6-05 Hospice Matters newsletter by liuhongmei

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									                                                                                                                            SUMMER 2005




      Hospice Matters
       A Newsletter for Family and Friends of Hospice




The Love of the Irish
I
   f he hadn’t been so sincere, the charm-
   ing Irishman Clare Langley fell in love
   with might have made a terrific spy.

Intensely interested in others, Ray
Langley left little room in conversation
to talk about himself.

“Ray was very good at knowing what
touched people’s hearts and inquiring
about that. Therefore, everyone loved
him, thought he was a great guy. But
many people didn't know that much
about him,” says Clare.

When Clare and Ray started dating in
1998, no one knew how much living the
couple would pack into the next five years.

One wedding, three births and two
funerals later, the Langleys have learned
that love and the will to live fully are          Ray Langley pioneered the sport of team handball in his native Ireland and soared to the Olympic trials.
powerful antidotes to loss.                        Commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s                           ADAPTATION
                                                   Disease, ALS is a nerve disease that                     ALS affected Ray’s upper body at first.
‘SHEER JOY’                                        causes creeping paralysis. Ray was given                 For months, he could still walk and do
On her 36th birthday, Clare gave birth             a life expectancy of three to five years.                his job as a research biologist.
to her first child, Mary. Clare and Ray
had been married just over a year.                 The joy of having Mary outweighed the                    As Ray’s strength waned, he turned his
                                                   young parents’ sadness over Ray’s certain                computer into a masterpiece of
“This was something we'd been waiting for          decline. As Ray wrote in a journal that                  adaptation, a tool to help him live his
all our lives: To find the right person, to        Clare found later, “Nothing could ever                   life the way he wanted.
get married, to have a family,” Clare says.        take away from the sheer joy, fun,
                                                   expectancy, excitement, nervousness,                     When paralysis reached his vocal cords,
Just before Mary's birth, doctors had              challenge, fulfillment and relief that                   Ray started using software that voiced
diagnosed Ray with Amyotrophic                     arrived along with the birth of Mary.”                   the words he typed. Ever the Irishman,
Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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                                                                               Did you know Casey House can be home? See Page 2!



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                              From Ann’s Office
                              When Casey House is Home



"Complete, compassionate care...in your                 Residential Care, Casey House can                       "Our home" can be your home in flexible
home or ours."                                          also accommodate patients who wish to                   and important ways. I urge you to tell
                                                        make Casey House their home for                         friends and neighbors about the special
In that promise Montgomery Hospice                      weeks or months.                                        resource that is Casey House.
makes to the community, "our home"
refers to Casey House, a local treasure that            Residential patients, who pay their own
supports quality of life.                               room and board, choose to live at Casey
                                                        House because they and their families want
The 14-bed Casey House is the only                      the best possible comfort. Casey House
medical facility in Montgomery County                   staffs at least one caregiver for every three
designed and built to care for terminally ill           patients, a generous ratio that assures                 Ann Mitchell, MPH
patients and their families.                            prompt, personal attention.                             President & CEO

Most patients come to Casey House for                   There's also peace of mind in knowing that
care during a short-term medical                        comfort care specialists are always right
crisis. Thanks to a service called                      down the hall.




                                                                                                  Comfort, in a house
                                                                                                  you call home.
                                                                                                 O     ur community counts on Casey
                                                                                                       House for complete care of people
                                                                                                  with serious illness.

                                                                                                  Casey House is not a nursing home,
                                                                                                  but an intimate residence with a
                                                                                                  unique purpose: To provide specialized
                                                                                                  comfort and family support to patients
                                                                                                  seeking quality of life.

                                                                                                  Contact us to learn how Casey House
                                                                                                  Residential Care helps people live fully.




     6001 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville (240) 631-6800                                                       www.montgomeryhospice.org



Information about Residential Care appears in several local publications, including the Guide to Retirement Living.




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Learning from Terri Schiavo
In April, 150 area residents attended free public lectures at                   Living wills –the best-known kind of advance directive– are legal
Montgomery Hospice's offices in Rockville to learn about legal                  documents that specify people's healthcare wishes in situations
documents that can help families avoid the strife and legal struggle            where they can't speak for themselves. Montgomery Hospice rec-
that characterized Terri Schiavo's last days.                                   ommends all adults have living wills.




                                                                                                          WUSA-TV Channel 9 alerted viewers to "Terri
                                                                                                          Schiavo" lectures by showing ads from The Wash-
                                                                                                          ington Post, which generously donated ad space to
                                                                                                          support the lectures.


At "Terri Schiavo" lectures, Montgomery Hospice Medical Director Dr. Charles Harrison described medical
implications of care choices. Attorney and nurse Anna Moretti, of Palliative Medicine Consultants,
explained how to specify wishes in legal documents.
                                                                                                             Want to Learn
                                                                                                              Something?
                                                                                                                   To have an expert from
                                                                                                               Montgomery Hospice address
                                                                                                                       your civic, faith or
                                                                                                              professional group about living
                                                                                                               wills or other topics related to
                                                                                                                end-of-life care, contact our
                                                                                                                       Speakers Bureau at
                                                                                                                         (301) 921-4400
                                                                                                                           or via email:
                                                                                                            speakers@montgomeryhospice.org.




                                                                                                          We are honored by Pumphrey Funeral Homes’
                                                                                                          invitation to co-sponsor The Life Appreciation Stages
                                                                                                          of Grief Management seminar. The program helps
                                                                                                          people learn to cope with diverse losses.



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                                                                                                    The whole family, including Ray, was
                                                                                                    asleep in the room together when he
                                                                                                    died. “He didn’t want Mary to have to
                                                                                                    see him take his last breath,” Clare says.
                                                                                                    “So it happened the way he wanted.”

                                                                                                    CONNECTIONS
                                                                                                    Connections –social and mental– define
                                                                                                    how the Langleys look back on Ray’s
                                                                                                    illness and cope with his absence.

                                                                                                    Connections is the name of the
                                                                                                    Montgomery Hospice grief support
                                                                                                    program that Mary attends. The program
                                                                                                    helps children who have lost a family
                                                                                                    member understand that they’re not
                                                                                                    alone in grief, an important assurance at
                                                                                                    an age when fitting in with peers is
                                                                                                    important.

