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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ship to Shore Cruises event to benefit Hospice of Randolph Randolph County: Holland America Line’s “On Stage Alaska” presentation will be visiting Asheboro, NC at the historic Sunset Theatre located at 234 Sunset Avenue on Sunday afternoon, February 8th at 3:00 pm. The live event will be brought to you by Ship to Shore Cruises & Travel and provides a glimpse into the state’s history, spectacular scenery, wildlife and local hospitality for travelers interested in planning an Alaska vacation. The presentation also showcases destinations in the Yukon Territory that are available on some Holland America Line Land+Sea Journeys. The program, produced by Holland America Line, includes the line’s Alaska Land+Sea Journey destination film and features an entertaining and informative presentation by people who have lived and worked in Alaska. The line’s popular Land+Sea Journeys combine a Holland America Line cruise with pre- or post-cruise overland explorations ranging from 1-13 days. “On Stage Alaska” will also highlight information about Holland America Line’s Alaska cruise itineraries. Holland America Line has been Alaska’s leading tour operator for more than 65 years. The line has seven premium ships in the region offering 130 Alaska cruises and more than 20 different Land+Sea Journey programs in 2014. Door prizes will be given out during the presentation and general admission of $5.00 per person will be collected at the door for admission which will benefit Hospice of Randolph County, the county’s leading provider of specialized end-of-life hospice care. To make a reservation for the local “On Stage Alaska” presentation, contact Sandra Allen, Ship to Shore Cruise & Travel by February 5th, at (336) 498-3559 (or ) by emailing: email@example.com
Show your Hospice Heart by Volunteering. We Need You!
Volunteer Training for 2015 is set for Saturday, January 17th, 9am to 3pm. Hospice of Randolph County operates under Medicare guidelines and a part of these policies states that we are required to offer volunteer services to our patients and their families. It may be that an individual has no family nearby or they are like most of us – they have to work – leaving the individual by themselves throughout the day and it just isn’t safe for them to be alone for a long period of time. Sometimes the primary caregiver is with the patient 24/7 and they simply need a break – time to get some much needed rest, go get a haircut, grocery shop, do some banking or go to a doctor’s appointment they have been putting off because there was no one to assist. Simply providing emotional support, a listening ear or possibly doing some light housework would be a great help. Now with the addition of the Randolph Hospice House, there are additional opportunities in which people can volunteer whether it is patient related or office related. If interested, call Lisa Huffman, Volunteer Coordinator, at (336) 672-9300 by January 14th (or) email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following opportunities are available as well:
- Office Tasks – (Filing, copying, typing, mailings, answering phone calls, etc.)
- Practical Work – (handyman work on campus or a patient’s home, watering plants, folding laundry, etc.)
- Special Events – (we host several volunteer-driven, fundraising events throughout the year)
GriefShare: is a helpful, encouraging 13 week faith based seminar for people facing life after a loved one’s death. The seminar will begin at 6:15pm on Wednesday, January 14, with weekly meetings each Wednesday evening for 13 weeks.
The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced loss and the grief that is associated with it.
Sessions will include a workbook (minimal cost of $15.00), video presentation and a time for individual sharing and reflection. Insights and suggestions will be offered to help those who are struggling with a personal loss. Sessions will be held at First Baptist Church, 133 North Church Street in Asheboro, NC, beginning at 6:15pm and ending around 7:45pm. Child care can be provided if you pre-register for this service need in advance.
For more information and to pre-register (by January 12, 2015), call Hospice of Randolph County at 672-9300, or email Rodney Otwell at