2010-01-14 / Local & State

Sweetheart Ball Set For February 13

Proceeds to benefit Home Nursing hospice services

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Iota lambda Chapter, is holding its annual Sweetheart Ball on Saturday, February 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to benefit Home Nursing Agency’s hospice services. The event will be held at the McConnellsburg American Legion Post 561, located at 411 North Fifth Street in Mc- Connellsburg.

Each year the sorority supports a local organization by donating money raised form the event’s proceeds. According to Beta sigma Phi President Iris Hendershot, the sorority rallied around Home Nursing Agency Hospice this year because of the compassionate and specialized hospice care that Home Nursing Agency Hospice provides to the families of Fulton and nearby counties.

By incorporating Home Nursing Agency with this annual event, Hendershot hopes to raise the awareness in the community about Home Nursing Agency. “We respect the care they provide and are hoping to generate awareness of the Hospice philosophy. We’re also hoping for good weather,” she said. Hendershot said last year’s ball was well attended with nearly 200 attendees.

As Pennsylvania’s first Medicare-certified hospice, the Home Nursing Agency has been partnering with physicians for more than 40 years to meet the needs of patients and their families who are coping with the challenge of chronic or life-limiting illnesses.Care is available in personal residence, nursing facility, hospital or assisted-living/ personal-care home.

Home Nursing Agency’s advance practice nurses, therapists, social workers and specially trained hospice staff develop a plan to provide treatment, support, personal care and a number of specialized services for both the patient and family. Hospice staff is available 24 horus a day, seven days a week to effectively reduce pain and also improve well-being through symptom and pain management, emotional and spiritual support and volunteer and grief support.

Home Nursing Agency’s hospice staff can also offer a support system to help families cope; enhance quality of life for patient and his/her family; address the needs of caregivers; and improve communication among healthcare providers and resources.

More information concerning the Sweetheart Ball may be obtained by calling Wilma Valentine at 717-294-3837.

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