                                                                                                    At times, Mary has balked at going to
Proud father: Ray Langley with daughter Mary, Summer 2000; at birth of son Kevin, September 2003.   pre-school, preferring instead to do arts
                                                                                                    and crafts with her friends from
                                                                                                    Connections. The “memory box” that
he hated the mechanical, American                   IRELAND                                         Mary made at Connections for Ray’s
accent and searched in vain for a program           Cathleen’s death affected plans for             jewelry, wallet and other belongings is
with an Irish accent.                               Ireland in two ways. First, Ray changed         one of her favorite possessions.
                                                    his mind about being buried in his
When he lost use of his hands, he had               homeland and asked that his grave be            For Clare, connection means appreciating
Clare wrap the computer's controls                  next to Cathleen’s in Silver Spring.            how rooted she is in the local Irish
around his legs. He typed by knocking                                                               community. She looks back on the
his knees together in Morse code.                   Second, since the Langleys didn’t have a        $10,000 fundraising party that Irish
                                                    newborn to care for, they spent Christmas       dancers and musicians organized for the
 “He took everything with, ‘Okay, how               in Ireland. Knowing that Cathleen’s             family as being as important for her
can I make this work?’” says Clare. “It             death freed them to make the trip was           morale as it was financially. “It’s an
was pretty tough but it was our life, it was        awkward, but visiting family in Ireland         amazing experience and almost
what we had. I married the man I loved              nourished Ray.                                  embarrassing to have so many people
and I’d take him any way he was. We                                                                 focusing on your family,” she says.
just went with it and tried to live our             That vacation has lasting, happy
lives as normally as we could and                   consequences. “It was on that holiday           Clare also looks back on Ray’s illness as a
continue with what we’d planned as best             trip to Ireland that we got pregnant with       time of precious emotional connection
we could.”                                          Kevin,” says Clare.                             with him. “I had more time with my
                                                                                                    husband than I would have had if he
The joy that Mary brought Ray and Clare             Doctors assured Clare that Cathleen’s           lived 30 years because he’d have been
kept them both going. Determined not                death did not increase the risk of another      working five, six days a week. Our family
to let ALS rule their lives and confident           stillbirth. The real question during the        was together 24 hours a day for nearly
that Ray's life insurance could help                pregnancy with Kevin was Ray’s health.          three years,” she says.
provide for several survivors, Ray and
Clare decided to have another child.                Kevin weighed in at almost nine and a           She continues, “I can’t say enough about
                                                    half pounds when he was born in                 hospice and what it brought for our
CATHLEEN                                            September 2003. Most of the medical             family to be able to be a family. We were
Clare had a normal pregnancy through-               equipment in the delivery room that day         in bed together the night he died, and
out the spring and early summer of 2002.            wasn’t for him, it was for his father.          that’s something we couldn’t have if we
Mary looked forward to having a baby                                                                didn’t have hospice.”
sister, even gave her a nickname:                   Ray watched the birth from a wheelchair
Mashed Potato.                                      and attached to machines that helped            For Kevin –too young to remember Ray–
                                                    him breathe. As depleted as he was              what happened to Daddy is a puzzle to
Ray became a Montgomery Hospice                     physically, Ray was mentally and                decode and connect to what else he is
patient in June, in part so Clare could             emotionally charged.                            learning about the world. The Langleys’
have help caring for him and would have                                                             house is full of pictures of family
time to care for Mary and the new baby.             “By this point, we had a tremendous way         members. Kevin knows where Mom,
                                                    of conversing without words,” says Clare.       Mary and Kevin are. Where’s Daddy?
On July 13, 2002, the family suffered               “It’s an understanding of a spouse that in
a shocking loss. A daughter, Cathleen,              normal circumstances you don’t really           Kevin likes to play with worms but
was stillborn. “There was never any                 need to get to. When I was going                sometimes prods and squeezes them too
explanation for it. She just died,”                 through labor pains, I looked over at           hard. Several times, Kevin has
says Clare.                                         him and he was giving me the support I          presented a dead worm to Clare and
                                                    needed. Completely nonverbal, but he            asked, “Worm wiggle?”
Ray took Cathleen’s death especially                was totally there.”
hard. Through tears and through his                                                                 Once, after Clare explained that a worm
computer, he told his Montgomery                    Ray lived for three months after Kevin was      wasn’t wiggling because it had died,
Hospice nurse, Michele Orr, “’I just                born. “The night Ray died, life was             Kevin replied, “Daddy died. Worm
wanted to leave a little family, not just           normal, we were all together. Kevin was in      wiggle.”
Clare and Mary.”                                    the crib, Mary had gotten into the bed
                                                    with us.”                                       “That’s right,” said Clare. “Like the

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Volunteers’ Big Year                                                                                    Be Part of the Next
                                                                                                     Volunteer Training Class!
S
      ince early 2004, Montgomery Hospice volunteers have done more to help terminal-
      ly ill people in our community than at any time since volunteers founded the hos-
      pice 24 years ago.                                                                                  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
One hundred forty-eight people served as volunteers in 2004, an 8% increase over the                  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
previous year. Volunteers donated 59% more hours of patient care in 2004 than in 2003.
The number of visits by volunteers to patients' homes rose 78%.                                       SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
                                                                                                          8:30 AM - 5:00 PM each day
George Gleason and Diana Goroff are two reasons for the surge in volunteer service. In
early 2004, George and Diana assumed the newly-created and unpaid roles of volunteer
coordinators. They match volunteers to patients with similar interests and help ensure                         To apply, contact the
there’s always someone in the office whom volunteers can call for guidance and support.
                                                                                                          Volunteer Services Office at
                                                                                                            (301) 921-4400 or visit
                                                                                                         How to Help/Volunteering at
                                                                                                        www.montgomeryhospice.org.




                                                                                                   Volunteer Recognition Celebration, May 2005:
                                                                                                   County councilmember Nancy Floreen thanks
                                                                                                   volunteers for their service during lunch, held in the
                                                                                                   old mansion at Strathmore Hall (left). After lunch,
                                                                                                   volunteers are treated to a backstage tour of the new
                                                                                                   Strathmore Hall Music Center (below). Bob
                                                                                                   Dunkin, a retired corporate events planner,
                                                                                                   organized the celebration for his fellow hospice
                                                                                                   volunteers. He says the event was easy to plan
                                                                                                   because “everyone I talked to wanted to help
                                                                                                   Montgomery Hospice!"




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worm, your Daddy had a body. It stopped
wiggling. But Daddy had a soul and his
soul went to heaven with God.”

For Kevin, understanding what happened
to his father is a fascinating journey.
“He’s definitely processing it. It’s
interesting and heartwarming to watch
him figure it out,” says Clare.

Regular rituals keep the family connected
to Ray’s memory. On Father’s Day, on
Ray and Clare’s anniversary, and on Ray’s
birthday, the children bake cakes in the
shape of Ray’s favorite flower, the
sunflower.

To make the December 11 anniversary of
Ray’s death a celebration of his life, the
family will spend that day hanging
Christmas decorations in the house where
they spent full, loving years with their
husband and father.                          Clare and Ray Langley with their children, Kevin and Mary, at Kevin's Baptism, two months before Ray died.




