Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Facebook Helps Us Help You!

                      Facebook is the largest social network with over 800 million viewers according to Mashable.com, a social media news forum. Not only is Facebook powerful as a communication tool between family, friends and coworkers, but it is a place where people go to get information all the time.
Hospice of Southern Illinois has taken a leap into the future and accepted Facebook into its current community education practices. We use social media as a new tool in our organization to share, reach out and educate people who are caregivers, have experienced the loss of a loved one or just want to learn about end-of-life choices before the time comes. It is truly important to us to have a presence on Facebook to provide information and resources for people who need us. We just reached 1,000 fans last week! This is a huge accomplishment because now we are out there and able to help more people than ever before. Check out our page, www.facebook.com/hospiceofsouthernillinois and see if there is something that could help you or someone you know. We are here for you, facing the future together. In addition to resources and information, we post photos from events and fundraisers, we list job opportunities, have contests and more to encourage our fans to interact with our page and get the most out of our page.
Facebook helps us spread our message. Facebook helps us help you. Not only are we your not-for-profit hospice committed to excellence, serving patients and families since 1981, but we are your friends that are privileged and honored to have the ability to care for your loved one. As your friend in hospice care, we are here you help you and are available 24 hours a day by phone, 1-800-233-1708, to make a referral, provide grief support, or make an emergency visit.
Help us share, educate, and reach out by subscribing to our blog and suggesting it to friends who will spread our message, Hospice of Southern Illinois is here to teach you what hospice is, what we are about, and what we can do for you and your loved ones! No one has to go through the dying process alone. Hospice of Southern Illinois can help.

Live well, laugh often, and love much,
Christine Juehne
Hospice of Southern Illinois
Community Education

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My name is Christine Juehne, and I have worked as a community educator for four years at Hospice of Southern Illinois, a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). I will be your hospice guru answering questions, covering stories, and informing you about all hospice topics. I welcome you to our blog! Follow our journey to stay committed to our mission, enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. If you have further questions about Hospice of Southern Illinois or general hospice questions please feel free to call 618-235-1703 or e-mail me at cjuehne@hospice.org!

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