Each year, HospiceCare of the Piedmont provides a special and unique way in which hospice families, as well as community members, pay tribute to their loved one’s memory. This year, we are pleased to offer angel ornaments, by Seattle Porcelain Company. Each angel represents love, joy, peace and hope; a lasting symbol of comfort for all who have experienced grief and loss.
This year’s angel is holding a house. It was designed to celebrate a life that was lost, loved and remembered. Each angel is highlighted with Mother-of-Pearl, kiln fired twice, and individually polished to a fine smooth sheen. They are hand-cast hollow ornaments made of highly translucent porcelain. They glow when a light is placed inside the back of the ornament. They display beautifully on a stand or hanging from a decorative ornament hook. A cream-colored bow and ribbon are hand applied and the angel is packaged in a box.
“Angel with Trumpet” is available for $20.00 each. Your loved one’s name and 2016 can be printed on a card that is attached to the angel. To purchase an angel, please download the order form and submit to HospiceCare of the Piedmont along with your check. There is a limited supply of ornaments available. Please place your order now to guarantee availability. Thank you for your support!
Volunteers are needed in many areas: patient sitting, working in the Hospice House, running errands, selling and sorting donations, repair work, clerical, fundraising and many other exciting opportunities that provide services to patients and families of the terminally ill. Becoming a hospice volunteer is similar to helping a neighbor in need.
Volunteer Training will be held: October 3rd, 4th and 5th from 9am – 3pm at the Hospice Volunteer Community Center, 217 North Creek Blvd, Greenwood, SC. Evening date and time to be arranged.
Contact Susan if you are interested in training, 227.9393.
HospiceCare of the Piedmont is hosting four educational workshops for people who have experienced a significant loss in their lives or for those who wish to learn more about the grief process. The workshops will offer an in-depth look at how loss and grief affect us emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
The workshop series will be held on Tuesdays, beginning September 5th, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Volunteer Community Center, Hospice Store, 217 North Creek Blvd., Greenwood. If you have had a loss and/or desire information regarding grief, you are invited to attend. There is no charge and the series is open to the community. Please call 227-9393 to register or for more information.
September 5th “What to Expect in the Beginning of Your Grief Journey”
Presented by Lynn Allen, LBSW
September 12th “Spirituality and Grief”
Presented by Deloris Rapp, Hospice Chaplain
September 19th “Legal Matters for the Bereaved”
Presented by Curtis Clark, Attorney
September 26th “Living with Grief – Hope for the Bereaved”
Presented by Ashley Symmes, LMSW
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 10:30am, HospiceCare of the Piedmont will host the 18th annual live butterfly release! This special occasion is sponsored by the Friends of Hospice Committee.
The event will be held in honor and in memory of special friends and family in our lives. The live butterflies are available for purchase at the cost of $10 each. A lovely note card will be sent to the person that you honor on your form… or a card to the family of the person that you are remembering. All forms must include complete addresses so that we may send the cards.
On the day you release the butterflies, you will receive a little white box that contains one butterfly. You will receive the number of butterflies that you purchase. You do not have to be present to release the butterfly. We will have children here to release butterflies purchased for those that cannot attend. The person that you honor or the family members of those you memorialize will receive information on their cards about the event. They will be invited to release the butterfly that you buy for them. Perhaps you can be present as well… it is up to you!
To purchase butterflies, print order form below. For more information on The Butterfly Celebration or HospiceCare of the Piedmont, please call us at 227.9393.
Butterfly Order Form 2017