Veterans honor veterans
|Photos courtesy of Senior Independence|
Following the wreath presentation, the volunteers visited hospice patients and adult day center participants to present them with framed photos of the wreath that was placed at the park. Shown at right is Senior Independence client Willie Baxter, seated, holding the framed photo, and from left, John Sommer, David Wilson and Ed Sauer. Wilson is the hospice volunteer coordinator, and Sommer and Sauer serve as volunteers, according to Senior Independence officials.
The We Honor Veterans program is a national collaboration of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In the We Honor Veterans program, hospice staff members are trained to care for the unique health needs of veterans, according to program officials. Patients are honored for their service through pinning ceremonies, in-home Veterans’ Day celebrations and veteran-to-veteran companionship visits, and the community is engaged in giving recognition to the veterans, program officials added.
To learn more about the program, call Wilson at 330-873-3468 or visit www.seniorindependence.org.
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