Interested in becoming a volunteer? HospiceCare 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.
Volunteer Training will be held: September 20th, 21st and 22nd from 9am – 3pm at the Volunteer Community Center (located at the Hospice Store), 217 North Creek Blvd, Greenwood.
To sign up for training or for more information, contact Susan Harris, Director Volunteers and Retail Stores at 227-8641.
HospiceCare of the Piedmont presents the 25th annual Festival of Trees as the premier holiday event in Greenwood. Stroll along and enjoy the greenery and lavishly decorated trees and be filled with the holiday spirit! The sounds of Christmas are here for you to enjoy, as well as the delicious treats and wonderful entertainment.
Saturday, December 3rd 10am – 5pm
Sunday, December 4th 1pm – 5pm
First Baptist Church
722 Grace Street, Greenwood
Holiday Sweets Reception begins at 4:30pm Sunday. The live auction of professionally decorated trees begins at 5:00 pm.
Bids will begin from highest bid from the silent auction held throughout the Festival. If there are no further bids at $25 increases, then the tree is purchased by the final bidder of the silent auction.
Fully decorated trees delivered to highest bidders on Monday, December 5th.
Decorated wreaths available by silent auction only until 5:00 pm Sunday!
This years Santa Stroll will be on Saturday, December 3rd. Registration will be at 8am with the 5K starting at 9am. Our 5K walk (3.1 miles) takes you from First Baptist Church through surrounding scenic residential areas…or try the one-mile fun walk.
Keep the care going, walk to raise money for HospiceCare of the Piedmont’s Hospice Fund. Remember loved ones no longer with us, and honor all Hospice patients.
Contact us for more information, 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 in September 2016 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 4th “What to Expect in the Beginning of Your Grief Journey”
September 11th “Spirituality and Grief”
September 18th “Legal Matters for the Bereaved”
September 25th “Living with Grief – Hope for the Bereaved”
HospiceCare will host its 20th annual children’s grief camp at Camp Fellowship on Lake Greenwood. The camp 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 Saturday morning, September 10th, and end midday Sunday, September 11th.
At Camp Celebrate Hope, participants learn about their grief and are encouraged to speak openly about issues of death and their grieving experiences within a group of children their own age. Children learn new skills to help them build confidence. Together they create friendships that allow them to express their feelings. There is no charge to attend the camp, but space is limited. The deadline for returning applications is August 30th.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Donna Westmoreland at 227-9393.