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  Memorial and Honorary Gifts
                                                               IN MEMORY OF...
Adrianne Elizabeth Abernethy   Charles DiPace and           Ruth Guilday                         Della Lancione            Christine Pantaleo               Jeanette Spivok
Evelyn Blumenthal Abraham        Marie D’Agostino           Gertrude Gutmann                     Barbara Laney             Michael Pappas                   William L. Steele
James Acinapura                James Dahl                   Joseph Gutmann                       Carlton Lang              Donovan Parker                   Jerzy Stefanicki
Benson Adams                   Waitsel Daniels              Joseph and                           Alma Langley              Mario Parran                     Miriam Stein
Myrtle E. Adams                Liberto D’Antonio               Gertrude Gutmann                  Warren A. Lasko           Mary Lynne Parsons               Maria Steinbrecher
Shirley Allin                  Helen Darling                Charles Habig                        Sue Layman                Francisco Pascual                Irene Steptoe
Dorothy Farwell Anderson       John Darling                 Cheryl Hackett                       Florence H. Lazar         Herbert “Steffen” Peiser         Mark Stevens
Joan K. Anderson               Mabel Davis                  Joan M. Hadley                       Julian Lazrus             Steffen and Primrose Peiser      Frank Stodolsky
Janice L. Andrew               Germaine M. Day              John Haigh                           James Lee                 Roseanne Penedo                  Louise Strouth
Rose G. Ascarelli              Sara M. de Cadena            Quentin S. Hall                      Mei King Tam Lee          Esther Peters                    Katherine Suffae
Ruth Asselin                   Zoe De Fonzo                 Byron Halpin                         Howard Lessoff            Howard Peters III                Rita Suffredini
Harold Astrich                 Sandro De Tommaso            Mary Hancock                         Barbara Lettes            Stephen Peterson                 Laurance Sullivan
O’Brien Atkinson III           Lester Decker                Mary Collins Hanrahan                Mildred P. Levin          Billy Peyton                     Marian Sullivan
Sharon Audet                   Thorner Defibaugh            Costas “Gus” Haris                   Mary Lewis                Alma Pfaff                       William H. Sullivan
Beverly T. Backus              Joseph Deluca                Eben Jesse Harl                      Charles M. Llewellyn      Heather Dawn Philyaw             Charles Sures
Francis C. Baird               Peter Dempsher               Russell “Gene” E. Harner Sr.         Joel Lloyd                Jean Pichler                     Edna Susman
Betty Baker                    Leona Demuth                 Frances Harris                       Albert Lock               Benjamin Pitsenbarger            Laurent Swander
Johanna Balentine              Anne Denwick                 S. Henry Harris                      Victor Lopez              Bruce Pitsenbarger               Kista Swecker
Thelma Ball                    E. L. Dieudonne Jr.          Caryl Gunn and Libby                 Ethel Arvilla Lougheed    Wayne Poland                     Vivian S. Sweeney
Ruth Bannerman                 Robert E. Dillon             Hartsock                             Ronald Lowe               Isidore Pomerance                Spurgeon Swinson
Wendy Bantum                   Charles DiPace               Virginia Haussler                    Martha B. Lurie           Marie D. Porreco                 Nancy L. Tacchetti
Stanley Barban                 Joan DiPlacido               Charles Hayden                       Lisa W. MacInnes          Mary Lee Porton                  Edward Taft
Helene Barcilon                Gladys Ditzler               Bill Hayes                           Alphonse Madello          Ann C. “Amy” Powers              Hidetoshi Tanaka
Glen Bardack                   Mr. and Mrs. John Donelan    Norma Heffle                         George Magnanelli         Alvie S. Price                   Adam Tanner
Elizabeth Barlow               Dorothy Doney                Vincent Heide                        Pauline E. Mahaffey       Mrs. Albert Prosterman           William Tate
Lex Barnett                    Albert E. Donnelly           Dorothy Hein                         Tom Mahon                 Ida Faye Pucker                  Gloria T. Tatigian
Susan May Barson               Peter Douglas                Lorraine Herold                      Daniel Mahoney            Angelo Puglisi                   Bessie Taylor
Joyce Beach                    Weaver Doyle                 Cecelia Hersberger                   Rose Maizel               Emanuel M. Rabin                 Evelyn Taylor
Doreen Beavers                 Freda Dubin                  Joan Hersey                          Dale Schlenker Majewski   Delia Rafferty                   Amos M. Teegarden
Miriam Bennett                 Oramae Dudley                Jean Hershdorfer                     Eugene Maliniak           Stephanie Rakowski               Patricia Mae Thomas
Bruce Berdansky                Richard Duprey               Homer Hervey                         Aunt Marge                Robert Ramsey                    Eleanor M. Thompson
Pearl Berg                     Beatrice Durbin              Thomas Heslen                        Gracia Marlow             David Rao                        J. Roy Thompson
Marilyn Bergner                Marvin Ebitz                 Joseph Hess                          Anne L. Martin            Bessie Raskin                    Colin Timmis
Esther Bernstein               Shirley R. Edge              Marilyn Hewlett                      Edward Martin             Margaret Raynor                  Ralph Tobias
Anne Berry                     Leonora Edlow                Carroll P. Hickman                   Edward J. Martin          James B. Reeves                  Donald Toole
Richard Betters                Margaret Edwards             John Higgins                         Marty’s Father            John Reich                       Catherine A. Toth
Basanti Bhattacharji           Vincent Edwards              Patricia A. Hirrlinger               John Mason                Dorothy Reid                     Albert L. Trent Sr.
Martha Bier                    Rosa Egan                    Jean Hirshdorfer                     Pete Massaro              Joyce Remissong                  Anna Trout
Lindalee Binswanger            Leon Ehrenfeld               Kent Hollen                          Alice M. Masten           Helen Reynolds                   James T. Trumbo
Martha Bishop                  Herman Eig                   Cecil Holsinger                      Mrs. Mastrian             Betty Reznikoff                  Mary Elizabeth Turner
Jacqueline Bissett             Anne Eisenberg               Nicholas Hotton III                  Betty Mathias             Charlotte Ridgewell              Helen Tuskiewicz
Agnes Bladen                   Leah H. Eisenberg            Michael Howes                        Sandra B. Mathis          Loretta Rigoni                   Bronson Tweedy
George and Josephine Bligh     Carl A. Ellis                Dr. Stephen J. Hoye                  Joseph P. Matthews        Antoinette “Toni” Ritz           Mary Louise Tweedy
Arlene Bloss                   James Eng                    Josephine Hoye                       Vincent Mauro             Dolores Rivera Estate            Betty Tyree
Danny Boehr                    Helen Engelbrecht            J. Thomas Hughes                     Webster Maxson            Aline J. Rivoal                  Charles Ulrich
Christopher Boland             Ernest England               Edwin W. Hundertmark                 Robert & Regina Mayer     Alba Robinson                    Ervin E. Uttermann
Ellen Bolton                   Thelma Engle                 Helena Hungerford                    Joseph Mazia              Welba Robinson                   Douglas Van Fossen
Thea Boone                     Milton Epstein               Mary Huntley                         Elizabeth McAndrews       Mary Rode                        James Vaughan
John Borkman                   Estelle Esenstad             Edward Hurley                        Neil McArthur             Myriam Rollert                   Kathleen M. Vaughan
Jean Bort                      Gerald Ewald                 Edita Hyatt                          Nancy L. McCambridge      Donald Rooney                    William L. Vines
Louis J. Boxser                Michael Ewanciw              Dr. Charles D. Hyson                 Helena McCarthy           Elizabeth Roos                   Sam Vito
