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Jefferson Award winner, November 2019: Beth Anderson

Monday, November 25, 2019

As reported by Amber Noggle, WKOW 27

Beth Anderson has a talent for making people feel beautiful.

She’s spent years giving back to Agrace Hospice patients who need it most.

A salon was donated to Agrace by Cost Cutters 12 years ago and for the past six years Beth has been volunteering there every week.

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Agrace Opens New Hospice Memory Care Suites

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

As reported by David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal

Agrace HospiceCare is converting 12 of the 50 beds at its inpatient center in Fitchburg to a secure unit for people with dementia to meet a growing need for the service.

Some 22% of Agrace patients had a primary diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia last year, up from 10% in 2010, Agrace spokeswoman Liz Kopling said.

“This is becoming more and more crucial as the need for this type of care grows,” Kopling said.

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Jefferson woman a volunteer hairstylist at hospice

Monday, November 18, 2019

As reported by Jennifer Eisenbart, Daily Jefferson County Union 

When you listen to Beth Anderson speak, you don’t get the impression you are talking with a hair stylist.

Rather, it’s more like chatting with a neighbor, a friend — someone who understands everyday life and happenings.

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Faatima Khan Joins Agrace as Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Agrace has hired Faatima Khan as its diversity and inclusion manager. Agrace is Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit palliative care and hospice agency, providing end-of-life care and related services to people in southern Wisconsin communities for more than 40 years.

As diversity and inclusion manager, Khan will work to improve access to care for diverse and underserved patients, and help Agrace ensure that its staff and volunteer workforce reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. Khan will oversee Agrace’s Advancing Inclusion and Equity Committee and its Minority Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Scholarship Program.

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“Remember Me” featuring Agrace’s Life Review Program

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

As reported by Kathryn Wisniewski in the November 2019 Issue of Brava Magazine

Schisms, reunions, weddings, funerals, wars, births and relocations. Documenting the moments, both high and low, of a family’s history preserves them for the future. Recording family stories in writing produces a tangible piece of the past to share for generations to come.

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Holiday Pop-Up Store to Benefit Agrace’s Community Grief Support Services

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Agrace is opening a holiday store focused on selling gently used, donated items for holiday entertaining, giving and decorating.

The Agrace Holiday Pop-Up Shop will open November 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 6716 Odana Road, Madison. The store will be open three days a week from November 7 through December 28:

  • Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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New Thrift Home Store to Benefit Agrace’s Community Grief Support Services

Monday, October 7, 2019

People who love bargain-shopping for furniture, home goods and décor will soon have a new destination—the Agrace Thrift Home Store.

A Grand Opening celebration is planned for Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1946 S. Stoughton Road, Madison. Proceeds from this store are directed specifically to help fund Agrace’s grief support programming for the community, including the Agrace Grief Support Center in Fitchburg.

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Agrace Adds Three Hospice & Palliative Physicians

Monday, September 16, 2019

Agrace has added three hospice and palliative physicians to its medical services team, which oversees care plans for hospice patients and conducts palliative care consultations. Agrace is Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit community hospice and palliative care agency, providing end-of-life care and related services to people in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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Dr. Eric Marty Named Director of Palliative Care at Agrace

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

As reported by WisBusiness.com

Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care has appointed Dr. Eric Marty, MD, as its new director of palliative care. Agrace is Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit community hospice and palliative care agency, providing end-of-life care and related services to people in southern Wisconsin.

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