Hospice temporarily keeping volunteers away from people receiving hospice care

Staff Reports Posted 17 March 2020 at 1:53 pm

Organization also reports bouquet sale raised $11,500

ALBION – Hospice of Orleans has suspended the use of all volunteers from the Martin-Linsin Residence, nursing homes and homecare duties until further notice. The organization is making the decision out of an abundance of caution.

Hospice has also decided to postpone the annual membership & volunteer appreciation luncheon that was scheduled for April 23 at the QWL building in Albion.

“We thank you for your understanding during this time,” said Derek Reiner, Development & Public Relations manager. “Please stay well out there and take good care of one another. We will see you all again very soon.”

Hospice of Orleans also shared the Annual Spring Bouquet Sale brought in well over $11,500 in net profit for the organization. This is a new record for Hospice of Orleans, and could not have accomplished this without the support of a generous community, said Kellie Spychalski, CEO for Hospice.

Every dollar from the bouquet sale goes directly back to the terminally ill patients served in Orleans County.

“Thank you to our wonderful community for your support every single day of the year,” Spychalski said. “Without you, we would be hard pressed to meet our mission of providing exceptional care to our neighbors in need. Orleans County is one of the most generous communities anywhere!”

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