Hospice & Community Care Achieves We Honor Veterans Level 5 Status

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) announced on Friday, December 20 that Hospice & Community Care is one of the first Hospice programs in the country to achieve We Honor Veterans Level 5 status. Achievement of this elite status demonstrates Hospice & Community Care’s commitment to the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program and […]

The Importance of Memorializing…

Margaret Messner has a pavestone in the Sanctuary Garden at Hospice & Community Care dedicated to her mother. “I try to visit my mother’s stone on my her birthday in September, and I always come on her death date because it reminds me about the promise and vow we had made a long time ago […]

History of Barber-Hardin Sunday School Class Annual Pecan Sale

The St. John United Methodist Church of Rock Hill’s Barber Hardin Sunday School annual class pecan sale has been going strong for 43 years. “Our class pecan sale was started in 1976 by two members of our class looking for a way to help the needy in our community. Johnny Gill and Irvin Plowden presented the pecan […]

York County Flyers Fallen Eagle Event Recap

Each fall the York County Flyers host their Fallen Eagle Fly-In, and as part of this event, they raise funds for Hospice & Community Care. The group has raised over $15,000 over the years to benefit Hospice. This year, the event took place on October 19 and it draws spectators and participants for the competition […]

On Being a Veteran: Veteran Volunteer John Wentling

On the third Thursday of the month, Veterans from around our region gather at the Hospice & Community Care Campus for Veterans Coffee. John Wentling, a Hospice & Community Care Veteran Volunteer, is actively involved in the Veteran community and took some time to speak about the coffees and what it means to be a Veteran. […]

Dewey’s Bakery Holiday Shop at Hospice & Community Care’s Rock Hill Resale Shop

Kane Rowell, Major Gift Officer at Hospice & Community Care, is heading up our new Dewey’s Holiday Store. Kane explained a little about how the idea came to fruition. “We talked with a hospice organization in North Carolina, and they brought up this fundraiser they used that raised over $10,000. Their community loved it and their volunteers loved […]

Cabin Fever Reliever

Ron Berry collected friends like some people collect priceless antiques. Those same friends have carried on his memory over the last 26 years through an annual fundraising party they call the Cabin Fever Reliever. Mr. Berry, a Marine Vietnam Veteran, returned to the Rock Hill area following his time serving in the military. Ron started […]

Art is one of life’s necessities

Recently, Harriet Goode donated a painting to be auctioned off as part of a silent auction at her artist talk on the Hospice & Community Care campus. Harriet not only shared her work but her hospice story as part of the event. “Hospice entered my life in the early 1980s, the day Dr. Rion Rutledge […]

The Right Fit

Burch Carr volunteers in The Caring Closet as well as the durable medical equipment repair shop. According to Burch, he went through the volunteer training, and as a part of that, he learned about The Caring Closet. “At that time, they did not need for me to do counseling, and I thought The Caring Closet […]

A Hobby Turned to Volunteer Work

Jerry Ferrell volunteers his time in The Caring Closet, assisting the durable medical equipment repair crew, affectionately known as “The Gang,” as they fix equipment and return it to service. In addition to his volunteer work, one of Jerry’s passions is fixing electric wheelchairs.   “I came across a wheelchair, and it needed repair,” said Jerry. […]