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health care funding fluctuations and to more
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A STORY OF LOVE AND SERVICE | 4
bereavement & education
SPIRITUAL CARE AT THE END OF LIFE | 6
DAME CICELY SAUNDERS SOCIETY | 12
BRIDGE OF CARING | 13
COMMUNITY CORNER | 13
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A Message From
PRESIDENT & CEO MELANIE HALL
“I wish we would have enrolled in Hospice sooner.” It’s a sentiment that we
frequently hear from patients, caregivers and families. Hospice is care for
the patient AND the family. Hospice care is most effective when it is offered
at the right time. Unfortunately, often it is offered too late and patients and
families miss the opportunity to receive maximum assistance. There can be
several reasons for this delay. Sometimes patients and families are uncertain
of the available medical options and courses of treatment. Sometimes it
is difficult for the physician to discuss the possibility that the end of life is
probable. Other reasons include patient or family misconceptions of what
hospice care involves, or a lack of communication between the patient and
family regarding end of life preferences.
Communication is the key to healthy end of life transitions. Frank and
honest discussions with one’s family and physician are the best place
to begin. Seeking additional information is the next step. Hospice of
Huntington can help. Patients and families facing a life-limiting illness are
on a journey that is scary and uncertain. Decisions, such as where and how
to care for the ill loved one, handling finances, managing pain and other
symptoms, maximizing comfort, improving quality of life, resuscitation
preferences, living will, medical power of attorney designation and more,
require conversations, which are sometimes difficult to have. Our highly
trained staff can help ease transitions and provide insight for patients and
their families during the process.
Making your wishes known is a gift to one’s family. According to a 2013
survey by the West Virginia Center for End of Life Care, 67% say they
want to die at home or in an inpatient hospice facility. However, only 37%
of West Virginia Medicare beneficiaries died with hospice care in 2012.
Enrolling in Hospice care does not make death come sooner. In fact, some
studies have shown that hospice patients live longer. This is because they
receive individualized care in the comfort of their own homes by a highlytrained team of professionals. Caregivers and families learn what they can
do to assist their loved one and have on-call support 24 hours a day,
allowing them to receive their care at home instead of going to the hospital.
to visit us online!
During the month of April, we recognized National Health Care Decision
Day by encouraging families to begin the difficult conversations, talk with
their family and physician about their advanced directives and call Hospice
of Huntington for more information. These steps will help the patient and
family to be better equipped to handle the end of life transitions. Hospice of
Huntington is the voice of experience in this journey of unexpected turns,
and we are honored to be a part of helping patients and families walk
through the necessary choices to receive Hospice care at the BEST time.
President & CEO
Programs & Events
Meetings are held at the Hospice of Huntington office
(1101 6th Avenue, Huntington, WV) unless otherwise noted.
Reservations are recommended. Join a class at any time.
The Grief Journey: A Six-Week Class
Explore various aspects of grief and ways of coping with life changes
after a loved one dies through attending this six week class.
Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10 | 1:30 pm
Caregivers’ Support Group
These group meetings will allow those caring for a loved one to find
support from other caregivers.
Thursdays, July 30, August 27, and September 24 | 2 pm
Loss of a Child Support Group
These group meetings will allow those coping with the death of a child
to learn ways to deal with their grief as well as find support from other
parents, grandparents, and guardians experiencing the same loss.
Mondays, July 6, August 3, and September 14 | 6 pm
Pet Loss Support Group
These group meetings will allow those coping with the death of a
beloved pet to find support from others understanding their loss along
with ways to deal with their grief.
Thursdays, July 9, August 13, and September 10 | 6 pm
Learn easy ways of scrapbooking so that you can make your memories
even more special to keep and share.
Tuesday, July 21 | 6 pm
Continuing Education Opportunity
Grief: What Helps When it Hurts”
presented by Hospice Foundation of America
This one hour webinar explores how grief from significant loss such as
death or separation can affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It
also discusses how ones’ grief experience is individual and unique. It offers
ways to cope with this painful part of life we all will face at some point.
