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Hospice Buffalo receives $1250 check from the Grange
Margaret “Peggy” Isome, a member of The Grange organization, presented a check for $1250 to Hospice Buffalo this morning at the closing of the Erie County Fair. Peggy’s mother was in charge of Western New York’s Grange booth at the Erie County Fair for over 60 years. She became ill, and in February of this year spent her last days under Hospice care at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo. This year, the Grange set up a “Free Face Painting” booth at the Erie County Fair where Peggy collected donations for Hospice Buffalo, in honor of her mother.
The Grange is a fraternal organization in the U.S. that encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture. Founded in 1867, the Grange was formed as a national organization with a local focus. Today,the Grange continues to press for the causes of farmers, including issues of free trade and farm policy. Each member has the opportunity to help formulate community and state policies.
Hospice Buffalo provides medical, emotional, and spiritual care for those with serious illness, and support for their families. More than 600 patients a day receive hospice care in their homes, hospitals, The Hospice Inpatient Unit in Cheektowaga, and in more than 40 assisted living/nursing facilities. Hospice Buffalo is the only Medicare-certified Hospice program in Erie County. For the second year in a row, Hospice Buffalo achieved the “Hospice Honors” designation for providing the best patient and caregiver experience. Please visit hospicebuffalo.com to learn more, or call (716) 686-8000 for a free in-home consultation.