Eleanor M. Brackna             Louis Fanaroff               Ian                                  Dr. John R. McLaughlin    John E. Rose                     Kopel Volchok
Charles Brandes                Jalal Farsaie                Cheryl Illigasch                     Doris McLellan            Fred Rosenberg                   Sarah Wade
Dorothy Bratt                  Fay Feldman                  Joseph Ingegneri                     Ruth McMahon              Aldo Rossi                       John J. Walsh
Wayne Brawley                  Janet M. Field-Pickering     Delfina Invernon                     Thomas L. McMahon         Plinio Ruiz                      Barbara Walton
Robert Bretthauer              Elizabeth Finch              Ann E. Irvine                        Phyllis E. McMullen       Martha O. Ruliffson              Margaret Ward
Jane Brinks                    George Fine                  Barry Irwin                          Jeanne Meneghini          Maude Runyen                     Margaret L. Ward
Irene S. Brodkin               Christina Finn               Dorothy Lee Israel                   Audrey Meyer              James Russell                    Robert Ward
Ruth A. Brophy                 John G. Finneran             Leonard D. Jackson                   Jack Meyer                Marie Ryngwelski                 Anthony Wasilewski
Andrew H. Brown                David Fishman                Nancy Jackson                        Priscilla Meyer           Pat Sabin                        Charles Weaver
Walter Fred Bryan              John Fitzpatrick             Freida, sister of Selma Jacobs       Ruth Meyerhoff            Betty Z Sacchetti                Julian Weinfeld
Lawrence M. Bucans             Rita Flannery                Maria Mokarzel Jacobson              Katherine Meyers          Mary M. Salsgiver                Myron “Mickey” Weinstein
Dorothy I. Buell               Andre Fontaine               Joan Jaffe                           Edward Miller             Joseph Salvino                   John T. Weitz MD
Enrique Buguna                 Ronald Fornatora             Kenneth A. Jenkins                   Eunice Miller             Anne Savage                      Charles Wellemeyer
Erma Burgess                   Marguerite Forrest           Katherine Jerome                     Kathleen Miller           Richard Savidge                  Hamilton W. Wells
Kathryn Bussard                Belle Foster                 Larry Jerome                         Lonnie Miller             Rose Schachter                   Mary Wetmore
Thomas P. Callahan             Helen Foster                 John Jochem                          Florence Miner            Radford Schantz                  Wallace “Bud” Whelan
Stephanie Camacho              Ghislaine Francis            Elizabeth Jolie                      Michael Misanin           Hubert G. Schneider              Alfred L. White
Florence Canterman             Marion Fredricks             Donald F. Jordan                     Martha Misisca            Martin Schneider                 May Whitley
Joan Cardon                    Ann Free                     Steve Kaleyias                       Leone C. Mitchell         Joanne Schratwieser              Edward J. Widmayer
Bruce Carey                    Martha Freedman              Thomas Kallas                        Irene G. Moffett          Wilmer W. Schroebel              Charles W. Wiecking
Sarah F. Carl                  Gilbert J. Frey Sr.          Marjorie Katzenberger                Anne T. Moon              Henry Schultz                    John Wilburn
Louis John Jack Carlson        Leona Friedenberg            Fred Kaufman                         Janet Moore               Milton Schwartz                  Kathleen A. Willett
Gerald Carp                    Liz Frost                    Henry C. Keller                      Dorothy Moorhouse         Patricia Scofield                Ruby Williams
Susan E. Cary                  Phyllis Funkhouser           John J. Kelly                        June Morgan               Barbara Selling                  Louise Williamson
Robert Caudell                 Mary Louise Gabriel          Linda Kelly                          Barbara Morris            Bertha Shannon                   F. E. Wilsie
Norman Chaikin                 Denis Gamble                 Marion Kelly                         Jason Morse               Alison Sharpe                    Gladys E. Wilsie
B. Wayne Chamblee              Roberta Gardner              John B. Kenkel                       Edward Mullaney           Elsie Shartzer                   Alice M. Wilson
Kil Sook Chang                 Cynthia Mary Biggs Garlock   Rena Kerstein                        O. Charles Mullineaux     Charles Sheffield                Gloria J. Wilson
Rob Chaplar                    Francis Garner               Harold Kessler                       Stephen Munger            Selma Shelansky                  Kathryn Wilson
Ralph Chapman                  Elizabeth Gelsleichter       Dagmar and Hugo Keszler              Charles Munnerlyn         Lois Shields                     Sofia Kit Wilson
Karolin Cheboski               Ray Ghion                    Dana Keszler                         Mae Musgrove              Steven Shipp                     Virginia Wilson
Lawrence Cherkas               Ramone M. &                  Eloise King                          Rose Mustakas             Col. Donald W. Shive USA (ret)   Thomas Winkler
Paul Childress                  Jordan D. Gibson            Lester L. King                       Herman L. Myers           Gladys Showalter                 Steve Winsky
Irene Chomo                    Betty J. Gildon              Dr. Kathryn Siena Kirwin             Robert Myers              Steven Shubin                    Ann Wolf
Yang Ming Chu                  Frances Gillespie            William H. Klein                     William Naimark           Gary Shuken                      Royce Wolf
LaVerne Oakley Cinciotta       Sue Gingold                  Frances E. Knotts                    Mary Naunczek             Joseph Shupe                     Tim Wood
Patricia Cissel                Elouise Glenn                Paula L. Knox                        Debra R. Nichols          Pauline Silverman                Doris P. Woodruff
John Cleary                    Nona Godet                   Albin Kocialski                      Blanche Nimetz            Jean and Joseph Sisco            Helen Woods
Russell Coleman                Rob Gold                     Charles F. Koeneman                  Eli Nobleman              Bruce Sivertsen                  Mrs. Nellie Marie Wooten
Claudia and Sheri Colleli      Davida Goldberg              Karin Kohler                         Earl Noel                 Innis “Randy” Skinner            Ronald Work
Claudia M. Colleli             Phyllis Goldberg             James S. Koiner                      Alexander Nunez           Susan M. Sklut                   David H. Wyatt
Jeannette Collie               Rebecca Goldsmith            Pearl Koontz                         Loretta O’Brimski         Chester Slama                    Donald Wynne
George Comley                  Reine Golman                 Miriam R. Korenblatt                 Karen O’Bryhim            Irene Smith                      Donald M. Wynne
Theron E. Condon               Fernando Gonzaga             Wells Bradford Kormann               Barbara Jean Odle         Margaret Smith                   Betty Yans
Robert Conner                  Sarah Goodman                Eugenia Kourilo                      Rose D. O’Hara            Mary Smith                       Rosemary Yates
Robert S. Connors              Victor S. Goodman            Alage Kovacevic                      Betty E. Oktay            Nicki Smith                      Virginia “Betty” Yost
Raymond Coppa                  Edna Gosnell                 John F. Krasny                       Muriel O’Leary            Steven Smith                     Marvin Zatcoff
Marion Corrigan                Marta Goycoolea              Joanne Kratofil                      Alice Jean O’Reilly       Weldon Smith                     Allie Zeigler
Virginia Crawford              Edward Grant                 Arnold H. Kravette                   Ambassador Ortiz          Rachel Smith’s Estate            Leonard Zinser
Joseph P. Creamer              Chester L. Green             Leona V. Kreh                        John Osborne              Fred Smitherman                  Bobbie Zwilsky
Mary Critz                     Virginia Greene              Charlotte Krensky                    Virginia B. O’Sheel       Henry Solomon
John J. Crnkovic               Carolyn Gregorio             John Lamb                            Leo Packard               Stanley Solomon
James W. Cummings              Aldo Grosselli               Larry Lambertsen                     Robert “Rip” Packman      Theodore J. Spilman



