SAINT AUGUSTINE: For more than 20 years the St. Augustine Historic Inns Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tours have been a highlight of the holiday season. In December, participating inns opened their doors to curious tourists who pay an admission fee to visit these beautifully decorated bed and breakfasts. The 2017 celebration, Coastal Christmas, was very successful; and as a beneficiary of the event, Community Hospice & Palliative Care (CHPC) was gifted a portion of the proceeds.
“Community Hospice & Palliative Care has a long history of commitment to serving as our community’s compassionate guide for support with advanced illness, caregiving, advance care planning and grief and loss,” said Susan Ponder-Stansel, President & CEO of Community Hospice & Palliative Care. With the growing needs in St. Augustine and St. Johns County, CH&PC will soon open the Stephen R. Chapman Family Community Campus on U.S. 1 in the heart of St. Augustine. The campus will encompass over 15,000 square feet and include a conference and education center, administrative offices and an upscale resale store. “The positive impact made by this campus and the programs and services offered will allow us to better serve our local residents and provide resources to meet their needs,” said Ponder-Stansel.
Donna Morrow, director of development for CHPC, proudly accepted the generous $1,500 gift from Martha Nighswonger representing the St. Augustine Historic Inns 2017 Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour. Each year three new charities are chosen to benefit from the popular tours.
About Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 39-year history, the community-focused nonprofit organization has served nearly 200,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties and recently expanded its service area to include 11 counties in north-central Florida. Through the support of 950 employees and nearly 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living communities, in hospitals and at its eight inpatient care centers. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and being the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our communities. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit CommunityHospice.com.