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Providence Hospice of Whitney|
Call for Volunteers
||Posted September 22, 2016|
Providence Hospice of Whitney welcomes all persons in need of compassionate care. The number of patients supported has increased during the last year; going from 25-30 to 30-40. They average 30 patients most of the time.
Providence Hospice of Whitney is non-profit. No patient is ever turned away because of finances. Therefore, they must have fundraisers in order to serve those in need of Hospice. The annual fundraiser luncheon is September 29 at Ridgewood Country Club at 12:00 p.m. in Waco. Hospice needs your support.
Coming to the luncheon will give you a deeper understanding of who Providence Hospice is and what it does. Please call Aggie Gladbach, at the numbers below, if you would like to attend the luncheon or make a donation supporting Providence Hospice. Donations made from Whitney will come back to Whitney.
Aggie is the Volunteer Coordinator for Providence Hospice in Whitney. For all the new members of the Chapel and those who may not attend White Bluff Chapel, your time and energy is needed.
First, is the need for Volunteers to visit the patients. Many of the patients ask for a volunteer to be a companion, giving the caretaker the opportunity to go to the store, go out for lunch, or go to the doctor for themselves. Sometimes they just need to take a nap having gone without sleep caring for their loved one. Volunteers are trained before becoming a companion.
Second, the Volunteer Ministry makes American Flags for the patients who are veterans. The Veterans are honored as they receive the flag. One of their patients hung the flag on the wall; another had it lying on the foot of his bed. One patient’s spouse incorporated the flag in the funeral. Persons who crochet are greatly needed for the flag making ministry.
Third is the Cake Baking Ministry. When a patient of Providence Hospice dies, we have volunteers who are called to bake a cake for the family. This cake is for the family, letting them know we are thinking of them and caring for them during this time.
Fourth, they suggest a visit with the spouses of White Bluff who have used Providence Hospice and allow them to tell their story. Coming onto Hospice is not a death sentence. Hospice welcomes you when you are no longer receiving treatment for healing. The earlier the patient comes on Hospice the better quality of life they will have during the final months or even a year or more of life. To learn more about Hospice and how it can benefit you now or in the years to come, call Aggie Gladbach, 694-6009 or 694-9595.
PROVIDENCE HOSPICE NEEDS YOU!
What We've Done
Another Care Group Begins Regular Meetings
Posted September 22, 2016
A new neighborhood care group met September 18 at the home of Jody and Nancie Yarbro. 17 people came over for dessert and visiting. Everyone introduced themselves and told a bit about their lives and families. They shared prayer concerns, and Nancie is making a neighborhood contact list for follow up and communication with the group. Everyone had a good visit, and they agreed to meet at different homes once a quarter. This is a great opportunity to get to meet and know your neighbors better!
Over the Hill Care Group Holds Tailgate Party
Posted September 22, 2016
On Saturday September 10 the "Over the Hill Care Group" met at the 19th hole for a tailgate party. Everyone was asked to wear a jersey or hat of their favorite team. Teams represented were the Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys, the Chicago Cubs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Hays TX High School, the San Francisco 49ers, the Munich Germany Soccer team and the Baylor Bears. TCU would have been represented but Doc and Debbie Bradley were not able to attend.
Once again former residents Steve and Elyse Short drove up from Buda to attend the tailgate party. Prior to eating Elyse Short offered the blessing. As with previous gatherings there was plenty of food. In addition to pulled pork sliders, baked beans, and cole slaw there were other appetizers and desserts.
Everyone had a great time with food and fellowship. After all the food was mostly gone host Marcie Burris welcomed everyone to the party and reminded them what the Care Group is all about. She welcomed new members to the group, Gordon and Gina Rogers. They recently became full time residents in our neighborhood. She also mentioned that Cathy Richey became reacquainted with her high school sweetheart, David Murphey, (that's Murphey with an "ey" to prevent confusion) and were recently married. On a sad note Marcie reminded everyone of the recent tragic highway death of Benny Benavides. Benny was a regular attendee at all the parties with wife Norma and is greatly missed.
Their next regular gathering will be December 3 at the 19th hole. It is the Christmas party with soup, sandwiches, and dessert. The night ends with the humorous "White Elephant" gift exchange. Loraine will be ready with her rubber chicken to cross to the other side of the road. Thanks to Glenda Bettina and Jan Hasty who volunteered to host the event.
Go to the
What We've Done page to see prior "What We've Done" articles.