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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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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.

For much of the time over the years of (my wife’s) illness, her needs were manageable with only light medical supervision. I was easily able to take her to periodic check-ups – and during her two brief hospitalizations, I had the stamina to stay with her 24/7, as was my commitment to do.

But during the last several weeks of her journey, much more was needed by way of expert help, yet it was extremely important to us that it be given at home. Hospice was the perfect answer – far beyond my initial expectations. It is designed to meet every sort of need – spiritual, psychological, physical. I can’t begin to express adequately my gratitude for everything that was done for us.

And I do appreciate your words of recognition that (my wife) made a great positive impression on the lives of people of all sorts. Yet, she was just my sweetheart and beloved companion. It was a true joy to have been able to care for her at home.

Again, with thanks, John

Hospice News

Fall 2019 Support Groups

For the Fall 2019, we’re trying something new ..... 
Support Groups Designed to Fit Your Schedule. 

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County’s Fall Support Group Series will begin in mid-October, with times to be arranged according to participants' schedules.  Groups to be offered are:

  • Widows, Widowers and Partners
  • Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to Drug Overdose 
  • Parents and Grandparents who are grieving the loss of a child (of any age) 

If you are interested in any of these groups, please contact Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County at 667-2531, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also this fall, an Aging and Loss Workshop is scheduled for Monday's starting October 14th.

Support group Registration form 

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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