Every moment…every life…a timeless gift

Aurora Visiting Nurse Association Zilber Family Hospice stirs a variety of emotions for many people. Families and patients receive the best end-of-life care possible for the whole person – emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Generous donors who purchased a brick or bench in the healing garden returned to Zilber hospice on May 19 for the Legacy of Love Stroll. The event offered an opportunity to celebrate and remember loved ones who received care at Zilber hospice and the compassionate caregivers and volunteers who worked with them. Families were able to find the brick honoring their loved one and learn more about how they are creating a living legacy while also supporting others who rely on the hospice program.

Girl Scout Lauren Groshek receives award in recognition of her support of Zilber hospice from Sue Schaus, director of hospice community programs.

Girl Scout Lauren Groshek receives award in recognition of her support of Zilber hospice from Sue Schaus, director of hospice community programs.

Special recognition was made to Girl Scout Lauren Groshek. In 2012, Lauren raised $503 to purchase a new bench near a patient’s room by raising money with a lemonade stand. Patients and their families who stay at the facility are able to use the bench to relax and reflect in nature. Her efforts helped her earn the Girl Scouts Silver Award, the second highest honor in Girl Scouting.

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, Aurora Zilber Family Hospice provided more than $500,000 in charity care during the last two years to help 107 patients who otherwise would not be able to afford hospice services.

Because of the thoughtfulness of donors, including those who participate in the annual Legacy of Love Stroll, Zilber hospice is able to continue offering the level of care that is synonymous with its name.

You have an opportunity to support Aurora Visiting Nurse Association and have fun! Please save the date for the Aurora VNA inaugural golf outing on Monday, July 29 at Chenequa Country Club. All proceeds will support hospice services, pediatric and adult home care. These specialized services help more than 15,000 women, men and children throughout eastern Wisconsin each year. Golf packages are priced at $400 a person and includes golf, lunch, dinner and a special program.

photo 7To register for the Charity Golf Classic or to purchase a brick in the Memory Walk at Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice, please call Judi Strout at (414) 615-5935. 

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