On Thursday morning, November 12, Waldon Mayor David Millard issued a proclamation declaring Hospice and Palliative Care Day in the city.
Area Agency representatives Andrea Dickens, Kristy Black, Darla Dozier, and Nina Canada were present to witness the signing.
The declaration proclaimed “…Hospice and Palliative Care offer the highest quality in service and support to patients and family caregivers facing serious and life-limiting illnesses; and…Skilled and compassionate hospice and palliative care professionals…provide comprehensive care focused on the wishes of each individual patient and…Pain management and symptom control, caregiver training and assistance and emotional and spiritual support allow patients to live fully until their final moments surrounded and sustained by loved ones, friends and committed caregivers and…Every year, more than 13,000 Arkansas with life-limiting illness, along with their families and loved ones, receive care from the state’s Hospice and Palliative Care programs in communities throughout Arkansas…Hospice and palliative care supports the right of every individual, regardless of age, health, social status, or stage of life, to be treated with the utmost respect and care…Hospice and palliative care providers encourage all people to learn more about the options of care and to share their wishes with family, loved ones, and their healthcare professionals; NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID MILLARD, Mayor of the City of Waldron, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the state of Arkansas, do hereby proclaim November 12, 2020 as HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY IN WALDRON ARKANSAS.”
The community is grateful to the Area Agency for the services they provide our citizens in time of need. We honor you all on this Hospice and Palliative Care Day!