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NATIONAL HOSPICE MONTH 
     A New Hospice Story
There comes a time {Family Story | Vineyard}
There comes a time {Family Story | Vineyard}
Judith's husband, Scott, passed away in Hospice of Southern Illinois' program. Their family had positive experiences with hospice care in the past, however, they just didn't think they were ready for hospice services for Scott. Scott's physician recommended comfort care. Scott decided to be proactive by seeking additional support for himself and his wife, Judith. By selecting hospice services earlier, Scott was able to live his final months, weeks and days the way he wanted to, pain free and independent, achieving a better quality of life for himself. 
Read more, click here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Did you hear? Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. purchased the building at 333 South Illinois Street, Belleville, IL. (right next door to our Admin. office) to be the future home of our Orange Team (300 East Main, Belleville Location).  They will be moving from their leased office on East Main Street to their new office in the fall of 2019. To read more, click here.
  • We welcomed 5 new board members. Click here to learn about the professionals who volunteer their time to serve on our Board of Directors. 
  • We did it! We made it to 4,000 likes on our Facebook Page. Thank you! Click here to like our Facebook Page  
  • Check us out on Instagram and show your support there. @hospiceofsouthernillinois.
  • Hospice of Southern Illinois is working diligently to roll out pet therapy to our patients and families. We have initiated a pilot program that is going well. More details to come this spring. Read why pet therapy is important to our patients and families, click here. 

OCTOBER WAS AMERICAN PHARMACISTS MONTH
MEET OUR PHARMACIST 

Hospice of Southern Illinois is participating in our 3rd year with a PGY2 (post-graduate, year 2) in a Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency Program. In collaboration with the 
SIUE School of Pharmacy , we remain the only accredited PGY2 in Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency Program fully funded by a hospice, in the United States. We are pleased to introduce and welcome our full-time, PGY2 Pharmacy Resident, Hanna Hollingsworth, PharmD. Hanna shares in our excitement, "Practicing as a pharmacist at Hospice of Southern Illinois allows me to anticipate and meet the needs of patients and their families. I am honored to be able to provide high-quality care and embody servant leadership through my role within a talented interdisciplinary team." Learn more about our Pharmacy Residency Program,  click here
Events

HOSPICE MONTH AT 
SPITTING IMAGE BOUTIQUE, MARION
During National Hospice Month, a portion of the sales for the entire month of November will be donated to us! Shop local!
Spitting Image Boutique
1123 North Carbon Street,
Marion, IL 62959

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (EDWARDSVILLE)
November 14, 2018 -  St. John's United Methodist Church
Contact Lisa Simonin in Social Services to rsvp, 618-235-1703

HOWL AT THE MOON
November 16, 2018 - Register Online
Hidden Lake Winery, Aviston, IL

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (RED BUD)
November 21, 2018 -  Garden Place Red Bud
Contact Lisa Simonin in Social Services to rsvp, 618-235-1703

ROYAL HOLIDAY BREAKFAST
December 1, 2018 - Register Online Now
Bellecourt Place, Belleville, IL

TREE OF LIFE
Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Weingarten, Belleville
RSVP to Lisa Phillipson, lphillipson@hospice.org or 618-235-1703
The Journey, Marion
RSVP to April Ehlers, aehlers@hospice.org or 618-997-3030

9TH ANNUAL RED CARPET GALA: 
ULTIMATE MUSICAL ROAD TRIP
January 26, 2019 -  Register Online Now
The Pavilion, Marion, IL

Volunteers

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
  • Friday, December 7th, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion
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    Volunteers in Action
    Marion Craft Group
    Sparta Community Event
     Belleville Chili Chase 5K
    Marion Howl at the Moon
    Fundraiser


    Veteran Volunteers

    Thank You, Veteran Volunteers, for your contributions to our vet-to-vet volunteer program, your service to our veteran patients and families, and dedication to our country and mission. We appreciate you, the example of service to others.

    Veterans

    With Honor, Respect & Gratitude,
    Thank You Veteran Employees
    of Hospice of Southern Illinois

    An Honor Flight 

    October 16, 2018 - Hospice of Southern Illinois' Community Education Manager, Deborah Hogg, served on the Welcome Home Committee for Veterans Honor Flight Volunteer Group. Over 250 volunteers were involved to make the Veterans' Homecoming memorable. More than 3,600 people welcomed these Heroes Home. There were 8 WWII, 30 Korean, 18 Vietnam, and 14 other Veterans on the Honor Flight Washington D.C., out of Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois. 
    Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans - 
    World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. 
    4th Veterans Honor Flight Volunteers

    Virtual Flight of Honor
    At times, Veterans' health or personal preference is to not travel to the memorials and make the trip. Hospice of Southern Illinois is committed to honoring veterans and helping them find peace and honor in their service. We can help honor them through a program we designed called "The Virtual Flight of Honor. " We host an honor ceremony, giving the Veterans a virtual tour experience, provide history about memorial monuments, and finish with a warm "welcome home" that they deserve. These events are open to the public. Help us create a warm "welcome home" at our next event to honor our nations' veterans. 
    • November 8 - Freeburg Care Center, 746 Urbanna Dr, Freeburg, IL. at 10:00 a.m.
    • November 28 - Moose Lodge 1221, 2425 N Illinois St, Swansea, IL. at 10:00 a.m. 
    • December 12 - Brightly Senior Living, 649 Legacy Place, Mascoutah, IL. at 9:00 a.m.


    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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