11/17/2020

As the holidays approach, our thoughts turn to those we love – our family and friends whose presence adds to the joy of the season and those who are gone from our sight but whose lives have left an imprint on our hearts.

11/13/2020 Long overlooked, childhood bereavement is a critical issue and an increasingly important national priority. Based on the 2020 Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM), one in 12 children in Pennsylvania will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18. Join the Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program in showing support of these often “forgotten mourners” on Children’s Grief Awareness Day, observed Nov. 19.

11/11/2020 Of the 1.2 million people in the United States living with HIV/AIDS, one in seven individuals does not know he/she is infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As World AIDS Day is observed on Dec. 1, it serves as a reminder for individuals to undergo HIV testing.

8/18/2020 The Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program continues to offer support for local grieving children and their family members at no cost to families. Although family group sessions are suspended at this time due to COVID-19, a variety of options are available for families. 

8/4/2020 UPMC Home Healthcare of Central Pennsylvania has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year. 

6/19/2020 Join us for an evening of prizes and music to benefit grieving children and their families! The Decades Club will be held OUTDOORS on Saturday, October 10 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona.

6/2/2020 Gary Naugle, originally from Lilly, held the winning number -706- for the Home Nursing Agency Foundation Mercedes Moment fundraiser held on May 19. 

5/19/2020 Tickets for the 2020 Mercedes Moment drawing have SOLD OUT. Thank you to every one who purchased a ticket!

4/8/2020 April is Volunteer Recognition Month! We are grateful for the commitment of those who volunteer with Family Hospice and the Healing Patch Children's Grief Program.