Hospice of Rockingham County, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to speak to your church circles, men’s or women’s clubs, and civic groups. We are always trying to get the word out about our services so that we can help those in need. It is our hope that the more people we can reach in the community to share about the comfort and care we can offer, the less frequently we will hear the phrase, “If only we had known about you sooner.”
If your group has openings on its program calendar, we would be happy to fill one of those slots. We can share our story wherever and whenever your group meets. If your group wants a change pace from your regular venue and would like to meet in our community room for a presentation and then take a tour of our Hospice Home, we would be more than happy to accommodate this. Simply call the HRC office to make arrangements.
Whether your club meets early in the morning, at lunch time, or in the evening, or you need a program ranging from 10 to 25 minutes, we can tailor a presentation on a variety of end-of-life topics, examples of which include:
- “Hospice 101” (a general overview of Hospice services)
- Gibson House
- Advance directives
- Grief and loss in the workplace
- Volunteer opportunities
- Coping with grief and the holidays
If you would like to schedule a Hospice speaker, please call Flavel Collins, Director of Outreach & Development, at (336) 427-9022 or email her to set up a presentation.
Additionally, if your business, senior center, church, or civic group is organizing a health fair or outreach event, HRC would appeciate the opportunity to provide an information booth for your event. Please call us so we may participate and support your efforts to inform the community as to available resources in and around Rockingham County.
The sites listed below may be helpful in providing information about end-of-life planning and hospice care, information to those acting as caregivers, and support and suggestions for those grieving a loss. If you are seeking information and are unable to locate it through any of these sites, please feel free to call the Hospice office at (336) 427-9022.
A program through NHPCO that provides resources & information to assist people in making end-of-life decisions before a crisis
Hospice: What is it and when is it for you? is an article published by CNN that does a good job of exploring and explaining hospice care and outlines those who could benefit from hospice services.
What’s Your Grief? This site “promotes grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways.” (NOTE: While on-line grief support resources are utilized by many and can be helpful, please take a moment to read this brief but helpful cautionary article/blog post by the authors of the What’s Your Grief website. This article was published in the ADEC Connects newsletter)
“How To Get Through The Grief and Get On With Your Life”is an excerpt from an advice column that offers helpful information about grief.
Humane Society of the United States
Information about providing for your pet’s future without you
Hospice Information Center
Information for families, friends, & professionals about hospice care
Facing a Loved One’s Memory Loss
A resource for those caring for loved ones suffering from dementia
Private websites connecting people experiencing a health challenge with family and friends.