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Camp for Bereaved Children set for June 6, 2015

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Asheboro, N.C. – Hospice of Randolph County’s Kids Path® program which offers support services for children and teens, announced today that the 12th Annual Caterpillar’s Quest Children’s Bereavement Camp will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Caraway Conference Center & Camp in Asheboro. The day will begin at 9:00am and will end at 3:00pm.

Caterpillar’s Quest is a camp experience designed to assist children and teens (from kindergarten through 8th grade) in coping with the death of a loved one. The camp itinerary will include a variety of recreational activities such as a zip-line, canoeing, ropes courses, wall-climbing and more.

In addition to these activities, campers will be given the opportunity to share their feelings through art, drama, and group discussions. The camp will culminate with a memorial service at the end of the day.

This camp is offered with a $10 registration charge per child to the public and pre-registration is required.  If you know a child who has experienced the death of a loved one and would benefit from this camp, or you simply want more information, please call (336) 672-9300 or email us at kim.alman@hospiceofrandolph.org. Camp applications are due by May 12015 and can be downloaded from the link below. You can also visit our website, www.hospiceofrandolph.org or obtained by calling our office at (336) 672-9300.

Kids Path® program also provides home health and hospice services to children in need. For more information about Kids Path, please visit www.hospiceofrandolph.org.

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Hospice Offering Special Program for Grieving Spouses

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Asheboro, NC – Hospice of Randolph County is glad to announce its 9th annual offering of the bereavement event entitled “Surviving Hearts”. This special program is designed for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse and correlates with the Valentine’s Day season.

Dr. Rodney Otwell, Hospice Chaplain, commented on the program: “The loss of a life’s partner is unlike any other loss we will face in life.  So much of our identity and personal history is wrapped up in the person to whom we commit to share our lives.  When that person dies, we not only lose them, we lose a part of ourselves.  The task of mourning well is doing the work necessary to rediscover who we are in light of such a significant loss.”

The evening will consist of an educational component as well as time for personal reflection and feedback from the group and facilitator. This special program is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, February 19 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Hospice Educational Building at 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro.  For more information and to Register for this FREE event, contact Dr. Otwell at Hospice of Randolph County:(336) 672-9300 or by email at: rotwell@hospiceofrandolph.org

Advance Directives Clinic to be held on February 14, 2015

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Asheboro, NC – According to Pew Research Center’s 2006 study, 71% of Americans have thought about their end-of-life treatment preferences but only 29% of Americans have documented their preferences by completing a Living Will.  To assist with this important need, a  group of students from Elon University School of Law will be providing FREE services for  Hospice of Randolph County to provide an Advance Directives Clinic on Saturday morning, February 14th. The Advance Directives Clinic will take place at Hospice of Randolph County (416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC) with hourly sessions at 9am, 10am and 11am.  During the hourly sessions, attendees will receive free assistance with the completion of Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney NC Statuary Forms.  No legal service, legal advice or customizable forms will be offered.

To help with the process, it is suggested that you bring your license or photo ID, address and phone numbers for individuals desired to be your assigned agents, contact information for son/ daughter or spouse and primary Physician’s name, address and phone number if you have one.

These service are free but since availability is limited, pre-registration is required.  To register, please contact Hospice of Randolph County at (336) 672-9300.