FairHoPe Press Release                  

 

August 19, 2014
River Valley Rods and Customs Never Tire of Helping FairHoPe

     River Valley Rods and Customs Car Club recently hosted their 8th annual cruise-in to benefit FairHoPe Hospice. The weather was perfect as an array of customs, hot rods, and restored cars gathered in Bremen’s beautiful Howell Park. The event, held in memory of Kelly Love raised $1300 through registration fees and a very lively auction.
     “This is one of the most successful events we’ve had for FairHoPe.”, said Club President Lowell Bixler. Money raised at the event is used to help provide care to FairHoPe patients and their families who don’t have insurance nor qualify for government programs. The club members sincerely thank the many businesses and individuals who donated items for the auction.

     Pictured receiving one large check is FairHoPe Community Educator,
Rick Schneider (middle right).
Presenting the check is Lowell Bixler (white shirt),
and Club Treasurer Steve Schaeffer.


     River Valley Rods and Customs is a non-profit corporation. The club was founded in 1988. Club members enjoy getting together, having fun, and raising money and awareness for charitable organizations and other causes. The club endeavors to keep cruise-ins alive.
     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is the fourth hospice certified in the State of Ohio, allowing individuals the right to die with dignity in peace and comfort. FairHoPe Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; it simply exists to give support to patients and their families so they maintain a measure of mental and spiritual support during time of need.
     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization serving Fairfield, Hocking, and Perry and surrounding counties providing end of life care. Although most patients have insurance coverage, care is provided regardless of ability to pay. For more information about FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call
1-800-994-7077

August 4, 2014
Ice Cream Social Honors Virginia Pickering


     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc held its 6th Annual Ice Cream Social on August 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of its primary benefactor, Virginia Pickering. Among the many attending were County Commissioner Mike Kiger, Mayor Dave Smith, Kathleen Young, Southeast Ohio Regional Liaison for Governor John Kasich, and Jim Wasil, Business Liaison for Lt. Governor of Ohio Mary Taylor.
     It was Ms. Pickering who made a $1,000,000 donation to FairHoPe in 2006 that enabled the construction of FairHoPe’s facility, named in honor of her parents Dan and Grace Pickering, to begin. Denise Bauer RN, CEO of FairHoPe and Palliative Care noted that, “Virginia was not an ordinary donor in that she was involved in the entire building process. She reviewed blueprints, trudged through the mud at the site during construction, reviewed interior decorating ideas, and often visited after it opened.” Denise went on to say that, “The only recognition that Virginia wanted was for FairHoPe to host an ice cream social in her memory on the anniversary of her death. Ice cream was her favorite food.” Virginia Pickering died on August 4, 2008.


     Pictured holding a proclamation from the Governor’s office is FairHoPe and Palliative CEO Denise Bauer RN (center), are Kathleen Young, Southeast Ohio Regional Liaison for Governor John Kasich, and Jim Wasil, Business Liaison for Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor.
     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is the fourth hospice certified in the State of Ohio, allowing individuals the right to die with dignity in peace and comfort. FairHoPe Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; it simply exists to give support to patients and their families so they maintain a measure of mental and spiritual support during time of need.

    
 FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving Fairfield, Hocking, Perry and surrounding counties providing end of life care. Although most patients have insurance coverage, care is provided regardless of ability to pay. For more information about FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call 1-800-994-7077

April 7, 2014
FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care holding 18th Annual 5K

      FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is holding its 18th Annual 5K Run/2K Walk on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The event is being held in the Hocking County Fairgrounds, 100 N. Homer St, with registration starting at 1 p.m. and the start at 2 p.m. sharp. Cost is $20 before April 19th, while the late cost is $25. A memorial balloon launch will take place at 1:45 p.m. And new this year, families may sponsor a sign along the course honoring a loved one. The event features a course ideal for runners and walkers as it goes through downtown Logan and the fairgrounds.
     “It’s great to see so many people who come back every year for our 5K. We appreciate the support that we receive from everyone, especially our neighbors in Hocking Co.“ said Andy Good, FairHoPe’s Community Educator for Logan and Athens Counties. Andy emphasized that, “The money generated at our Run/Walk is used exclusively for FairHoPe’s patients in Hocking County.” DJ Stan the Man with the Plan will entertain the crowd, and timing will be handled by Jerry Clark. Walkers and walking teams are encouraged to attend. A trophy will be presented to the team with the most members.
     For more information or to register, please visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call 380-1186.

  Gary & Wyat Fetheroff


     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is the fourth hospice certified in the State of Ohio, allowing individuals the right to die with dignity in peace and comfort. FairHoPe Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; it simply exists to give support to patients and their families so they maintain a measure of mental and spiritual support during time of need.

