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Around the World in Three Blocks

Petersburg, August 17, 2017 - Crater Community Hospice (CCH) is offering an evening of dining and strolling in Old Town Petersburg with "Around the World in Three Blocks," a progressive dinner, on Sunday, September 10, 2017.  Proceeds from the event will support CCH's Family Respite Care program.

The evening begins at 4pm at Andrade's International Restaurant with appetizers and spirits.  From there, guests will stroll to Maria's Old Town 21 for dinner.  Following dinner, guests will head to the Petersburg Area Art League (PAAL) for coffee and dessert.  Flutist Iris Schwartz will perform at PAAL.  The evening will include door prizes and a raffle. 

"Once again, Crater Community Hospice looks forward to building community support for our programs by showcasing and supporting the local businesses in our community," says E. Jane Elliott, Chair of the Crater Community Hospice Board of Directors.  Last Spring, the organization hosted a dinner and auction at Farmers Market Restaurant and generated over $13,000.  Last February, the organization partnered with Blue Willow Tea Room and earned 10% return on select purchases.  "It's a win-win-win," says Elliott, "CCH's families will benefit from additional services that this event will support; guests will get to spend an evening enjoying Old Town; and Old Town merchants will get exposure to new patrons." 

The Family Respite Care program was initiated by CCH two years ago, and supports families who are physically and emotionally exhausted from caring 24/7 for their loved ones.  Respite care offers families relief with additional hands-on help with caregiving.  Families use this relief time to address their own health needs, take care of other personal business, or get some uninterrupted rest.  CCH's Family Respite Care program offers up to 24 hours of care to families receiving the organization's hospice services.

Limited tickets are available.  A $65 per person contribution is in part tax-deductible. For tickets, contact CCH Development Director Deborah Williamson at (804) 526-4300 or dwilliamson@cratercommunityhospice.org

CCH Coffee Chat - Social Connectivity and Aging

We hope to see you at our next monthly Coffee Chat! Join us on Thursday, July 6th at 8:00 a.m. for a discussion on Social Connectivity and Aging with Jay White, Ed. D, CDP, Gerontologist.

We will discuss the risks for social isolation and loneliness for older adults and how individuals can remain healthy and connected in mind, body and spirit across the lifespan.  As usual, the Coffee Chat will be held at our offices at 3916 South Crater Road in Petersburg.

Certificates of Attendance can be made available.

This is an educational presentation with the opportunity for questions and networking. Please rsvp by July 5th. We hope to see you there! 

Register Now to RSVP, and note the "Forward Email" link below for colleagues or friends who may be interested!

In Honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Local Non-profit Convenes Important Conversations

Crater Community Hospice Hosts Screenings of PBS "Being Mortal" and Coffee Chat on Estate Planning

Petersburg, March 20, 2017 --- Crater Community Hospice will offer three events as part of the organization's recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). This annual event aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. For 2017, NHDD will be a week-long event, from April 16 to 22.

Two free screenings of the PBS program "Being Mortal," paired with panel discussions with local experts will be held on April 4th and April 12th, one in Petersburg and one in Chesterfield. 

A free Coffee Chat with Mike Perdue on "Avoiding Family Conflict in Estate Planning" will take place at Crater Community Hospice in Petersburg on April 6th.  

Each event will be part of a national dialog that asks "Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?" Certificates of Attendance are available.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017: Being Mortal - Screening and Panel Discussion

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Registration begins at 9:00 am with program to begin at 9:20)

Bethia United Methodist Church

10700 Winterpock Road Chesterfield, VA 23832

Sponsored by Crater Community Hospice and the Office of the Chesterfield County Senior Advocate

Free, please rsvp by March 31, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017: Coffee Chat on Avoiding Family Conflict in Estate Planning

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Crater Community Hospice

3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805

Free, please rsvp by April 4, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017: Being Mortal - Screening and Panel Discussion

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 2:00 pm with program to begin at 2:20)

Southside Regional Medical Center

200 Medical Park Blvd, Petersburg, VA 23805

A/B Classroom on the first floor

Free, please rsvp by April 10, 2017

"Being Mortal" delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande's own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest. After the screening, attendees can participate in a guided conversation on concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. The free screenings of "Being Mortal" are made possible by a grant from The John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.

Every month Crater Community Hospice hosts a free coffee chat providing an educational presentation and networking opportunities. This month, local attorney Mike Purdue of Paul/Perdue Attorneys presents "Avoiding Family Conflict in Estate Planning." Mr. Purdue will discuss planning strategies to help maintain family harmony. He will cover an overview of specific aspects of pre-planning including estates, wills, trusts, and advance directives.

For more information, or to RSVP contact Patti Cox  at pox@cratercommunityhospice.org or (804) 526-4300.

 

Local Nonprofit Hosts Dinner and Auction at New Restaurant in Petersburg Historic Landmark

Petersburg, February 21, 2017-- Crater Community Hospice is thrilled to be hosting its spring dinner and auction at a recently revitalized building in Petersburg's Old Town. On Sunday March 12, attendees will gather at the Farmers Market Restaurant at 9 E. Old Street.

The distinctive Farmers Market building is a unique architectural example in Petersburg. As early as 1787 a city market was located on the site, with a sequence of public buildings built there over the past two centuries. Robert Bolling entrusted the land to the town in 1806 for permanent use as the market. 1879 marked the completion of the current building. The National Register of Historic Places added the landmark to its roles in 1969.

