“I invite you to join this wonderful group volunteers,” Knoot said. “For a $10 annual membership, you can help us continue our legacy of financial support and assistance to hospice caregivers, patients and patients’ families, both in their home and at the Hospice Serenity House.”
The Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary provides financial support to MHP Hospice Services. As the first rural hospice in the state of Iowa, MHP Hospice Services has been providing specialized, end-of-life care to patients and their families for more than 30 years.
“We are coming up on the four year anniversary of the opening of the Hospice Serenity House,” said Janet Farner, current president of the Hospice Auxiliary. “More than 200 patients and their families have been blessed with the use of the Serenity House and the comfort it provides during a difficult time.
“The Hospice Auxiliary is so proud of the efforts of its members to support this wonderful facility, which will be serving this community for generations to come. But let’s not forget, we also support hospice services in the home, where some patients and their family members choose to be.”
A few of the items that have recently been purchased by the Hospice Auxiliary include:
- Ongoing magazine subscriptions at the Serenity House for families
- Blanket warmer
- Max Lite and sling to help stand up, steady and transport patients who need help with mobility
- Bereavement Materials
- Alternating Air Mattresses
- Roll Away Beds
The Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary sponsors a number of annual fundraisers, including the upcoming Chair Affair on Oct. 25. Knoot shared that members have a wide level of involvement in the organization.
“We have some members who like to volunteer at fundraisers, some who serve on our board, others who like to bake goodies to support our events and some who just want to contribute their $10 membership. Any support we receive is greatly appreciated,” Knoot stressed.
To join the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary, send your $10 membership to: Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary, 1229 C Avenue East, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 or call 641.672.3369 for more information or to have a membership form sent to you.
Print your member form here.