WEST JEFFERSON-Everyone at some point in their life has likely been touched by the comforting arms of hospice.
Whether it is directly or through the death of an extended family member, the palliative care outreach has become a vital part of the transition and bereavement process that occurs during the loss of a family member.
Locally, Ashe MediHome Hospice has served the community for 35 years.
“There’s probably not a family in this community that has not been touched by hospice in one way or another,” said Director Tina Hartley.
To celebrate the community, as well as a token of appreciation, Ashe County Hospice held a block party Thursday afternoon at its South Jefferson Avenue location.
“November is National Hospice Month and we appreciate everyone in the community supporting hospice,” said Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Richardson. “Today we wanted to celebrate and give back to the community by having a block party.”
With a chilly gray backdrop, organizers and volunteers enjoyed a rousing round of corn hole before indulging in hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as a few door prizes.