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Between January 1 and June 30, 2005, Montgomery Hospice received contributions in
memory or in honor of the following individuals. We are grateful for these gifts. They
help fill the financial void between healthcare costs and insurance coverage.


                                                                   IN HONOR OF...
Aaron Aaronson                 Dave and Liz Cochran            Lyle E. Gramley                 Florence Miner                  Beulah Priceman                Elaine J. Twillman
The Wedding of Ken Avner       Anita Conpitello                Russell Harpster                Thomas Theodore Moyer           Pat Quale                      Edd West's 80th Birthday
  and Helen Rubin              T. Halter Cunningham            Robert Hicks                    Janet Nelson                    R.S.H.M. Jubilarians           Carol Whitney
Esther Bortman                 Gladys Ditzler                  Dr. Stephen J. Hoye             The Neumann Family              Jinnie Rubino                  Dr. Steve Wiener
Edna Burress                   Tom & Calli's Love for Ellen    Pearl Hunt                      Mavis Cox and All Parents       Hubert G. Schneider            The Bar Mitzvah of
Robert Casey                   Helen Ferrell                   Catherine Leggett                 of Wooton Class of 1985       Ruth Eisinger Simons             Brandon Wishnow
Bereavement Team and           Stuart M. Fidler                Christine B. Li                   Who Have Passed On            Mr. and Mrs. George Trainor
  Casey House Staff            Mary Parra's sister Glenda      Robert Martin                   Betty O'Leary                     on their 50th Wedding
                                                                                                                                 Anniversary




