November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness.

According to Marilyn Connor, Executive Director of Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions,

“One of the most important messages we try to convey is that hospice care helps patients and their families focus on living. This specialized care and support helps make more meaningful moments happen for those facing end-of-life challenges.”

The Central Wyoming Hospice Resource Center is hosting Lunch and Learns on the first three Tuesdays in November.
• November 4, their chef, Tamra Jayne, will be teaching “How to Cook for One”.
• November 11, estate planning attorney Drew Perkins will be discussing “How to Get Your Affairs in Order” and on
• November 18, Home Depot Manager Wendy Moyte will be explaining How to Winterize Your Home.”

All three of these classes will be in held in the Central Wyoming Hospice Resource Center located at 319 S. Wilson. The classes start at 12 noon and will include a light lunch. There is no charge to attend but reservations are appreciated at 307-577-4832.

On Tuesday, November 18, CWHTP will host an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition to wine and hors d’oeuvres, there will be a silent auction of fine jewelry donated during the organization’s May fundraiser, Bling It On! The fine jewelry was held back at the costume jewelry sale and appraised by a local jeweler.

Hospice is more than traditional healthcare. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life.

Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions is one of the few hospice programs in the nation to offer both outpatient and residential hospice care.