Tracy received a liver transplant on August 16, 1996, his donor was a first responder that was struck by a car. Tracy has thrived since his transplant and often shares his story of hope with passion and a strong desire to bless others in our community with the gift of life he’s been given. Mr. Taliaferro has had a very successful law practice, returned to the Fire/EMS field where he served as Executive Officer, Legal Advisor, and Trustee; and volunteers by empowering abused children with Bikers Against Child Abuse. He was also a long time volunteer with Crater Community Hospice where he now serves as Chief Executive Officer.
“Every morning I wake up and remember how blessed I am to live during a time where organ transplantation is not only possible but almost routine. I also remember that for me to live another passed and to him and his family I am forever indebted.”
….from the CEO’s desk
I have spent many hours trying to reconcile Crater Community Hospice’s motto “Celebrating Life Every Day” with the knowledge that our patients are facing end of life illnesses and don’t have many days left for celebration.
Below is one of our patient’s stories and a full electronic version of your Spring newsletter. Their story gives us all insight.
A Legacy of Love
“…Do all The Good You Can, As Long as Ever You Can…”
The magnet on my parent’s refrigerator was one of the things I grabbed before closing the door to their home for the last time. The full quote by John Wesley captured the essence of Dave and Lucy’s life, for they went about, ‘doing all the good they can, to all the people they can, in all the ways they can, as long as ever they can.’
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Papa John’s selects Crater Community Hospice as their Non-Profit Charity of the Month for May 2018!!
Order ONLINE ONLY from any Richmond area location, (including all Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, and Henrico locations) from May 1st – May 31st and Papa John’s will donate 10% to Crater Community Hospice!
Order online and ENTER PROMO CODE: Crater3916 in the promo code box to help support Crater Community Hospice, “Your Community Non-Profit Hospice”
What a great opportunity to buy lunch for the office or for family & friends while supporting a local non-profit, community organization!
Thursday, September 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Please RSVP by September 6, 2017
Please join us for Coffee & Conversation with Earnest Green, Dominion Energy- Learn how to make you home more energy efficient through the Dominion Energy Share Program.
Crater Community Hospice would like to thank Dr. Phillip Duncan for speaking at our June Coffee Chat. Dr. Duncan spoke with us about “Heart Smart Living” and provided resources to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Maintaining healthy levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar were some of the key factors in his presentation. He explained that reducing our salt intake and the amount of processed foods we consume is also important.
Dr. Duncan also suggested that we add more exercise and activity to our daily lifestyles. Strive to exercise every day and find what works best for us as individuals. Walking is a great source of exercise and can be done anywhere and at varied ability levels, walking indoors or outside, walking on a treadmill and even walking in place, with a goal of 15,000 steps per day.
The CCH July Coffee Chat will be held on Thursday, July 6th from 8:00-9:00 am and will feature Jay White, Gerontologist as our guest speaker. He will speak with us about “Social Connectivity and Aging.” We will discuss the risks of social isolation and loneliness for older adults and how individuals can remain healthy and connected in mind, body and spirit across the lifespan.
We hope you can join us!