Community

Hospice of Central PA’s vision is a community that embraces specialized care at the end of life with the same importance that is given at the beginning of life.

Hospice of Central PA’s vision is a community that embraces specialized care at the end of life with the same importance that is given at the beginning of life. To strengthen this vision in the central Pennsylvania community, HCP offers many free community programs and events:

  1. We Honor Veterans
  2. Caregiver Coffee Breaks
  3. Inspiring Community Conversations: Advance Care Planning
  4. Community Education

We Honor Veterans

HCP is a Level Four partner in the “We Honor Veterans” program. We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program invites organizations like HCP to join a pioneering effort to focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement. HCP’s participation in “We Honor Veterans” is one on the most important components of our programming - providing support to veterans and their families. HCP also partners with local nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide veteran recognition events. To attend a Salute for Our Veterans event near you, please visit the HCP events page. To schedule a Salute for Our Veterans event at your facility, please reach out to Community Educator, Jeanne McClintick, RN.

Caregiver Coffee Breaks

HCP offers three monthly support groups for caregivers in Dillsburg, Hummelstown and Carlisle. Caregiver Coffee Breaks offer networking and support from other caregivers, opportunities to learn about area resources and a break from your daily caregiving role. For dates and times, please download the Caregiver Coffee Break flyer here.

Inspiring Community Conversations

This free dinner program is designed to start conversations about end-of-life wishes and advance care planning. Conversations will be inspired through a free screening of the documentary “Consider the Conversation” and “Hello!” a surprisingly lighthearted game about living and dying well. To register to attend an Inspiring Community Conversations event near you, please visit the HCP events page.

Community Education

Learn more about hospice and end-of-life care. Invite HCP professionals to speak with your club or organization. HCP offers many topics and can customize a program for your audience. For a menu of options, please download the Community Education flyer here.

Jeanne McClintick, CHP LN is HCP’s Community Educator and can help you schedule free community education programs or answer your questions about HCP’s Caregiver Coffee Breaks.
To learn more please reach out to Jeanne by email jmcclintick@hospiceofcentralpa.org or by phone (717) 732-1000.