Events & Happenings

"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi


Virtual Dementia Tour

The truth is that when dementia strikes, it strikes the whole community, not just the individual. Thanks to the Virtual Dementia Tour, health care professionals, family caregivers, business leaders, first responders and educators are experiencing for themselves the physical and mental challenges facing people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

The Virtual Dementia Tour—a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction—is Your Window into Their World.

*The Virtual Dementia Tour is not appropriate for persons diagnosed with dementia.

Virtual Dementia Tour dates for 2020 will be available soon. Please check back or call 828.754.0101.

Caldwell Hospice is excited to offer the Virtual Dementia Tour to our community. Participants are led through the approximately 45-minute experience in 10-minute intervals and only need to be present for their appointment time. Call today for an appointment! Space is limited. For more information, to register or be placed on the VDT waiting list, call 828.754.0101 or email prc@caldwellhospice.org or 828.754.0101.


Advance Care Planning Workshop

November 14, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshops at no cost to the community on November 14, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir. Join retired local attorney Houston Groome for this inspiring workshop. “Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family,” says Groome. “Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations.” Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Caldwell Hospice Appreciation Gospel Jamboree

November 16, 2019
7 p.m.
Lenoir Community Church
1002 Lower Creek Drive, NE, Lenoir, NC

The Caldwell Hospice Appreciation Gospel Jamboree is an opportunity for our community to show appreciation to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care for the care they have provided for over 37 years, and to partner with them to ensure that care continues regardless of ability to pay. The community is invited to the free concert on Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7pm, at Lenoir Community Church, 1002 Lower Creek Drive NE, Lenoir, NC.

Performers include Greater Vision and High Time Quartet. Greater Vision has established a firm place at the pinnacle of Christian music, and have become the most awarded trio in the history of Gospel music. High Time Quartet is a new and upcoming group to the Southern Gospel scene based out of Hudson, NC.  

A program book to promote the event has been published and includes ads purchased by local companies, organizations, and individuals to sponsor the event. There will be no admission to attend the Gospel Jamboree, but donations will be accepted.

“Thanks so very much to everyone who has had a part in making this event successful,” said Danny Hendrix, event organizer. “Proceeds will go to Caldwell Hospice to help continue the wonderful work they do, including caring for those who are unable to pay for their services.”

In 2018-19, Caldwell Hospice provided $1,312,886 in patient care for which there was no reimbursement.

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, the only not-for-profit hospice care provider in Caldwell County, provides expanded resources for you and your family. Referrals for palliative and hospice care may be made by the patients themselves, family members, friends, clergy, or physicians.

For more information about Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care call 828.754.0101, visit www.caldwellhospice.org, or follow on Facebook.


Inside Appalachia: Strategies to Improve Patient-Provider Communications and Health Outcomes

November 20, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Blue Ridge Energy
2375 NC-163, West Jefferson, NC

The rate of health disparities in the Appalachian region is higher than the rest of the United States. Providing specific, culturally sensitive training, targeted to health care professionals who work within Appalachia, will improve the quality of care and health outcomes residents in Appalachia experience.

Inside Appalachia: Strategies to Improve Patient-Provider Communications and Health Outcomes will be offered at no cost on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at Blue Ridge Energy, 2375 NC-163, West Jefferson, NC. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The program provides 2 CNE hours from NC Nurses Association or 2 contact hours for other disciplines, and will be presented by Robyn Seamon, MA, BSN, RN, Appalachian Healthcare Training and Consulting, in partnership with Caldwell Hospice Serving the High Country and North Carolina Nurses Association. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information or to register by November 18, call 828.754.0101, 1.844.MY.JOURNEY, or email eandrews@caldwellhospice.org.


Coping with the Holidays

Thursday, December 5, 2019
6 to 7:30 p.m.
McCreary Family Professional Center
526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC

The holiday season can be emotionally stressful when you are coping with a loss. Caldwell Hospice staff will lead a discussion of ways to plan holiday events, remember the missing loved ones, avoid additional stress, and care for yourself during a festive but difficult time. For more information, or to enroll in either of these limited space groups, please RSVP to 828.754.0101 or ashewood@caldwellhospice.org.


Advance Care Planning Workshop

December 12, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshops at no cost to the community on December 12, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir. Join retired local attorney Houston Groome for this inspiring workshop. “Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family,” says Groome. “Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations.” Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.