We have an anonymous donor that has generously donated $250,000 in matching opportunities to support our Cherishing Life work of caring for patients at our William. J. Riley Memorial Residence. We are currently at $179,000 in matching donations and are humbly asking you to support us as we attain our goal by the May 1 deadline. Like any 25-year-old home, our facility is in need of major updates. The original roof, windows, furnaces, and air conditioners are showing signs of wear, as well as the bathroom fixtures and refrigerators in our patient suites. We want the William. J. Riley Memorial Residence to continue as a sanctuary for those in need of our unique brand of care. We need a solid foundation to ensure it remains the premier inpatient hospice setting for future generations. The surrounding grounds are looking drab and tired.
We look forward to building partnerships that will powerfully impact patients and families in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in Indiana, as well as parts of bordering Will and Cook counties in Illinois. Planned Environment Associates, a landscape architect firm in Chesterton, Indiana, developed a master plan for us free of charge. The plan contains fragrance and pollinator gardens and walkways; a labyrinth which facilitates meditative and healing energy; and a flag pole with veterans’ memorial to honor the veterans who make up 25% of the individuals we serve. The outdoor areas will provide places for quiet reflection, facilitating comfort for patients and families.
Hospice of the Calumet Area, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the quality of life through compassionate care for individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness.