~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · 1-888-266-8035 · fax 667-9406
 
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Our Services

Evensong singers

Take the gift I bring, Friends carry me over, Deep within me life is singing, Love call me home. Time ferry me down the river, Friends carry me safely over, Life tend me on my journey. Love call me home. 
                                                                          ~ Peggy Seeger

“You sang with your heart, your smiles spoke of your love...”
                                                           ~ note from a hospice patient

Families and staff in private homes, nursing homes and hospitals may request Evensong’s singing free of charge by contacting:

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County at
667-2531 or Email Us

Evensong is a group of singers whose gift is to offer songs for peace and comfort in the homes and at the bedsides of those who are in transition or nearing the end of life's journey.

The singers have all had hospice orientation, and many are regular hospice volunteers, so they are comfortable and familiar with the hospice philosophy of care.

It is an honor and a privilege to be invited to share this most intimate time in a person's life. The singers enter this place with gentleness, respect and with open hearts.

Depending on a person's need and preferences, Evensong offers a choice of music ranging from spirituals to secular, hymns and gospel to folk and popular, even special requests. They sing in groups from as few as four to as many as twenty.

Patients and their families often respond emotionally to the music and find comfort in the deep human connection with the singers who have come to be present with them.

"The Gift of Music" by Masumi Hayashi-Smith produced at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. More from the Salt Institute

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2018 Fall Bereavement Groups & Workshops

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers Bereavement Services for the families of our patients and for people in the community at large. 

All support groups & workshops are free and open the the public, but pre-registation is requested.  Please register at least one week before start date.  Please fill out and return the registration form or call 207-667-2531 to pre-register.  

Groups

Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Drug Overdose
Wednesdays, Oct. 17 - Nov. 28, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
(No meeting on Nov. 21)
14 McKenzie Ave, (HVHC), Ellsworth

Widows, Widowers and Partners
Mondays, Oct. 15 - Dec. 3, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Francis by the Sea Church, Blue Hill

Those Who Have Lost a Loved One
Wednesdays, Oct. 17 - Dec. 12, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (No meeting on Nov. 21)
14 McKenzie Ave, (HVHC), Ellsworth

For Parents and Grandparents Who Have Lost a Child
Thursdays, Oct. 18 - Dec. 13, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
14 McKenzie Ave, (HVHC), Ellsworth

Workshops

Aging and Loss
Mondays, Oct.15 - Nov. 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friends in Action Senior Center, Ellsworth

 

Please register at least one week before start date.

Dearest Folks at Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County,

My family and I can’t thank you enough for all you did to care for our mother. You helped make the last days of her life have more joy and peace than anything we could do.

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