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Masonicare Home Health & Hospice Holding Hospice & Palliative Care Fair at Masonicare at Newtown October 16

September 25, 2013

Newtown, CT, September 25, 2013…………….The community and healthcare professionals are cordially invited to attend a Hospice and Palliative Care Fair at Masonicare at Newtown on Wednesday, October 16, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The event, sponsored by Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, will feature experts who will explain that hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care with a holistic approach designed to encompass mind, body and spirit.  It will explore the many benefits hospice and palliative care can bring to patients and their families who may be dealing with a serious or life-limiting illness.

For example, information on palliative care will dispel the myth that it is just for patients nearing the end of life and explain that it is also designed to alleviate pain and discomfort for individuals being treated for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases as well.  Several information booths will feature healthcare experts who will outline the many and varied services Masonicare’s hospice program provides, including bereavement support and spiritual care, home health services, social workers and volunteer opportunities, the “Reflections” program for patients with dementia, and more.

Attendees will receive a raffle ticket at each booth visited to be entered into a drawing for a free door prize, and a complimentary chair massage will be available for all who visit the Massage Therapy booth.  Refreshments will be served as well.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the Masonicare HelpLine at 888-679-9997 by Monday, October 14.  For additional information about the Hospice Fair, please call Nancy Petrosky at 203-775-0675 or email her at npetrosky@masonicare.org.  Masonicare at Newtown is located at 139 Toddy Hill Road in Sandy Hook.

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