2017 Fall Volunteer Training

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.

Fall Grief Series 2017

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

Butterfly Celebration 2017

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

Hope for Hospice Easter Sunrise Service

Rev. Mark Sheard of Dunn Creek Baptist Church will give the Easter morning message at the 31st Annual Hope for Hospice program, a sunrise service sponsored by HospiceCare of the Piedmont.  Joint Heirs Ministries will perform special music during the service.

Hope for Hospice Sunrise Service will be held on Easter Sunday, April 16th  at 7:00 a.m. at Oakbrook Memorial Park overlooking the beautiful pond and the special Hospice Cross.  In case of rain, the service will be held inside Oakbrook’s Chapel.  Seating and coffee will be provided.  The community is invited to attend this very meaningful service.  For more information, please call HospiceCare of the Piedmont at 227-9393.

Camp Celebrate Hope 2017

HospiceCare of the Piedmont will host its 22nd annual children’s grief camp, Camp Celebrate Hope.  It will be held May 6-7, 2017 at Camp Fellowship on Lake Greenwood.  Camp Celebrate Hope is open to children ages 6-14 who have experienced the death of a family member or a significant person in their lives.  The overnight camp will begin early on Saturday morning and end midday on Sunday.


At Camp Celebrate Hope, participants learn about their grief and are encouraged to speak openly about issues of death and their grieving experience within a group of children their own age.  Children learn new skills to help them build confidence and hope for the future.  Together they create friendships and support that allow them to identify and express their feelings in a safe and caring environment.  They also get the chance to participate in fun and organized activities.


There is no charge to attend this camp but space is limited.

The deadline for returning completed camp applications is April 7th, 2017.


For more information or to register, contact Lynn Allen at 864.227.9393.