We strive to improve the quality of life to our community by providing events throughout the year. We host free events, fundraisers for our Home Care & Hospice Foundation of Pike County, and fundraisers for our “Public Health Initiatives”; Our effort to a healthy community through free education and health services.
(Please visit our calendar of events for scheduled event dates.)
Back to School Fair
As a member of Pike Community Care Partnership (PCCP) we are active participants in the annual Back to School Fair. This event offers many services and items for children heading back to school. From free backpacks to face painting this event is packed full of informational and edible goodies for all to enjoy. This event provides school supplies, hair cuts, backpacks, vision and dental screenings, and community resources to those children who are in need is made possible.
Annually in August, PCHD helps orchestrate this event that is also funded by community donations.
A time to gather and reflect on loves ones who are facing terminal illness or have passed. Children and teens will learn healthy ways to cope, while enjoying crafts, snacks, and more. The overall mission is to support our community in their grieving process.
Camp Horizon, Friday, November 15th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Please RSVP by Friday, November 8th to Carrie Wells or Cori Sheppard at 573-324-2111
This complimentary service is held each year; it is free and open to the public. Appetizers, desserts and beverages are served to those who attend along with encouraging words, treasured stories, memorial messages, songs, gifts and more. Although families who have received our hospice care receive personal invitations to this event, we encourage anyone within our community to join us for the evening.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa is held on the first Saturday in December for all of our community’s children to come and get their picture taken with Santa, enjoy some cookies and chocolate milk, see the live reindeer, and take home a present of your own! This event is free of charge and takes place at our agency. The children of our community get to travel through the festively decorated hallways enjoying crafts, raffles and more as they make their way to the ultimate present… SANTA!
Each year during the holiday season we erect our Giving Tree. This tree is intended for community members to come together and donate to the local food pantry. This tree is on display in our lobby and is usually full of generous non-perishable donations from our employees and the public.
Drive thru flu clinic: Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Fall is the time of year when it is recommended for residents of the community to receive their flu shot. We are aware it can be difficult for some to make appointments around their busy working and life schedules to receive their immunization; this is why we make it as easy as driving thru! We set up our mobile clinic in the parking lot next to Bowling Green Walmart, all you need to do is pull up to one of our trained nurses, put your car in park, and toss your arm out your window. We accept most insurances with ease. We will host this clinic at least once a year, sometimes more if the public requests.
- Download the flyer here: Drive Thru Flu Clinic 9.23.19
School Shot Clinics
With each new school year there are required vaccinations for children. We travel to different area locations to help ease the travel burden on parents who need to get their children vaccinated before the school year begins, and throughout the rest of the year.
The Home Care & Hospice Foundation of Pike County’s Nursing Scholarship Application is available every January, and will award one $2,000 nursing scholarship this year to a student or adult pursuing a nursing career. The Home Care & Hospice Foundation knows that our amazing nurses are the backbone of Pike County Hospice, and they want to entice more compassionate individuals to pursue nursing and help change the lives of our community members. It’s a very rewarding career, both monetarily and emotionally. Making a difference in people’s lives and making them smile is not something that you can achieve in any career. As a nurse, you’ll make a huge difference in people’s lives. A caring and compassionate nurse is considered as a guardian angel by patients. This can be a very satisfying and gratifying career for the compassionate.
Public Health Week Celebration
The first week of April we celebrate national Public Health Week. As your local health department, this is a time for us to showcase our services to the public and offer discounted and even free clinical services.
5K Run/Walk; Thursday, November 28th, 2019
Each year in October we host a 5K to help get our community active. Our first few years the theme was a Zombie Run, recently we have highlighted our 5K with the GLOW theme, and last year we introduced… the TURKEY TROT!
- Download the flyer/registration here: Turkey Trot 2019
The Annual Valentine Gala is a fundraiser to assist in raising funds for our building. Every February the public enjoys a fabulous prime rib dinner, silent & live auctions, AMAZING desserts, as well as lively entertainment. Since 2011 this formal event has helped raise over $250,000 in donations. This could not be done without the members of our community; whom are as passionate as we are about ensuring the high quality, end of life care that our patients deserve.
Since 2016 the Foundation has helped orchestrate our Veteran Appreciation Fair and Flag Dedication Ceremony. This is a morning ceremony featuring bagpipes, trumpet, color guard, our local VFW, a prayer by our Hospice chaplain, and speech from one of our local veterans. After the ceremony, guests are invited inside for complimentary coffee and breakfast, veteran specific resources, dog tags are made and each guest is given a keepsake photo of themselves seated by the American Flag. Save the date! Friday, November 8, 2019!
We are proud to have a Hospice-Veteran Partnership with the We Honor Veterans Program. Our involvement with this organization helps us to ensure that excellent care at the end of life is available for our nation’s Veterans and their families. This program is focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, community providers, in partnership with VA staff, we learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
- Download the flyer here:Veterans Appreciation Fair 2019
- Follow this event and more on our facebook page!