October 5, 2020
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice invites the community to an Open House on Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the new location of their Milford Office, 200 Third Street. All appropriate CDC and state mandated guidelines regarding social distancing will be in effect at this event.
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has served the community since 1980. Julia and Joseph Quinlan, pioneers of the Hospice movement opened the first hospice in Sussex County on April 15, 1980, the fifth anniversary of their daughter Karen Ann tragically slipping into a coma. The Hospice started with money donated by the Quinlans from proceeds of a book and television film documenting their experience.
The Hospice expanded into Warren County, NJ on 1988 and in 2008 opened an office in Milford PA located on 315 West Harford Street. After several years the office relocated to 104 Bennet Avenue and is now housed at 200 Third Street.
At the open house there will be light refreshment, give-away items, virtual tours and information will be provided regarding the services that we offer. Hospice isn’t a place. And hospice care is not just about those who are dying. Hospice is a comprehensive kind of care that focuses on living—it’s about living as fully as possible, surrounded by family and friends, up until the end of life.
Last year, more than 1.6 million dying Americans were served by the nation’s hospice providers, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Yet there are many myths about hospice that keep people from getting this compassionate care when they need it most.
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is proud to be part of the Pike County Community especially the Milford Community. At the larger facility the Hospice, also the home of the Milford area Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, will host community education seminars, children’s bereavement workshops, group bereavement sessions and more. “We look forward to being a more active and visible member of the community,” said Lee Ellison, director of marketing for the Hospice.
“We hope to see everyone on Saturday at the open house,” said Ellison. “We wanted an opportunity to re-introduce ourselves the community and let them know that we are here for them so we decided to host an open house.”
The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and bereavement counseling for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Sussex and Warren Counties NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800-882-1117 to reach any of our services at either office; Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 200 Third Street, Milford, PA. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and proud to be the preferred hospice provider for Newton Medical Center and area Atlantic Health Care System. The award-winning Home for Hospice is located in Fredon, NJ. The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is open to hospice families and the community for bereavement support, counseling and educational opportunities; it is located at 5 Plains Rd. in Augusta with satellite offices in Pike and Warren Counties. For hospice programs, events, and more information at www.karenannquinlanhospice.org or Facebook.com/KarenAnnQuinlanHospice.org.