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Letter from the President

A new year has started at Boquete Health and Hospice!  A new Council has been elected (Lesley Hughes-President, Joanie Feuerstein-Vice President, Merl Will-Wallace-Treasurer and Liz Bolt-Secretary).  

Last year saw BHH work together to accomplish some truly incredible initiatives.  

Accomplished in 2019

  • Tuesday Talks (including Panel Discussion)
  • CPR training (6 classes, 1 in Spanish)
  • The Magic of Music program
  • 2 Blood Drives (103 units collected, 75% of donors were Latino)
  • Donations increased by $15,000 while expenses increased only $6,000 (we helped and educated more people more efficiently)
  • Assisted 6 hospice patients (had 0 in 2018) and 14 health support patients
  • Purchased 8 refurbished oxygen concentrators to replace the 8 that stopped working and an additional portable concentrator
  • Update of Being Prepared materials started
  • Increased marketing presence including videos, new tagline (Healing Hands and Caring Hearts)
  • Established a closer relationship with local government and community officials
  • Increased members on the translator team


In addition to taking some time to solidify our successes of last year, we have a “few” plans for this coming year:

Initiatives for 2020

  • BUILD ON SUCCESSES OF 2019
  • Find and train Interim Administrators
  • Find and train a Data Administrator
  • 2 Blood Drives (June 13 and October) and Blood Donor Caravan (Mar 7)
  • Racks to better organize equipment
  • Abbreviated training program
  • Videos – Produce and integrate with current Marketing/PR materials
  • Continue Healthy Living Series/Tuesday Talks
  • Update Brochures with new hours (8-5 M-F, 9-1 S-S) and local clinic hours
  • Determine feasibility for Caregivers Support Group
  • Expand The Magic of Music Program
  • Complete update of Being Prepared materials and have quarterly presentations at BCP

BHH is here for YOU! Whether you need care, equipment, someone to talk to or a place to volunteer, we are all working together to help each other and make Boquete a better place to live.

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Upcoming Events:
  • Jan 16 – CPR Training (filled)
  • Jan 20, 22 and 24 –  New Volunteers Training at Handicapped Foundation Building
  • Jan 30 – CPR Training – 1:00 Animales Building
  • Feb 5 – Council Meeting
  • Feb 11 – Healthy Living Series – Falls Prevention Awareness – Tuesday Talks, 10:30 at the BCP (Merl Will-Wallace, Chuck High)
  • Feb 13 – General Meeting – discussion of starting a Caregivers Support Group
  • Feb 13 – CPR Training – 2:30 Animales Building
  • Mar 4 – Council Meeting
  • Mar 5 – BHH Fundraiser Dinner at Boulder 54 – details coming (Chris McCall)
  • Mar 7 – Blood Donor Caravan to Hospital Regional
  • Mar 12 – General Meeting
  • Mar 31 – Healthy Living Series - Being Prepared at 10:30 at BCP (Betty Landis and Char Lintz)

 
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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide palliative care for the terminally ill in order that they may experience death with dignity and limited pain; to inform and promote community health; and, to support people with health and wellness needs by providing information, equipment and volunteer services.
 
To Make a Donation
 BHHF functions with donations provided by the community. If you are interested in supporting the work we do, please make a donation.

To make a financial contribution by check or cash contact Merl Will-Wallace,our treasurer,at dharma49@icloud.com to arrange a time and place to pick up your donation.

You can also click here to make an online Paypal donation.

For more information visit our website: http://www.boquetehealth.org

We also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boqueteheartshandsandhelp/?ref=bookmarks  Please Like our page and share the contents with your family and friends.


Confidentiality
All patient information shared with any Boquete Health and Hospice volunteer is kept in the strictest confidence.

To Contact Us

Hospice/Health:  (507) 6781-9250
8am to 5pm Monday to Friday,  9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday    Please!


Blood Donor Program: 
WhatApp (507)-6590-2000 or call (507) 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday,  9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday, Please.

Email:  info@boquetehealth.org
 
 
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