Become a Hospice Volunteer. There’s no time like the present to add life to each day of a hospice patient. Volunteers provide companionship and support to the terminally ill and their loved ones. They fill a unique role in providing comfort and support to patients and families with giving of their time, energy and compassion. Hospice of the Rock River Valley has a need for volunteers to work with patients and families. Training will be provided and begins April 4. To make a difference in someone’s life, call Becky at 815-625-3858.
Annual Memorial Service
When: 3 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017
Where: Wesley United Methodist Church, 2200 16th Ave., Sterling, IL
Hospice of the Rock River Valley Memorial Service, honoring loved ones who died during the past year. The service will be held at 3 p.m., May 7 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2200 16th Avenue in Sterling. The service is open to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you did not use hospice services and would like your loved one’s name included in the presentation, call 815-625-3858.
Camp Love N Loss
When: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., June 8, 2017
Where: Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling, IL
A unique and innovative one day summer camp program designed specifically for children ages 6-13 who have suffered the loss of a loved one. A mixture of fun activities, including games, discussions, and focused arts and crafts, allows children to express feelings and concerns, identify supportive people, and find appropriate ways to use memories for healing and growth. Camp is free of charge to all. Camp applications are due June 2. For more information, call Cynthia at (815) 625-3858.
15th Annual Memorial Golf Outing
Deer Valley Country Club
When: Noon, registration; 1 p.m., tee-off, Friday, June 23
Where: Deer Valley Golf Course
Benefits compassionate, quality hospice care for the terminally ill and honors the memory of our loved ones. Golf registration is $75 per golfer; $300 for a foursome. Registration includes lunch, 18 holes of golf & cart, and after golf snacks.
Several sponsorships and sponsorship/golf packages available.
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.