This is open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Jaimie
Armentrout at (304) 529-4217. Continuing Education Units are offered
for multiple disciplines.
Friday, August 21 | 12-1 pm
A one-day experience for the whole family! Our 5th Annual
Family retreat will help families in the tri-state area become
more aware of what family members are going through, improve
communication, and learn new ways in which to support one
another while dealing with their loss. Our professional staff will
facilitate informative group discussions regarding grief as well as
fun activities and memory keepsake crafts for the entire family.
October 3 | $25 per family (scholarships available)
Camp Ona (Guyandotte Baptist Association) | Ona, WV
Registration is required due to limited number of attendees
we can accommodate. You can call our Bereavement
Department for an application or download from our website
under services - grief support.
We’ll Come to You…
Hospice of Huntington’s Bereavement Department is available to
come to your agency or organization and present on a majority of
the listed topics on this calendar as well as others such as sudden
and unexpected loss including suicide and homicide, dating after
the death of a partner, coping with the loss of a pet, coping with
the death of a spouse, coping with the death of a child, coping
with the death of a parent and more. We are also available to
facilitate our four week grief class entitled, “The Grief Journey” for
those facilities who have bereaved individuals that could benefit
from an educational support group experience. Please contact the
Bereavement Department at Hospice of Huntington at
(304) 529-4217 for further details and information.
For more information or to register for an event:
Jaimie Armentrout, Bereavement Coordinator
at (304) 529-4217 or (800) 788-5480
or by email at [email protected]
A STORY OF
Each individual who passes through the
care of Hospice of Huntington has a
unique story to tell – a winding road that
led them to this door. For Jim and Wilda
Chenoweth, it’s a story of love and service.
Jim and Wilda Chenoweth with their family
Since he was 18 years old, Jim served as a pastor, both
delivering and living the sermons he preached. After
receiving his Bachelor of Arts in history and Master of
Divinity, Jim was appointed to a Methodist church in
Durbin, West Virginia, where he met and married the love
of his life, Wilda Tenney, who was teaching in the area at
the time. The couple soon began a family, and proudly
spent their lives in service to God while helping others and
raising their five children.
When Jim was diagnosed with terminal cancer in June
2012, the couple’s concern was only for each other.
Wilda, understanding the severity of her husband’s
condition, was insistent that she did not want to live
without her beloved Jim. In consultation with their
children, they decided to move to an Assisted Living
Community together so they could continue to live
in each other’s company while Jim received the care
In 1972, Jim was appointed to serve at Highlawn United
Methodist Church in Huntington, W.Va., which granted
Wilda the opportunity to complete her Master of Arts degree
in elementary education at Marshall University. All five of
their children graduated from Marshall as well. The couple
retired in 1989 and lived happily for another 24 years.
“She began to pray daily that God would take her
first,” says Roberta Ferguson, Jim and Wilda’s
daughter. Nearly a year later, Wilda became ill. A fiveday hospital visit determined that Wilda had multiple
serious health issues, and due to the delicacy of
her age, the Chenoweth family ruled out surgical
intervention. Wilda, instead, was transferred into the
The Chenoweth Family chose to
honor Jim and Wilda by purchasing
leaves on the Bridge of Caring wall
located in the Emogene Dolin Jones
Jim and Wilda
Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House where kindhearted
Hospice nurses provided the services that allowed Wilda
to traverse into eternal life comfortably and surrounded by
those she loved most.
“When our family gathered in her room at the Hospice
House after she had been evaluated, all were amazed at
how beautiful and comfortable she looked,” continued
Ferguson. “She spent her last days under the merciful
care of the compassionate nurses in a beautiful room with
a view of the Ohio River.”
This accommodation allowed the large family to visit and
receive friends comfortably while remaining confident in
the care she was receiving. Immediately after her passing,
her family surrounded her bed and joined hands as Jim
delivered a beautiful prayer thanking God for her life.
