Happy Holidays and 2022 Charitable Initiative
As 2021 arrives at its final weeks, we reflect on the uncertainty we navigated throughout the year. Like an echo from the year before, it was like none-other. The world opened with hesitancy and hope, yet still under the veil of worry as we continued to learn more about the COVID-19 virus. Steps toward safety added many chapters in our daily playbooks, with personal comfort becoming an ever-changing definition. If you are reading this, take a moment to be kind to yourself for moving forward through yet another set of challenging months.
We are grateful to have been able to keep a few things consistent throughout the year; our commitment to client service, dedication to improving our team, and our charitable initiative of raising awareness for the American Cancer Society. The stories shared by our clients and colleagues in 2021 were humbling. So many families and individuals struggle with the illness and impacts of cancer. Throughout the past year, our team was able to learn more about how to help these families through volunteering, research, and donations. In turn we are proud of our contributions in growing the funds and supportive network of the ACS. Thank you to all of our valued friends, clients, and families who donated and volunteered alongside the Centerpoint Team; we know many of us will stay involved well after year-end.
In 2022, we will be shifting our focus to “adopt” an organization with an outstanding local impact: Old Colony Hospice. Their reach extends throughout the state of Massachusetts, helping to provide palliative care to those most in need. Old Colony Hospice is also a Level 4 We Honor Veterans organization. We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs that invites hospices to join a pioneering program by recognizing the unique needs of America’s Veterans and their families, and how to accompany and guide them toward a more peaceful ending. We have worked with the Old Colony Hospice team to focus on assisting with their areas of greatest need, and will be collecting donations for the following initiatives:
- The Forget- Me-Not Program is designed to engage Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients non-pharmacologically through a number of interventions that include fidget blankets, weighted blankets, music intervention, and memory boxes. These interventions can minimize episodes of sundowning and restlessness. We welcome donations of: fidget blankets, weighted blankets and CD players such as those listed below:
- The Dr. Ruth McLain Hospice Home is a resident hospice home that provides a comfortable home-like environment for patients and families who are looking for an alternative to a hospital setting, skilled nursing facility, or are unable to care for their loved ones at home. We welcome donations of gift cards to local grocery stores and restaurants. Direct donations of home cooked meals can also be delivered to the Hospice Home.
If looking to make a monetary donation, please consider supporting The Dr. Ruth McLain Hospice Home Peace Garden. Planning is underway to create a peace garden that will grow alongside their hospice home to be a place of healing and tranquility for patients, their families and visitors for many years to come.
It is our pleasure to collaborate with this organization that truly leads from the heart. Donations can be brought to our office or directly to the hospice. To learn more, visit www.oldcolonyhospice.org.
Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season, and a new year filled with grace and compassion.
Kindly note that our office will be closed on December 24th in accordance with market hours.