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Georgia Mountains Hospice gives back with 25 Acts of Service
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Pictured from left are Pat Bodelson, Gina Pendley, Roland Nelson, Mike Martin and John Marshall. - photo by Photo for the Dawson County News

Georgia Mountains Hospice celebrated its 25th anniversary Sept. 15 and to mark the occasion, beginning in July and running through December of this year, the hospice has been offering its services to nonprofit agencies throughout the 10 counties it serves in north Georgia.

Stocking food pantries, filling up backpacks for kids, making lunches and working yard sales are just some of the ways that the hospice is giving back with 25 acts of service planned to show appreciation to the communities that support the hospice in giving quality end of life care for patients and families of north Georgia during the most difficult time of their lives.

At the September meeting of the North Georgia Veterans, the hospice took the opportunity to thank them for helping honor their veteran patients.  For each veteran, a ceremony is held in their homes, where a pin, a certificate and a flag is presented from a member of the same branch of service.

“The moments we have been able to capture for these families tell a story that extends far past the ceremony itself,” a release from the hospice reads. “For many of our veterans, the ceremonies are the first opportunity they have taken to share their experiences with their loved ones.  For others, it was the closure they needed to feel their work was validated and of importance."

Please watch for more acts of service the hospice will be conducting throughout north Georgia.

Georgia Mountains Hospice is a nonprofit agency specializing in the care of terminally ill patients in their homes or nursing home. For more information about the agency or the acts of service please call (706) 253-4100 or (800) 692-7199.