News from Home Health United – August 2014
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In this Issue:
- Featured: Camp GLOW in Baraboo a Success, Janesville Up Next
- Your Stories: Drew Nachreiner Rehab Equipment Fund Gives Back; Granting Wish – Audio Books
- Our Stories: Sweet Revolutions a Sweet Success; Hitting the Road for Hospice; Spirit of Life Preview
- Extras: HHU Out and About; Volunteer Opportunities; Grief Support Groups Offered; We Honor Veterans – Educational Presentations
Camp GLOW is a grief support day camp for kids and teens that have been affected by a loss. The Camp is designed to give children a safe place to share their feelings and concerns, with a wide range of activities and enough counselors on-site to give individual attention if needed. The Camp was recently held in Baraboo, and another is scheduled in Janesville on August 23.
Home Health United’s newest Foundation fund, the Drew Nachreiner Rehab Equipment Fund, is already making an impact in the lives of patients who need financial assistance with their medical equipment care. Mark, a HHU – Hospice patient in Janesville, needed some scooter repairs – and Drew’s fund helped with just that.
Granting Wish – Audio Books
Reading a book may not sound like a big deal to most people, just something we do to relax when we have free time. But to HHU – Hospice patient Pat, who was losing his eyesight, reading a book was his "Granting Wish". The HHU-VNS Foundation made that happen.
Home Health United’s sweet and savory fundraiser for Meals On Wheels was a sweet success! Held May 8th at the Overture Center in Madison, guests were treated to a vintage carnival complete with classic games, a photo booth, Mega Cake Walk, and tasting stations from your favorite Food Fight Restaurant Group restaurants.
The 2nd Annual Hitting the Road for Hospice fund raiser is scheduled for October 18, 2014 in Baraboo. Join us for a scenic tour of the amazing Wisconsin landscape while raising funds for Home Health United-Hospice.
Riders will enjoy a poker run, raffle and great cookout sponsored by The Barn Restaurant in Baraboo. Motorcycles, cars and trucks are welcome to drive the ride.
Tickets are only $20 per person and sponsorships are available! Sign up today!
The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells will once again play host to Home Health United’s annual Spirit of Life gala. Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 4th to join hundreds of guests for food and fun as local favorites Greg and Karen De Santo keep the entertainment going all night!.
Help Us Build a Care Community!
HHU is in the process of developing a blog that will serve as a resource for families with aging parents, grandparents or other loved ones in southern Wisconsin. Often called the "Sandwich Generation", more and more people today are sandwiched between caregiving duties for multiple generations, commonly for their own children and aging parents.
On June 14th, Home Health United once again joined in the fun at the Reedsburg Butterfest parade! Local employees Rob and Karla represented HHU with their families. Be on the lookout for HHU at the Cow Chip Parade in Sauk on August 30th!
Make a difference in the lives of your community members. Home Health United offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout our service area. Check out your volunteering options!
Grief continues well after loss occurs and each individual experiences it in unique ways. It is not uncommon for grief to come in intense waves, especially within the first year. Many find it helpful to talk with others going through similar experiences. To support you during this time, Home Health United offers grief support groups to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss. The groups are offered at no cost to participants. Learn more or find a group near you.
HHU will be holding educational presentations open to anyone in the community interested in learning more about the unique needs of Veterans and the challenges they may be facing from illness, isolation or traumatic life experience.
The program will cover how military culture & combat can influence the delivery of health care,Â the unique experiences Veterans faced in our nations wars and conflicts, as well as, how to utilize techniques such as respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement to comfort those with a history of military service who may be dealing with physical or psychological trauma.
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