Hospice ornament sales, tree lighting

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This holiday season Community Care Hospice will celebrate the season with the sale of unique handmade Angel Care tree ornaments and the lighting of holiday trees in the community.

Ornaments designed by local artist Mary Eason of Glass Roots Studio sell for $20 with proceeds benefitting Community Care Hospice patients and families. The ornaments can be displayed on community trees until after the holiday season when owners can pick-up the keepsake for future holiday celebrations to remember a loved one.

Community Care Hospice will hold tree lighting ceremonies that include music, fellowship and refreshments at community tree locations on the following dates/times:

*Tuesday, Dec, 4 — Clinton County Senior Center, 717 Nelson Ave.. Wilmington

*Wednesday, Dec. 5 — 11 a.m. Clinton Memorial Hospital, 610 W. Main St., Wilmington

*Thursday, Dec, 6 — 12:30 p.m. Highland County Senior Ctr., 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro

* Tuesday, Dec. 11 — 6:30 p.m. Community Care Hospice, 1669 Rombach Ave., Wilmington

Ornaments can be ordered by calling 937-382-5400 or 877-903-5400. Orders must be received by Dec. 21. All proceeds benefit Community Care Hospice patient care and family services.

Community Care Hospice, based in Wilmington, is a not-for-profit hospice founded in 2004 serving 10 counties. In 2014, more than 300 patients and families received care from the organization, which employs 36. Community Care Hospice is committed to ensuring that the patients live each day fully and as alert and pain-free as possible. Community Care Hospice honors patients by providing them with the freedom to make informed decisions and provides special care and support for families.

Submitted by Vicky Forrest, media content editor, Ohio’s Hospice.

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