of Marketing. "Their contributions helped us help some very special patients".
The First place team posted a score of 53, and won trophies plus a free round of golf at Cedarbrook. Team members were Chris Younger, Ron Hiatt, Billy Alderman, and Russ Danley
The Second Place team posted a score of 57 and was awarded plaques. Team members were Dallas Nance, Seth Harris, Gale Finney, and Danny Key
The Third Place team posted a score of 60 and also won plaques. Team members were Trip Smithdeal, Shannon McCarson, Chris Leggette, and Darrell Bandy
For information on how you can contribute to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, or become a Hospice volunteer, contact Sheila Jones at 336-789-2922.
On this page you will find news about Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care. If you would like more information on any of the stories published here, please contact Sheila Jones, Director of Development & Marketing by email or by phone 336-789-2922.
"Training for Hospice Volunteers"
Stuart, VA - Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care will offer comprehensive training for hospice volunteers on Tuesday, September 25, and Thursday, September 27, from 8:30am until 5:00 p.m. in our Stuart, Virginia office.
"We depend greatly upon volunteers to help enhance the compassionate care that we offer to patients at the end of life, " said Sheila Jones, Director of Marketing at Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care. "These training sessions are essential for preparing our volunteers to meet the diverse needs of our patients and their families".
All volunteers must undergo a background check, possess a valid driver's license, and have a desire to help patients and their families during their time of need. "Giving of your time and talents can be rewarding for both volunteer and patient, and there are many ways to serve", said Ms. Jones.
Hospice volunteers can select from the following duties:
• Read or sing to patients
• Provide a brief respite for a weary caregiver
• Provide emotional support for the patient and family
• Run errands
• Bring in a newspaper or talk about current events
• Work on a scrapbook with the patient
• Rub lotion on the patient's hands
• Provide special emotional support for patients who are veterans
• Help the family understand what is happening
• Be a good listener
• Prepare a meal for patients who receive hospice care at home
• Perform light household chores, such as folding laundry
• Assist and comfort families in bereavement
For more information about volunteering please call Connie Casagrande, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone 276-694-4416 or toll free 1-866-974-4416
" Phillip Mappa Memorial Ride"
The Phillip Mappa Family held a motorcycle ride in August to raise money for Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care. About 25 riders attended and they raised $400. The Mappa Family had help from some friends (Janice Demico, Buffy Fussell and Marie Niland) that helped sell t-shirts etc.
“I want to say thank you to my children for helping me with everything and for wanting to do this memorial ride in memory of their dad,” says Judy Mappa, wife of Phillip Mappa. “We know that he would be so proud of us for raising money for Mountain Valley Hospice.”
“Mountain Valley Hospice would also like to say thank you to the Mappa Family, it is gifts like this that allow us to serve patients that do not have insurance, ”said Sheila Jones, Director of Development & Marketing.