Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MY HERO Online Photo Storybook

     November, recognized as National Hospice Month, is a big month for us. It is a whole month dedicated to spreading awareness about Hospice of Southern Illinois' mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. Not only is it important to discuss how a better quality of life can impact the patient and everyone around them, but it is also important to discuss programs, resources and benefits people are entitled to and eligable for. This is where November becomes an even bigger deal than normal.
     November also celebrates veterans and the sacrifices they made on Veterans Day. In 2011, we began a partnership with We Honor Veterans, a partnership with the NHPCO and the VA educates our staff about the unique needs of veterans and their families. Part of that education in the partnership includes getting Veterans and their families in touch with the right people to help them and help them understand benefits they can recieve that they are not currently getting.
     To celebrate National Hospice Month, our mission, Veterans Day and the We Honor Veterans partnership, we have created the MY HERO Online Photo Storybook, which highlights heroic service men and service women and will be launched on November 1, 2012. The MY HERO Online Photo Storybook will include submitted photos and a one-paragraph story in a Facebook Photo Album. Photos and stories can be submitted by 10/29 for a chance to win $100 gift card or after 10/30 to just be added to the Facebook Photo Album which will share and preserve the awesome strories from service men and service women in the communities we serve. {Click Here To Tweet This Info To A Friend}

     To learn more about Hospice of Southern Illinois or our efforts in spreading awareness about National Hospice Month and We Honor Veterans please call 1-800-233-1708. 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

(First Entry from Julie Eastwood)

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