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Grace of a Community

The Grace of a Community

Every year around this time, as the seasons change and we find ourselves at the end of another beautiful Michigan summer, I am once again astounded by the grace of this community. Summer is an event-filled time for Hospice at Home and Lory’s Place. Every year we hope that the weather will be kind, that our old friends will come to our events, and that we will make new friends along the way. And every year you fill our hearts by outdoing yourselves. You run, walk, rock, bid, taste, bake, volunteer and donate to make sure your neighbors get the care they need. Thank you, thank you, for joining us in this mission.

Because of your support, we are able to continue to grow our services and offer even more to the community. Lory’s Place just started school groups in the Benton Harbor district, marking the 41st school group (per month!) we are able to provide. These school groups ensure that children who can’t always make it to the grief center are able to receive much-needed support after the death of a parent or close friend.

Because of your support, Hospice at Home is helping to initiate a community-wide effort aimed at helping people to have important conversations and fill out their advance directives, so families can feel confident that they are making choices that reflect those of their loved one. Additionally, because of your support, we are now offering frequent caregiver classes and caregiver support groups in South Haven, Niles and St. Joseph, so people can feel they’re not in it alone.

This is all happening because of people like YOU, who choose to be involved in the community and make it a better place. We couldn’t be more grateful. Please consider sharing the stories you read in this publication with others. Encourage them to reach out to us if they would like to learn more about our programs, or would like to be involved with our mission.

Proudly your neighbor,
Melinda Graham-Gruber
President and CEO,
Hospice at Home,
a Lakeland Health Affiliate

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