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Heart of Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 403 people are interested
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We are coordinating correspondence with individuals in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities. If you would like to write to individuals who are currently experiencing protective isolation, please contact me. We have delivered over 4300 cards, letters, drawings, crafts and postcards. Mail is a high point of the day for so many in isolation. There is no age limit to this, several preschoolers have drawn pictures, adults may write postcards or share crafts; the important thing is to let our elders know they are in our hearts and our thoughts.
You may, or may not receive a reply to your correspondence, but each piece of mail reaches a senior, or medically fragile individual who is isolated and very much appreciates being remembered.
If you prefer to use your own cards/stationary and mail it to my business address please note "HAPPY MAIL" on the envelope to make sure it gets to an elder.
We will continue to deliver cards and letters as long as people are willing to write, even without COVID care facilities can be a lonely place. Our therapy dog and I make window visits after delivering your mail to life enrichment staff.
Please bear with me, due to the overwhelming response it may take me a day or two to get back to you, the mail project is done in my spare time, from my regular job. I promise to send a response to each of you, but there is only one of me:)
Thank you for your committment to inclusion!

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About Heart of Hospice

Location:

407 Portway Suite 201, Hood River, OR 97031, US

Mission Statement

To transform dying into the final act of living well.

Description

Heart of Hospice care is palliative (comfort) care rather than curative care. Our treatment focuses on relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families. Hospice isn't about giving up hope, it is about living life to it's fullest, the final act of living well.

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Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Drawing
  • Relationship Building
  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Each correspondence is treasured by those in isolation. Some may be able to write back, but most just need to know they are not forgotten.
  • Share a story about your day, a photo you took, or an adventure. Chat about your garden, your online classes, or family night games. Most of all, share hope and warm thoughts!

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