Submitted by Sharon Davidson, CVA
Senior Director of Volunteer and Community Services
Big Bend Hospice (BBH) celebrated the opening of its new Franklin County office at 171 US Highway 98 West, Eastpoint, FL 32328 earlier this month. Although BBH has been providing end-of-life care for Franklin County residents for over forty years, having a permanent office in the area provides opportunities to offer additional programs and services. Ashley Hall, BBH’s Music Therapy Internship Director told us, “I am so glad to have a Franklin County office again! At BBH, we are neighbors caring for neighbors, and it feels good to have another place to call home.”
“Hosting caregiver workshops, bereavement counseling, and Veteran recognition events are just a few ways we intend to use this space,” says Sharon Davidson, Director of Community Engagement for BBH. “Staff will also use this office in between patient visits.”
BBH staff invited the community to an open house on September 7th. Over thirty stakeholders stopped by to learn more about the services available through BBH. In addition to enjoying lunch provided by Chef Gormley, a local favorite, they also received information about the upcoming Dealing with Dementia workshop for caregivers (Oct. 25th) and a new volunteer orientation to be held on November 17th. If you would like to learn more about becoming a BBH Volunteer, please contact Kara Walker @ email@example.com.
“Our nurses, aides, social workers, and other team members have been coming to Franklin from our Wakulla office for years. Having a place to call home in Franklin County means so much to them,” says Davidson. To learn more about the Dealing with Dementia workshop please contact Susan Droessler @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-878-5310.