Spanish Lakes Square Dance benefits Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation

March 13, 2019 | Treasure Coast Hospice

The 9th Bi-annual Spanish Lakes Beginner Square Dance recently raised nearly $2,000 to support charity care at Treasure Coast Hospice. The event was held on Feb. 2nd at Spanish Lakes Country Club Village.  The New England Club has sponsored each of the events, raising a total of $16,000 over the years for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation. The club members all contributed in some way.

Mike Doughty, Caller from Stuart, led a sold-out crowd of new dancers through many maneuvers. Several of the Clubs in the Village also contributed to the dance’s success including The Bocce, H.O.A, Tennis, and Veterans’ Clubs.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction, chaired by Bob and Karen McNulty, generated more than $400.

Jimmie Anne Haisley and Bryan Beaty, Treasure Coast Hospice board members, attended this year’s exciting event, providing information about the mission and vision of Treasure Coast Hospice and the care being delivered in the community. 

“”Hospice and Square Dancers, a blend of great people…they both work as a team!” said Event Coordinator Gerrie Purcell.

About Treasure Coast Hospice

Treasure Coast Hospice is a non-profit community organization of skilled professionals and dedicated volunteers whose mission is to provide access to compassionate, caring, expert and professional hospice and grief support services to patients and families at the end of life.  Founded in 1982, Treasure Coast Hospice has grown to serve 3000 patients annually in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Thanks to the generous support of the community, the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation is able to fund indigent hospice care, a pediatric hospice program, music therapy, and comprehensive grief support programs, including individual and group bereavement services and Camp Good Grief for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

March 13, 2019 | Treasure Coast Hospice
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A Message from Our CEO

Susan de Cuba

President and Chief Executive Officer

Few creatures inspire as much wonder as the hummingbird. Tiny, yet strong enough to migrate 500 miles across the Gulf of Mexico, this brilliant bird is the ultimate symbol of resilience. So it’s only fitting that we have incorporated a hummingbird into our new look and logo to symbolize our organization’s life-affirming mission.

Under the Treasure Coast Hospice name, we have grown our services beyond our cornerstone hospice program to include palliative care, grief support counseling and specialized pediatric care. To better reflect our expanded scope of community services, we have changed the name of our parent organization to Treasure Health, while our flagship hospice program will continue to be called Treasure Coast Hospice.

Hospice will always be the heart of our mission. The same outstanding care the community has known since 1982 will continue. The experience we’ve gained during the past 35 years translates well to other services that improve quality of life. Our full spectrum of support includes Treasure Coast Hospice, Treasure Health Palliative Care, Treasure Health Pediatric Care and Treasure Health Grief Support.

With all of our services, our goal is to empower patients and families with the knowledge and support they need to make every moment count.  Guiding our efforts is a caring community of health professionals, volunteers and donors. Like me, they believe that in all stages of illness, everyone deserves to experience the best possible quality of life.

With our comprehensive, compassionate approach to palliative care, hospice services and grief support, we are building communities that allow people to drive their own destinies for the highest quality of life in every health circumstance.

We are excited to embrace a fresh brand that helps us promote our life-affirming philosophy and look forward to having you join us as a trusted partner in supporting our community’s healthcare journey.

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Five Wishes ®

“Five Wishes ®” is an easy-to-use legal document written in everyday language to help you plan how you want to be cared for in case you become seriously ill. It is America’s most popular living will.

You decide: With more than 18 million copies in circulation, “Five Wishes ®” helps you express what you want in the areas that matter the most to you: personal, spiritual, medical and legal. It helps you describe what good care means to you, whether you are seriously ill or not, so your caregiver knows exactly what you want.

Gift to your family: “Five Wishes ®” can help start and guide family conversations in advance of serious illness, so completing it is a gift to your family, friends and also your doctor. It keeps them out of the difficult position of having to guess what kinds of treatment you want or don’t want.

Meets Florida law: “Five Wishes ®” meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in Florida and 41 other states. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences. Once it is signed and witnessed, your “Five Wishes ®” becomes a legal document.

To learn more about “Five Wishes ®”or to schedule a presentation for your group or community, please email info@treasurehealth.org