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A place to talk at new Agrace Grief Support Center

Friday, September 8, 2017

As Reported by Helu Wang of Unified Newspaper Group

After her sister passed away two months ago, Staci Hannes had trouble handling her emotions.

Hannes still tears up whenever she mentions any upcoming events related to her sister – her anniversary and birthday and their family’s beach bash.

She learned how to move on by talking about it.

 Last Friday was the second time Staci and her daughter Annabelle Hannes shared their feelings with counselors at the month-old Agrace Grief Support Center.

“I felt really good when I left last time. Now I can remember and love my sister, but take care of myself at the same time,” Hannes said.

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Community Invited to Agrace Grief Support Center

Friday, September 1, 2017

Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, the community’s nonprofit hospice since 1978, is expanding its grief support services by opening a standalone grief support center in Fitchburg. The new Agrace Grief Support Center is hosting a community open house on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the center, 2906 Marketplace Drive in Fitchburg. A ribbon cutting will take place at 4 p.m.

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Agrace HospiceCare to Host Free Grief 101 Session in Baraboo and Reedsburg September 7

Thursday, August 17, 2017

BARABOO, Wis. – When grieving the death of a loved one, it’s difficult to know what to expect. As local experts on issues involving death and dying, Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care is hosting free “Grief 101” presentations in Baraboo and Reedsburg on Thursday, September 7. The Reedsburg presentation will take place at the Reedsburg Library, 370 Vine Street, Reedsburg, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  The Baraboo presentation will be at Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, 1670 South Boulevard in Baraboo, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Adams Outdoor of Madison to be Recognized

Thursday, August 17, 2017

MADISON, Wis. – On Thursday, August 24, Agrace Hospice Care at 5395 E. Parkway, Madison, is hosting a reception for Adams Outdoor Advertising of Madison. Adams is being recognized for its on-going initiative called “Collaborate” which provides selected non-profits with a year-long branding campaign. The free campaign includes art-work, space, and production services valued at $250,000.  

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Agrace hospice opens Madison area’s first stand-alone grief support center

Saturday, August 12, 2017

As reported by David Wahlberg of the Wisconsin State Journal

After Donna Tollefson lost her only child, Crystal Evanson, who was 29, to a heroin overdose in March, she couldn’t focus only on her grief.

She had to make sure Evanson’s daughter — Natalie, 8, whom Tollefson is now raising — could mourn. But that wasn’t easy.

“I wasn’t prepared to explain it to her and help her deal with the pain,” said Tollefson, 59, of Mount Horeb. “You shouldn’t have to help your granddaughter grieve for her mother.”

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Every kind of people

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

As reported by Joe Vanden Plas of In Business

The business case for diversity and inclusion is increasingly evident, but best practices are still a work in progress.

When economic development officials talk to out-of-state businesses that are pondering a move to the south-central region, workforce is always at the top of their list — most often number one. Since we’re talking about people and populations, and those populations are gradually changing the demographic face of Greater Madison, it’s safe to say that workforce diversity and inclusion fit hand-in-glove with economic development.

Fortunately, more local for-profit and nonprofit employers understand that their future workforce growth will come from women and people of color.

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New ‘Race for Agrace’ Coming to Fitchburg September 17

Monday, July 24, 2017

FITCHBURG, Wis. – Employees’ concern for patients who need help paying for end-of-life care is the impetus behind a new local fundraiser in Fitchburg. On Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care will hold its first Race for Agrace event—a grassroots effort that started with the compassionate concern of one Agrace nurse.  

Proceeds from the one-mile fun walk and timed 5K run/walk will support the nonprofit’s Care for All program, which provides free or discounted services to patients who cannot afford Agrace’s quality end-of-life or palliative care. Anyone in the community can participate, and they will be walking or running alongside many Agrace staff, including Christine Hammer, R.N., who began organizing the Race for Agrace early this year.

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Home, Family Redefined: A Profile of Brenda Gonzalez

Thursday, July 20, 2017

As Reported by Kyrah Scheidemann of Madison 365

Brenda Gonzalez knows that “home” means something different to everyone and whatever home means to you, that helps you look at life a little differently.

The Mexico City native recently realized that at some point in her life, she had made the United States her home by becoming a link between newcomers and the established community.

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Waterloo Legion to hold informational program on hospice, care services

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

As reported in The Courier

The public is invited to the Waterloo American Legion at 7 p.m. Monday, July 24 for an informational meeting on hospice and palliative care services in private homes, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Michele Strauss from Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care agency will provide information in both caring for patients and their families, and in educating others about death, dying and grief.

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