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Mayor declares November 'National Hospice Month'

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw signed a proclamation Monday declaring November National Hospice Month. On hand for the signing included Bradshaw along with (back, from left) Intrepid USA Home Health Care representatives Shirley Jeffers and Robin Collins and Vista Care representatives Lisa Greven, Al Riggle, Karen Britton and Maria Tyler. [Order this photo]
With one signature Monday, Brazil City Mayor Ann Bradshaw declared November National Hospice Month.

Two healthcare services, Intrepid USA Home Health Care and Vista Care, had representatives at City Hall for the event Monday.

According to a press release provided by Intrepid representative Robin Collins, the organization had scheduled a senior health fair/flu shot clinic Tuesday at Lynn's Pharmacy. The shots were available at no cost for Medicare recipients who provided their Medicare card or $25 for those without Medicare.

"Caring for the sick, elderly and those recuperating from surgery in their homes truly is a privilege for us," Intrepid US Administrator Shirley Jeffers said.

"Home care professionals, volunteers and modern medicine make it possible for people to stay in their homes, where Hoosiers want to be. Our goal is to return an individual to the highest level of independence possible."

According to the proclamation, more than one million Americans living with life-limiting illness and their families received care from the 4,100 hospice and palliative care programs in communities throughout the United States last year.

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How does a town mayor declare "National" anything month?

-- Posted by Anodos on Fri, Nov 14, 2008, at 4:17 AM

Obviously the mayor is representing the community and honoring a local affiliate in a national event. Hospice is a wonderful organization and I am pleased that Brazil is participating.

-- Posted by scwh1974 on Fri, Nov 14, 2008, at 9:20 AM

These are a good group of hard working people. I am glad they are being recognized... just don't think it is NATIONAl as proclaimed by any mayor

-- Posted by sassypants on Fri, Nov 14, 2008, at 9:37 AM

Story attributed to The White House press release, dated November 31, 2008...

National Hospice Month, 2008

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

During National Hospice Month, we honor the dedicated health care professionals and volunteers who help the terminally ill spend their final days in comfort and with dignity. Hospice care providers and other compassionate individuals are a constant reminder that the greatness of America lies in the hearts and souls of its citizens.

...Why does everyone have to find the down side of everything going on in this community...try something new...be happy!

-- Posted by RickS on Fri, Nov 14, 2008, at 9:47 AM

Rick S ~ Couldn't agree with you more ~ but I had to wonder how you found this article dated Nov 31, 2008 ~ just kiddin' I do that sort of thing on a regular basis ~ have a good weekend ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Nov 14, 2008, at 2:42 PM

(Sighs)...I thought my mind reading was getting better...My apologies, it was to read October 31, 2008. Nice catch, and have a wonderful weekend also!!

-- Posted by RickS on Fri, Nov 14, 2008, at 4:46 PM

Mayor Bradshaw,

Keep making all the wonderful changes. You make the area proud! Also, you make your family very proud!


Your Cousin

-- Posted by tickedoff on Sat, Nov 15, 2008, at 3:38 PM

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