Ronald’s special experience started when he shared with his hospice nurse, that one of things he missed most, was just going out for a nice, long drive. Quickly, his Hospice Care Team and Kelly Bichsel, Patient and Family Liaison, reached out to this daughter, to gather more information and planned a meaningful, joyful afternoon for Ronald.

On a beautiful Friday afternoon in July, with assistance from the Coshocton County Coordinated Transportation Agency, Ronald and long time volunteer Bob, set out for an afternoon of driving and and a trip to Lake Park for some fishing. Ronald’s afternoon was full of beautiful scenic sights, great conversation and the excitement of catching a few small fish and a turtle. The look on Ronald’s face during this experience, was one of true joy!

After fishing, they enjoyed a lunch at Champions Unique Desserts & Food, followed up with his favorite ice cream. Ronald’s family later shared with us just how much that special day meant to him and that he continued to talk about it for days!

This experience as made possible through the generosity of the communities we serve, by donations to our Moments & Memories: Patient Gift Fund Program. This program was established to allow Community Hospice the means to go above and beyond by creating and capturing memorable experiences for our patients and families. Other experiences have included canoe trips, anniversary celebrations, airplane rides, weddings and much more!

Donations to the Patient Gift Funds are tax deductible. If you would like to show your support, donations can be made out to Community Hospice with a designation of the Moments & Memories Program on the note line.