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Center for Hospice Care opens healing garden in front of 300

NORWICH - A $100,000 healing garden that's the first of its kind in the state opened Friday morning to fanfare and appreciation by hospice volunteers and clients.

"The garden is part of our commitment to provide care and comfort to people who are grieving the loss of their loved one," said Center for Hospice Care President and CEO Carol Mahier.

Of Connecticut's 32 hospices, the Norwich location is the only one to have a healing garden, Mahier said. "It sort of takes my breath away every time I come here," she said.

A public reception is planned from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday that will include live music, garden tours, activities for children and refreshments. Center for Hospice Care is located at 227 Dunham Street.

By Adam Benson
abenson@norwichbulletin.com
(860) 908-7004 

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20140815/NEWS/140819679

Posted on August 15, 2014

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