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Better Connecticut Interview with Barbara Pearce

  -  December 10, 2020

Since Connecticut Hospice relies on contributions to provide customized services and therapies that aren't entirely covered by insurance, Scot Haney of WFSB Channel 3’s Better Connecticut came to shed some light on our virtual and socially-distant holiday fundraiser, Lights of Love.

America’s First Hospice

In the interview, Barbara discusses what differentiates Connecticut Hospice from other end-of-life care programs in Connecticut, including our rich history as America's first Hospice. Barbara also references our founder, Florence Wald, former dean of the Yale School of Nursing.

Allowing Visitors During COVID 19

Barbara speaks about how Connecticut Hospice is making significant efforts to continue allowing visitors during COVID. As a holistic program that values patient and family-centered care, Connecticut Hospice understands how important it is for patients to see their loved ones during end-of-life care, most especially during the holidays.

CT Hospice Water Views

The article also features footage of the glorious water views of Long Island Sound and the beautiful grounds for visitors to gather in larger (up to five people) socially distant groups.

Lights of Love, Annual Fundraiser.

Trees lit up for the Lights of Love Fundraiser

For the month of December, Connecticut Hospice is lighting up the grounds with many trees strung with holiday lights in memory of loved ones.  Supporters can sponsor fully lit trees or individual strings of lights or menorah bulbs.

There are also fully decorated trees on display in the lobby that have been donated by organizations and individuals. The decorated trees are offered in a silent auction, which is running through December 13th, 2020. 

Barbara offers a special thanks to the Branford Rotary Club who has helped tremendously with the Lights of Love virtual fundraiser, including putting up all of the holiday trees.

Branford Rotary Club

"Connecticut Hospice may not be able to add days to your life, but it can certainly add life to your days." -Barbara Pearce

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