Volunteer Spotlight – Deneen Duren

It takes a special person to be a hospice volunteer. Deneen Duran is just that type of special person.  Deneen works as a patient companion as well as a bereavement services volunteer.   “Medicare requires thirteen months of bereavement care as part of hospice services.  I make those calls and find out how people are […]

Tools for Grief on Father’s Day

Father’s Day, like other holidays, can be a hard holiday for many people. While the Hallmark ads sell us images of happy fathers and children, many of us we do not experience the day with such perfection. For some, we are grieving the loss of a loving father. Others of us are coping with the […]

Overcoming the Summer Giving Slump

Kids are out of school, vacation season beckons, and families gather to celebrate holidays and family reunions.  Lakes are full of boats, cookouts and baseball games abound, and there are sunny days and lots of fun ahead. Unfortunately for non-profit organizations, this time of fun and sun often means that donations dwindle and the dreaded […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens, aka Montana Mark, has been volunteering at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House since January of 2017.   “As a Hospice House reception volunteer, most of the time I greet people, make coffee, bring wheelchairs around,” said Mark. “I am also taking patient companion training.” When asked how he came to be called to […]

School’s Out. Now What?

School is out, and it is possible your kids have already uttered the phrase “I’m bored.” Pinterest is a treasure trove of ideas for summer from service learning opportunities to elaborate craft projects. Several of the moms working at Hospice & Community Care brainstormed ideas that kids could do that would not only knock out […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Jo Buzhardt

“Helping one person won’t change the world, but for that one person it means the world” ~Unknown According to Jo Buzhardt, this is one of her favorite quotes, and a mantra to live by.  Jo has been an active volunteer here at Hospice & Community Care for nearly four years, primarily as a patient companion […]

Volunteers – The Heart of Hospice

Volunteers are essential to the mission of Hospice & Community Care. Volunteers provide a variety of services to assist the patient, family, organization or community. Did you know that the Medicare law that defines hospice care in the United States, which was enacted in 1982, requires that volunteer hours equal at least 5% of the […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Culp

Mary Culp has been an active volunteer at the Hospice & Community Care Rock Hill Resale store for over two years, and her dedication and creativity indeed set her apart. According to Mary, she loves coming to the Resale store. “I used to come here all the time and browse. I used to come three […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Caye Gregory

Special people are called to do special work.   Caye Gregory is one of those special individuals who enjoys talking with people and listening to their stories.  As a patient companion at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, Caye volunteers her time each Thursday to visit patients and chat with them.  “I love it when […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Mroz

Kathy Mroz believes in Hospice & Community Care, and she takes time to demonstrate that every day.   Kathy describes Hospice & Community Care as a real gift to the community.  “I love it dearly, and our communities really benefit from our Hospice,” said Kathy.  “There are many hospices, but only one nonprofit hospice and […]