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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice Logo

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare Logo

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373

Volunteers Needed To Make Blankets

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton Seeks Volunteers to Make Handmade Blankets

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is seeking volunteers who are willing to crochet, quilt or knit 42-inch-square lap blankets for patients. When a new patient arrives at the Hospice House at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton for symptom management, they are given a handmade blanket. 

“Patients and their families are so appreciative for the handmade blankets,” said Maureen Swarts, manager of Volunteer Services at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. “The crocheted, quilted and knitted blankets provide comfort to patients and families.”

Linda Simpson, volunteer coordinator at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, explained that handmade blankets help patients stay warm, keep them cozy and make them feel loved. The practice started in 2006. “When we place a blanket in a patient’s room, it makes their room look more welcoming,” Simpson said. “It is a gift of love from our volunteers to the patient.”

The patients and their families cherish these beautiful gifts. “When the patient is at the Hospice House, they are away from their home, whether they are living at home or a nursing home,” she said. “We have found that these blankets are a treasured gift for the patient and family.”

Blankets can be crochet, knit, quilt or fleece, and they must be new and from a smoke-free home with no animal hair on them. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton also is accepting any donations of yarn for volunteers to create more blankets. 

For more information, please call Volunteer Services at 937.256.4490, ext. 1163 or 1161.

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, is a not-for-profit hospice provider. Since 1978, it has served patients and families in the Dayton region in their homes, extended care and assisted living facilities, and the Hospice House location in Dayton. Grief support services are available to the entire community through the Pathways of Hope Grief Counseling Center. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton serves more than 1,000 patients and families daily, achieving national recognition for innovative services and outstanding care.

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