November is a time when families gather to celebrate and reflect upon what they are thankful for; it is also National Hospice Month.
At Hospice East Bay, we reflect on how thankful we are for the patients and families we are honored to serve, our compassionate staff and dedicated volunteers, our creative shoppe staff and our amazing donors that allow us to truly serve our community.
Hospice East Bay is all about family and our goal is to honor the wishes of our patients as they live the final days of their lives. Recently, a patient wanted prime rib, so one of our volunteers took them out to dinner! Another patient had moved into a skilled nursing facility and in the process of closing up his home had lost all his clothes. Our medical social worker went into high gear and worked with our thrift shoppes to provide him with a new wardrobe for the coming winter.
We are very fortunate to have many community groups that continue to support us through their events. Friends of Hospice Rossmoor is one of these dedicated groups. Their 3rd annual Rossmoor Art & Wine, held in October, was a huge success raising over $30,000—up from last year by a third! We are honoring this dedicated group with the Sue Bruns Philanthropy Award at our biannual Celebration of Care on April 8, 2017. Mark your calendars and join us for a fun Kentucky Derby-themed party.
In August we memorialized over thirty loved ones at the Bruns House Brick and Memorial Plaque Dedication Ceremony. Over 100 guests attended the ceremony which was held in the lovely and peaceful Bruns House garden.
November also kicks off our 2017 Tree of Lights. We are so excited to be celebrating our 30th year of this wonderful tradition! Information on how to purchase a light on a tree, become a sponsor, or to see the full Tree of Lights schedule can be found on page four. We would love to see you!
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
~ Mark Twain