Making Your Wishes Known: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Have you made your wishes for living known? At Hospice & Community Care, we believe everyone can have meaningful conversations about what they value in life and their wishes relative to end-of-life — AND that these conversations make everyone’s lives better. On Thursday, April 12, Hospice & Community Care invites you to join us for […]

Mindfulness

Beginning in May, Hospice & Community Care will partner with the Palmetto Peace Project to offer Mindfulness classes the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. These classes, held on the Hospice & Community Care campus from 9:30-10:30, are open to the public and appropriate for beginners and regular practitioners. Utilizing the practice of mindfulness […]

We Honor Veterans: Veteran Coffee

Daily, one in four deaths in the United States is a Veteran. Trained to survive and protect, they have unique needs when facing the end of life. Hospice & Community Care addresses these with our We Honor Veterans program that offered individualized support for Veterans under our care. We Honor Veterans is a national program […]

The Cycle of Life: Coping tips for when you have lost a parent

It is spring. . . again. Days are longer, air is warmer. Nature appears to wake up after the cold and darkness of winter. Easter and Passover remind us of life cycles of death, hope, then renewal. Memorial Day reminds us of others’ sacrifices to protect our country and way of life. It also signals […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sally Lyle

Sally Lyle has been a volunteer with Hospice & Community Care for over ten years, serving in many capacities. Since she started volunteering, she has worked as a patient companion, vigil, and administrative volunteer. Sally has helped with nearly everything. Each month she sends birthday cards to our volunteers, she helps the Development and Marketing […]

Why being a nonprofit hospice matters…

In the early 1980s, a small group of determined citizens set out to give residents of our community access to mission-centered hospice care. At the time hospice care was new, specialized care for people with serious, terminal illnesses that had only been available in the United States since 1975. Through the efforts of many dedicated […]

Kora’s Korner – Becoming An Agent of Change

My last post I talked about all the things that I get to do as an ambassador of comfort, compassion, and hope. Ambassadors share our philosophy, vision, and mission and enthusiastically share in our efforts to tell the community about Hospice & Community Care. Share Your Story Hospice & Community Care has touched thousands of […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Bobby Lucas

One of the hidden gems in the town of Lancaster, SC, the Hospice Resale shop offers a treasure trove of clothing, furniture, antiques, housewares, and other items. Recently Bobby Lucas, Lancaster Resale volunteer, took the time to talk with us about his work at the Resale store. Bobby has volunteered for Hospice & Community Care […]

Kora’s Korner – Comfort, Compassion, and Hope

I’m kind of a big deal. At only two years old I have become quite famous on the Hospice Campus. In addition to my role of comforting Hospice patients and families, I serve as an ambassador to Hospice & Community Care. I have figured out that ambassador is just a really big way of saying […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Martha Manning

My Angel and Me by Martha Manning Martha Manning recently published a book titled My Angel and Me, November 2017. We took an afternoon to speak with Martha about her book.  Here is her story as she shares her journey with Beth Ann Scruggs, Hospice employee and writer for the Hospice Volunteer Newsletter. According to Manning, she […]