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Updated: 12/04/2013 08:00:03AM

Programs to help grieving residents through the holidays

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The Polk County Commission joined Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care recognizing National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The national observance is designed to raise awareness about important care issues for people with life-limiting illness. Last year in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties, more than 1,000 patients received home and facility hospice care from Cornerstone’s interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, nursing aides, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers. From left: bottom row, the Cornerstone Hospice delegation which included James Rogers, Jr, Team Supervisor Kathleen Border, Regional Director of Development Dr. Michael Shapiro, Team Physician Carrie Hess, Volunteer Specialist and Frank Grimsby, Team Supervisor. Top row pictured are commissioners George Lindsey, Edwin Smith, Melony Bell, R. Todd Dantzler, and John Hall.

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Traditionally, the holidays are a special time with family and friends but can often be a time when losses are felt more deeply.

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is offering the following programs to Polk County residents who seek comfort and an opportunity to honor their loved ones who have died.

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