     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving Fairfield, Hocking, Perry and surrounding counties providing end of life care. Although most patients have insurance coverage, care is provided regardless of ability to pay. For more information about FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call 1-800-994-7077.

Rick Schneider
Community Education Coordinator
rschneider@fairhopehospice.org

March 24, 2014
New FairHoPe Grief Support Group uses Roundtable format

      FairHoPe and Palliative Care, Inc is offering a new grief support group open to anyone who has suffered a loss. It is important to note that the loss can be from any cause including accident, suicide, or illness. Although every loss is unique, in some aspects there are often common characteristics. One of those characteristics is that people feel isolated by feelings of sadness and loss. The roundtable format encourages talking, sharing, and support. Please join others for our weekly drop in group to discuss grieving, healing and moving forward.
     This FairHoPe support group is open to the general public meeting each Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm and is located at the Rising House, High and Wheeling Sts (park in rear). The Rising House is across the street from the First Methodist Church. For information regarding this support group, please contact David Diamond 740-277-8653.
     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is the fourth hospice certified in the State of Ohio. It is a not for profit organization serving Fairfield, Hocking, and Perry and surrounding counties providing end of life care. For more information about FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call 1-800-994-7077.

Rick Schneider
Community Education Coordinator
rschneider@fairhopehospice.org

March 24, 2014
Compassion Fatigue Seminar being hosted by FairHoPe Hospice

      A Spring seminar entitled, “Compassion Fatigue”, is being presented by FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Compassion fatigue is a condition characterized by a gradual lessoning of compassion over time. This seminar will offer definitions and various perspectives and therapies for dealing with compassion fatigue, including: holistic, music, pets, humor, biochemical, psychological, social, and spiritual. The attendees will learn to adapt into “Compassion Satisfaction” and develop a personal plan for resiliency.
     The Wednesday, April 23rd event will be held at Cheers Chalet, located at 1211 Coonpath Rd NW, north of Lancaster. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the seminar commencing promptly at 8:00. Contact Hours of 6.75 have been approved for nurses and social workers, while 6.0 contact hours have been approved for funeral directors and BELTSS. The event has a cost of $90 received prior to April 18th. Late registration is $100. Cost includes registration, lunch, seminar materials, and CE certificate. The cost for students is $25.
     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is the fourth hospice certified in the State of Ohio, allowing individuals the right to die with dignity in peace and comfort. FairHoPe Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; it simply exists to give support to patients and their families so they maintain a measure of mental and spiritual support during time of need.
     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving Fairfield, Hocking, Perry and surrounding counties providing end of life care. Although most patients have insurance coverage, care is provided regardless of ability to pay. For more information about FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call 1-800-994-7077

Rick Schneider
Community Education Coordinator
rschneider@fairhopehospice.org

March 3, 2014
Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss

FairHoPe hosts national teleconference entitled, “Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss.”

    FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is hosting Hospice Foundation of America’s 2014 Living with Grief teleconference, “Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss” on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 2-5:00 pm. This teleconference, being held at The Pickering House, will focus exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss. Adolescence, broadly defined, from middle school years to emerging adulthood, is a significant developmental period during which adolescents form identity, independence, and intimacy. Illness and loss profoundly influences these processes. Moreover, adolescent encounters with loss are likely to be traumatic-deaths by accident, suicide, and homicide. The teleconference is open to nurses, social workers, counselors, funeral directors, clergy, educators, and more. A panel of local professionals will answer questions near the end of the event. Professionals, please verify CE availability with your professional or state board approval. The Pickering House is located at 282 Sells Rd in Lancaster. For additional info or to register contact: (740) 654-7077.

     FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is the fourth hospice certified in the State of Ohio. It serves terminally ill patients and their families, allowing individuals the right to die with dignity in peace and comfort. FairHoPe Hospice neither postpones nor hastens death, it simply exists to give support to patients and their families so they may maintain a measure of mental and spiritual support during time of need. FairHope Hospice is a not for profit organization serving Fairfield, Hocking, and Perry Counties providing end of life care. Although most patients have insurance coverage, care is provided regardless of ability to pay.

   For more information about FairHoPe and Palliative Care, Inc visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call (740) 654-7077 or (800) 994-7077

Rick Schneider
Community Education Coordinator
rschneider@fairhopehospice.org

January 22, 2014
Long-Term Grief Support Group Offered by FairHoPe


FairHoPe and Palliative Care, Inc offers a weekly grief support group open to anyone who is suffering from long-term grief. It is important to note that the loss can be from any cause including accident or illness. Although every loss is unique, in some aspects there are often common characteristics such as feeling isolated by thoughts of sadness and loss. The group meets on a continuous cycle of 6 weeks on and 2 weeks off. Please call 800-994-7077 for list of dates.

