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Walk for Hospice
June 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00-10:00 AM Walk, activities, entertainment, and more
8:15 AM Brief speaking program
8:30 AM Walk route opens
- – Follow signage for two route options: a 0.5 – or a 1.5-mile loop.
10:00 AM Walk concludes
All attendees are required to register in advance of the in-person event. Please click here to complete the waiver and registration form.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS:
There is plenty of free parking available at the Weymouth High School. Please enter using the main entrance off of Pleasant Street. The entrance of Park Ave/Wildcat Way will be closed.
Directions: Weymouth High School is located in Weymouth on 1 Wildcat Way. From Route 3 South, take exit 38, and from Route 3 North, take exit 38B.
A HISTORY OF COMPASSION
Our Hospice of the South Shore is a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers who make each patient as comfortable as possible most often in their own home. We help people live with dignity until the end of their life. Additionally, Hospice of the South Shore shows families how to care for a dying loved one, and supports the family emotionally and socially. Our goal is to help patients and their families have closure and peace at the end of life.
Hospice of the South Shore cares for patients in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, many of the services provided by Hospice of the South Shore are above and beyond what insurance will cover.
- South Shore VNA was established in 1911, joining South Shore Hospital in 1994.
- Hospice of the South Shore was established in 1980.
- In 2021, Hospice of the South Shore served more than 580 local patients and families
- Hospice of the South Shore serves more than 33 South Shore communities.
- Hospice of the South Shore patients range from 18-105, and their illnesses are equally diverse.
- Cancer diagnoses account for approximately 50% of all Hospice patients.
- Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, congestive heart failure, end-stage respiratory and renal disease, and adult failure-to-thrive are the most common non-cancer diagnoses.
- Hospice of the South Shore coordinates bereavement support groups for adults, teenagers, and children for up to 13 months following a patient’s passing.
- Hospice provides care for patients in their homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, group homes, and hospitals.
- Walk for Hospice is the primary source of funding care that is not covered by insurance.