Hospice families receive blizzard packs

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:18

Newton — The volunteers of the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation were instrumental in getting the agency’s 2011-12 winter season blizzard packs out. The packages are given to patients and their families to remind them of needed items to have on hand in case of emergencies. Included in the Blizzard Packs are such items as battery operated flashlights, manual can openers, toiletry items and canned foodstuffs. Also included are Office of Emergency Management telephone numbers and utility companies within their municipality. “Over 96 packs were assembled by our awesome team!” remarked Marlina Schetting, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Director of Social Services. The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill, bereavement for those who have lost loved ones and home care assistance for recovery patients. Serving North and Northwest New Jersey and the Pike County area in Pennsylvania. Call 800-882-1117 to reach them. Locations are: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton; Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care, 755 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg; Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, Pa. For programs, events, and more information visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.