This FairHoPe support group is open to the general public and meets on Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.in the Rising House at the corner of High & Wheeling Sts, across the street from the 1st United Methodist, in Lancaster.

For more information, please contact Shelia Cripps at 1-800-994-7077
FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is a not for profit organization serving Fairfield, Hocking, and Perry Counties providing end of life care. For more information about FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call 1-800-994-7077.

Rick Schneider
Community Education Coordinator
rschneider@fairhopehospice.org
 

January 22, 2014
Survivors of Suicide & Sudden Death Support Group Offered by FairHoPe


FairHoPe and Palliative Care, Inc announces a grief support group open to anyone who has suffered a death of someone from suicide or any sudden loss. Suicide loss is profound in that it is an intentional act that can have crippling effects on family and friends. Even though everyone’s grief is unique, sudden loss grief presents some of its own exclusive characteristics. Through this support group individuals will feel like they are not alone. This FairHoPe grief support groups can help people to cope and to express their feelings and emotions in a healing, healthy manner.

This support group meets every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.to Noon at the Rising House located at the corner of Wheeling & High Sts, across from the First United Methodist Church, in Lancaster. For more information, please contact Shelia Cripps. 740-654-7077.

FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is a not for profit organization serving Fairfield, Hocking, and Perry Counties providing end of life care. For more information about FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call 1-800-994-7077

Rick Schneider
Community Education Coordinator
rschneider@fairhopehospice.org
 

January 21, 2014
Family Greif Camp offered at no charge by FairHoPe

A half day grief camp is being offered by FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care for children and their caregivers. The camp is being held at Fairfield Medical Center, Assembly Room 1, 401 N. Ewing St, in Lancaster on Saturday, February I, 2014 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The camp is for those who have experienced the death of a special person and is limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Activities will feature child art expression, trust building, family team building, and other activities. C.A.M.P. stands for Creative Arts for Mourning Pals.

According to Tracey Miller, FairHoPe’s Grief Communication Specialist, “During the grief camp it is touching to watch the children and caregivers trust others with their stories, tears, smiles and laughter as they learn to honor the memory of their special person while celebrating their life as a family.” The C.A.M.P. is free, but registration is required.

For more information, or to register, please call 740-654-7077, or visit www.fairhopehospice.org

FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is the fourth hospice certified in the State of Ohio, allowing individuals the right to die with dignity in peace and comfort. FairHoPe Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; it simply exists to give support to patients and their families so they maintain a measure of mental and spiritual support during time of need.

FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc is a not for profit organization serving Fairfield, Hocking, and Perry Counties providing end of life care. Although most patients have insurance coverage care is provided regardless of ability to pay. For more information about FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call 1-800-994-7077

November 26, 2012
FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care 16th Annual Tree of Remembrance

(LANCASTER, Ohio) —FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. invites you to be a part of the 16th Annual Tree of Remembrance. The Tree of Remembrance provides a time to remember and celebrate the lives of those we love and at the same time, helps FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care provide care, comfort and hope to those who are dying.

By dedicating an ornament on the FairHoPe Hospice Tree, you honor the memory of a loved one and bring comfort and care to the terminally ill and their families in our community. 2012 Tree of Remembrance options include a memorial angel or dove ornament with the gift of $25 or more, or you can place a decorative bow with your loved ones name for any gift less. The official tree-lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6:00 pmat The Pickering House located at 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, OH 43130.The tree will remain on display through December 31st.

“It is easy to lose sight of the true spirit of the Holiday season when the countdown of shopping days is dropping and your stress level is rising,” said Susan Nixon Stoughton, Community Development Coordinator with FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care. “A Gift to the Tree of Remembrance provides a wonderful alternative to traditional holiday gifts.” FairHoPe Hospice will send a special card announcing your remembrance to the family and friends you identify on the response card.

A gift to the Tree of Remembrance benefits the FairHoPe Hospice Memorial Fund. To reserve your ornamentor bow, simply call (740) 475-0656 or (800) 994-7077.

Contact Info:
Susan Nixon Stoughton
Email:
snixon-stoughton@fairhopehospice.org
Phone: 740-654-7077 or 740-503-2292


September 19, 2012
FairHoPe Hospice Receives Education Grant


FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Denise A. Bauer, accepts a check for $1,800.00 from Amy Eyman, Executive Director of Fairfield County Foundation. FairHoPe is honored to be the recipient of a grant from the Pickering Family Fund of the Fairfield County Foundation. The funding will be used to purchase Hospice Care Continuing Education training DVD’s.








FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We promote compassionate care through a professional team approach. We strive to relieve suffering by providing comfort, support and resources to meet the palliative and grief needs of the community. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting our website at www.fairhopehospice.org or

Contact Info:
Susan R. Foglesong, Director of Administrative & Support
Email: sfoglesong@fairhopehospice.org
Phone: 740-475-0656 or 740-654-7077


August 31, 2012
AWARDED ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in home care. The accreditation award recognizes FairHoPe Hospice’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state of the art standards.

FairHoPe Hospice underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in June 2012. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated FairHoPe for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. The Joint Commission’s standards address the home care organization’s performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care and services are provided in a safe manner.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, FairHoPe Hospice has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Denise Bauer, Chief Executive Officer. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend our organization for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate our standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org. To learn more about the quality of care FairHoPe Hospice provides in our community visit www.fairhopehospice.org.


July 21, 2012
Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care Offers Grief C.A.M.P.

Contact: Susan Nixon Stoughton
(office) 740.654.7077
(cell) 740.503.2292
e-mail: snixon-stoughton@fairhopehospice.org


(LANCASTER, Ohio) — Fairhope Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. will host C.A.M.P., Creative Arts for Mourning Pals, on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. The three-hour program is held quarterly and fills an un-met need in Fairfield and surrounding counties to provide opportunities for grieving children and adolescents who have experienced the death of a special person.

According to Tracey Miller, Grief Specialist with Fairhope Hospice, “C.A.M.P.allows our youth to experience and share peace, acceptance, love and support all while building relationships.” The program is offered to the community at no cost to participants and is held at the Robert K. Fox Family Y.

Registration deadline is July 16, 2012. Anyone interested in signing up for this program can do so by calling (740) 475-0699 or by emailing palsforgrievingchildren@gmail.com.

Fairhope Hospice and Palliative Care has been serving Fairfield and surrounding counties for nearly 30-years.


February 10-23, 2012
CAMP to offer help for grieving kids
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November 21, 2011
Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care Cookie Walk & Craft Fair

Contact: Susan Nixon Stoughton
(office) 740.654.7077
(cell) 740.503.2292
e-mail: snixon-stoughton@fairhopehospice.org

(LANCASTER, Ohio) — Twylia Summers, Director of Volunteers with Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. is preparing for their Cookie Walk & Craft Fair that will be held on Saturday, December 3 at St. John’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Broad and Wheeling Street from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

According to Summers, “Students from Amanda-Clearcreek High School help with advertising prior to the event and are available to help shoppers carry purchases to their car the day of the event.” Summers goes on to say “Culinary students with Lancaster High School make cookies and gingerbread houses that they donate to us, we could not do this without the help of local school systems.” The Cookie Walk started 13 years ago within the offices of FairHoPe and has since grown and relocated to the downtown area.

Proceeds from the Cookie Walk and Craft Fair benefit the FairHoPe Hospice Memorial Fund.
Contact Twylia at 740-475-0657 or (800) 994-7077 with questions.


November 21, 2011
FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care 15th Annual Tree of Remembrance

Contact: Susan Nixon Stoughton
(office) 740.654.7077
(cell) 740.503.2292
e-mail: snixon-stoughton@fairhopehospice.org

(LANCASTER, Ohio) —FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. invites you to be a part of the 15th Annual Tree of Remembrance. The Tree of Remembrance provides a time to remember and celebrate the lives of those we love and at the same time, helps FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care provide care, comfort and hope to those who are dying.

By dedicating an ornament on the FairHoPe Hospice Tree, you honor the memory of a loved one and bring comfort and care to the terminally ill and their families in our community. 2011 Tree of Remembrance options include a memorial angel or dove ornament with the gift of $25 or more, or you can place a decorative bow with your loved ones name for any gift less. The official tree-lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 6:00 pmat The Pickering House located at 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, OH 43130.The tree will remain on display through December 31st.

“It is easy to lose sight of the true spirit of the Holiday season when the countdown of shopping days is dropping and your stress level is rising,” said Susan Nixon Stoughton, Community Development Coordinator with FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care. “A Gift to the Tree of Remembrance provides a wonderful alternative to traditional holiday gifts.” FairHoPe Hospice will send a special card announcing your remembrance to the family and friends you identify on the response card.

A gift to the Tree of Remembrance benefits the FairHoPe Hospice Memorial Fund. To reserve your ornament or bow, simply call (740) 475-0656 or (800) 994-7077.

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About Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care: Fairhope Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving Fairfield, Hocking and Perry Counties by providing compassionate end-of-life care. Fairhope Hospice serves terminally ill patients allowing individuals the right to die with dignity by providing comfort, support and resources to meet the palliative and grief needs of the patient and their families. For more information about Fairhope Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. visit www.fairhopehospice.org or call 1-800-994-7077.