Jim continued his stay at the Assisted Living Community
during the next year while his health continued to
decline. In April of 2014, he became very ill and was
hospitalized. Before his release from the hospital, his
physician recommended Hospice care. Having had
such a positive experience during Wilda’s care, his
response was immediate and affirmative. Working
cooperatively with the Assisted Living Community
staff, a Hospice nurse directed his care and made
routine visits until the time came when Jim reunited
with his beloved wife.
The Chenoweth’s story is a true example of how
adversity does not have to keep us from the ones
we love most. Hospice of Huntington is there to
help support and guide families such as easing the
worries of caregivers, providing the very best care and
symptom control possible or allowing the patients and
families to choose where they receive care. Hospice
of Huntington is committed to providing excellent endof-life care for its patients and their families.
bereavement & education
AT THE END OF LIFE
By Rev. Greg Creasy, MDiv
We all face many times when we are forced to think about
the spiritual aspects of our life. Times of change and crisis
can become defining moments for individuals. But there
is no other time in life when we are faced more with our
spiritual life and beliefs than when we are facing death.
As a chaplain, I have the opportunity to talk with patients
and their families during these times of spiritual searching
and renewal. I call these times “sacred” because I believe
they are precious and powerful times in the life of an
individual. I believe “dying well” is one goal of hospice
care. The term “dying well,” a seeming oxymoron, was
coined by Dr. Ira Byock, a palliative medicine specialist
and professor at Dartmouth Medical School. In Dr. Byock’s
work and in his book Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities
at the End of Life, “dying well” refers to the potential
for growth, reconciliation, love, and healing through the
process of dying, and is carefully differentiated from the
term good death, which is often limited in understanding
and scope to management of pain and other symptoms.1
Chaplains come to the patient with hearts and ears
wide open. We come, not with a set agenda, but with a
heart to know the patient and their family. We have the
unique opportunity to join them on this journey. Each
person approaches the dying moments in a different
way, but here are some common themes that I see in
this stage of life.
Reconciliation in Relationships
Relationships are a huge part of who we are now and
who we will always be. However, they can be difficult
and can easily become strained. I have seen over
and over the need for patients to reconcile a strained
relationship or to renew lost relationships in the final
days and weeks of life. Such reconciliation is spiritual
work and brings with it a sense of completion and
Freedom from Regret
Doing life review can be very healing for individuals.
Sometimes we look at our lives and we might regret
things that have happened or things that we have done.
I believe that giving patients and their families time to tell
stories of their life gives them a sense of accomplishment.
It can lead to a feeling of self-worth and freedom from
regret. The simple fact remains that we cannot change
yesterday, but we can make the most of today. Patients
can chose to celebrate a life well lived and not be
burdened by regret over what could have been.
Patients faced with their own mortality often are trying
to make sense of all they believe. Many times, they
are caught with feelings of “not being sure” of all they
have believed in their life. They need assurance in their
beliefs and practices; assurance that they are truth. This
gives the chaplain the opportunity to explore ones belief
system and to help introduce truths of assurance for
them spiritually. For many patients, this assurance has to
do with the afterlife. No assurance will lead to fear and a
general uneasiness in patients. But assurance will lead
to the next topic…Peace.
No one likes to feel stressed and filled with strife. Most
patients I have the opportunity to minister to ultimately
want peace in their lives. One patient I spoke with
recently was very distressed about what was going to
happen in his life. As we talked, he gained a great sense
of assurance in his beliefs and I saw him relax and saw
him falling into “peace” in the midst of some very difficult
Save the Date!
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Monday, August 17
Guyan Golf & Country Club • Huntington, WV
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AT THE Y
It is a privilege to be invited into these sacred moments
with our patients and families. Hospice of Huntington will
continue to assist patients in “dying well” as we provide
compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care for
those with a life-limiting illness.
