UHR News & Announcements

Value-Added Legal Services from Rockland County Bar Association

United Hospice of Rockland is pleased to announce a new service provided by the Rockland County Bar Association that will help patients and their families. The Bar Association has developed a panel of attorneys who will act quickly to help our patients (especially those who are in jeopardy of losing their decision making capacity very soon) create a will, a proxy/living will, a power of attorney, a custody arrangement, etc. They will go to the Joe Raso Hospice Residence or the patients’ home. 

One of UHR's social workers will facilitate the connection of a patient/family member to an attorney. Thank you to the Bar Association's Executive Director, Nancy Law-Hogan and the members of the Bar Association who made this possible.

Thank you Entergy for supporting UHR's Healing Hearts Program!

United Hospice of Rockland is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $2,000 from Entergy through their Corporate Contributions Committee.  The funds are designated for Healing Hearts, our Children & Family Bereavement Program. We are very grateful to Entergy for supporting our work as we help grieving children in our community heal from the loss of a loved one.  

Bereavement Support Groups - Winter Registration now through January 2, 2017

The death of a loved one can be a most difficult time. United Hospice of Rockland is offering several types of Bereavement Support Groups this winter. The focus of these groups is to work through the intense feelings that usually accompany the death of a loved one, to learn about loss and the grieving process and to offer and receive support and understanding. UHR will offer a day time and an evening Spouse Loss Group, and a group for Parent/Sibling Loss. All adult groups run for 8 consecutive weeks. Registration for these groups close as of Monday, January 2, 2017.

UHR also offers a program for children and family bereavement. The Healing Hearts Program offers support for children, ages 4-18, and their parent or guardian. This group is ongoing and meets throughout the school year calendar. 

Pre-registration is required for all Support Groups. There is a fee for non-Hospice group members. Please call our Bereavement Department at 845.634.4974 or email bereavement@hospiceofrockland.org.

Join our growing Hospice team!

United Hospice of Rockland is growing and we need dedicated, clinical staff to join our organization. We currently have positions open for an Evening/Night Nurse at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence, Hospice Community Nurse, On-Call Nurse and Hospital/Facility Liaison.

Visit hospiceofrockland.org/career-opportunities for more details and full job descriptions.

Submit resumes to Karen Damiani, Human Resources Manager at kdamiani@hospiceofrockland.org or call 845.634.4974.



New Therapeutic Trail at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence

A new nature path was just built by volunteers from the Rockland Conservation & Service Corps, a program of the Rockland County Youth Bureau's "Friday Projects" of working on community projects throughout the summer. The nature trail will be used by friends and families while visiting their loveds ones at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence. 

JRHR Trail

H.E.A.L. (Hospice Equine Assisted Loss) Therapy Program on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at Full Circle Centered Activities

Together with Full Circle Equine Centered Activities (located at 1152 Haverstraw Road, Suffern, NY), we are offering H.E.A.L. (Hospice Equine Assisted Loss) to children ages 7-18, who have participated in our Healing Hearts Program an interactive introduction into the world of horses. We believe that horses can be a valuable partner in the healing process, facilitating communication that may not take place any other way.

For more details, click here for flyer or contact Marisa Kuropatkin, UHR Healing Hearts Program Coordinator at 845.634.4974 
or email mkuropatkin@hospiceofrockland.org.

Do you have your Advance Directives in place? If not, you should have this discussion with your family sooner rather than later.

An advance directive is a means by which you can make your wishes known and can make sure you receive the care you want. Completing advance directives will help you feel reassured that your choices can be honored immediately, without losing valuable time, and that difficult decisions will be easier for your loved ones to make.

For more details, go to assuringyourwishes.org to get started now.

Joe Raso Hospice Residence Wish List

The Joe Raso Hospice Residence is in need of items to enhance the care of patients and families. Please consider purchasing an item or a gift card from Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Visit bedbathandbeyond.com and enter the name “Amy Stern” or registry number "6073330" for a full list of items needed.  Any questions?  Contact Judi Peacock at 845.638.0000 or jpeacock@hospiceofrockland.org.

Click here to download the flyer and share it with your family and friends!

#GivingTuesday #Tree of Life

#GivingTuesday STD 

Give back with a purpose on #GivingTuesday! Dedicate a virtual star on UHR's Tree of Life in honor or in memory of a loved one on December 1st only at uhrgivingtuesday.eventbrite.com and take part of #GivingTuesday's online global movement! Spread the word with your families and friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites so they can participate. 

International Survivors Day, November 21, 2015

United Hospice of Rockland, located at 11 Stokum Lane, New City will show a screening of the new Survivor Day documentary produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, entitled Family Journeys: Healing and Hope after a Suicide, from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. The 90 minute program begins at 1:30 pm, but participants should arrove around 1:00 pm. After the documentary, there will be a post screening discussion between survivors and experts, as well as an online Q&A session. This is a community of suicide loss survivors sharing stories of healing and hope.

For more information, please contact Susie Beerman, UHR's Bereavement Counselor at 845-634-4974 or email sbeerman@hospiceofrockland.org.