September 19, 2012

Hospice to Offer Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walks As a Spiritual Tool for Rest and Reflection

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WINSTON-SALEM, cialis N.C., ailment September 18, prescription 2012 Hospice & Palliative CareCenter invites the public to attend labyrinth walks being held on its campus this fall.   The Glenn & Wilma Pettyjohn Meditation Garden & Labyrinth, dedicated last spring, holds a 5-circuit labyrinth that is located behind the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.  The garden is dedicated to the memory of the late H. Glenn Pettyjohn by his wife, Wilma Kiger Pettyjohn, and serves as a place of respite for visitors to the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter campus.

The fall calendar kicks off with a staff-lead Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk on Friday, September 21, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Then beginning on October 4, hospice staff will host a weekly labyrinth walk on Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., weather permitting, through December 27.  There is no charge and the public is invited to attend.  The meditation garden and labyrinth are open to the public daily, sunrise to sunset.  The space is wheelchair accessible, with easy access for all from nearby parking lots.

“The journey in and out of the labyrinth is often viewed as a metaphor for life and provides opportunities for release, renewal, and insight,” explains Ann Gauthreaux, Hospice public relations director.  “Our hospice campus serves as a place of respite and support for those seeking to gain comfort and understanding in their life journeys.  We offer the labyrinth with the hope that it will prove to be meaningful in the lives of those who visit.”

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter is located at 101 Hospice Lane in Winston-Salem.  For more information about the Glenn & Wilma Pettyjohn Meditation Garden & Labyrinth, call the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s Complementary Therapies Program at (336) 768-6157, ext. 1331.

Since 1979, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter has been committed to providing quality medical, emotional, spiritual, and social support to patients and families who face a serious illness – regardless of diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment.  Today, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter provides these services in a 13-country area.  Hospice’s Grief Counseling Services are available to families of Hospice patients as well as to the community at large.  For more information about Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, contact Ann Gauthreaux, public relations director, at 336-768-3972, or see Hospice’s website at www.hospicecarecenter.org .

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Edith Lederberg Senior Advocate Award 2012

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Nomination call

Easter Seals’ mission is to provide exceptional services to people with disabilities or special needs and their families, hospital to ensure that all people have equal opportunities to live, recipe learn, prescription work, and play in their community.  Join Easter Seals South Florida in this exciting opportunity to recognize and honor a remarkable individual who has significantly impacted our community through outstanding senior advocacy in South Florida.

Join Easter Seals in the exciting opportunity to recognize and honor a remarkable individual that has significantly impacted our community through outstanding senior advocacy in South Florida.

We are currently accepting nominations from the community for the Second Annual Edith Lederberg Senior Advocate Award to honor advocates for seniors.

Last year, Easter Seals South Florida’s first annual Senior Advocate Award went to Edith Lederberg, Aging and Disability Resources Center CEO. This indefatigable senior advocate subsequently had this award named after her.

Each year Easter Seals South Florida will be presenting this award to an individual who has consistently made significant contributions to policies, programs and services for older adults in South Florida. This individual should serve as an example for giving time, energy, passion and expertise toward making a difference in the South Florida seniors’ quality of life.

The award ceremony will take place on November 14, 2012 at Easter Seals South Florida in Miami, during the annual Butterfly Release event for the commemoration of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Please share this nomination call with anyone who may want to nominate an individual to receive the Edith Lederberg Senior Advocate Award 2012.  If you know anyone who may qualify for being honored with this award, please nominate him or her.

Nomination Process

Nominations are open to anyone and are free. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual or organization can submit, and self-nominations are welcome.

Eligibility for award nomination:  An individual that has had an impact in our community due to outstanding senior advocacy is eligible for the Second Edith Lederberg Senior Advocate Award.  Nominee must be an adult who has consistently made significant contributions to policies, programs and services that work with, for, or on behalf of older adults in South Florida.  This individual should be an example of the positive effect that giving time, energy, passion, and expertise can have on improving the quality of life of South Florida’s seniors.

For consideration as a nominee for the Edith Lederberg Senior Advocate Award 2012, please fill out the attached nomination form and return it to Easter Seals South Florida as follows:

Nomination submission:  To submit a nomination to Easter Seals South Florida, send nominee information by email to mcastilleja@SFL.easterseals.com, by U.S. mail to Easter Seals South Florida/Award Committee 1475 NW 14 Ave. Miami, FL 33125, or by fax to (954) 447-1730. Be sure to receive confirmation or call 954-450-6855 to confirm we have received it.

Nominee information:  On the attached nomination form please submit the nominee’s name, address, phone numbers, email address, website, individual background information, and a narrative of 200-250 words explaining why the nominee deserves this award.  Please include any attachments as separate documents when submitting the nomination form.

Nominator information:  Nominator’s name, organization, address, phone numbers, email address, and length of acquaintance with the nominee.

Nominations deadline: Please submit your nomination from August 31 to October 14, 2012. Nominations are due no later than October 14, 2012. Nominees will be notified 1 month prior to the November 14 award ceremony.

Nomination selection committee:  The selection committee will be comprised of representatives of Easter Seals South Florida and other local community service organizations.

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