The Castle Center Life Enrichment Program is Open!

August 30th, 2021|Categories: Castle Center/Memory Care, HCS News|Tags: , , , , |

The Castle Center has opened its doors once again to participants! Mary Lucas, RN and her staff welcomed participants back for the first time in 18 months on August 16!  “We are so excited to see people come through the door,” said Mary.  “We have new furniture and cleaning procedures in place to keep [...]

Butterfly Release 2021 recap

August 6th, 2021|Categories: HCS News, Hospice Care|

We were blessed with a gorgeous day for our sold-out 10th Annual Butterfly Release Event on June 10th.  We had over 220 visitors to the Butterfly Park to release their butterflies.  The Families that participated were so grateful for having the opportunity to come together to celebrate the memory of their loved ones.  For some, this was the [...]

Counting down the days to NH Gives

June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

We’re counting down the days to June 8 - 9, 2021 and NH Gives. HCS will be raising funds for Meals on Wheels. We need your help to make our campaign a success, and we’ve included a few easy ways that you can support us. Share and share alike. Online days of giving are [...]

Happy Nurses Week!

May 7th, 2021|Categories: HCS News, Uncategorized|

Happy National Nurses Week! On May 6, we recognize the important role nurses play in our lives by celebrating NATIONAL NURSES DAY. We acknowledge the dedication of our nurses to their patients and their profession. Every year, HCS serves people of all ages in 52 southwestern New Hampshire communities with nursing care in the [...]


April 13th, 2021|Categories: HCS News, Hospice Care|Tags: , |

The 10th Annual Ceremony of Remembrance & Gratitude will be held on Thursday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reserved time slots will be offered to allow for social distancing. The event is held in Butterfly Park, located at 320 Marlboro Street – next to the HCS Parking lot. Wheelchair entrance via Bartholomew Court.

Child Abuse Prevention: Prevention is Connection

April 6th, 2021|Categories: Healthy Starts|Tags: , , |

When we feel supported, when we feel accountable, when we feel known – that is when we can feel grounded and better able to face struggles of daily life. Being a caregiver to a child comes with challenges you may never have imagined. Being connected to others is so important to us all – but especially caregivers!

Show Your Mittens for Meals on Wheels!

March 1st, 2021|Categories: HCS News|Tags: , , |

The Meals on Wheels program at Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services (HCS) is joining the nationwide “March for Meals” again this year, creating our own challenge to raise funds for our local program. "Show Your Mittens for Meals on Wheels” is HCS’ Cheshire County version of the recent Bernie Sanders meme that raised funds for Meals on Wheels in Vermont!

Butterfly Park Sponsorship Opportunity

December 9th, 2020|Categories: Sponsorship|

Butterfly Park at Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services was established almost 15 years ago and provides quiet respite, lush gardens, and even a play area that is used by many. We thank those who gave us the initial investment to build such a beautiful place, watch it mature, and host the annual [...]


October 30th, 2020|Categories: HCS News|

The 25th Annual Poinsettia Sale to benefit Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services is happening now. Deadline for ordering is November 19th. Plants will be available at the HCS offices in Keene and Peterborough.  Proceeds from the sale benefit HCS home care and hospice services provided in southwestern New Hampshire communities.  These beautiful plants [...]

New Support Group for Parents in Recovery

October 16th, 2020|Categories: Healthy Starts|

Press Release For immediate release:  October 16, 2020 For more information contact: Susan Ashworth, HCS, 352-2253 New Support Group for Parents in Recovery to Start Keene- Expectant moms and parents with young children are welcome to a new Mothers in Recovery group that will start beginning in November.  Parents of all ages in all [...]

Hospice at HCS Offers Holiday Support Group

October 15th, 2020|Categories: Hospice Care|

Hospice at HCS will offer a “Grief and the Holidays During COVID-19 Pandemic” bereavement support group this holiday season. The holidays are often a very difficult time for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. This year, changes related to the pandemic will add to the stress of grief and loss. This group will meet to provide support and coping strategies.

Help Seniors Stay Socially Active During COVID-19

August 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Updates, Senior Care|Tags: , , , , , |

With all the social distancing and stay-at-home orders the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been a game changer for most Americans. For many of the 14 million elderly adults in the US who live alone, social isolation and loneliness are constant companions- ones that are exacerbated by COVID-19 restrictions. If you’re currently looking after an older loved one here’s how to keep them socially active in the age of COVID-19.

Why You Need to Prioritize Self-Care as a Senior Caregiver

July 10th, 2020|Categories: Caregiver Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

There are over 40 million informal caregivers in the US, and most take care of an aging in place elderly relative. In addition to their caregiving duties the average family caregiver also manages a household and holds down a part-time job. Because it can be so demanding scores of unpaid caregivers experience physical and emotional problems as a result. For most, taking better care of themselves is an afterthought. If you’re currently serving as a senior caregiver starting a self-care program is vitally important for your continued health and wellbeing.

HCS Butterfly Release – June 11, 2020

June 26th, 2020|Categories: HCS News|

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services Presents The 9th Annual Ceremony of Remembrance & Gratitude Butterfly Release June 11, 2020. Join us for the annual HCS butterfly release where we remember loved ones.

COVID-19 Update

June 19th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Updates, HCS News|

Dear Neighbors, It has been one full month since HCS mobilized its workforce and operations to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 for our patients and our staff. We have learned so much in this short time. Allow me to list the lessons that continue each day. We have learned how to: Conduct patient “visits” [...]

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