Recent News & Events:
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Join us at our upcoming fundraiser…..
Hospice of Jackson County invites you to our spring memorial service dedicated to celebrating the lives of our loved ones……
Please join us at the Hospice of Jackson County Memorial Garden 611 W. Quarry St. Maquoketa, IA
Sunday, May 21st 2023 1p.m.– 3p.m.….with a 2p.m. Dove Release (weather permitting)
Hospice of Jackson County Bereavement Support Group 2023
June 1st—June 29th
Thursday evenings-5:30 p.m.
611 W Quarry Street—HJC Office
When seeking support for grief issues, overcoming your unease and attending a support group can be a valuable step toward healing.
Some of the topics our group will be covering are:
-Reconciliation vs. Closure
-Understanding the Six Needs of Grief
-Misconceptions About Grief
– Coping Strategies and more…..
Come to a safe place where you can talk with others. Shared experiences can give you valuable insight in helping to ease your emotional burden and your feelings of isolation .
Call us at the hospice office at 652-0123 with questions.
-There will again be an ATV ride for Hospice of Jackson County. This year’s event will take place on September 17th with stops along the way to collect stamps for the drawing at the end.
On September 18th the infamous Meat Paddle Raffle will take place in Bellevue. On-site registration packet pick up will open at 11:00a.m.at the Riverview Hotel with departure at NOON. The meat paddle raffle will commence back at the Riverview Hotel at 3:30p.m. ***This is a fun ride with stops for socializing, ticket collection for the meat paddle raffle following the ride, and 50/50 raffles. Silicon participation bands available with registration and also at the registration price for the Meat Paddle Raffle for those not able to bike. For more information go to: http://getmeregistered.com/RidingforHospiceJC
2021-Thank you to all that came to our Memorial celebration. This was a come and go event in order to accommodate social distancing guidelines. In lieu of a formal service, this is a time of your choosing to light a candle (provided by HJC), to leave a floral or keepsake tribute in honor of your loved one, and to reconnect with Hospice staff. We will have services in the spring and fall of each year. Spring 2022 Memorial Service will be Sunday May 15 from 1pm to 3pm at the Hospice of Jackson County Memorial Garden.
2021 – Friday September 10th will be the Run/Walk for Hospice, and Sunday September 12th will be the Bike Ride for Hospice with the Meat Paddle Raffle to follow. On Friday September 10th onsite-registration for the Run/Walk will open at 5:00pm at Cole Park in Bellevue Iowa. At this time pre-registered participants can pick up their packets and the concession stand will be open as well. Announcements will take place at 5:30 with the Kids Fun Run to follow at 5:45. The 5K run/walk will begin at 6:00. On Sunday September 12th onsite registration for the **Bicycle Ride will begin at 11:00am at the Riverview Hotel in Bellevue. Preregistered participants can pick up packets at this time as well. The Bicycle Ride will start at noon, departing from the Riverview Hotel. **The bicycle ride is a fun ride with stops for ticket collection for the meat paddle raffle following the Ride. Participation bands will be available at the registration price for the Meat Paddle Raffle for those not able to bike. To register online please visit: http://getmeregistered.com/RidingforHospiceJC.
These events were very successful, thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored or donated!!
Memories of our past events:
The family of Donna Heister, Obies, and Fagen Grahics again sponsored the Donna Heister Memorial Race at the Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa. The event was June 18th, 2016 with proceeds going to Hospice of Jackson County. Raffle of a BB Grill and meat from Preston Meats (tickets available at the HJC office and on race night), T-shirts and hoodies by order, koozies, 50/50 tickets…Thanks for coming out to remember a friend!
in the Conference Room at 611 W Quarry St, Maquoketa.
Hospice Welcomes to our Professional Care Team ~ Diana May, RN ~ We welcome your experience and energy!
November, 2019 – Hospice of Jackson County has been selected as a recipient of the Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant Program in the amount of $250.00.
On behalf of our organization and the community members we serve, we say Thank You for choosing to support our mission:
Of providing dignity, respect, guidance and symptom management to those who have chosen quality of life over curative treatments;
Of empowering individuals to continue activities they enjoy for as long as possible;
Of enabling their families to care and prepare to the best of their abilities;
Of being a community resource for those who grieve the loss of a loved one;
Of wisely managing resources, to support our commitment to providing the highest quality care to all we serve.
