Monday, August 28, 2017

After Addiction Takes a Life: Grief Support for Special Circumstances


A unique support group is available for those who have lost a friend or loved one to substance abuse. Find support through your grief journey from your fellow participants as well as a licensed counselor from Hope Healthcare. These ongoing sessions are open to everyone in the community and are provided at no charge.

2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Hope Healthcare Community Room
Hope Care Center in Lehigh Acres
1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

To join this group, please contact Edita H. Kulichova at 239.333.4245. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Congressman Francis Rooney visits Hope PACE and Hope Hospice



Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith hosted Congressman Francis Rooney at Hope’s PACE Center and Hospice House in Fort Myers.

Rooney visited with several participants in Hope PACE, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. While at the Care Center, he learned how the program’s multifaceted services allow aging adults in southwest Florida to stay healthy, active and socially connected. With this unique support, PACE participants are able to remain safely in their own homes, rather than being placed in a nursing facility.

“I am looking forward to working with Samira Beckwith and her amazing team, to make caring for seniors in our community less burdensome,” said Congressman Rooney. “I have written a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, requesting relief from excessive labor regulations on home health care workers. We should be supporting programs like PACE, and making it easier on caregivers, not making it more difficult for them to function.”

Rooney also thanked the staff and volunteers at the Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers and spent time with those in Hope’s care.

“It was inspiring to see how invested Congressman Rooney is in both Hope’s mission and its innovative programs that serve the most vulnerable in our community,” said Beckwith. “He truly cares about the issues that affect their lives.”

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hope Hospice Kids’ Room Gets Makeover with BB&T’s Help


Thanks to help from BB&T–Oswald Trippe and Company, visitors to the Kids’ Room at Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers will be greeted by new toys and DVDs, a TV, artwork and fresh furnishings in a completely updated space that serves as a cheerful respite for children with family members in Hope’s care.

After selecting Hope Hospice as the recipient of their Safeco Lighthouse Project grant, BB&T team members worked together with Hope to coordinate renovations throughout the summer.

“We had a great time remodeling the Kids’ Playroom. We helped to create a warm and inviting place for children and parents to unwind while visiting their loved ones,” said Stacey Mercado, marketing and sales development specialist at BB&T–Oswald Trippe and Company.

 Updates to walls, flooring, furniture and decor completed the new playroom.

“We are so grateful to BB&T for volunteering their time and making the Kids’ Room renovation a reality,” said Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare. “Caring community partners like BB&T help us make a difference to the families we serve.”

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hula Connection Entertains at Hospice House

On Sunday, July 30, dancers from Hula Connection came to entertain guests at the Hope Hospice House. Volunteers threw a luau - complete with grass skirts, leis, tiki hut, virgin mai tai's and piƱa coladas. There was even an audience participation dance held in each wing!