During the Christmas season, our thoughts turn to those we love – our family and friends who celebrate the joy of the season with us and those who are no longer here, but whose memory burns brightly in our hearts.
We invite you and your family to honor your loved one this season by participating in the Loving Tree Project. Through your generous donation, you will receive a personalized ornament in memory of those you cherish. The ornament helps to embrace loss and provides a keepsake for years to come. These ornaments will decorate the Loving Tree in the Town Center at Sioux Center Health throughout the holiday season.
For more information or to order an ornament download an order form and return with payment to Sioux Center Health Foundation (1101 9th St SE) by Friday, November 15. For questions, call Lindsay Weatherman at 712-722-8107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Anyone can order an ornament in memory of your loved one. It doesn’t need to be a hospice patient.
Wilma Kooima Hospice Story
The encouragement from the entire hospice team is what meant the most to Wilma. Hospice wasn’t there to help her dad and sister pass, but they were there to help them live.
Wilma Kooima reached out to Sioux Center Health Hospice for her father, Pete Moerman. “My father had dementia and was living in a nursing home. His dementia had worsened, and he was agitated, couldn’t sit still safely, and wasn’t able to communicate with us anymore. Hospice was able to help with regulating his medications to improve his behaviors. The music therapist, Audra Olson, would come in and start playing. Within minutes, his shoulders relaxed and he would calm down. Through the hospice program, ‘We Honor Veterans’, a pinning ceremony was held to thank my dad for his service to our country. Over 30 family members were present to witness this honor.
Only one month after my dad passed, my sister Karen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. When Karen decided to stop chemotherapy, the decision to reach out to hospice was an easy one. We all knew the staff who had also cared for our dad. Karen’s desire was to be in her own home, and her family decided to honor her wish. Hospice aides came in daily to help bathe and dress her. Volunteers stayed with her to provide companionship if her family needed to run errands. We could call hospice nurses day or night to talk through any questions we had regarding her care.” ~ Wilma Kooima
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, December 12 at 5:30 pm | Sioux Center Heath Town Center
Join us for a special memorial service as we light the tree to remember and celebrate the lives of those we will never forget. Refreshments will be provided.
Your ornament will be available for pick up after January 6 in the Gift Shop at Sioux Center Health.
All donations received will benefit the Sioux Center Health Hospice and Home Care program.Leave a reply →