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Seasons Hospice Honors Veterans for Memorial Day in Illinois

SEASONS HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE HONORS VETERANS FOR MEMORIAL DAY

 

Naperville, IL—(May 18, 2016) It surprises many Americans to learn that 25 percent of all deaths in the US are Veterans. That’s 1,800 people a day; more than 680,000 Veterans every year. These heroic Americans deserve recognition for their military service– particularly at the end of life’s journey. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care will be honoring the memory of the approximately 200 veterans that they provided hospice care to this past year in the Naperville area. The Memorial service will take place on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at their Naperville hospice inpatient center located at 2195 W. Diehl Road, Naperville IL.

 

The event will include a remembrance ceremony for POW MIA soldiers, a reading of all the names of the veterans that Seasons has cared for this past year, and Seasons Music Therapists will be there to sing patriotic songs and battle hymns. There will also be an opportunity for any current veterans or family members to share stories and memories about the veterans that have passed on.

 

“Getting the chance to remember and honor the veterans that Seasons has cared for this past year in IL is really special to our organization,” said Lindsey Haugen, Senior Director of Patient Experience and Staff Development for Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care.  “We recognize that veterans have unique needs when they are nearing end-of-life, so we have teamed up with the We Honor Veterans program to help with honoring America’s veterans and helping them move toward a more peaceful ending.”

 

The We Honor Veterans program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement – to comfort patients with a history of military service and possibly physical or psychological trauma. These valuable resources have helped our staff create a peaceful end-of-life experience for the approximately 300 veterans that are on our service daily nationwide. For more information about the We Honor Veterans program, visit: www.WeHonorVeterans.org.