Hospice of Davidson County Supports Local Faith Communities with
Observance Honors Members of the Community Impacted by Life-Limiting
Hospice of Davidson County invites the surrounding community to join local faith congregations
in Hospice Sabbath, which raises awareness about chronic disease management and care issues for those facing life-limiting
illness. Hospice Sabbath is a time for the community to remember those who have passed away in the last year, while also recognizing
the important role hospice plays in end-of-life care. In observance of Hospice Sabbath, Hospice of Davidson County will
partner with faith congregations across Davidson County and provide guest speakers to address chronic-disease management and
end-of-life care during church services held November 1 and November 8.
of Davidson County joins hospice organizations across the nation to observe Hospice Sabbath during National Hospice and Palliative
Care month, celebrated each November. Hospice Sabbath unites members of all faiths and congregations to recognize neighbors,
co-workers, friends and loved ones impacted by chronic illness in the Davidson County community.
“Hospice care provides a holistic approach that addresses not only physical
needs, but also the spiritual and emotional support needed in caring for those at end of life,” stated Rev. Trudy Irving,
pastor of Beulah United Church of Christ in Lexington. “Observing Hospice Sabbath is one way our congregation can support
those in our community living with the physical and emotional challenges associated with chronic diseases, and bring awareness
to the positive impact hospice can provide families in need.”
addition to guest speakers, Hospice of Davidson County will also provide bulletin inserts with information about Hospice Sabbath
and hospice care to congregations interested in observing Hospice Sabbath.
For more information about Hospice Sabbath or to request a guest speaker from Hospice of Davidson County, please call
About Hospice of Davidson County: Hospice of Davidson County celebrates its 30th anniversary year
in 2015, and much has changed over the last three decades. In 2009, Hospice of Davidson County moved to its existing location
off of US Highway 64 East in Lexington, NC and opened the county’s only inpatient hospice program at The Henry Etta
& Bruce Hinkle Hospice House. Today, the agency cares for more than 100 patients every day in a variety of locations,
including private homes, in long-term care and skilled-nursing facilities and at the Hinkle Hospice House. For more information,
please visit www.hospiceofdavidson.org or call (336) 475-5444.