Social Connectivity and Aging
We will discuss the risks for social isolation and loneliness for older adults and how individuals can remain healthy and connected in mind, body and spirit across the lifespan
When: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Carter Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
Crater Community Hospice would like to thank Dr. Phillip Duncan for speaking at our June Coffee Chat. Dr. Duncan spoke with us about “Heart Smart Living” and provided resources to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Maintaining healthy levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar were some of the key factors in his presentation. He explained that reducing our salt intake and the amount of processed foods we consume is also important.
Dr. Duncan also suggested that we add more exercise and activity to our daily lifestyles. Strive to exercise every day and find what works best for us as individuals. Walking is a great source of exercise and can be done anywhere and at varied ability levels, walking indoors or outside, walking on a treadmill and even walking in place, with a goal of 15,000 steps per day.
The CCH July Coffee Chat will be held on Thursday, July 6th from 8:00-9:00 am and will feature Jay White, Gerontologist as our guest speaker. He will speak with us about “Social Connectivity and Aging.” We will discuss the risks of social isolation and loneliness for older adults and how individuals can remain healthy and connected in mind, body and spirit across the lifespan.
We hope you can join us!
We are hosting a customer appreciation day tomorrow, Saturday May 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg. This celebration of the store’s fourth anniversary will include a variety of special promotions, refreshments, and door prizes to thank the community for their loyal support.
Select local artisans will also have their merchandise available – some utilizing items they purchased from the thrift shop.
It’s hard to believe it has been more than four years since the Crater Community Hospice Thrift Shop officially opened in April 2013. In just the last fiscal year, there were more than 1800 donations – that’s an average of more than 5 every single day the shop is open. Those donations are processed by manager Jennifer Adkins and her team of dedicated part-time staff and volunteers. An average of more than 200 volunteer hours are contributed every month as they assist with processing donations, pricing and arranging merchandise, and assisting customers.
Donations are accepted during all regular business hours, Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm. We welcome gently used clothing, books, household items, and furniture. We are not able to accept mattresses, computers, or exercise equipment. All items must come from a smoke-free/chemical- free home. Jennifer and her team maintain strict standards for what will be sold – other items are donated to be recycled or repurposed.
On any given day the store carries a wide range of goods, including jewelry, collectibles, kitchen items, bedding, toys and games, lamps, craft supplies, small appliances, books, home décor including seasonal items, and an extensive collection of clothes and accessories for men, women, and children. Some of these are included in weekly 50% off sales! While subject to change, you will often find kitchenware on sale every Wednesday, women’s clothes on Tuesday, wall décor on Thursday, kid’s items on Friday, and men’s clothing on Saturday. Monday is a mystery sales day – you never know what it will be, but recent sales have included belts and shoes. Items are processed daily, so visit often to see the latest finds!
Crater Community Hospice Thrift Shop has a two-fold mission: to offer high-quality, affordable merchandise, and those proceeds from those sales then provide support for the hospice’s services to families in local communities. The hospice serves the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Emporia as well as the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex. Visit the CCH Thrift Shop today and help support your community hospice, providing care since 1995. CCH Thrift Shop is located at 3916 South Crater Road Petersburg VA 23805, phone 804.722.3943. Open Monday – Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Crater Community Hospice will offer two free screenings of the PBS program “Being Mortal,” paired with panel discussions with local experts as well as a free Coffee Chat with Mike Perdue on “Avoiding Family Conflict in Estate Planning.” These events are part of the organization’s recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). This annual event aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. For 2017, NHDD will be a week-long event, from April 16 to 22.
Each event will be part of a national dialog that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?”
Certificates of Attendance are available.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017: Being Mortal – Screening and Panel Discussion
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Registration begins at 9:00 am with program to begin at 9:20)
Bethia United Methodist Church
10700 Winterpock Road Chesterfield, VA 23832
Sponsored by Crater Community Hospice and the Office of the Chesterfield County Senior Advocate
Free, rsvp required by March 31, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017: Coffee Chat on Avoiding Family Conflict in Estate Planning
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Crater Community Hospice
3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
Free, rsvp required by April 4, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017: Being Mortal – Screening and Panel Discussion
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 2:00 pm with program to begin at 2:20)
Southside Regional Medical Center
200 Medical Park Blvd, Petersburg, VA 23805
A/B Classroom on the first floor
Free, rsvp required by April 10, 2017
“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest. After the screening, attendees can participate in a guided conversation on concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. The free screenings of “Being Mortal” are made possible by a grant from The John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.
Every month Crater Community Hospice hosts a free coffee chat providing an educational presentation and networking opportunities. This month, local attorney Mike Purdue of Paul/Perdue Attorneys presents “Avoiding Family Conflict in Estate Planning.” Mr. Purdue will discuss planning strategies to help maintain family harmony. He will cover an overview of specific aspects of pre-planning including estates, wills, trusts, and advance directives.
For more information, or to RSVP contact Patti Cox at (804) 526-4300.
In honor of National Healthcare Decision Day on April 16th, the next coffee and conversation will feature local attorney Mike Perdue of Paul/Perdue Attorneys. New: Certificates of Attendance can be made available!
Join us for this important presentation! Rsvp today online or by contacting Patti.
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Crater Community Hospice Thrift Shop has a
two fold mission. All the proceeds from the
shop sales go to provide outstanding hospice
care to our patients in the Petersburg and
tri-city areas. We strive to offer high quality,
affordable merchandise to the community.
We also accept donations from those who
no longer want items they no longer need.
Join us! Several job openings with Crater Community Hospice