Rev. Greg Creasy is an endorsed American Baptist
chaplain working with Hospice of Huntington. He has
served as a pastor in Huntington for several years, as well
as a chaplain in various healthcare settings.
Terre Mirsch, (2015, February 4). Forgiveness, “Reconciliation, and Growth at End of
Life, Retrieved from http://www.holyredeemerhealth.com
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A SPECIAL CAMP FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE.
May 30-31, 2015
Howell’s Mill Christian Assembly Camp
If you know a child between the ages of 8-16 that
could benefit from attending Camp Good Grief,
please contact our Bereavement Department. The
camp is free of charge, however spaces are limited.
Camper applications are available on our website at
(304) 529-4217 • (800) 788-5480 • hospiceofhuntington.org
Save the Date
JUNE 14, 2015
Join us for an evening of
“beautiful light” at Bella Luce VI.
GARDEN PARTY 4 PM | DINNER 6 PM
This special event will begin with a garden party at the Ritter Park home of Dan and Kellie Gooding, featuring music
by Paul Callicoat and a silent auction. The evening continues with delicious themed meals at host homes across the
community, including such themes as “Napa Valley Cuisine” and “Sunset on the River.” You won’t want to miss it!
Tickets are $125 per person, a portion of which will be tax-deductible. Proceeds from the event will support patient
and family services and programs. For more information, please contact us at (304) 529-4217.
AN EVENING OF NAPA VALLEY CUISINE
Pete & Clare Chirico, Greg & Terry Deppner Hardin
PICNIC WITH THE PONIES
Carl & Annette Grover, Fred & Linda Haughey
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Chip & Julie Merritt
LUAU POOL PARTY
Rodger Blake, Debby Lewis, Allen & Vicki Taylor
FRENCH CUISINE Dan & Lois Bickerton
Terry & Sherry Houck, Steven B. Nicholas
ALMOST HEAVEN David & Sharon Denning
A JULIA CHILD EXPERIENCE Moppy Lavery
PARIS IN PINK (OOH, LA, LA!) - Ladies Only
ALOHA HAWAII Rick L. Keaton
SIMPLY SOUTHERN...SCARLET STYLE
Bill & Karen Watson
SUNSET ON THE RIVER, prepared by Chef Jason
Oesterreicher Carl & Gretchen Wray
AN EVENING WITH ELTON John & Jane Hess
DOWNTON ABBEY Bill & Sarah Denman, Carolyn
Bagby, David & Martha Woodward, Steve & Frances Hensley
LIFE’S A BEACH Bill & Ann McGee, Mark & Nancy
Newfeld, Paul & Lisa Jacobson
Pictured: Planning committee co-chairs John and Betty Sue
Kinzer and Lisa McComas meet with dinner hosts Pete and Clare
Chirico and Greg and Terry Deppner Hardin
Hospice of Huntington welcomes
opportunities to be involved in
our local communities
Veterans Day Celebrations
Throughout the month of November, Hospice of Huntington conducted
several events across the region to recognize the service and sacrifice
of our nation’s veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces.
Events were held at Lincoln County High School, in conjunction with
their Veterans Day programming, the Wayne County courthouse, and
the Lawrence County, Ohio courthouse. Thank you to the Lincoln,
Wayne, and Lawrence county advisory boards for their help in planning
and executing these special events.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service
As part of our We Honor Veterans program, Hospice of Huntington
participated in the annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service at Harris
Riverfront Park on December 7th. Clergy volunteer and veteran Shirley
Ball (left), represented Hospice of Huntington by presenting a wreath to
Kory Fox (right), Marine Corps League member and “Remember Pearl
Harbor Committee” Chairman. Wreaths from agencies around the area
were placed in the Ohio River to honor those who lost their lives during
the attack on Pearl Harbor over 70 years ago.
Light-a-Life Memorial Tree Campaign
Each year, Hospice of Huntington presents the community with a
unique opportunity to remember their loved ones in a tangible way.
