September 5, 2014
DATE: August 8, 2014
CONTACT: Roxanne Debski-Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
Offices in Newton NJ & Milford PA.
PHOTO: On a recent tour of the new Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon, NJ scheduled to open this fall, Sparta Kiwanis President (L) Frank Cannistra is shown with President-Elect ( R) Jack Healey turning over to (C) John Quinlan, Director of Foundation for the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, their final pledge commitment for the naming of the children’s playroom.
August 8, 2014 — Newton – The Kiwanis Club of Sparta has been serving Sparta and Sussex County for over 65 year and is associated with Kiwanis International whose mission is to Serve the Children of the World. Sparta Kiwanis supports this by sponsoring various programs at area schools, where students have the opportunity to learn how to give back to the community, run service projects, and develop leadership skills. They do this through Key Clubs, Builders Clubs, the Key Leader Program, and by raising money and distributing Scholarships.
When Julia Quinlan, President and Co-Founder of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice presented the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice project seeking community support, the Sparta Kiwanis stepped up with a pledge to sponsor the children’s playroom. On a recent tour of the new home given by John Quinlan, Director of Foundation and Cecelia Clayton, Executive Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Kiwanis president Frank Cannistra delivered the final pledge commitment. The pediatric playroom is right off the kitchen and eating area complete with a safety padded floor, toys and a board for drawing on the walls. The new home for hospice, which broke ground in 2013, is expected to be complete this fall and will include 10 private patient rooms each with a view of the Kittatinny Mountain range overlooking the Waterwheel Farm in Fredon, NJ. Also the home is all-inclusive with family gathering areas and kitchen, meditation room, outside seating areas, and provides skilled around the clock care for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice patients who need a temporary or permanent in-patient residence. The central idea of the facility is to provide a “home” where family and friends, including children, can visit and spend time with their loved one who may not be able to be cared for at home during their final days, weeks, or months. “The pediatric playroom will add to the homelike feel that we have endeavored to create from the inception of this project five years ago. Nothing makes a house a home more than the joyful sound of children playing.” John Quinlan, Director of Foundation, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.
For more information about Sparta Kiwanis please visit www.SpartaKiwanis.org. Sparta Kiwanis gather every Thursday with a dinner meeting at Homers Restaurant in Sparta. Meetings start at 7:00 pm and new or prospective members are always welcome!
The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Northwest NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and the preferred hospice provider for the Atlantic Health Care System in our area of service. The Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon will be opening in 2014. The Home will offer in-patient units, respite care, and routine hospice care. For programs, events, and more information visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.
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