Hops, Hope, and Hillbilly Jazz a Great Success

Teresa EvansHospice

We are extremely grateful to Virginia Beer Company and all who supported Hops, Hope, & Hillbilly Jazz for Hospice House! We had a wonderful time and the event raised  over $2,000 for Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. Special thanks to  Courtenay Motley,  Paul Todd Music,  Jon Smith Music , Hoot&Annie, Wyatt Baldwin, DJ Kudlz , and  Carmen’s Jamaican Authentic Cuisine for  your support. Share This Now

Men’s Charity Tennis Tournament Raises $32,000 for Hospice House

Teresa EvansHospice

The 21st Annual Men’s Charity Tennis Tournament was held on Saturday, September 28. The tournament was sponsored by C&F Bank and was held at the Kingsmill Tennis Center. Men’s Charity Tennis board members and donors presented Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg with a check for $32,000. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Men’s Charity … Read More

Morrison’s Flower and Gifts Delivers “Cups of Cheer” to Hospice House

Audrey SmithHospice

As part of the Teleflora – Make Someone Smile Week, Morrison’s Flower and Gifts delivered 16 Cups of Cheer to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.  These donations have been given to our Summer Bereavement Support Group and placed in our guest rooms and around the house.  Pictured in the photo are Morrison’s owner Arlene Aitken and Diane Schwarz, … Read More

Welcome Robin Axness, Advancement Director

Audrey SmithHospice

  Join us in welcoming Robin Axness as the Advancement Director for Hospice House and Support Care. Robin brings to this position more that 20 years of experience in nonprofit sector fundraising and marketing/communications. Robin comes to us from the Wilton Library Association in Wilton Connecticut where she served as the Director of Development for the past five years. Prior … Read More

Why I Hike for Hospice House: It Takes A Village

Hannah CreagerHospice, Uncategorized

I have very specific instructions for my husband about what should happen should I be the one to face a terminal illness first in our marriage and find myself in my last weeks and days of life.  They go something like this: First, he must ensure that I get to listen to some quality country and bluegrass music.  Alison Krauss … Read More

The Greatest Gift

Debra PodishDeath and Dying, Hospice

“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws … Read More

3 Reasons to Join A Bereavement Support Group

Hannah CreagerGrief, Hospice

Debra Podish, Director of Patient and Family Volunteer Services (left) and Hannah Creager, Chaplain (right), co-facilitators of our tri-annual bereavement support groups.

Fall is fast approaching, and so is our bereavement support group season. September 6 marked the first day of our Fall Bereavement Support Group here at Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. We recognize that focused bereavement support groups like ours are not for everyone.  Just as everyone loves differently, everyone grieves differently. Sometimes people who have lost a loved … Read More

“Where’s the chaplain?” Reflections on Last’s Week’s Washington Post Article

Hannah CreagerChaplaincy, Death and Dying, Hospice

Last week the Washington Post published an article about death doulas.  I had an impromptu break-out dance session in my office after reading the article.  Why? I am a chaplain with a nonprofit hospice organization and there was some interesting energy coming from the comments section on this article.   In fact, some of that energy had to do with the … Read More

A Blessing of Hands

Hannah CreagerHospice

Some of the first individuals to greet our guests and their families when they walk through the door of Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg are our Companions. Our Companions are Certified Nursing Assistants, but we call them Companions because that is the heart of what they do at Hospice House.  They are the individuals who join our guests … Read More