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Platteville man donates 20,000 vinyl records to Madison thrift store

Thursday, March 30, 2017

MADISON (WKOW) — A Platteville man donated his entire collection of vinyl records, more than 20,000, to a Madison thrift store.

After spending about 12 years collecting a massive amount on vinyl records, Jerry Roh decided it was time to get rid on them. So that’s when he contacted Agrace Thrift Store.

Store manager Robert Washburn said Roh called the store last month saying he wanted to help the organization.

The store received more than 300 boxes of records with everything from rock, pop, country, jazz, blues, and comedy. The collection includes albums, 78s, even a few 45s, for those old enough to remember them.

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March 25 Volunteer Fair Lets Public Explore Agrace’s Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, March 13, 2017

JANESVILLE, Wis. – Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, Janesville’s nonprofit community hospice, has several fulfilling volunteer opportunities that allow you to give back, brighten a life and make a positive difference.

Agrace invites the community to learn more about volunteer roles and opportunities at a volunteer fair that will be held Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at Agrace’s Janesville Thrift Store, located at 2043 Humes Rd. Staff and current volunteers will be on hand to discuss Agrace’s volunteer roles.

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Agrace’s Sips and Sounds & Suds helps fund end-of-life care for local families

Thursday, March 2, 2017

As reported by Shelly Birkelo in the Janesville Gazette

JANESVILLE—When Mark Buggs’ father was hospitalized with complications from cancer, Mark knew his family couldn’t give his dad the skilled care he needed at the end of his life.

When the family learned about Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, 2901 N. Wright Road, it decided to transfer Bernard Buggs there. His stay lasted just 10 days before he died at 79.

“We knew they’d take care of him, and it was comforting to know he’d have 24-hour care,” Mark said.
Agrace allowed Mark’s family the precious gift of time to spend with their Bernard.

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Sips & Sounds Wine- and Beer-Tasting Event Benefits Patients Served by Agrace

Friday, February 17, 2017

JANESVILLE, Wis. – On Saturday, March 11, Agrace will host Sips & Sounds, a festive wine- and beer-tasting event that directly supports patients and families facing a serious or life-limiting illness.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 N. Pontiac Drive, Janesville. Advance tickets are on sale for a discounted price of $60 per person, and will be $75 at the door. The ticket price includes plentiful hors d’oeuvres provided by more than a dozen Janesville-area eateries, samples of exquisite wines from Wisconsin and California wineries and distributors, samples of beer from Wisconsin-based distributors and breweries, and live music from Gary The Band.

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Agrace Thanks Richland Center Community Partners

Friday, February 17, 2017

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. – On Thursday, January 19, more than 50 people gathered at the University of Wisconsin–Richland to recognize the contributions of nine local individuals at Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care’s Community Appreciation Dinner. These individuals served as part of Agrace’s Richland Center Community Partnership Committee, which played a key role in improving quality of life in Richland Center and surrounding communities by connecting people to Agrace’s services. Agrace is a nonprofit, community-supported hospice and palliative care agency that began serving Richland Center in February, 2016.

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Agrace Expands into Northern Illinois

Friday, January 27, 2017

After 39 years of providing quality hospice care in Wisconsin, Agrace is expanding across the state line. We have opened an office building at 7290 Argus Drive in Rockford, and are now serving patients in several counties in northern Illinois

Why expand to Illinois? There is opportunity for greater hospice utilization in northern Illinois, and our beautiful, homelike Janesville inpatient unit is only a 40-minute drive from Rockford, which has no similar facility.

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February 25 Volunteer Fair Lets Public Explore Agrace’s Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Madison, Wis. – Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, Madison’s nonprofit community hospice, has several fulfilling volunteer opportunities that allow you to give back, brighten a life and feel like you have made a positive difference.

Agrace invites the community to learn more about hospice volunteering at a volunteer fair on Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Madison­–West Agrace Thrift Store at 118 Junction Road, and at Agrace’s Madison–East thrift store at 2402 E. Springs Drive. Staff and current volunteers will be on hand to discuss Agrace’s volunteer roles.

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Veteran to Veteran: Volunteer Makes Special Connection While Delivering Meal to Janesville Patient

Friday, January 13, 2017

On Friday, November 11th, Tom Cornelius was given a special assignment.  It was Veteran’s Day, and Tom—an Army veteran and Agrace volunteer—was asked to deliver a Celebration of Life meal to hospice patient and fellow veteran living in Janesville.

Tom recently celebrated nine years volunteering at Agrace, making him a veteran volunteer, but he’s also a military veteran. Born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, Tom was drafted into the military on his 20th birthday.  He served in the Army from 1953-1955 during the Korean War.  When asked about his military experience he said, “It was a commitment, a privilege, a good experience and I wouldn’t give it up for anything.”

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2016 Best Place to Work: Agrace is Committed to Care, Diversity

Friday, November 4, 2016

As reported by Madison Magazine/Channel 3000

Of the companies that answered questions on their diversity efforts, Agrace had the most notable practices.

When Lynne Sexten became president and CEO of Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care in 2012, one of the first things she noticed was that the staff, volunteers and people served by Agrace lacked diversity. She quickly assembled a team to address it.

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