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The 356 Years of Caring That This Combined Group of Center for Hospice Care Volunteers Have Given

PHOTO: (Front L to R): Ann Carignan, Zita Smith, Elizabeth Limkemann, Molly Helms, Elizabeth Beaudette, Marilyn Douglass, Doris Beebe and Mary Lou Chichester. (Back L-R): Stephanie Reed, Jaron Reed, Steven Reed *(In memory of volunteer Judith Reed). Not Pictured: Jean Lazar, Ann Arpin, Marya Ursin, Kelly Curland and Louis Esposito.

Norwich, CT (August 10, 2018) – Center for Hospice Care is pleased to announce that on Thursday August 2nd the community-based hospice organization honored Volunteers who have given 20 years or more of compassionate care and service.  The organization held a “garden party” to celebrate the wonderful work that these trained Volunteers offer to patients and families. These special Volunteers freely give of their time by providing patient care, pet therapy visits, therapeutic massage, office support as well as bereavement support to the organization.  

Combined these Volunteers gave 356 years of their time and talent to Center for Hospice Care.

The following volunteers were recognized:

Jean Lazar – 20 years, massage therapy

Elizabeth Limkemann – 20 years, massage therapy

Betty Beaudette – 22 years, pet therapist and patient care

Louis Esposito – 22 years massage therapy and office volunteer

Molly Helms – 22 years, patient care, office volunteer and pet therapy

Ann Arpin – 23 years, office volunteer

Mary Lou Chichester – 23 years, office volunteer

Marya Ursin – 25 years, massage therapy

Kelly Curland – 26 years, patient care

Judy Reed – 27 years, patient care, (Judy passed last year, her family was in attendance)

Ann Carignan – 28 years, bereavement and office volunteer

Zita Smith – 32 years, patient care,

Doris Beebe – 33 years, patient care

Marilyn Douglas – 33 years, patient care and office volunteer


“It’s astonishing what our volunteers have done and how many years they have volunteered. We are forever grateful. Just wow!” said Carol Mahier, President/CEO of Center for Hospice Care.

Posted on August 27, 2018

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