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FRANKLIN – This past June Franklin VNA & Hospice celebrated the dedication of the Teuscher-Wilson Hospice Garden at its 75 Chestnut Street location in Franklin. The garden is open to the public to visit any time, and the VNA is working hard to get the word out that the garden is a place of peace in this worry–filled world. To help support the mission of the Franklin VNA & Hospice, and support the Hospice Garden, Eversource has come on as a $500 donor. The garden features a brick patio where anyone can purchase a memorial brick engraved with the name or message of their choice and visit any time of the day or year.
Speaking about how the Garden is already benefiting people, Elaine Cartier, Franklin VNA & Hospice’s Director of Hospice reveals,
“The garden has changed how we hold our grief support groups. Nature provides sights, sounds and views that engage us in different ways, allow us to open ourselves to peace and move through our grief.”
The garden features flowers, a path leading to benches to rest and relax, and Kathy’s rock, a stone focus-object for meditation and contemplation.
Catalina Celentano, Eversource’s Community Relations Specialist, was on hand to present the check and tour the garden. “Eversource is proud to be able to support this wonderful community garden. The ability to have a peaceful and serene location to be, especially during difficult times, is reassuring and we are honored that we can support this effort for the Franklin VNA and the community.”
Watts Water Technologies and the Franklin Elks Lodge #1280 helped to support the garden’s beginnings and now Eversource is helping to further this important community resource with its donation.
Chaplain Tobias Nyatsambo states, “I hope this can become the beginning of a positive relationship with our community members in the garden. We welcome everyone to visit and benefit from the serenity to be found here.”
Franklin VNA & Hospice is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1945 to serve the Home Health care needs of the community. They provide home care, Hospice, clinic and community education services to Andover, Belmont, Boscawen, Canterbury, Franklin, Hill, Northfield, Sanbornton, Salisbury, Tilton, Webster and surrounding towns, as requested. For more information on sponsoring a Memorial Brick or partnering with them for a stronger level of support for the Teuscher-Wilson Hospice Garden, call Franklin VNA & Hospice at (603)934-3454 or visit www.FranklinVNA.org.