Hospice, OCCOA to honor vets July 14.

July 8, 2016

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HART – Hospice of Michigan and the Oceana County Council on Aging will honor veterans and their spouses during a We Honor Veterans pinning ceremony Thursday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. at OCCOA, 621 E. Main St. This free event is open to the public.

Veterans representing each of the military branches will be presented with a certificate and an American flag pin honoring and thanking them for their service.

HOM is a participant of the We Honor Veterans program, a partnership between the Veterans Administration and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). The program was developed to enhance care for veterans at end-of-life and includes educational and ceremonial elements.

Participating hospice organizations receive training to recognize and treat the unique needs of military families, provide access to community resources, and facilitate cooperation between VA health agencies and hospice services. As a Level Four We Honor Veterans partner – signifying the organization has met the highest standards set by the VA and NHPCO for this national program – HOM has trained its care teams in 58 counties across Michigan.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in the We Honor Veterans event, please contact Stephanie Jablonowski at (231) 299-7352 or sjablono@hom.org.

For more information about HOM’s involvement with We Honor Veterans, visit www.hom.org.