Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services (HCS)

Comfort, Care & Support for Southwestern New Hampshire

2022 Goals:

Following an October 2021 Strategic Planning session, we established goals for the next 24 months centered on continuing to innovate in all our programs. HCS is committed to investing in the new model of a continuum of care that integrates home health, palliative and hospice care. We also will continue to invest in and reenergize the Castle Center Adult Day program for those with memory impairment along with the new HCS Memory Care at home program, Meals on Wheels, Healthy Starts, transportation, wellness clinics and homemaking.

Fundraising Events:

Our two main fundraising events had no damper due to Covid and were more successful than ever! We have over two decades of annual poinsettia sales under our belt, and the annual Butterfly Release event for Hospice is expanding to include a second event and venue in 2022. Preparation for the HCS 115-year celebration of the agency is underway, and we will debut a Living Legacy Tree in 2022 which will acknowledge our Circle of Hope planned giving donors. Circle of Hope Society plans includes lunches, receptions and an annual focused appeal. At the end of the year, our hospice families are invited to participate in establishing a memorial stone in the Butterfly Garden as well as purchase a leaf on The HCS Legacy Tree in our reception area.

HCS also participates in the National Day of Giving and NH Gives.

Giving Opportunities:

HCS has Platinum Guidestar status and welcomes general or targeted donations on many donation platforms including: the HCS website, Facebook, Givegab and Benevity. Consider sponsoring a Senior’s Meals on Wheels for a week ($25) or for a month ($100) of meals. HCS also encourages donations from spring and winter annual appeals, the HCS planned giving Circle of Hope annual focused appeal, and the Barbara Duckett Scholarship fund annual appeal for employee advanced degrees. Visit our website and give today! www.hcsservices.org/donate

Volunteer:

There are many ways to volunteer at HCS! We gratefully accept volunteers for Meals on Wheels deliveries, hospice visitation at home and in facilities, bereavement support groups, Castle Center activities support and engagement, administrative functions, and during special events like the annual Butterfly Release and poinsettia sale.

Board Officers   /   Board Members

Jane Larmon
Chair
Retired

David Therrien
Vice Chair
Edward Jones

Eric Horne
Treasurer
Horne & Benik Networks, LLC

Julie Green
Secretary
Retired

Michael Chelstowski
Retired

Mary Ann Davis
Retired

Bonnie Fecowicz
Commonwealth Medicine

Julie Greenwood
Nathan Wechsler & Co.

Ann Heffernon
Self-Employed

Virginia Jordan
Self-Employed Consultant

Allen Mendelson
Retired

Judy Sadoski
Retired

David Stinson
Retired Navy Chaplain

Julie Tewksbury
Retired

 

Categories: Charitable Giving Guide