“Memorial trees” are positioned in six locations across four counties,
and a mail campaign is launched. For a donation of any size, a paper
candle can be placed on any of the memorial trees to remember a loved
one. Throughout the holiday season volunteers staff the memorial trees
at the Huntington Mall, collecting donations and distributing information
on Hospice services. The 2014 campaign raised nearly $21,000 toward
Hospice of Huntington’s mission of caring. Special thanks to the 60
volunteers and the many donors who made this year’s Light-a-Life
campaign a success. Pictured are Janina Michael and Sarah Denman.
“Repurposed for a Purpose” Donation
Shoppers enjoyed the great finds at the “Repurposed for a Purpose”
estate sale, held on November 22 at Nancy’s School of Dance. Nancy
Carter and Kara Spurlock worked together for months to transform
used items into something new, and chose to donate the net proceeds
from the event to Hospice of Huntington. Thank you, Nancy and Kara,
for your generosity! Pictured are Melanie Hall, Hospice of Huntington
President & CEO, and Nancy Center.
Wyngate at RiversEdge Chili Cookoff
The Wyngate at RiversEdge Senior Living Community was filled with
food and fun at their 1st Annual Community Chili Cook-off, held on
January 24, to benefit the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Area
agencies and businesses were invited to bring a batch of their special
recipe to the competition, with Riley Development being declared the
winner. The event raised $344 for the Hospice House. Thank you to
the staff of Wyngate at RiversEdge for your generosity and support of
Hospice of Huntington!
Fairland Middle School Honors Students’ Memory
Hospice of Huntington was the grateful recipient of a donation from
Fairland Middle School on February 11. Students and faculty joined
together to raise $2,000 in memory of student Candy Haugen through
“Candy’s Army”—a group formed in her honor. Evelyn Capper,
Assistant Principal of Fairland Middle School, along with Principal
Aaron Lewis and Superintendent Roni Hayes, presented the check
to Melanie Hall, President and CEO of Hospice of Huntington. Candy
was described by her family and school staff as an intelligent, inspiring
young lady who encouraged others to make the most of every
opportunity. “Candy’s Army” continues to honor Candy’s memory by
coordinating various fundraising projects in support of organizations
across the area. A leaf will be placed on the Bridge of Caring Memorial
Wall, located at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, recognizing
the efforts of “Candy’s Army” in her memory.
Pictured left to right are: Susan Hardesty, Wally Haugen,
Carol Haugen, Melanie Hall, Evelyn Capper, Roni Hayes, Karen Dickson
and Aaron Lewis.
Alpha Tau Omega Has a Heart for Hospice
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity showed their heart for Hospice of
Huntington by holding a Valentine’s Day raffle fundraiser in the Marshall
University Student Center on February 11th – 13th. Students were
able to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a large stuffed bear
for their Valentine. The fraternity brothers raised $465 to support the
mission of Hospice of Huntington. Thank you, Alpha Tau Omega, for
your generous support!
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William C. Dolin
Garland C. Frasher Estate
Devotion Members $100,000-$249,999
BB&T WV Foundation
Cabell County Excess Senior Levy Fund
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Lydia Anne Carver Estate
Laura G. Darby
The Darby Family Foundation
Sally & Sam Duncan
Verna & Jim Gibson, Sally & Bill Gibson
St. Mary’s Medical Center
Yvonne & Gerald Sleighter Estates
Margaret K. & Frank L. Adkins
The Earleen Heiner Agee & Robert W. Agee Fund of the Foundation for the Tri State Community, Inc.
Orpha Beckett Estate
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Charles Clay Estate
Linda & Bill Craig
Suzanne & Bill Ellis
Charlene & Paul Farrell
Ouraine G. Forbes
Mary Elizabeth & Lewis Glick
Marcia & Steve Hatten
Linda & Fred Haughey
Nancy & Earl Heiner, Jr.
Charles D. Henson
Huntington Clinical Foundation
The Huntington Foundation, Inc.
