Ensuring the highest quality end of life care

 
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One resident’s request during the holidays was to go to the Cincinnati Zoo to see the Holiday Lights.  Going to the zoo during the winter months was a family tradition and she wanted to go one last time.  After the trip, she told stories about her childhood and how her family would go to the Cincinnati Zoo as a family during the holidays.  Providing meaningful personal experiences to those at the end of life is important.

Individuals who are receiving Cedar Village Hospice care will often request to do something special.  Requests have included an outing to go bowling at a local bowling alley for an afternoon, going out to a restaurant for a special meal and attending a play at a theater in town.  Our goal is to make it possible to provide meaningful experiences for our residents at all times in their lives. 

Please consider a donation to Ensuring the Highest Quality End of Life Care to help make it possible to bring our residents to special outings which bring cheer and meaning to residents.

Individuals who are receiving Cedar Village Hospice care will often request to do something special. Requests have included an outing to go bowling at a local bowling alley for an afternoon, going out to a restaurant for a special meal and attending a play at a theater in town. Our goal is to make it possible to provide meaningful experiences for our residents at all times in their lives.

“It meant so much to me that I was able to attend a concert at the Music Hall. It reminded me of trips that I made with my mother when I was little,” said one resident.

Please consider a donation to Ensuring the Highest Quality End of Life Care to help make it possible to bring our residents to special outings which bring cheer and meaning to residents.

The flower committee at Cedar Village continues to arrange flowers for our Hospice patients. They lovingly arrange the flowers to be delivered to our hospice patients to bring cheer to their rooms. Family members of hospice patients are given an opportunity to discuss favorite flowers of their loved ones and it is a real conversation starter.

“The residents are so happy to receive the flowers in their rooms. It really brightens up the rooms and it brings them joy as well,” said Sally Korkin, a Cedar Village team member. Please consider a donation to Ensuring the Highest Quality End of Life Care to help purchase beautiful flowers for bringing cheer to others.

Cedar Village volunteers participate in many activities to benefit the residents. One activity that is very meaningful is knitting beautiful blankets for our Cedar Village Hospice patients. Each blanket is unique and made with love and care to wrap our hospice patients in warmth and comfort. Attached to each blanket is a very lovely prayer to bring spiritual greetings at the end of life. The knitters use their creativity as they make each stitch with love and then have the privilege of presenting the blankets to the patients. Your donation will help purchase beautiful yarn that our knitters can use to create these very special blankets.


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For the individuals who are a part of the Cedar Village Hospice Program, their days are enriched at the end of their lives. Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers and their pets, smiles abound on the patients’ faces when a caring volunteer and her dog come to visit. Pet visits are an important part of the comfort and care provided to the hospice patients. Other volunteers visit with the patients and bring beautiful flowers to brighten their rooms. The volunteers share stories, and often become surrogate family members at the end of life. Your donation will help enrich our Cedar Village Hospice patients’ lives.

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Cedar Village

Mason, Ohio, United States
http://www.cedarvillage.org

Project Leader

Carol Silver Elliott

CEO/President
Mason, OH United States

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