Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care received a gift for the Our House campaign to build the first palliative care residence in Chautauqua County of Lake Shore Savings.
Lake Shore Savings made a three-year pledge totaling $ 75,000 for the project.
“For more than 40 years, Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care has provided compassion and care to families and loved ones facing a terminal illness. With this donation, the Lake Shore Savings Bank is proud to support the construction of The Star Hospice House as it continues to support CHPC’s vital and compassionate mission to help those in need. It’s our way of “Put people first“in our community” said Daniel Reininga, President and CEO of Lake Shore Savings Bank.
The hospice home will be named The Star Hospice House in honor of Stanley and Elizabeth Star, longtime residents of Chautauqua County. It will provide more than 200 people who do not have a caregiver, who have complex health issues or who cannot stay at home a peaceful and dignified place to rest in their last days.
The residence will be located next to the CHPC administrative offices on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood. It should be operational at the end of 2021.
“Lake Shore Savings is honored to help carry out the mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care with this donation. “ said Kevin Sanvidge, chairman of the board of directors of Lake Shore Savings Bank. “It’s our way of coming together, of giving back to the community, and”Prioritize people.“The Star Hospice House is an important aspect of end-of-life support for families caring for loved ones during a very difficult time. “
The Our House campaign raised over $ 2.6 million. Due to the pandemic cost increases associated with construction, the campaign is being extended until the summer. The campaign is guided by Bert and Mary Rappole, Campaign Co-Chairs, who have a long and deep commitment to CHPC’s mission.
“We are grateful to Lake Shore Savings for their support of The Star Hospice House”, said Shauna Anderson, President and CEO of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. “Lake Shore Savings has been an integral part of our community for many years and their support of Star Hospice House speaks volumes about the importance of this project and the families we care for. We are extremely grateful for their support.
The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide comprehensive care and education in palliative / end-of-life care. CHPC provides palliative care to patients and families with terminal illness that limits life expectancy, palliative care for people with serious chronic illnesses, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered. the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit www.chpc.care or call 338-0033.