Fern & Bartow Ned Jones
Karen & Joe McDonie
Catherine & Alan Morrison
The Sue H. Moses Family
Trudy Phillips Estate
Sally Wilson Residuary Trust
United Way of the River Cities
1st and 10 Foundation
Jean Ann & David M. Adkins
Doris & W.B. “Bart” Andrews
Janet E. Bromley
G. David and Martha Brumfield
Nell M. Brumfield
Chapman Printing Company
The Earle S. Dillard Family
Joan C. Edwards Equity Trust
Michael J. Farrell
First Sentry Bank
Larry D. Fouch
Laurie & David Fox III
Mary Catherine & Stephen G. Fox
The Hamer Foundation
William Douglas Hamilton Estate
The Mary H. & J. Churchill Hodges Fund of the
Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Inc.
Huntington Federal Savings Bank
Kreps and Zachwieja Architects/Consultants, Inc.
McDonalds of Huntington
Mary Moser Estate
Sally B. Oxley
Jane & Jack Rardin
Robert W. Simmons
Special Metals Corp, USWA Local 40
Steel of West Virginia/SDI Foundation
Mellanie B. & Thomas R. Wilmink II
Bridge of Caring
Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River with a view of the
31st Street Bridge, the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House
offers the perfect location for our “Bridge of Caring.” Leaves,
clouds, waves, and stones can be inscribed in perpetuity in
remembrance or honor of a special person chronicling the
growth of philanthropic support for Hospice of Huntington.
This “Bridge of Caring” Donor Wall is much more than a
beautiful sculpture. In addition to recognizing significant naming
gifts in a permanent and meaningful way, it also symbolizes our
long-standing tradition of excellence in providing compassionate
physical, emotional and spiritual care for those with a
life-limiting illness and continued support for their families.
If you are interested in supporting this project
through your special gift, please contact
Karen Dickson, Director of Planned Giving
and Major Gifts, at 304.633.2169 or by
email at [email protected]
Through January 31, 2015
Thank you to the following who have supported our Bridge of Caring through their generous donations.
Keith & Patty Adams
Catherine L. Adkins
Kevin P. Adkins
Louis H. Adkins
John L. Allen Family
John & Middy Aluise
James & Joyce Baisden
Barboursville Women’s Club
Michael & Beverly Brannock
Charlie and Mary Ann Brown
G. David & Martha Brumfield
Amanda & Craig Buell
Megan & Chris Buell
Vicki & Charlie Buell
C-K Florist, LLC
Saundra L. Casey & Family
R. J. Chenoweth
Larry & Dee Clark
Sid & Arlene Clark
San & Vivian Collins
John & Betty Cook
Keith & Christina Creasy
Ron & Jo Anne Cyrus
Samuel & Martha Dameron
Glennia P. Daniels
The Family of Shirley Broh Davis
Ron & Susan DeTemple
Roger D. Elkins
Paul & Charlene Farrell
Rose Mary Gadbut
Gene & Kim Gardner
Jeffrey & Patricia Greenhill
The Family of Edward J.
& Eleanor G. Hannel
Greg & Terry Deppner Hardin
John & Kimberly Hathaway
Fred & LInda Haughey
The Family of Sara L. Henry
Michael & Elizabeth Hensley
Gregory & Patricia Holsinger
Lloyd G. Jackson II
Cal & Nita Sue Kent
James & Margaret Jones
Richard & Rita Klein
Thomas & Julie Klein
Jerry & Sherrie Lake
Robert L. Lake
Lincoln County Advisory Board
James & Kathleen Linsenmeyer
Logan United Methodist Women
Buck & Eileen McComas
James & Sherrie Mears
Family of Corden Merritt
Jerry & Shirley Midkiff
Karen & Edward W. Morrison Jr.
Earl & Frankie Newman
The Family of Virgil Nichols
Dr. Cindy Pinson
Gene & Bev Pofahl
Charles D. Pratt
Janis and Jim Pratt
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St. Mary’s Medical Center
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