The African Partnership committee of United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) has rescheduled “A Taste of Africa” to Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6 pm-9 pm at Chalet at Spook Rock Golf Course, 233 Spook Rock Road in Suffern. The event, which was postponed due to Storm Sandy, is being held to raise awareness and funds to benefit UHR’s African partnership, Choice Trust, an organization that cares for people afflicted with life-threatening illnesses in a rural area of South Africa.
Attendees will enjoy a special African cuisine offered by First Class Catering, South African wines, inspirational stories and photos from a recent visit to Choice Trust, and exciting African drumming, singing and dancing. In addition, there will be authentic African items to purchase.
The cost is $65 per person. For more information, please contact Mimi Hoffman, Community Liaison, 845 634-4974, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit or donate at http://hospiceofrockland.org/news-events/events/africa-partnership <http://hospiceofrockland.org/news-events/events/africa-partnership> .
Five members of UHR’s African Partnership Committee visited Choice Trust in early September 2012.
UHR Community Liaison Mimi Hoffman said, “The visit made our partnership real. It was hard to determine when we were giving and when we were receiving. It’s hard to know whose spirit was raised more...Our group was greatly moved by the extraordinary work Choice Trust was doing with individuals and families. Our deep respect for Choice Trust’s vision, fortitude, resilience and spirit remains strong. Understanding the challenges under which they work makes our ability to share UHR’s palliative care practices with them more focused. Opportunities for mutual growth abound.”
UHR’s partnership with Choice Trust is one of more than 90 coordinated by FHSSA, Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa. Choice Trust, UHR’s African Partner, provides training, outreach and home based health care to thousands in rural Limpopo Province (Tzaneen), South Africa. The main focus of Choice Trust, is on Community Home Based Care, a significant challenge in the most rural of South Africa’s provinces where many enclaves are remote..
To learn more about Choice Trust, go to www.choicetrust.org.za, contact UHR Community Liaison Mimi Hoffman at email@example.com, call 845 634-4974, visit www.hospiceofrockland.org.
The African Partnership Committee of United Hospice of Rockland includes: Helen Airo, Louise Becker, Holly Friedberg, Wendy Greenspan, Mimi Hoffman, Yolanda Isom, Beverly Kaplan, Maureen Kroning, Clement Osei, Amy Stern, Sarah Styles, Marcia Vetter, Elizabeth Voigt, Lynne Weissman
United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) serves as a resource for palliative care, bereavement support, and information about end of life issues. Founded in 1988, United Hospice of Rockland is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and meets the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau, Inc. In addition, UHR received a third consecutive 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.
UHR's mission is to enable patients with advanced illnesses to live in comfort, with dignity, and surrounded by those they love. When time matters most, UHR provides care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families and offers compassionate support to members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. For more information, call 845 634-4974, write to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956, visit www.hospiceofrockland.org or fax to 845 634-7549.