Hospice professionals across the country focus on a single purpose: to provide comfort and
support at the end of life. While our mission may be straightforward, fulfilling it is anything but simple, as each patient has a unique life story and a unique set of needs. And when it comes to the needs of America’s Veterans, if we are unprepared, our mission can be challenged or even made impossible.
Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is a “We Honor Veterans” partner with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs. America’s Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is proud to be able to step up, and fulfill our mission to serve these men and women with the dignity they deserve.
Not too long ago client and decorated WWII Veteran Jim Ferriman was honored for his Service by Hospice Volunteers and Veterans John Walker and Peter Cassell. The two gentlemen presented a “We Honor Veterans” certificate and lapel pin to Jim who lives in Gilmanton, NH. Jim is a veteran of World War II, having served in the Italian campaign where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal, which he was wearing at the presentation.
Jim is a member of a family in which four generations have served in the Army throughout our Country’s history, fighting in major wars. His great-grandfather fought in the Civil War; his father fought in World War I; Jim fought in World War II and his son, Jim, fought in Vietnam.
Jim and his wife Alice (better known as Bernie) have been married for almost 70 years. When he deployed to Europe in WW II, he missed the birth of his daughter Joan and did not return home until she was almost 2 years old.
Family and friends were witness to the wonderful presentation. Jim was “thrilled” that he was being presented with the certificate and pin. Hospice Veteran Volunteers John Walker and Peter Cassell are part of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice’s Veteran to Veteran Program that seeks to honor Veterans who are in Hospice care and thank them for their service to our Country. They were privileged and honored to have been able to make the presentation, and proudly rendered him a well-deserved salute.
ABOUT Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice
The Mission of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is “Promoting dignity, independence, and well-being through the delivery of quality home health, hospice and community-based care services.” Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice serves Lakes Region communities in Belknap and Southern Carroll County and provides Home Care (nursing and rehabilitation services in the home); Pediatric Care (direct health care, education and support services for children and families); and a comprehensive, team-based Hospice program. Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified provider of home care and hospice services, licensed by the State of New Hampshire. The agency is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and supported by private and corporate donations.