Hospice Care is About Celebrating Every Day of Life!
Hospice Partners believes in truly honoring Veterans and Serenity Hospice, a member agency of the Hospice Partners of America family, is always a shining example of superior Veteran care.
Our hospice teams enjoy the opportunity to facilitate celebratory Veteran Pinning Ceremonies, where heroic men and women are honored for their service and sacrifice to our country. Recently it was learned that a patient on the service of Serenity Hospice was soon to celebrate a big wedding anniversary around the time of his Veteran Pinning Ceremony. The hospice team decided to surprise everyone and combine these two special celebrations, and met with the patient’s wife to discuss what kinds of things the gentleman liked most.
After this meeting a menu consisting of popcorn shrimp and steamed veggies for her, and chicken noodle soup and slow-churned vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cups for him was chosen. The team also ordered a cake with half in honor of the anniversary celebration, and the other half in honor of the patient’s military service.
During the event more than 30 people attended, and everyone enjoyed this exciting time. The patient was presented with a quilt, military shadow box and of course his Veteran pin, certificate and Army Creed. It was a very emotional ceremony. The patient said he loved everything about this day, and the Serenity Team made something special when it was needed most.