Attendees at "Welcome Spring!" will gather at 5pm to enjoy music and a gourmet dinner designed by executive chef Frits Huntjens. An auction will offer unique opportunities while raising funds to serve patients and their families and public educational programs. Optima Health and Eastern VA Bank (EVB) are among the local corporate and private sponsors.

E. Jane Elliott, Chair of the Crater Community Hospice Board of Directors, is thrilled to present this event. "We are excited to gather members of our community for a memorable evening. We have assembled several packages including art, wine, and a vacation to Virginia Beach through generous donations and local support. Attendees will enjoy this modern restaurant that honors the historic landmark that houses it, while raising critical support for Crater Community Hospice, a local nonprofit serving families throughout our community."

Limited tickets are still available for this exciting evening. A $75 per person contribution is in part tax-deductible. For tickets, contact CCH Development Director Deborah Williamson at (804) 526-4300 or visit the website at www.cratercommunityhospice.org

Crater Community Hospice Honors Retiring CEO Brenda Mitchell

Celebration at Country Club of Petersburg on December 7th 

Petersburg, December 9, 2016 --- Crater Community Hospice (CCH) honored retiring CEO Brenda Mitchell and welcomed her successor, Karen Cameron, with a gala reception at the Country Club of Petersburg on Wednesday December 7th. 

Almost 100 people gathered to celebrate the milestone occasion of Ms. Mitchell's retirement after more than two decades in the position. Attendees included colleagues, area officials, supporters, and current and former members of the Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff. Students from Appomattox Regional Governor's School under the direction of Mr. Paul Lindsey provided music.
 
Tracy L. Taliaferro, Esq., Chair of the CCH Board of Directors welcomed the guests. He noted that "Tonight, we pause to honor the end of an era and to re-commit to our mission as we begin a new era." He reminded the audience of Ms. Mitchell's long history with the organization. "In 1995 the CEOs of our two, local, public hospitals of the time, had a vision to meet the needs of the seriously ill and others within the hospitals' service region who were struggling with end of life.  Their vision was Crater Community Hospice.  Two years later, the board of directors made a wise and impactful choice when they selected Brenda Mitchell to serve as CEO. Brenda grew CCH into an outstanding hospice provider."
 
Brenda Clarkson, Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, (VAHPC) attested to Ms. Mitchell's impact more broadly on the hospice movement.  She reminded the audience that Ms. Mitchell was a founding member of Virginia Association for Hospices (now VAHPC), incorporated in 1987, and has served in many roles including currently as President.  She noted that "Brenda has been a true leader in our field, always being at the forefront of the mission to advocate for quality care for all persons with life-limiting illnesses, to promote hospice and palliative care education and ethical practices."
 
Jo Ann Glazier, Chair of the CCH Board of Director's Governance committee, presented a legacy plaque and told attendees that the community room at Crater Community Hospice's building - which is utilized for many free public educational programs including monthly Coffee Chats, memorial services, and more - will now be named in Ms. Mitchell's honor.  
 
Mr. Taliaferro concluded the formal remarks by reminding everyone of Crater Community Hospice's mission. "The American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson authored the phrase, "Life is a journey, not a destination."  Hospice is a celebration of life-a celebration which, when begun in a timely fashion, can provide a person and their family the best quality of physical, emotional, and spiritual support on the most divine of journeys.  Hospice celebrates life. That celebration has been happening every day in the Crater region since 1995."  He thanked Ms. Mitchell again and looked forward to CCH's continued growth and leadership in the community under new CEO Karen Cameron.

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Dear Editor,

As a board member of Crater Community Hospice we work hard year-round to make sure people know the full range of services that we provide in the community. November, however, is designated as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in which we ramp up our efforts to raise awareness of the high-quality care that’s available. Every year, more than 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive hospice services. Crater Community Hospice (CCH) is the leading hospice provider in Central Virginia and is now celebrating our twentieth year of changing the way people think about hospice care by focusing on living and what the end of life can be. In those twenty years, we have provided compassionate care to over 6,300 in the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties.

Coping with a serious or life-limiting illness may be the hardest work a family ever faces.  Working with doctors and hospitals, navigating the maze of appointments and care needs and figuring out insurance coverage, all in addition to taking care of your family, can be overwhelming. Hospice services help to manage care to the patient bringing skills for pain and symptom management and providing holistic support, comfort and love to the family when they’re most needed.

CCH provides pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not the goal.  The hospice team provides expert medical care to keep patients comfortable and able to enjoy time with loved ones. The hospice team answers questions, offers advice on what to expect, and helps families with the duties of being a caregiver. The CCH team also provides emotional and spiritual support for the entire family.

Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans with no cost to the family.  Hospice care is provided in the home, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Hospice care is available to people of all ages, with any life limiting illness.  CCH professionals and trained volunteers will ask you what’s important and listen to what you say.  They make your wishes a priority.  If you or a loved one is facing a serious or life-limiting illness, the time to find out more about Crater Community Hospice is right now at www.cratercommunityhospice.orgor (804) 526-4300.

M. Stephen Cates, Vice President
Crater Community Hospice
Petersburg, Virginia
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