NEWS & EVENTS
Kentucky Derby Event Set to Help Hospice Patients
If you can’t make it to Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Derby in person, May 1st, the next best thing is the Hospice Circle of Love Mint Julep Jubilee. The fundraiser will kick off at 4:30 PM at Oakwood Country Club. The evening will include Southern food and drinks, a “betting” window and a 50/50 Pot Horse “auction”. A live bugler will call the horses to the paddock, just before the race is shown on a big screen. Attendees will have a chance to vie for a diamond necklace and could win other great prizes. Lawn games will be available to play following the race.
Guests are encouraged to don Derby Day attire, such as big hats and colorful dresses and ties.
Tickets are $125.00. Proceeds will help pay for care for Circle of Love patients that don’t have a Medicare or insurance benefit for hospice. To order tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call Julie at 234-CARE or email email@example.com.
Saturday, October 2nd
8:30 to 11:00
2598 Highway 58
Group Meetings to Help the Grieving
Grieving the death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult things we do. However, sharing your grief journey can help lessen the burden. Hospice Circle of Love is offering a free community grief group in February. The sessions will take place every Tuesday of that month from 5:00 to 6:00 PM at Hospice Circle of Love, 314 S. Third, Enid.
The grief group is free and open to anyone 18 and over who is suffering from the loss of a loved one. Each meeting will focus on different aspects of the grieving process. Therefore, participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. Dealing with pain, searching for meaning, discovering identity changes and ongoing support are among the topics that will be covered.
In the past participants have found that one of the greatest benefits to attending the grief group is the opportunity to connect with other people who are going through the same types of things.
Hospice Circle of Love is a not-for-profit organization providing care for terminally ill patients in the home. A team of caregivers provides physical, emotional and spiritual support. The grief groups are one area of community service the organization provides and are offered 3 times throughout the year. Circle of Love serves a 60 Mile radius of Enid.
To sign up for the Grief Group, call Dr. Matt Miles at 580-234-2273.
Hospice Circle of Love Seeking Volunteers
Hospice Circle of Love is seeking volunteers to provide comfort and compassion to hospice patients, help out in the office and lend a hand with fundraisers.
A new volunteer training class has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 31st. It will be held from 2 PM to 5 PM at Circle of Love’s office, 314 S. Third.
“Our volunteers make a significant contribution to our operation. We are so grateful for all that they do, as are our hospice families. Whether they are reading to a patient in the nursing home or visiting with one in the home while their caregiver runs errands, they provide an invaluable service,” commented Volunteer Coordinator Julie Nelson.
All hospice volunteers are required to go through a training class. Areas covered include details about job duties, the history of hospice, privacy rights, family dynamics, infection control, psychological issues surrounding death and dying, physical symptoms and more.
To obtain a volunteer application, call 234-2273.
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