2019 Hope for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, many of us will gather with family and friends. More often than not, these gatherings will include reminiscences about loved ones, re-telling of funny family stories, and the sharing of traditions honored year after year.

This emphasis on remembrance, so welcomed during joyful times, can be quite difficult for those coping with loss.

For family, friends, and neighbors who are facing grief after the death of a loved one, the holidays may instead be a time filled with pain and sadness. And even for those for whom grief is not as fresh, the holidays may serve as an annual reminder of the loss—not only of that person but of tradition and celebration.

Many people may not be aware of the support hospice professionals offer to members of our community who are struggling with grief during the holiday season. If you or someone you know may be struggling with issues related to loss, I encourage you to attend Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont’s “Hope for the Holidays” Workshop. It is open to the community. Please call our office and let us know that you plan to attend, 227.9393.


2019 Fall Volunteer Training

Interested in becoming a volunteer?  Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont is seeking volunteers.

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.

Hospice is excited to have two thrift store locations. One in Greenwood and the other location is in Abbeville. Hospice Store volunteer training is conducted on-site. All patient and office volunteers are required to attend training sessions.

Volunteer Training will be held: October 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 9am – 3pm at the Hospice Volunteer Community Center, 217 North Creek Blvd, Greenwood, SC.  Contact us to arrange an evening date and time.

To sign up for training or for more information, contact Susan Harris, Director of Volunteers and Retail Stores at 229-8461