~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · 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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Celebrating 40 years!

We are so grateful to be recognizing 40th years of service in 2020.  Thank you to all of the volunteers and community supporters who help us keep this mission strong!

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Free Online Grief Support Group

Grieving in this time of social isolation due to Covid-19 can be especially challenging. You are not alone. Support from others who have also experienced a loss can help you cope with the pain of grief.  

 Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a free online grief support group for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings will take place on a weekly basis during the period of September 28—November 20, with the weekday and time to be determined by the availability of registered participants. 

 This group is:

  • Confidential and free of charge
  • Meets online weekly for 8 weeks
  • Starting at the end of September, so register soon!

 To register, click the Support Group Registration button to the right of this screen. For  more information you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call our office at 667-2531.

Thanks from John

I want to thank you and Hospice for the amazingly helpful ministries that we received at a particularly needful time in our odyssey.

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