Photo Opportunity Available for Veterans Day

November 10, 2015

Photo Opportunity Available for Veterans Day

(GREENSBORO, NC) – In honor of Veterans Day, the campus of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) will be lined with American Flags on Wednesday, November 11.

HPCG partners with the national “We Honor Veterans” program to recognize Veterans’ distinctive needs at the end of life. “Our hospice teams ask each patient’s Veteran status and complete a military checklist for special needs and care options,” said Pat Soenksen, president and CEO.

“This program has enabled our teams to build deeper and richer connections with patients and caregivers who are Veterans,” she said.  “They have heard amazing stories of resilience, hope, courage and reconciliation. Additionally, they have seen the impact of thanking these Veterans for their service.”

HPCG’s staff and volunteers fully embrace the spirit of the national “We Honor Veterans” program because it is never too late to say thank you and to give someone a hero’s welcome home.

“On this Veterans Day, there are an estimated 23 million veterans living in the U.S.,” said Soenksen, “On average, 1,800 of them die each day, representing 25 percent of all deaths in America. Last year at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 273 of our patients were Veterans, representing 21 percent of our total patients served.”

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas since 1980, is situated on a 14.75 acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, contact HPCG at 336.621.2500 or visit www.hospicegso.org.

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