Hospice volunteers make gifts to honor veterans

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 9 November 2020 at 9:05 am

Photos contributed by Hospice: Julie Noreck, a Hospice special events volunteer, is also a seamstress who uses her talent to create gifts for veterans they serve. She sews and creates handmade blankets and quilts for Hospice’s We Honor Veterans program.

ALBION – Hospice of Orleans is very fortunate to have two dedicated volunteers with creative hobbies, who use their talents to make gifts for veterans served by Hospice’s We Honor Veterans Program.

Julie Noreck is a seamstress who sews beautiful blankets and quilts specifically for these veterans.

Beverly Saskowski, a direct care volunteer, board member and all-around supporter of Hospice, paints beautiful designs focused on veterans on rocks of various sizes and shapes. She also does them for the residents of the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence, as well as patients in their Homecare Program.

The “We Honor Veterans” Program empowers hospices and community organizations to meet the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, by offering guidance and resources focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement, so that veterans can be guided toward a more peaceful ending.

Beverly Saskowski shows a selection of decorative rocks she painted for veterans served by Hospice of Orleans. Saskowski is a direct care volunteer, board member and all-around support of Hospice.

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