by Glenda Jones

Civitan Club helps Hospice

 At a recent meeting of the Junior Civitan Club, President Owen Farrier presented Hub Hospice Board member Eloise Caverson with a cheque for $300.00 .  The Hospice is most grateful to be honoured in this fashion, especially by a youth group, who understands that hospice care affects all ages. The Junior Civitan Club works closely with their counterparts who are instrumental in providing health care equipment on a loan basis.  This service can often be used by hospice clients in need of it.

The Hub Hospice is part of a coalition of service providers including the Ottawa Valley Health Team, the hospital, the Mills Corporation, and other agencies. One call is all that is needed to access the required and appropriate care.  The hospice website at www.hubhospice.com entails the scope of this service.

The community support for the new Hub Hospice has been appreciated, from the Hike for Hospice in early May that raised nearly $5000.00 to the many donations from churches, service clubs, and individuals.  Hospice support is provided free to clients and families, so community support is essential to its survival.