November 25, 2013
DATE: November 22, 2013
CONTACT: Roxanne Debski-Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
Offices in Newton NJ & Milford PA.
TOLL FREE: 800-882-1117
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHOTO: We’ll have those dinners ready!” promised Steve Pomeisl, Newton’s Hayeks Market Deli Manager of 28 years. “…including pumpkin pie.” Hayeks along with ShopRite in Newton are assisting Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in preparing meals for their patients in need. Hospice staff and volunteers will deliver all the meals in time for those families to enjoy on Thanksgiving.
NEWTON — November 22, 2013 — Every hospice patient and family is unique, but each coping with the illness of a loved one. This time of year often brings further sadness with the memories of happier times for these families. The thought of losing a loved one is a heavy burden, but some of our hospice families, in addition to struggling with their loved one facing end of life, have limited resources to provide for their families with basic everyday needs.
The Friends of Hospice, a special fundraising volunteer arm of the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation, in conjunction with the social services and volunteer teams at hospice are doing what they can to bring Thanksgiving home. Local grocery stores, Hayeks and ShopRite are preparing family as well as individual Thanksgiving dinners for hospice to purchase and take to those families in need. It is with the funds donated year- round by these same local businesses and more that affords hospice in providing patients and those caring for them the seasonal delight of a holiday feast or the simple pleasure of a freshly prepared warm holiday meal. Often the recipients are too tired or sad to go through the effort, so the hospice team and community does it for them.
“Gratitude is a constant reminder of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds. Living in the moment, and every moment; we keep ourselves open to the love around us and within us to ponder on the richness of our life, even with life’s trials.” Cecelia
Clayton, Executive Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice shares with us.
The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Northwest NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and the preferred hospice provider for the Atlantic Health Care System in our area of service. For programs, events, and more information visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org