Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare is grateful to the Wooster Elks Lodge #1346 for a gift of $5,000 to support community bereavement services and uninsured patient care. The check presentation was held at the Elks Lodge and included more than 20 other not-for-profit groups receiving support for making an impact in the community.
Suzanne Stocksdale, exalted ruler of Wooster Elks Lodge #1346, along with other Elks members, recently presented the check to Katherine Ritchie, development director of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare’s Pathways of HopeSM bereavement program, housed in the Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care on the Akron Road campus in Wooster, offers group counseling workshops, Camp Waves of Emotion summer day camp for grieving children, individual counseling, and resources. In addition to providing support for those with a loved one in hospice care, Pathways of Hope supports anyone in the community who has experienced a loss.
“As a not-for-profit, community-based hospice provider, we’re dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and families,” Ritchie said. “We’re thankful for generous gifts from donors like the Wooster Elks and appreciate their mission of giving back to their community.”
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in northeast Ohio. It embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize patient condition. The Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care includes Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare’s Volunteer Services, the Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Center, and transportation service and support.