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A Work in Progress

Franciscan Golf Classic volunteers Diane Francini, Maureen Klapatch (seated), Patty Brooks and Helga Nardi (standing), work together preparing raffle prize lists for the 25th Annual Franciscan Golf Classic, August 16, 2021, Tunxis Plantation Golf Club. Prizes include rounds of golf at great courses, restaurants, Weber grill, and more, plus a Special raffle for a [...]

A Work in Progress2021-07-22T16:19:01-04:00

Passing the Torch

Lesley Martinez (left) is assuming the social caseworker position held by Silvia Sanguano. Lesley Martinez, (left) a recent graduate of Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), is assuming the role held by Silvia Sanguano, the social caseworker for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care’s Promoting Independence for Elders Program (P.I.E.). Silvia has been [...]

Passing the Torch2021-07-20T15:26:29-04:00

Baseball “Rules”

Rich Marazzi, Baseball Rules Consultant On June 29, 2021, Rich Marazzi, Baseball Rules Consultant and Author, along with his wife, Lois, met with Sister Barbara Johnson, FSE, Executive Director, Franciscan Life Center, and Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE, Administrator, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, at the Franciscan Life Center.  During this conversation, [...]

Baseball “Rules”2021-07-07T16:22:36-04:00

Wallingford Foundation gives support for Lymphedema Program

Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care thanks the Wallingford Foundation for supporting individuals and families in Wallingford who suffer with lymphedema. Michele McHugh, Chairperson, (left) Daryll Porto, Treasurer, Wallingford Foundation, present Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE, Administrator, and Marie Laffin, RN, Clinical Director, with a check at the recently held Wallingford Rotary meeting. This is [...]

Wallingford Foundation gives support for Lymphedema Program2021-07-07T15:52:07-04:00

The new purple coat

Barbara Raby (aka BJ) hangs up her pharmacist white coat of 38 years for a purple Franciscan Hospice Care jacket. She is presently coordinating twenty Franciscan Hospice Care volunteers who recently completed 16 hours of training allowing them to provide social and spiritual support to hospice patients and their families in a very [...]

The new purple coat2021-07-07T15:21:18-04:00

One + Two

Rich Zettergren and Barbara Raby are celebrating their anniversaries with Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Rich began a year ago as the Office Manager for the agency, and Barbara (BJ) has been working two years as the Hospice Care Volunteer Coordinator. Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care is a faith-based home health care [...]

One + Two2021-07-07T15:11:16-04:00

25th Annual Franciscan Golf Classic

Take a Swing at $25,000 for the 25th Year! On Monday, August 16, 2021, the 25th Annual Franciscan Golf Classic will open at Tunxis Country Club in Farmington.  In honor of the major milestone and with the support of generous donors, each golfer will have an opportunity to play for a $25,000 [...]

25th Annual Franciscan Golf Classic2021-07-06T17:06:57-04:00

Hospice Care Volunteer Training in Progress

Patty Brooks, (L) a new Franciscan Hospice Care Volunteer, continues her instruction with Christine Bolio, a seasoned hospice care volunteer for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Patty has completed her 16-hour training course and is beginning her new role. Franciscan Hospice Care, a program of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, serves people [...]

Hospice Care Volunteer Training in Progress2021-06-30T13:56:03-04:00

Family Affair

Brenda Navarro, RN, on right, and her daughter, Richeley Melendez, LPN, are both employees of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. If you were to ask them, they would say, “Who would have thought we would be working together in the same place?” We are grateful they chose to work in our home care [...]

Family Affair2021-06-16T10:00:27-04:00

Food for the Soul!

Sister Janet Marie Bagniewski, FSE, (left), Sister Sophia Peters, FSE, Rich and Leanne Harvey, gather at Casa di Roma restaurant, owned by Feta and Bosh Vinca, during the recently held fund-raising event benefitting the programs and services of the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

Food for the Soul!2021-06-10T11:03:57-04:00
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