By arhospice on May 20th, 2019 in News
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Media Contact: David Edwards
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The room was filled with excitement in the Hamp Williams Building, as JoNancy Sundberg was honored with the Arkansas Hospice Foundation’s inaugural Gifts of Kindness Award on Thursday, May 16th.
More than 100 friends and Arkansas Hospice supporters joined JoNancy for a delicious lunch that was accompanied by a beautiful choral arrangement from the Threshold Singers.
As attendees dined, Arkansas Hospice Foundation Executive Director Renie Rule shared the stories of “Faces of Kindness.” While holding placemats picturing Gifts of Kindness recipients, Renie told the story behind each face featured. She said, “Your Gifts of Kindness breathe life into memories for our patients who are experiencing their last birthday, a couple’s final trip, and those families who need help with gas and other expenses. You give our families and patients memories for a lifetime, and we are so grateful.”
JoNancy expressed her sincere appreciation to those who came to the event in support of Arkansas Hospice, but also to join in celebrating her “long journey,” as the event was held on her 80th birthday.
The first member of the Arkansas Hospice Towbin Society from the Hot Springs area, JoNancy Sundberg has been a faithful member of the Arkansas Hospice Hot Springs Advisory Council, and continues to be a strong advocate for Arkansas Hospice.
Among the many ways she has beneﬁtted the Tri Lakes area in addition to Arkansas Hospice is her involvement with Village Bible Church in numerous roles, the Hot Springs Village Players and its Readers Theatre, starting GriefShare at her home church, being on the Advisory Board of the Good Samaritan Society of Hot Springs Village, and compiling books to minister to those who are grieving. Sundberg was widowed 26 years ago when her husband, Bob, died in an automobile accident. Since that time, she has nurtured a strong belief that she has a ministry to those who are experiencing loss.
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.