                                                          COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Businesses                     Fidelity Investments            The Medstat Group, Inc.         Simple.net                      Pettit Family Charitable       Centennial Lodge No # 174
                               Find/SVP, Inc.                  Merrill Lynch Capital           Sir Walter Raleigh Inns, Inc.    Foundation                    CFC Club
A. B. Viers & Sons, Inc.
                               Flag Harbor Condominium         Mitchell & Best                 Smokey Glen Farm                Pfizer Foundation Matching     CFTC Chicago DMO
Acacia Federal Savings Bank                                                                                                     Gifts Program
                                Assoc., Inc.                    Homebuilders                   SRA International, Inc.                                        Chevy Chase Fire Board
Adcock's Electric, Alarm &                                                                                                     The Phase Foundation
 Controls, LLC                 Foulger-Pratt Contracting       Montgomery Scrap                Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein &                                    Fund
                                LLC                             Corporation                     Fox PLLC                       Verizon Foundation             Cissel-Saxon Unit No. 41
Adelman, Sheff & Smith,
 LLC                           Francis J. Collins Funeral      Moyer & Sons, Inc.              Strosniders Hardware of         Wolf Trap Foundation for the   Columbia Union College
                                Home, Inc.                     National Survey &                Potomac                         Performing Arts
American Plant Food                                                                                                                                           Diamond Elementary School
 Company                       Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver    Engineering                    Sunflowers Consignments,
                                & Jacobson LLP                                                                                                                Dolley Madison Chapter
Arnold & Porter                                                NeighborCare Pharmacies,         Inc.                           Faith Groups                    DCDAR
                               Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP        Inc.                           Surgical Anesthesia             Calvary Reformed
As You Like It Hair Salon                                                                                                                                     Fraternal Order of Detention
                               Gaithersburg Equipment          Network Appliance Federal        Associates, PLLC                Presbyterian Church            Center Officers and
B. Bosco Designs                Company                         Systems                        Techserve, Inc.                 Chevy Chase United              Personnel
B.J. Pumpernickels             General Dynamics                NIAID Grants Management                                          Methodist Church
                                                                                               Thales Communications,                                         Georgian Forest Elementary
Baker & McKenzie LLP           Glory Days Grill                 Branch                          Inc.                           Chevy Chase United              School
The Baltimore Orioles          Going Home Cremation            Nicholas & Associates, Inc      The Hay-Adams                    Methodist Church              Grace United Methodist
                                Service                        Normandie Farm                                                   Preschool                      Women
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch and                                                                    The Victoria Condominium
 Birch, LLP                    Gordon Food Service             Northwest BMW                                                   Colesville United Methodist    Grocery Manufactures of
                                                                                               Thibadeau Mortuary Service       Church Gospel Choir
Bradley Care Drugs             HBP, Inc.                       Northwest Park Golf Course                                                                      America, Inc.
                                                                                               Tommy Joe's Restaurant          Crusader Lutheran Church
Brinks U.S.                    Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home      O'Donnell's of Kentlands                                                                       Hospice Cup, Inc.
                                                                                               Touchless Car Wash              Darnestown Presbyterian
Brooks Glogau Photography      History Associates, Inc.        Orbital Sciences Corporation                                                                   The Ivymount School
                                                                                               Trace Sciences International     Women's Association            Sunshine Fund
Bundles of Cookies             Hyatt Regency Bethesda          Packaging Corp of America        Corporation                    Geneva Presbyterian Church     James E. Duckworth School
The Business Side, Inc.        Hydro Systems                   Partners Hair Studio            Tragara Ristorante              Grace United Methodist         Knights of Columbus
Capital City Nurses            IBM Corporation Matching        PC World Communications         Trawick & Associates             Women
                                Grants Program                                                                                                                Ladies Sunday School Class
Capuccio Inc.                                                  Perry Judd's                    Trustmark Life Insurance        Hales Chapel Baptist Church     of Olney Baptist Church
Care for You, Inc.             IndyMac Bancorp, Inc.           Pettit Management Services,      Company                        Harwood House Thrift Shop      The Maryknights
Carolyn's Interior Accents     The Inn at Perry Cabin           Inc.                           TW Perry                        Inter-Faith Chapel             Mutual Ten Hospitality
Carrabbas Italian Grill        Inner Reaches Yoga &            PF's Carpet, Floor &            Twillman Associates, LLC        Inter-Faith Women               Committee Leisure World
                                Health                          Furniture Care                 US Maintenance
Carter, Inc.                                                                                                                   Knights of Columbus            Northwood Women's Club
                               J. E. Rice Insurance Agency,    Plants, Etc.                    Verizon
Catch Can                        Inc.                                                                                          The Maryknights                Potomac Echoes Gourmet
                                                               The Potomac Hunt Club,          Veterinary Referral                                             Club
Cattail Creek Country Club     J. S. Wagner Company, Inc.       Inc.                                                           Our Lady of the Visitation
                                                                                                Associates                                                    Rebecca Bible Class of First
Chevy Chase Bank, FSB          Johns Hopkins University        Potomac Valley Orthopedic                                       Rebecca Bible Class of First
                                                                                               Waring-Ahearn Insurance          Baptist Church                 Baptist Church
Chevy Chase Cars, Inc.           Applied Physics Laboratory     Associates                      Agency, Inc.
                                                                                                                               St. Jane Frances de Chantal    The Rossmoor Woman's
The Chevy Chase Land           Johnson's Flower and Garden     Progressions Salon              The Washington Redskins                                         Club
 Company                         Centers                       Provident Bank of Maryland                                      St. John's Episcopal Church
                                                                                               WESTAT                                                         Senior Beacon
The Claridge House             Kaiser Permanente               Prudential Financial                                            St. John's Evangelical
                                                                                               Wiley, Rein & Fielding, LLP      Lutheran Church               Silver Spring Woman's Club,
 Cooperative Board of          Kay Management Co., Inc.                                                                                                        Inc.
 Directors                                                     Quanta Indemnity Co
                               Kiplinger Washington                                                                            St. Martin of Tours
                                                               Quest Diagnostics Matching                                                                     Singles on Sailboats
Comso, Inc.                     Editors, Inc.                                                  Foundations                     St. Paul's United Methodist
                                                                Gifts Program                                                                                 The Couples Club of the
Corporate Insights &           Knox Properties                                                 Abramson Family                  Church
                                                               R.T. Fisher Enterprises, Inc.                                                                   Chinese Community
 Development, LLC                                                                               Foundation, Inc.               St. Rose of Lima Parish         Church
                               La De Da                        Rapp Funeral Services, P.A.
Creative Framing                                                                               Bechtel Foundation              Trinity United Methodist       The RH Club
                               Landon School                   Richmond LISC
DaimlerChrysler Corporation                                                                    Clark-Winchcole Foundation       Church
                               Linton, Shafer & Company,                                                                                                      The Town Club
Decorating Den Systems, Inc.                                   Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral      Mary Elizabeth Ewing            Warner Memorial
                                P.A.                            Home                                                                                          Turnberry Courts at Leisure
                                                                                                Foundation                      Presbyterian Church
Dembo, Jones, Healy,           Lippy Corporation                                                                                                               World
 Pennington & Marshall, P.C.                                   Roberts Home Medical            Fannie Mae Foundation           Women of All Saints
                               Lloyd-Meurer Portrait Studio                                                                                                   West Virginia State College
DeVan & Lowery, P.A.                                           Roberts Oxygen Company,         Gloria and Peter Nagan and                                      Alumni Assoc. of
                                of Potomac Village              Inc.                            the Catalyst Foundation        Organizations                   Washington DC
Digital Receiver Technology,   Lockheed Martin
 Inc.                                                          Rockville Fuel & Feed           International Food                                             The Woman's Club of
                                Corporation                                                                                    Alpha Phi Chapter - Chi
                                                               The Royal Thai Embassy           Information Foundation          Sigma Sorority, Inc.           Bethesda, Inc.
The Donohoe Companies,         Loiederman Soltesz
 Inc.                                                          Sandy Spring Bank                Council Foundation                                            The Woman's Club of Chevy
                                Associates                                                                                     American Federation of
                                                                                               Leisure World Kiwanis            Teachers, AFL-CIO              Chase
Dustin Enterprises, Inc.       Long and Foster Real Estate     Shady Grove Adventist
                                                                Hospital                        Foundation, Inc.                                              Woman's Club of Potomac,
Elam G. Stolzfus, Jr., Inc.    Lucent Technologies                                                                             Aspenwood Resident
                                                                                               The May Department Stores        Council                        Inc.
Elizabeth Arden                 Securities Litigation          Shady Grove Radiological
                                                                Consultants, P.A.               Foundation                                                    Woman's Club of Upper
                                Settlement Fund                                                                                Boy Scouts of America
Elm Street Development                                                                         McCarthy Family                  Troop 1441                     Montgomery County
 Company, Inc.                 Lydian Wealth Management        Shapiro, Lifschitz and
                                                                Schram, P.C.                    Foundation                                                    Zonta Club of Washington
                               Macris, Hendricks &                                                                             The Bridge Group
Enforme Interactive, Inc.                                                                      Merrill Lynch & Company                                         D.C.
                                Glascock, P.A.                 Simmons Management                                              Campaign for Tobacco-Free
Enterprise Leasing Company                                                                      Foundation, Inc.
                               Magruders Grocery               Simple Tribute Funeral and                                       Kids
Euro Motorcars, Inc.                                            Cremation Center               Robert & Dee Metz Sharing
                               McCormick & Co., Inc.                                            Fund                           Cattail River Garden Club
Family & Nursing Care, Inc.



“In Honor Of” and “In Memory Of” gifts may recognize any person, including a Montgomery Hospice patient. Gifts from
individual donors and gifts in kind will be acknowledged in Montgomery Hospice's annual report. Please accept our apologies
if we have omitted any names from these lists.




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Have Fun, Help Hospice!
Montgomery Hospice's community events are great ways to do good while you have fun. Money
raised at these events helps ensure that the services of Casey House and Hospice at Home remain
available to all county residents.

 Montgomery County
  Agricultural Fair
          AUGUST 12 – 20
        10 AM – 10 PM each day
        Gaithersburg Fair Grounds
                                                                                            Montgomery Hospice
                                                                                            Night at Silver Diner
                                                                                                 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
                                              Hospice Cup XXIV                                           6:00 – 9:00 PM
                                                                                                   Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg
                                                  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
                                                       10:00 AM – 8:00 PM                  Come hungry! The restaurant is donating
                                                             Annapolis                     part of its proceeds for the evening to
                                                                                           Montgomery Hospice.
                                            Hospice Cup is the nation's largest charity
                                            regatta. It’s also a picturesque excuse to     Montgomery Hospice staff and volunteers
                                            spend a day on the Chesapeake Bay.             will be on hand to greet guests and help
                                                                                           make the diner's signature milkshakes.
                                            Hospice friends watch sailboat races from
                                            spectator boats. And don’t miss the shore
                                            party after the race.


