2017 Memorial Service
The annual HRRV Memorial Service, remembering and celebrating the lives of those we have lost during the past year, was held on May 8. Thank you to Sterling Wesley United Methodist Church for hosting, participating and recording our service.
Hospice of the Rock River Valley is a partner in the “We Honor Veterans” program in conjunction with the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. “We Honor Veterans” is designed to assist hospices in meeting and understanding the needs of veterans. The goal is to comfort and honor patients with a history of military service and experience. Veteran volunteers are an excellent resource to our Veteran patients and offer respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgement of their experiences and service to their country. A recent pinning was conducted by our Veteran volunteer, Dan Smith (standing) for Ted Moody (seated), a WWII Army Veteran, in honor of his service in the United States Army.
T*I*M*E (Together in Memories) Grief Support Group
When: Noon - 1:30 p.m., second Monday of every month
Where: Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 2600 N. Locust St., Sterling, IL
Have you or anyone you know suffered the loss of a loved one? Are you grieving that loss, and feeling like you don’t know how to cope? If you would like to understand your thoughts and feelings during this difficult time, join T*I*M*E, a grief support group hosted by Hospice of the Rock River Valley. Feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting. For more information about the group, call Cynthia at 815-625-3858.
Education is essential to understanding Hospice philosophy and end of life decisions. Staff members and specially trained volunteers are available to speak to your group about a variety of topics. We customize our presentation to fit your needs and welcome the opportunities to share information about Hospice, bereavement and end of life care.
To schedule a speaker, call 815-625-3858 or email us here.