Spirit of a Caring Community

Prairie Home Hospice Shares the Spirit of a Caring Community

 November is National Hospice Month. It also ushers in the holiday season. Both events provide an opportunity for us to reflect on the generosity and spirit of a very caring community. “During National Hospice month, we honor hospice patients, their families, and the care teams that provides care and support throughout their hospice journey,” said Pat Mellenthin, CEO for Prairie Home Hospice. “That includes the volunteers who are not only serving as part of the care team, but are also assisting with meals, visiting patients, tending to the lawn and gardens at our hospice houses, etc. Those volunteers play such an important role in our efforts to provide the kind of care and overall patient experience that every hospice patient deserves and has come to expect from Prairie Home Hospice. We are so honored by the volunteers that share their time and talents to support Prairie Home Hospice and those we serve. They truly reflect the spirit of a very caring community!”

“As we begin to prepare for our 3rd Annual Light Up the Night Event, we are reminded once again of the generosity of our community as dozens of volunteers donate hundreds of hours of their time to support this event each year,” said Tara Plante, Marketing & Development Director for Prairie Home Hospice. “In establishing this event three years ago, Prairie Home Hospice sought to establish an event that would serve two purposes.  We wanted an event that had the potential to become a successful fundraiser, but also wanted an event that would provide an opportunity for us to give something back to the community that has supported us so strongly over the past 35 years. Light Up the Night has done that and has demonstrated yet again the spirit of a very generous community. It is heartwarming to see the community come together to support this kind of event each year. The community has embraced this annual event whole-heartedly. We are so grateful for the many volunteers who give of their time and talent to make this a great annual event – which just continues to get bigger and better each year.”

“We are thankful for the opportunities to share in the spirit of a very caring community,” said Plante. “People give generously of their time and talents throughout the year and in a wide variety of ways, to help others and make our community a better place to live. What an honor it is to be a part of a community that shares a spirit of giving and caring all year round!”


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