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Agrace HospiceCare Getting Groundskeeping Help from Goats

Saturday, June 4, 2016

As reported by Hannah Flood on NBC15

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Agrace Hospice Care is getting help from a group of goats who are cleaning up their unwanted plant overgrowth.

This is the second year Agrace has hired the goats to come in and clean up their brush. They say it only costs about $3 a day and allows them to get rid of unwanted plants without the use of chemicals.

The Green Goats is a service based out of Kenosha and Green County Wisconsin. Depending on how much land the goats are hired to clear, you can rent their services for days at a time.

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Memorial Day Celebration Honoring Veterans

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A hugeveteran-honored-wyocena-memorial-day-celebration thanks to Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Baraboo for donating the delicious apple, blueberry & cherry pies for the Memorial Day Celebration Agrace sponsored at Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena. Thanks also to Agrace’s David Knoche for serving up the pie!

Photo as published in the Portage Daily Register.

Local businesses partner to help grieving children

Thursday, May 12, 2016

As reported by Jason Busch in In Business Magazine

When a loved one dies, a lot of attention naturally goes toward that individual — honoring their life and ensuring their end-of-life intentions are fulfilled.

Survivors can become an afterthought, especially children who might seem like they’re okay but only because they haven’t yet learned how to understand and properly cope with death.

A new resource is now being made available locally to children who are grieving and learning to cope with the loss of a loved one through a partnership between National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) and Thysse Printing Service. Through their collaboration, Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care received 500 copies of When Someone Dies: A Child-Caregiver Activity Book created by the National Alliance for Grieving Children.

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Agrace Affiliates with UW Health and UnityPoint Health

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

On April 19, 2016, Agrace announced an exciting new affiliation with two major Madison-area health systems: UW Health and UnityPoint Health.

Here are highlights of the new partnership:

  • The goal of this affiliation is to enhance each organization’s ability to effectively serve the end-of-life needs of people in southern Wisconsin.
  • This affiliation will focus on improving patients’ care throughout their health care journey, which is clearly in keeping with Agrace’s mission and vision.Agrace’s expertise will help these health systems meet the needs of their patients, who increasingly want high-quality hospice care as an option at the end of life.
  • Agrace’s patients will benefit from the increasing collaboration and the exchange of quality information between us and our two health system partners.UW Health and UnityPoint are committing to let Agrace lead the way in hospice and palliative care in the communities we serve by collaborating, rather than competing.

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Grandma’s Garden

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

As reported by Heather Punke, Well Community: Chicago’s North Side

This is the first installment in a three-part series profiling community gardeners from the Peterson Garden Project.

The Javenkoski boys with Grandma’s watermelon
in a Chicago community garden
Photo credit: Laura Mathews, Punk Rock Gardens

It’s just a four-by-eight foot box of soil near Lawrence Avenue. But for Lincoln Square resident Jim Javenkoski, the raised bed garden is a memorial where he can think about his late mother Mary, who passed away in May following a brief but intense battle with cancer.

“Our garden is a place of comfort for me, at a time when I really need it,” Javenkoski said.

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