We appreciate you sharing our mission and your passion. Wings is a quarterly newsletter about Hospice of Southern Illinois' news, hospice updates,  and information on events, volunteers, and veterans. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness.
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NURSES MONTH
During National Nurses Week,  Hospice of Southern Illinois would like  to extend a special thanks  to our nurses as they  continue to provide the  highest level of quality care  to our patients. They deserve  special recognition for their  vast contributions and the  positive impact they make  every day!

Beginning in 1993, the American Nurses  Association 
declared May 6-12 as the  national week to celebrate 
and elevate the  nursing profession.

Click here to read more about our care on the blog  


HOSPICE IS DIGNITY
We define dignity because it's the one noun that relates to quality of life at the end of life, a core value of hospice care at Hospice of Southern Illinois. How do people with a life-limiting illness find quality of life at the end of life? Finding it is different for each person. As an individual's life-limiting illness progresses, Hospice of Southern Illinois can be called in to support the patient and their family.  Read Mr. Ward's story of dignity on our blog.

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Events

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (EDWARDSVILLE)
Contact Lisa Simonin in Social Services to rsvp, 618-235-1703

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (COLUMBIA)
May 15, 2019 -   HOPE Christian Church
Contact Lisa Simonin in Social Services to rsvp, 618-235-1703


HIGH TEA & HIGH FASHION FOR HOSPICE AT THE MANSION
May 18, 2019 -  The Mansion, O'Fallon, IL
Tickets on sale now:  www.hospice.org/events

VIRTUAL FLIGHT OF HONOR - Open to the Public and all Veterans
May 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. - Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, Swansea, IL
Free to attend and no RSVP required


Volunteers
JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM
In 2018, our dedicated volunteers donated over 10,000 hours to Hospice of Southern Illinois. These individuals come together and share their time and talents with patients, families and employees to support our mission.   Please join us if you would like to become a part of our dedicated volunteer team by calling Shelly Black or Sally Koval, Belleville, 618-235-1703; Rita Spiller or Donna Cunetto, Marion, 618-997-3030.
  
Next Volunteer Training
  • No dates are currently planned. Please call to schedule a training that works for you. 
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    Congratulations Butterfly Award Winners 
    Connie Galloway from 
    DuQuoin, IL
    Melissa McArthur of O'Fallon, IL
     Dana Penrose from DeSoto, IL
    Judy Wild of Waterloo, IL

    Barb Soto from Herrin, IL
    Elaine Behrmann of Albers, IL

    Veterans
    Two Upcoming Veteran Events 
    Veterans Honor Flight
    Welcome Home
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois
    5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Free to attend. Open to the public, veterans, and veteran's families.

    Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois' chairman, Bryan Questelle, announced Mission 5,  the 5th flight to Washington D.C. honoring our nation's veterans, would be departing Marion on May 14, 2019. 

    Join the Welcome Home Committee and Hospice of Southern Illinois' volunteers in welcoming home our nations' veterans who attend the day. Interested in learning more? Contact 
    Deborah Hogg, dhogg@hospice.org. 
    Virtual Flight of Honor
    Ceremony & Program
    Wednesday, May 23, 2019
    Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Free to attend. Open to the public, veterans, and veterans' families. 

    Join us for a morning of reflection, honor and our community's appreciation. 

     We host an honor ceremony, educational program, and a "welcome home" reception without leaving your hometown. Experience the excitement from a veteran's point of view of a typical Honor Flight day.

    Questions? Contact Lisa Phillipson, lphillipson@hospice.org.



    We encourage you to visit the   VA Website - Click Here  or the
      We Honor Veterans Website - Click Here for more free resources.
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    Hospice of Southern Illinois has been found eligible for inclusion on the Local Part of the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Gateway region Charity List. We will appear in the on-line "Universal Giving" list available to Federal employees. Please visit the CFC Website, to learn more, or call Hospice of Southern Illinois, 618-235-1703, for more information.

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