Supporter Lawrence Riefberg, Local Attorney, Shaves His Head to Raise Funds for New Hospice Residence

In honor of his 56th birthday this year, local attorney Lawrence Riefberg set a goal to raise $56,000 for Regional Hospice and Home Care by shaving his head and selling tee signs for the Golf Classic.  The “Hair for Hospice” breakfast event occurred on Monday March 31, 2014 at 7:30 am at the Amber Room in Danbury, Conn.  The Hair for Hospice breakfast is a kick off to this year’s Clancy Relocation and Logistics Golf Classic to benefit Regional Hospice and Home Care, to be held on August 25, 2014 at the Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury, Conn. Riefberg, the chairman … * read more

Final Beam Signed and Bolted into Place at New Hospice Residence

A cheer went up from the crowd of several dozen supporters – capital campaign committee chairs and members, donors, staff, friends, and local and regional politicians – who gathered on a chilly but sunny April 1st morning, as the final construction beam was bolted into place at the future home of the state’s first and only private-room hospice residence.   After thanking those who have worked tirelessly for seven years to bring the dream of a hospice home to fruition, Cynthia E. Roy, president and CEO of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, announced that the building, on … * read more

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Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT Announces “Gatsby Gala” Sponsorship Opportunities for June Event

  Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT is preparing for their second annual enchanted evening of dining, dancing and fun. This year’s theme, The Great Gatsby, has already attracted 32 early sponsors bringing them $115,000 closer to their $240,000 goal.  All proceeds will help support the Regional Hospice building fund of the state’s first and only private room hospice residence. The Regional Hospice Foundation reports that they have only $3.2 million more to raise to reach building cost of close to $11 million,  and gala committee members are counting on putting a $300,000 dent in that number with … * read more

Spin-a-thon Raises Money for Regional Hospice and Home Care

  For two days in March this year, you can actually get somewhere by spinning your wheels. Saturday, March 8th and Sunday March 16th, you can pedal at your pace to help raise money for Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT. Fitness Revolution owner, Danielle Durgy, has generously set aside those two days in her fitness facility and two others for her annual Spin-a-thon for Regional Hospice. March 8 spinning classes will be at Fitness Revolution in Brookfield and Phys Ed in New Milford and March 16th at Sports and Wellness in Danbury. The cost is $25 to … * read more

Regional Hospice and Home Care Names Executive Director of Foundation

Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut recently announced the appointment of an executive director to the Regional Hospice Foundation. Paul L. Sirois of Danbury, who had recently served as chairman of the Regional Hospice board, assumed the position the first of January.  Now an employee of Regional Hospice Foundation, Inc., Mr. Sirois stepped down from the Regional Hospice board chair position. Alain Schwarz of Middlebury, vice chair of the board, will take on the role of chairman. Mr. Sirois, previously a vice president and financial advisor with Union Savings Bank, was vice chairman of the board and chairman … * read more

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Volunteer Training Set for March

DANBURY, CT – Want to make an impact on other people’s lives?  Join Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT’s family support and bereavement volunteer team.  Training sessions are scheduled for Monday through Thursday, March 3 – 6 and March 10 – 13. Sessions will be held 6 to 9 p.m. at the Regional Hospice Headquarters in the Matrix Corporate Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury.  An application, interview, references and background check are required. “When a volunteer calls or walks in the door it brightens our patients’ days,” says Mary Beth Hickey, the volunteer manager.  “It can make … * read more

Congresswoman Esty Visits Building Site and Healing Hearts

(Danbury, CT) Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (5th District) braved the cold and bitter winds to visit the construction site of the state’s first private patient room hospice residence facility on Milestone Road, Wednesday, January 22.The new hospice facility will also house the Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children and families, which is currently located in overly cramped space on Stadley Rough Road in Danbury.  Esty’s tour included a stop at the Healing Hearts Center, where she met with a mother who had lost her 17-year-olde son in 2013. Esty heard firsthand how important the center’s free programs and services are for … * read more

Hospice Home Garden Unveiled at Annual Meeting

View  Danbury Hospice Animation_Didona_010314 (Danbury, CT) The projected grand opening of the state’s first and only private patient room hospice residence is now only ten months away, and the mood was celebratory at the Regional Hospice and Home Care Annual Meeting Wednesday, January 15, held at Cartus World Headquarters in Danbury.  Newly appointed executive director of the Regional Hospice Foundation, Paul L. Sirois of Danbury, was pleased to recognize seven very special Newtown Eighth Graders with youth service awards for their remarkable fundraising efforts on behalf of the organization. Although the children were nervous about getting home in time to study … * read more

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New Group of Volunteers Gets Certified

Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut recently certified 14 area residents as Patient and Family Support Volunteers. The training requires more than 25 hours of intense instruction in End of Life care. Regional Hospice asks for at least a one-year commitment. Volunteers will work with one or more families per week.  Each family assignment can last for several days to several months. Volunteers provide support to the families in a variety of ways including companionship, respite for family members caring for patients, reading aloud to patients, transcribing memoirs, compiling scrapbooks and sometimes even  Reiki and Massage therapy. Last … * read more