A Hole in One for Regional Hospice and Home Care

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(Danbury, Conn.) — The 2015 Clancy Relocation and Logistics Golf Tournament for Regional Hospice and Home Care at the Ridgewood Country Club raised $211,366; the weather was picture perfect; the event flowed seamlessly; the revelry was palpable; the auction prizes enviable and the rivalry to win them was only exceeded by the generosity in the room.

This year Susan White was the first woman to qualify for the Million Dollar Shoot-Out. White hit Closest to the Pin for Women at 12 feet. Jeff Jones took Men’s Closest to the Pin at 9 feet. Closest to the Line Tee Shot was Wayne Lousbury; Brian Crotty hit the Men’s Long Drive; and Fran Panella won for Ladies’ Long Drive.

Bill Craig, president of Craig’s Fine Jewelry in Ridgefield, chaired this year’s tournament. “It’s a privilege to oversee an event that supports Regional Hospice and Home Care. We’re very proud that they built their beautiful new Center in our area,” said Craig.  “We’ve all been touched by the compassionate work they’ve been doing in our area for the past thirty years.”

President & CEO Cynthia Emiry Roy thanked the committee and golfers whose generosity over the years has supported the hospice, palliative care and bereavement services that Regional Hospice and Home Care provides both in patient homes and in their new Center for Comfort Care & Healing. “This committee and all of you who have supported them over the years, made our dreams to build an in-patient Center possible as we continued to support families with the clinical excellence and compassionate care we’ve built our reputation on for the past 32 years.”

Founding member and former chairman of the Regional Hospice golf committee, Larry Riefberg, spoke to participants during dinner about his family’s recent experience at the new Center as his father-in-law was dying.  “How could I have ever imagined that when we stood here five years ago, dreaming about a facility—that not only would the magnificent doors truly open—but also that our family would need to seek comfort inside those doors during my father-in-law’s final hours.  We were comforted by the genuine caring and outpouring of those who work at Regional Hospice.  From its leadership to the chef in the kitchen – everyone cares,” said Riefberg.

We thank Fred Del Percio, Barbara Eisele, Robert Geambazi, and the PGA along with the staff at the Pro Shop and Ridgewood Country Club for their hospitality and continued support. Next year’s Sixth Annual Tournament for Regional Hospice and Home Care will take place on Monday, August 29, 2016. To sponsor, purchase a foursome, volunteer, or donate auction or raffle prizes, please contact Felicia Saraceno at (203) 702-7435 or FSaraceno@regionalhospocect.org.

Regional Hospice and Home Care’s team of experienced clinicians have been providing physical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to children, adults and their families through our palliative and hospice care program for the past 30 years. Regional Hospice and Home Care is a nonprofit, state-licensed and Medicare-certified home health care and hospice agency. Now, with the opening of our new private-room, specialty hospital for palliative and end-of-life care — the Center for Comfort Care & Healing — Regional Hospice and Home Care can bring that same hope and compassionate care close to home and under one roof. For more information, visit www.RegionalHospiceCT.org. Follow us on twitter: @RegionalHospice. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RegionalHospiceandHomeCare.