                                                    Tree of Lights
                                                   TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
                                                         7:00 – 8:30 PM
                                                   Brookside Gardens, Wheaton

                                            A local tradition now in its 18th year, this
Visit our tent by The Heritage pavilion     event marks a sentimental beginning to
for helium balloons, press-on hospice       the holidays. Area residents memorialize
heart "tattoos"…or to adopt ducks for the   loved ones by sponsoring a light on the
Montgomery Hospice Derby Duck Race.         festive holiday tree.

Who knows? A Derby Duck mascot in           Join hospice families and others friends
full costume may be there to greet you!     for the illumination ceremony. A reception
                                            with music, cookies and hot cider follows.


                                                                          Derby Duck Race
                                                                             SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
                                                                                   3:00 – 5:00 PM
                                                                         Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg

                                              The Derby Duck Race was the whimsical hit of last year's hospice calendar. Don't miss
                                              our second, bigger installment of this family event!

                                              See the next page for race details and your official "adoption" papers to sponsor ducks.




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QUACK, QUACK!
THE DUCKS ARE BACK!
10,000 Ducks in the Water,
1 Million Bucks on the Line
The Montgomery Hospice Derby Duck Race returns in a big
way September 25.

At our second annual water race of 10,000 rubber ducks,
competitors will “race” on behalf of hospice friends who
adopt them.

Prizes will go to the proud “parents” whose ducks come in first
place, last place, and may other places in between. Each
duck you adopt gives you a chance to win $1,000,000!

Adopt ducks for $5 each or $25 per “Six Quack.”
Each duck you adopt gives you a chance to
win a prize. All proceeds benefit Casey House and
Hospice at Home.

Adopt a few of our 10,000 ducks.
You just might win a million bucks.


Special thanks to our
                                                                               ✁
event sponsors
                                         M O N T G O M E RY H O S P I C E D E R B Y D U C K R A C E
DIAMOND SPONSOR
Lockheed Martin

MEDIA PARTNERS
                                         DUCK ADOPTION
                                       Name __________________________________________________________________________
Comcast
The Gazette Newspapers                 Address __________________________________________________________________________

GOLD DUCKS                             City ____________________________________State________ Zip ______________________
Capital City Nurses
Bob and Dee Metz
                                       Phone __________________________________ E-Mail __________________________________


                                                I would like to adopt:       ___ Individual Ducks x $5.00 per duck     $ ______
                                                                             ___ Six Quacks x $25.00 per Six Quack $ ______
                                                                                 (Six Quack = 6 Ducks for price of 5!)
                                                                     Additional donation to Montgomery Hospice $ ______
  FEATURED GUEST:                                                                                            TOTAL $ ______
        GAITHERSBURG’S

    Joe Decker                              Charge My Donation to:       Visa ____      MasterCard ____      American Express ____

      “The World’s                      Card # _________________________________________Expiration Date: _________________

      Fittest Man”                                  If paying by check, please make check payable to Montgomery Hospice.

                                                               Adoption paper and payment should be mailed to:
                                                                   Montgomery Hospice Derby Duck Race
                                                                        1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100
                                                                           Rockville, MD 20850
                                          You will receive a packet by mail containing your Lucky Duck Number, which is the
                                              identification code for all the ducks that you adopt. Any duck bearing your
                                                              Lucky Duck Number can win a prize for you.
  Prefer to adopt your ducks online?       For corporate sponsorship information, complete race rules, or to view a list of race prizes,
Do so using our secure web server at                                  visit www.montgomeryhospice.org.
      www.montgomeryhospice.org.



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Honoring a Friend’s Final Wish BINGO!
                                                                                               Hospice friends and bingo fanatics converged at the
                                                                                               Casey Community Center in April for the first-ever
                                                                                               Basket Bingo Night to support Montgomery
                                                                                               Hospice. Longaberger baskets, filled with various
                                                                                               goodies, were the coveted prizes.

                                                                                               Basket Bingo was fun, so we're sure to schedule
                                                                                               another round soon.




                                                                                              A sign on Frederick Road announces a new event.

                                                                                                                                           Success!
                                                                                                                                           Valeria Ford
                                                                                                                                           and Eloise
                                                                                                                                           Strand show off
                                                                                                                                           the Longaberger
                                                                                                                                           Baskets they
                                                                                                                                           won.




At Casey House in July, Marilyn Teitelbaum, executor for the estate of Mimi Lieberts,
presented a donation to the hospice as directed in Ms. Lieberts' will to Montgomery
Hospice Foundation chair Dick Pettit. Ms. Lieberts employed Mrs. Teitelbaum in the
1960s and became a close family friend. The bequest was most generous, equal to 25% of
the Lieberts estate. Senator Leonard Teitelbaum, left, is a Montgomery Hospice board
member. His leadership in the state legislature helped get Casey House built.




                                                                                 Horses for Hospice
                                                                                 Rubber ducks aren’t the only creatures racing to help hospice
                                                                                 these days.

                                                                                 Three thoroughbred racehorses will have prize money they win
                                                                                 this summer go to support Montgomery Hospice. The horses’
                                                                                 trainer, Bev Heckrotte, arranged the generous and novel gift.

                                                                                 Rushmo, a six-year-old gelding racing for Casey House, won his
                                                                                 first victory ever on May 11 at Pimlico. Rushmo was born and
                                                                                 bred in Ellicott City at Brick House Farm, where Bev lives and
                                                                                 trains up to six horses at a time. “Rushmo’s the fastest horse we
                                                                                 have,” says Bev. “But he’s scared of everything.”
In Case of Thunder and Rushmo, representing Montgomery Hospice
Children's Care and Casey House, respectively, train in a recent workout.
                                                                                 We Wonder Why (racing for Hospice at Home) and In Case of
                                                                                 Thunder (representing Montgomery Hospice Children's Care)
                                                                                 are young and winless this year. Bev says In Case of Thunder is
                                                                                 a cranky recluse who’s “all business. He doesn’t have the
                                                                                 personality to play around and be goofy.” We Wonder Why is a
                                                                                 diva. “If everything in the barn isn’t about her, she’ll start
                                                                                 running around in circles to get attention.”

                                                                                 Bev befriended Montgomery Hospice staff through her work as
                                                                                 president and founder of Going Home Cremation Service. The
                                                                                 company provides low-cost cremations. Cremations accounted
                                                                                 for about one in four Maryland funerals in 2000, a figure many
                                                                                 think will double by 2010.

                                                                                 Bev's creative gift has turned hospice staff into horseracing fans,
                                                                                 and we appreciate her thoughtfulness. Let's go, hospice horses!

