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JACH Development Director Retires

Joliet Area Community Hospice’s (JACH) Senior Director of Development and Communications, Jackie Bersano, has announced her retirement at the end of this year. During her six-year tenure with JACH, Bersano has passionately represented the organization at countless fundraising and networking functions in the community, has brought in new supporters to JACH’s numerous fundraising and friend-raising […]

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Palliative Care Proves Beneficial for Shorewood Family Dealing with Serious Illness

Contact: Debra Robbins Director, Marketing/Community Relations (815) 300-7562 E-Mail: drobbins@silvercross.org Palliative Care Proves Beneficial for Shorewood Family Dealing with Serious Illness New Lenox, IL (Nov. 21, 2019) — A year ago October, Don Budd of Shorewood was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Without warning, he and his wife Tania were faced with serious decisions about his […]

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Illinois Mandates Education Relating to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

It may not be new to any reader that the United States population is aging.  The aging of baby boomers is giving rise to the “graying of America”, with people age 65 and older expected to nearly double from where it is today to 95 million by 2060.  It may also not be surprising that […]

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Caesars Foundation Grant SCS

The Caesars Foundation awarded Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) with a $10,000 grant towards the agency’s current Remembering from the Heart Campaign for the Hospice Home for the addition and renovation of the hospice home inpatient unit. Randy Conroy, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel and other members of his team presented a $10,000 check from the Caesars Foundation to JACH Chief Executive Officer Mary K. Sheehan and Chief Operating Officer Cindy Brassea. After the check presentation, the Harrah’s executives toured the existing inpatient unit and learned more about all the improvements and changes to come.

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Ground Breaking

Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) began in 1982 and changed the face of inpatient hospice care when it opened the first free standing hospice home inpatient unit in Illinois in 2004. Now fifteen years later, JACH is embarking on a capital campaign to add a twelve-room addition to the Hospice Home and renovate and enhance the existing structure.

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Annual Dinner 2019 – Remembering from the Heart

Annual Dinner 2019 – Remembering from the Heart
Let’s start the conversation! Joliet Area Community Hospice is hosting “Remembering from the Heart” Annual Dinner Fundraiser on Monday, April 22 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Dr., Bolingbrook, IL. The public is invited to the dinner, presented by Signature sponsors: Busey Bank, D’Arcy Buick GMC, The Horton Group and Kurtz Ambulance and Emergency Services.*  Tickets are $75 per guest, with tables of 10 available. Dinner, cash bar, raffles, auction and other fun activities will fill the evening. All proceeds benefit Joliet Area Community Hospice adult and pediatric hospice and palliative care programs and community bereavement services.

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Public Kickoff Campaign

Public Kickoff Campaign
Since Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) opened Illinois’ first freestanding hospice home inpatient unit in 2004, community need for compassionate end-of-life care has surpassed the facility’s capacity. Last year alone, the Hospice Home cared for over 500 patients. Yet, there were far too many days when families were told their loved one would be placed on a waiting list to be admitted into the home.

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Campaign

Campaign
Since Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) opened Illinois’ first freestanding hospice home in-patient unit in 2004, community need for compassionate end-of-life care has outgrown the facility’s capacity. Last year alone, the Hospice Home cared for over 500 patients. Yet, there were far too many days when families were told their loved one would be placed on a waitlist to be admitted into the home.

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Remembering from the Heart

Contact:  Laureen Crotteau, Event and Media Relations Coordinator Phone: 815-460-3257 E-Mail: lcrotteau@joliethospice.org Let’s start the conversation! Joliet Area Community Hospice is hosting “Remembering from the Heart” Annual Dinner Fundraiser on Monday, April 22 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Dr., Bolingbrook, IL. The public is invited to the dinner, presented by […]

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