“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” This quote from Ben Carson embodies how, I along with a group of members of JWC of Raleigh, felt after a recent visit to Transitions LifeCare Hospice Home earlier this month. Transitions HospiceCare is designed to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs and wishes of the patient and family, with services provided by a compassionate, expert team working together to meet goals of care.
On December 4th, a group of us provided and served a holiday meal for residents and families of patients currently at the Hospice Home at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh. With the generosity of our members, we were able to not only provide a holiday meal to the residents and families that were currently staying at the Hospice Home, but there was also plenty of food for the nurses and staff at the Hospice Home. The meal consisted of salads, spaghetti and meatballs, baked ziti, and a variety of desserts. We were able to spend some time getting to know the families of the residents, and the overall gratitude that was expressed to us was overwhelming. They were able to have a home cooked meal without having to leave their loved ones for an extended period of time.
Being able to spend a few hours with fellow JWC members, while spreading a little joy to those going through a difficult time, was great way to remember the true meaning of the holiday season. We are looking forward to continuing the holiday meal next year for the families and residents at the Hospice Home at Transitions HospiceCare. For more information about Transitions LifeCare please visit their website at http://transitionslifecare.org/.
Written by Ashley Stinson and Tylden O’Brien, Home Life CSP Co-Chairs