                                                                                 And the winner is...Casey House! Rushmo is a Pimlico victor.


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A Gala Night for Hospice Care, Tsunami Relief
Two-hundred fifty guests helped
Montgomery Hospice and the Royal Thai
Embassy raise almost $100,000 at the
Montgomery Hospice Gala in Bethesda
on March 10. Proceeds benefited local
hospice care and victims of the
Indian Ocean tsunami.

The embassy and the hospice had been
planning for weeks before the
December 26 tsunami that the Gala
would feature Thai food and
entertainment. After the tsunami, the
Gala's purpose expanded to
include tsunami relief. Ambassador Kasit                                                             Featured Gala artist Karen Kumm Morris with
Piromya and Mrs. Chintana                                                                            Gala sponsors Ike Leggett and Montgomery
Piromya attended as Honorary Patrons.                                                                Hospice board member Catherine Leggett.
                                                  Before dinner, Thai dancers set the tone for the
                                                  evening with a traditional performance.




Education Focus:
Alzheimer’s Disease
and Hispanics
Several dozen people, including leaders of local Hispanic civic and
business groups, attended a public conference that Montgomery
Hospice co-sponsored in March about Alzheimer’s disease in the
Hispanic community.

Healthcare and social service professionals described the impact
that Alzheimer’s can have on Hispanic families, as well as
resources to help families cope with the disease.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, symptoms of the
disease appear in Hispanics an average of seven years earlier than
they do in Caucasians. The Census Bureau reports that about
one in eight Montgomery County residents is Hispanic.

The conference, which was held entirely in Spanish, was hosted
by The Support Center, an adult day care center in Rockville.
Montgomery Hospice was proud to help bring this important
health information to the public. Look for more conferences
from Montgomery Hospice about issues affecting quality of life.



                                                                                                          Rosa Franco makes a point as conference
                                                                                                          presenters Dorotea Gonzalez and Dr. Mario
                                                                                                          Pruss look on.




                                                                                                          Local leaders attending the conference:
                                                                                                          Front row: Veronica Ramirez, Montgomery
                                                                                                          County Health Promoters/School Health
                                                                                                          Services; Dr. Estela Gonzalez, Radio Mega;
                                                                                                          Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez; Second row:
                                                                                                          Fran Goldstein, The Support Center; Rev.
                                                                                                          Aurelio Magarino, Mision Hispana
                                                                                                          Luterana; Maria Jimenez, Montgomery
                                                                                                          County Latino Health Initiative; Myriam
                                                                                                          Sanchez, The Support Center; Third row:
                                                                                                          Carmen Sanchez, Community Ministries of
                                                                                                          Rockville; Dorotea Gonzalez, Montgomery
                                                                                                          Hospice; Rosa Franco, Diversity
                                                                                                          International Market/Montgomery County
                                                                                                          Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Mario
                                                                                                          Pruss, psychiatrist; Back: Dr. Livan
                                                                                                          Rodriguez, Proyecto Salud.


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                    Calendar of Events                                                                  Montgomery Hospice
                    Fundraising Events                                                                  Board of Directors
August 24      Montgomery Hospice Night at Silver Diner. Lakeforest Mall,                               Robert H. Metz, Chair
               Gaithersburg. 6:00 – 9:00 PM.                                                            Arnold J. Kohn, Vice Chair
September 10   Hospice Cup XXIV. Annapolis. 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
                                                                                                        Stanley Jones, Treasurer
September 23   Julian Weinfeld Memorial Golf Tournament. University of
               Maryland Golf Course, College Park. 1:00 - 7:00 PM.                                      Stephen Joseph, Secretary
December 6     Tree of Lights. Brookside Gardens, Wheaton. 7:00 – 8:30 PM.                              Karen P. Schaeffer, Immediate Past Chair
March 24, 2006 25th Anniversary Gala. A celebration commemorating Montgomery                            Diane L. Briggs
               Hospice's quarter-century of service. Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
               & Conference Center. 6:30 - 11:00 PM.                                                    Guy F. Campbell, III*

                    Volunteer Training                                                                  Mary Anne Clancy
September           Orientation to the hospice philosophy and core caregiver skills.                    Steven Curwin
9, 10, 17           Montgomery Hospice, Rockville. 8:30 – 5:00 PM each day.                             Will de la Peña
                    Bereavement Support                                                                 Dan Handel, MD
August 10           Afternoon Drop-In Discussions About Grief & Healing.                                Leon C. Hwang, MD
August 24           Montgomery Hospice, Rockville. 1:00 – 2:30 PM.
September 7                                                                                             Rev. Donald Kelly
August 16           Evening Drop-In Discussions About Grief & Healing.                                  David J. Kressler, Ph. D.
August 30           North Bethesda United Methodist Church,                                             Neal Kursban
September 13        10100 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. 6:30 – 8:00 PM.
August 25           Life Appreciation Stages of Grief Management. A public seminar,                     Catherine S. Leggett
                    co-sponsored by Pumphrey Funeral Home, about managing diverse                       Lisa Menditch
                    losses in life. 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue,
                    Chevy Chase. 7:00 - 9:00 PM.                                                        John R. Metz*
September 22        Afternoon Grief Support Group. For any adult grieving the death                     Ann Mitchell
                    of a loved one. Meets 1:00 – 2:30 PM at Montgomery Hospice,
                    Rockville on Thursday afternoons for six weeks.                                     Janet S. Nolan
September 27        Evening Grief Support Group. For any adult grieving the death of a                  Richard B. Pettit*
                    loved one. Meets 6:30 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday evenings for six weeks.                  John S. Saia, MD
                    Location to be announced.
October 13          Parent Loss Support Group. For adults who have experienced the                      Senator Leonard H. Teitelbaum
                    death of one or both parents. Meets 6:30 – 8:00 PM on Thursday                      * Dual Service: Montgomery Hospice Board,
                    evenings for six weeks. Location to be announced.                                     Montgomery Hospice Foundation
October 17          The Sounds of Grieving. A workshop exploring how music can help
                    the grief process. Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, 9727 Georgia                For more information on Montgomery
                    Avenue, Wheaton. 7:00 - 8:30 PM.                                                Hospice events or support group meetings,
October 27          Child, Adolescent & Teenager Grief Support Group. For children                  contact us at (301) 921-4400 or visit
                    ages 4-17 who have lost a parent or sibling. Meets 6:00 – 7:30 PM at            www.montgomeryhospice.org.
                    Montgomery Hospice, Rockville on Thursday evenings for six weeks.




                                                                                                               or terminally ill.
                                                                                                               County, Maryland who are bereaved
                                                                                                               serving residents of Montgomery
                                                                  ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED                    Hospice, a nonprofit organization
                                                                                                               family and friends of Montgomery
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    Bethesda, MD                                                           www .montgomeryhospice.org
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