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Carroll Hospice is pleased to welcome four new members to the Board of Trustees.
Barbara Harden recently retired as manager of the executive office and community affairs at Penguin Random House. She served as a Dove House volunteer for several years and, for the past three years, she has dedicated her time to Taste of Carroll. Harden and her husband John live in Westminster and have two grown sons.
Dave Kile retired as co-founder of Ease Technologies, Inc. He and his wife Lizanne live in Mt. Airy and have two grown children.
Ann Patterson works as a health services administrator at Broadmead, Inc.
Now retired, Robert Weinreich previously worked in several high level positions at the U.S. Department of Defense.
All began their posts on July 1 and will serve a three-year term.
Earlier this year, my mother-in-law, Sandy, died of injuries she sustained in a traumatic fall. The simple task of transferring from her bed to her wheelchair, as she had done hundreds of times before, resulted in a fall causing a brain bleed early one May morning.
The year was 1908. It was the year the first New Year’s Eve ball dropped in New York City’s Times Square, Henry Ford’s company built the first Model T and Oklahoma became the 46th state in the Union. And it was the year Genevieve Duffy was born.
Genevieve, of Westminster, passed away in June, weeks after her 111th birthday.
Carroll Hospice will remember fallen heroes with a luminaria lighting on Sunday, October 6.
On this day, luminaria—paper bags filled with tea lights—will be lined up outside of Dove House, Carroll Hospice’s inpatient facility, to honor individuals who have died who had served in our country’s military or were first responders.
“Our event was so moving last year that we wanted to include all of our community heroes to be honored and recognized,” says Kimberly Benson, Carroll Hospice’s volunteer coordinator. “This includes many of our patients who have passed as well as those who were taken in the line of duty to our country or community.”
The public is invited to attend the event and personalize a bag in honor of a loved one. The lighting will begin at 6 p.m. and a short service will take place at 7 p.m. at Dove House, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster.
For more information or to personalize a bag in honor of a loved one, please call 410-871-8000.