Open House to Honor Veterans
Hospice of Siouxland is hosting an Open House to Honor Veterans on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11 from 2 – 4 p.m. at 4300 Hamilton Blvd, Sioux City, Iowa. The open house will feature a ceremony and dedication of the new Veteran’s flag pole, a display of military vehicles, and provided refreshments.
Hospice of Siouxland is part of a national initiative – Veteran to Veteran Volunteer Program – that serves veterans through the challenges they may be facing from illness, isolation or traumatic life experience. The Veteran to Veteran Program pairs veteran volunteers with hospice patient who have served their country in any branch of the military.
“Once paired with a hospice patient who also has military experience, these veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient to create an environment where life review and healing may occur,” said Tammy Thomas-Mahaney, social worker team leader at Hospice of Siouxland. “The open house gives us an opportunity to honor and recognize all veterans.”
The Veteran to Veteran program recognizes that each veteran has a unique life story and a unique set of needs, this program guides them and their families though these stories toward a peaceful ending. America’s veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home.
The public is welcome to attend the open house to join Hospice of Siouxland in the dedication of the new Veteran’s flag pole. A display of military vehicles and refreshments will be provided.
Hospice is a program of physical, emotional and spiritual care for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The emphasis is on comfort and quality of life.
For more information please visit hospiceofsiouxland.com. Or call 712.233.4144