Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky was recently awarded at $10,000 grant from Home Instead Senior Care to help with the lake restoration and landscaping needs at the Heartford House, their hospice in-patient facility located in Owensboro.
According to Development Manager Brenda Knollenberg, Home Instead Senior Care received funding from their national foundation to be used towards local nonprofits that serve senior citizens.
“It seemed like such a natural fit for us,” Knollenberg said. “While we serve people of all ages, the majority of our patients are seniors.”
Knollenberg said she met with local Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner Stephen Bryson in January to discuss the possibility.
“We were looking for funding to help fix the leaking problem with the lake at the Heartford House, and also help with some landscaping and maintenance needs there as well. Stephen liked our project, and was so excited to help with these needs.” Knollenberg said. “We are so grateful for their generosity – we can’t say thank you enough.”
Bryson also mentioned how happy he was to support Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky with this donation.
“It is an honor and privilege to work with families in hospice care,” he said. “Our own family has used Hospice of Western Kentucky and it meant the world to us, even as we used our own Caregivers. Our organizations have a common goal to serve people in their time of need. Partnering with Hospice with this donation will always be something we can remember when we visit the Heartford House.”