United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) teen group, Youth for Hospice (YFH), elected new officers for 2012/2013:Jolie Denburg, president; Faryn Corey, vice president; Gaby Kraushaar, recording secretary; and Amanda Levine, corresponding secretary. All are currently juniors at Clarkstown High School North and reside in New City.
Outgoing officers are: Clarkstown High School North seniors Gaby Raines (president) of New City, Kara Sciscente (vice president) of Congers, Zoe Zaiss (secretary) of New City and Jordanna Perrone (dance chair) of New City.
Youth for Hospice was founded in 2008 ago by twelve sophomores at Clarkstown North High School in New City. Those girls have since graduated and now attend colleges including Duke, Tufts, University of Pennsylvania, Emory and Syracuse. The legacy they left behind continues to grow and the current membership of Youth For Hospice is comprised of boys and girls, freshmen to seniors, and has expanded to include students from several area high schools. Two satellite groups of students from Tappan Zee High School and Nyack High School were formed in Fall 2011.
Members of YFH assist at many of United Hospice of Rockland’s ongoing programs and events, including Hugs for Hospice, the Annual Walkathon, Trees of Life, Spring Gala, Africa Hospice Project and blood drives. Some members volunteer in the office as well. This year’s fifth annual Dance-A-Thon raised a record $18,000 to benefit United Hospice of Rockland.
United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) serves as a resource for palliative care, bereavement support, and information about end of life issues. Founded in 1988, United Hospice of Rockland is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and meets the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau, Inc. In addition, UHR received a third consecutive 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator,. UHR's mission is to enable patients with advanced illnesses to live in comfort, with dignity, and surrounded by those they love. When time matters most, UHR provides care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families and offers compassionate support to members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.