Giving Back to Hospice
We are huge fans of the PeaceHealth Hospice program. They provided us with amazing home support during the last six months of our father's life. Hospice supplemented our own care for dad with weekly nursing visits and a personal-care aid. Emotional counselors periodically came to help prepare us for the inevitable. Mom even received home clergy visits, complete songs and guitar music designed to soothe her spirit.
Hospice programs are funded by private insurance, medicare, medicaid, and community support. Community support is provided through donations. Bernie and I regularly give a contribution to the program out of our real estate sales.
Our family also donated a sum of money at the end of the year. We wanted to honor dad, and at the same time, thank our hospice team who were angels-on-earth during a stressful and vulnerable time. You can be sure the financial support from our family will continue into 2019 and beyond.
We'll never forget them.
Give Where there is Need
Like most people, we also donate when there is a need. Individuals with challenges, disaster-related events, and struggling non-profits offer many opportunities to give back.
Daily life does too. How we choose to respond and react to other people, and situations, is a true reflection of a generous heart.
Putting our Time Where our Mouth is...
This year, we are also volunteering to support our local environment through Green Neighbors. Supporting local wildlife habitat and promoting conservation efforts is a natural fit - and yes, we get to be outside, in nature. Hooray!
When we give money, time, kindness, compassion, and love to others, it is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves.
This is an entry in Sally and David Hanson’s February The BEST Challenge to Be Your Best.