Holy Cross Village Hosts We Honor Veterans Pinning Ceremony

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Carole Moats, volunteer with the Center for Hospice Care, recognizes Holy Cross Village independent living resident George Hickner for his military service in World War II during a We Honor Veterans pinning ceremony held at the Indiana continuing care retirement community.

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Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame hosted the Center for Hospice Care’s We Honor Veterans pinning ceremony.

“We have residents from four wars—World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and Bosnian Conflict—living at Holy Cross Village,” said Susan Griffin, the senior living community’s marketing director.

On Monday, November 10, 2014, Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame hosted the Center for Hospice Care’s We Honor Veterans pinning ceremony.

The ceremony honored veterans who live at Holy Cross Village, a continuing care retirement community in Indiana. The pinning ceremony not only publicly acknowledged the military service and sacrifices made by veterans and their families, it also allowed each to share his or her story. More than 30 of the community’s 45 independent living veterans participated.

“We have residents from four wars—World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and Bosnian Conflict—living at Holy Cross Village,” said Susan Griffin, the senior living community’s marketing director. “This was our way of thanking them for their dedication to our country.”

“On Veterans’ Day, the nation honors American heroes for their military service,” said Amy Tribbett, director of marketing and access for the Center for Hospice Care. “But it’s important to remember that veterans also deserve recognition and compassionate care when dealing with a serious illness.”

Serving northwest Indiana, the Center for Hospice Care is an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life through hospice, home health, grief counseling, and education. As a We Honor Veterans partner, the organization delivers specialized care to veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness.

We Honor Veterans was created by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs to empower hospice and other healthcare providers across America to meet the needs of seriously ill veterans and their families. Center for Hospice Care has achieved a Level 4 partner status, the highest attainable level in the We Honor Veterans program.

The We Honor Veterans pinning ceremony is just one of the many activities that occur at Holy Cross Village on a regular basis. The senior living community sponsors events all year long to help enrich the lives of residents.

A continuing care retirement community in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross Village offers a full range of assisted living care, including 24-hour skilled nursing services and compassionate memory care. The senior living community’s comprehensive selection of living options include independent living villas and apartments, assisted living apartments, a skilled nursing center, and memory care suites—all supported by a full continuum of on-site health care.

Nestled among the landscaped campuses of Holy Cross College, the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College, Holy Cross Village offers a rare combination of campus activities, inviting common areas, and abundant amenities and activities. In fact, U.S. News & World Report recognized Holy Cross Village as one of the Best Nursing Homes in 2014. This notable honor signifies earning five stars in overall performance from the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Holy Cross Village is conveniently located just south of the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90). The community’s office is located in Andre Place off Holy Cross Parkway at 54515 State Road 933 North. For more information or to schedule a visit, call (574) 251-2235 or visit online at http://www.HolyCrossVillage.com.

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