We are rejoicing thanks to the donation of 27 beautiful quilts for our Faith Hospice patients. The handmade quilts were donated by the Quilting Group of the Bread of Life Lutheran Church in Hudsonville.
In one of those “it’s a small world” coincidences, Inez Oberg, a member of the Quilting Group, recognized Amy Thayer, our new bereavement specialist, from the article introducing her in the recent Faith Hospice Mind, Body and Spirit Magazine. Inez’s quilting group donated quilts to the Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity where Amy used to work. The ladies are always looking to expand their ministry and are thrilled to be providing something of comfort to Faith Hospice patients.
“We feel extremely blessed by this donation and want to thank the ladies of the Quilting Group of the Bread of Life Lutheran Church for their kindness,” said Amy.
Faith Hospice Volunteers are a crucial part of the services we provide to our clients in their homes in the greater Grand Rapids area. Volunteers provide respite and companionship to clients and their families. If you would like to provide this very special type of volunteer care, come learn more about how to get started. We host volunteer information sessions throughout the year.
To learn more, please call 616.356.4859 to reserve your spot in a session (listed below held at Trillium Woods) or request a speaker for a group/organization of interested individuals in your area.
• Tuesday, January 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Friday, January 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, January 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Professionally licensed individuals (e.g. nurses, social workers, massage therapists, and cosmetologists) are always in HIGH demand and some internships or special opportunities may be available.
Chris Niceley, executive vice president of marketing for Holland Home and Faith Hospice, recently appeared on an eightWest segment to discuss hospice and how the holidays, with the family gathered together, is the perfect time.
Dr. John Mulder was recently interviewed by WOOD-TV for their “EightWest” program:
A CD of Christmas songs recorded by John Mulder, MD, medical director of Faith Hospice
Love Has Been Born is a collection of beloved Christmas carols, contemporary classics, and new songs for the season all performed in John’s trademark acoustic style. Recorded under the direction of Brian Speer, the album features guest appearances by outstanding Nashville artists including Buddy Greene, Tricia Walker, Jeff Taylor, and Allison Speer. See Dr. Mulder’s web site for more information.
To order your copy of the CD, contact Sarah DeYoung, Holland Home development office, at 235-5462 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or through JohnMulder.org. Cost is $15. Please make check payable to John Mulder, MD, although all proceeds benefit Faith Hospice.
In this article from the Grand Rapids Press, the interviewer discusses hospice for prisoners, and how Dr. John Mulder, medical director of Faith Hospice, helped bring hospice care to a prisoner suffering from a terminal illness:
Faith Hospice, the hospice division of Holland Home, is currently debuting its first television commercial on various WWMT, WOOD-TV8 and Fox 17 programs. The commercial was shot in High Definition at Trillium Woods, the Faith Hospice residence in Byron Center, and other Holland Home residential locations with a combination of local actors and Holland Home employees.
The commercial stresses the unique attributes Faith Hospice brings to its patients including experience, values and an emphasis on faith.
To learn more about Faith Hospice, please visit our web site at www.faithhospicecare.org.
Enjoy food and fellowship at Trillium Woods on Sunday, July 17. Service begins at 10:00 a.m. and brunch will be served from 11:00a to 1:00p.
This Sunday’s brunch menu includes:
- Chicken Penne Carbonara
- Eggplant Parmesan
- Buttered Green Beans
- Garlic Bread
- Caesar Salad
- Fresh Cut Fruit
- Bacon Feta Spinach Egg Bake
- Assorted Desserts/Pastries
Brunch is $10.00 per person. Children 10 and under are $5.00
8214 Pfeiffer Farms Drive, SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Dr. John Mulder, vice president of medical services for Faith Hospice, was the subject of a terrific profile by Terri Finch Hamilton in the the Sunday, July 10th edition of the Grand Rapids Press. Here are some excerpts:
Mulder is also a musician who just held a big shindig for 200 guests in his Spring Lake backyard featuring two of the top harmonica players in the world — Buddy Greene and Peter Madcat Ruth. It was a fundraiser for Faith Hospice’s patient assistance fund and raised about $5,000.
At one point, Mulder joined them onstage with his guitar. An accomplished musician, he has recorded five CDs of folk music. For him, music and medicine mix, as he often writes songs inspired by breast cancer patients or overseas medical missions.
The article can be viewed on-line at http://www.mlive.com/living/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/07/profile_end-of-life_specialist.html.
Congratulations to Dr. Mulder. We’re proud to have him as a key member of our staff.