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Woman helps fulfill grandmother’s wish to give 12 granddaughters afghans for Christmas

Friday, December 27, 2019

As reported by Meghan Reistad, WMTV – NBC 15 

It is the Christmas gift 12 cousins have been waiting for, afghans knit by their grandmother Elizabeth Haynes. Continue Reading…

$15K donation from Van Wie Foundation to help Agrace patients and families

Friday, December 20, 2019

The Gregory C. Van Wie Charitable Foundation, Inc. has given $15,000 to Agrace HospiceCare’s “Care for All” charitable care program.

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Agrace HospiceCare opens memory care suites

Monday, December 16, 2019

As reported by Emilie Heidemann, Unified Newspaper Group, Fitchburg Star 

People afflicted with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions affecting memory can experience an array of harrowing symptoms.

Agrace HospiceCare memory care unit director Sue Husom told the Star one of those symptoms can include not recognizing your own reflection in the mirror. In addition, you might find it increasingly difficult to communicate, plan out your day and remember the names of loved ones — or where you live. And along with the cognitive changes comes the psychological: anxiety, depression, paranoia, agitation and hallucinations.

But that’s where Agrace’s 12 new hospice memory care suites come in. The unit opened in mid-December at the Fitchburg campus, located at 5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy.

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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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