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Community Care Hospice Logo

Community Care Hospice

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

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Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504
937.390.9665

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
740.629.9990

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
740.344.0379

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

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614.685.0001

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740.335.0149

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Staff Team Up For 3,200-Mile Walking Challenge

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Staff Team Up for 3,200-Mile Walking Challenge

Self-care is an important component of providing superior care and superior services to patients and families at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. Since March, staff and volunteers have teamed up to track their miles as they work together to walk enough miles to walk across the United States. 

The idea began with Bob Halfhill, chaplain at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “As a team, we often experience stress throughout the day,” he said. “Taking a walk is an easy way to reduce stress. It gives your mind time to process, a chance to step away, and then come back when you’re ready.” 

Halfhill created a walking challenge for his teammates to virtually walk from coast to coast, equaling 3,200 miles. He chose two lighthouses as starting and ending points, Nubble Lighthouse in Maine and Pigeon Point Lighthouse in California.  

Staff and volunteers were divided into more than 20 teams and were challenged to walk five or six miles per day. Each week, the teams report their mileage totals. The miles are adding up quickly, with several teams past the halfway point of the walking challenge. To date, the teams have walked a total of more than 27,000 miles. 

As the teams continue their walking challenge, it has encouraged them to value health and wellness, teamwork, and caring for one another. 

“It’s been really fun to see how excited everyone has been to participate in the walking challenge,” said Jennifer Miller, senior leadership assistant at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “It has encouraged people to walk and come together as a team.” 

The walking challenge has been an engaging way for staff to relieve stress, get exercise, and practice self-care. “As we continue to provide superior care and superior services to the communities we are privileged to serve, it is vital that our staff also take care of themselves,” said Kurt Holmes, executive director of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “Taking the time for self-care allows us to continue making a difference in the lives of the patients and families.” 

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in Wayne, Holmes, Ashland and Medina counties. 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. 

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