Red Deer Hospice is thanking community members for their “generosity, kindness and support” in response to the 2022 Holiday Campaign.
“We are so grateful to everyone who chose to donate to our organization over the holidays,” said Jerri Taylor, Red Deer Hospice executive director.
On Christmas morning, residents received a stocking filled with an assortment of gifts. For dinner, hospice chefs prepared a turkey meal for each resident and a loved one.
“We wanted to give our residents and their families one last memorable holiday together,” said Taylor.
A portion of the funds raised from the hospice’s Holiday Campaign will go towards updating the largest gathering room at the facility. The North Family Room is a special area in the home that is used for bereavement support groups, family meetings, as well as events such as wedding anniversaries and birthday parties.
In a media release issued on Monday, it’s stated that the hospice hopes to refresh this meaningful space, so many more final memories can be made.
Red Deer Hospice is a free standing, residential end-of-life care facility that provides 24-hour professional nursing care. Residents are not charged a fee to stay at hospice. A portion of operating costs are covered by Alberta Health Services, but as a not-for-profit society, Red Deer Hospice depends on donations to meet their annual operational budget and for all capital/equipment purchases.
The facility, which features 16 individual resident rooms, is located in the Anders on the Lake neighbourhood, with memorial gardens just across the screen.
To learn more about Red Deer Hospice, or to make a donation, visit www.reddeerhospice.com.