Meet out bereavement coordinator; Vicki Alden: Vicki began working with hospice in 2007 as grief counselor and bereavement coordinator. Acting as Interim Director from May 2014-2017, she is excited about both the challenges and possibilities ahead for Hospice of Jackson County. “We are blessed with the most amazing team in our staff members and Board of Directors…they are an absolute joy to work with. We are looking at the healthcare climate changes as challenging opportunities. Because HJC has such a talented, cohesive team, there are exciting possibilities open to us. One thing remains unchanged–we will continue to care for our patients and their families with excellent care and compassion.”
With a background in administration and grant writing, Vicki worked in City government for several years before turning to work in healthcare. She is licensed as grief counselor and massage therapist, as well as certified in many complementary therapy modalities, including Reflexology, Reiki and Harp therapies. Vicki has also completed her Ph.D. in Metaphysics.
Vicki lives on an acreage outside of Maquoketa and is “mom” to Hospice of Jackson County’s pet therapist, Tessa. She enjoys keeping up with the busy lives of her children and grandchildren, all of whom live in the Maquoketa area.
Memorial Garden – Photo updates!
September 14 – 19, 2015 – Healing Haven Grief Support Group series meets each Monday at 4pm.
August 22, 2015 – LaDonna Heister Memorial Race was held at the Jackson County Speedway at the Fairgrounds in Maquoketa, Iowa. Proceeds from the race will be generously donated by LaDonna’s friends and family to Hospice of Jackson County. Thanks for including us in memory of Donna!
August 21st, 2015 – 5th Annual Bellevue Walk/Run for Hospice & August 22nd, 2015 – 6th Annual Bellevue Ride for Hospice. An annual tradition for families and community. Thank you for coming out to share you support!
August 14, 2015 – MSB Grilling for Charity event. A wonderful Friday event that helps so many of our local organizations – Thank you for choosing us as a recipient!
April 18th, 2015 – VOLUNTEER FAIR at Hurstville Interpretive Center 10 – 11:30am It was a pleasure to meet so many new and familiar faces looking to help our local organizations!
THANKS to CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS of AMERICA for their generous donation from their Annual Soup Supper 2015 – We Appreciate Your Continued Support!
January 12 – February 16, 2015 – Healing Haven Bereavement Support Group 6-week series of sessions. In your own time, at your own pace, in your own way…set your intention to heal and reconcile your loss. Call: 563.652.0123 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat or if you have any questions.
THANKS TO THEISEN’s INC. More for Your Community Grant for their award of $750 to Hospice of Jackson County’s Healing Haven Bereavement Support Group. The funds will be used to purchase the Ten Essential Touchstones books and journals for the group’s use in 2015.
October, 2014 – Many thanks to Dr. Paul & Valerie Horst for the donation of a message board! It fits perfectly in our entryway!
September 27, 2014 – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church @ LaMotte Town Park Pavilion 10:00am – 1:00pm for LUNCH ~ BAKE SALE ~ CRAFTS ~ RUMMAGE SALE ~ FALL HARVEST ITEMS ~ THANKS TO ALL for your support on such a beautiful day! Proceeds to benefit Hospice of Jackson County!
September 30, 2014 – Hospice of Jackson County Annual Memorial Service was held at beautiful Camp Shalom on the Caves Rd at 2pm. Many family members attended to commemorate the lives of their loved ones.
September 18, 2014 – Lunch & Learn @ Clover Ridge 12-1 pm – Patti Hamilton provided information on Advance Directives – who needs them and how to implement them. For more information call 563.652.0123
September 7, 2014 – First Lutheran Church, Maquoketa provided us with some much-appreciated helpers from “God’s Work, Our Hands.” They gave their time and talents to paint our entry and gathering area at the office ~ Thanks to you all, what a welcoming sight it is! Pictured below are: Katy Anderson, Wayne & Shelby Scharff, Brenda Sneddon, Julie Klecker & Cindy Fier.