Pay it forward…..

Her grandchilGrandmom Filippi imagedren thought what better way to honor the memory of their late grandmother than to provide a donation in her name – continuing the practice of generosity – an attribute she strongly encouraged each of them to make a priority in their lives. Evelyn’s family will have 19 participating members in the race this weekend.

The goal of the event is to bring awareness to the different types of services Homeland Hospice offers, as well as involve the individuals who have experienced one or all of our services.

“When someone thinks of hospice care, sadness, pain and heartache may first come to mind,” stated Deb Klinger, director of Homeland Hospice. “We want our annual 5K event to be inspiring – a way for families to heal.”

Join us this Saturday, June 3rd at City Island/Riverfront Park for the third annual 5K Run/Walk. All of the event proceeds fund benevolent care of hospice patients and their families – no one is ever turned away due to lack of funding.

Whether your hero is your grandmother, a neighbor, a friend, pay it forward, just like Evelyn and register a team today!

Homeland Hospice Remembers

Memorial picnic image with 2 ladies
“I cannot say enough about how wonderful the Memorial Picnic was.

Homeland did an incredible job of making the event one of joy and remembrance. Not everyone gets a chance to publicly honor their loved one who has died, so it was such a gift to allow family and friends to share what they will always remember about the patient.

Memorial picnic colored rocksEach loved one and staff member received a painted stone of their choice as a tangible symbol to keep and hold on to their memories of the patient. Unlike our culture which sends the message to get over it and move on, Homeland created a comfortable environment where people were encouraged to reflect and celebrate about their bereavement journey.

As an in-office staff member, I don’t build relationships with the patients and their families the same way the field employees do. Getting to know the family and friends of the patients and hearing their memories reminded me that I am not just answering phones or pushing papers but my work has a greater purpose.”

– Laura Lipscomb, Compliance Coordinator, Homeland Hospice, HomeHealth & HomeCare