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Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · fax 667-9406
 
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Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County invites the public to attend these two informative and engaging programs at the Ellsworth Public Library: Planning for Our Healthcare Future: Looking Beyond Our Own Backyard and On Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 p.m., plan to join us for Planning for Our Healthcare Future: Looking Beyond Our Own Backyard and ALS and Veterans.

Planning for Our Healthcare Future: Looking Beyond Our Own Backyard
Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Ellsworth Public Library
Kandyce Powell, Executive Director of the Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care, will present a guide to the many factors including politics influencing healthcare decision-making, with a specific focus on advanced chronic illness and end-of-life planning. Participants will have ample time to ask questions and engage in thoughtful discussion.

Lunch & Learn: ALS and Veterans
Friday, November 13, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Ellsworth Public Library
Kandyce Powell, Executive Director of the Maine Hospice Council, will present a program titled ALS and Veterans. ALS (or Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a debilitating illness that shows up in far too many patients and is highly represented among our Veteran population. The Maine Hospice Council has been involved in many national efforts including Project Manager for a three-year grant funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Ms. Powell will share information about the disease and her years of clinical experience caring for patients with ALS.

Ms. Powell leads the Maine state-wide coalition of hospice providers, and has been instrumental in the foundation of the Maine Hospice-Veterans Partnership and the Hospice Volunteer program at the Maine State Prison. She has served on several government-sponsored and private task forces addressing medical and service-delivery issues across the U.S. during her 20-plus years as Executive Director of the Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care.

Both programs are free of charge and open to the public, but a reservation is requested for planning purposes. Please call 667-2531, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download events PDF.


Executive Director Jody Wolford-Tucker recently spoke with Star 97.7 about National Hospice Awareness Month. Listen to the audio here.


Our appreciation to Star 97.7/WNSX fortheir support for our programs! star977.com

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