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11/22/2019 Of the 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV/AIDS, one in seven individuals does not know he/she is infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As World AIDS Day is observed on Dec. 1, it serves as a reminder for individuals to undergo HIV testing.

11/12/2019

As the holidays approach, our thoughts turn to those we love – our family and friends whose presence adds to the joy of the season and those who are gone from our sight but whose lives have left an imprint on our hearts.

10/31/2019  In observation of Children’s Grief Awareness Day and in celebration of a new Blair Healing Patch location, the community is invited to attend an Open House on Thurs., Nov. 21 from 4-6 p.m. at the new location at the UPMC Home Healthcare of Central Pennsylvania office at 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona.

9/23/2019 Thank you to all of the generous sponsors, ticket buyers, and donors who supported the Decades Club event on September 21, 2019 to benefit the Healing Patch Children's Grief Program!

8/27/2019 Family Hospice, Part of UPMC, is once again offering “Navigating Loss,” a fun and inspiring workshop for women who have lost their spouse. This year’s retreat will take place on Thurs., Sept. 19 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Heritage House at White Sulphur Springs, 4500 Milligans Cove, Manns Choice.

6/5/2019 Join us for an evening of prizes and music to benefit grieving children and their families! The Decades Club will be held on Saturday, September 21 at the Jaffa Shrine, Altoona. 

6/4/2019 Margie Navarro of Duncansville held the winning number -159- for the Home Nursing Agency Foundation’s Mercedes Moment fundraiser held on May 16. 

6/3/2019 One in seven children in America will lose a parent or sibling by the age of 20. Behind this staggering statistic are real children – grieving children who often say that they feel alone. At the Healing Patch, grieving children find that hope and healing are possible through connecting with others. Volunteers are the heart of the program, and new volunteers are needed to meet the growing number of families finding support at the Healing Patch. 

4/3/2019 April is Volunteer Recognition Month, and we gratefully celebrate the dedicated volunteers who serve in Family Hospice and the Healing Patch children's grief program.