News Maker Anthony Crosen on thrift operations at BRH

Blue Ridge Hospice(BRH) is celebrating 20 years of thrift store operations.

We spoke to the Vice President of Thrift Operations for BRH Anthony Crosen about it in our latest news maker.

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Anthony tells us how it all began for the thrift store operations and how its expanded.

He also tells us that the stores continue to employ people in the region and how the economy continues to show tremendous benefits.

Anthony also tells us how funds from the store continue to improve services for the areas only not for profit hospice. 

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News Maker Susana Calley of BRH on coping with loss

Christmas can be a stressful time for people who have lost a loved one.

We spoke to Susana Calley Family and Support Services Manager at Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) about coping with loss in our latest news maker.

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Susana tells us of one of several events to cope with loss happening November 29.

She also tells us about some of the services offered at BRH for coping.

Susana also encourages volunteers to share some of the joy of the season with BRH residents.

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News Maker Tonia Sweeney on the rewards of volunteering

Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) has several volunteer opportunities available.

We spoke to the Director of Volunteers for BRH Tonia Sweeney about these opportunities in our latest news maker.

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Tonia tells us of the many different volunteer opportunities at BRH and some of the duties involved.

She also tells us of the rewards of volunteering both physically as well as spiritually.

Tonia also has the details on how easy and rewarding it is to become a volunteer for Blue Ridge Hospice.

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BRH and Washington Commanders support teens

Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) reports  through a partnership with the Washington Commanders they were able to provide a concert experience for teens and young adults who have recently lost loved ones.

Ten people in all were able to attend a private experience in the skybox of Fed Ex Field to enjoy Beyonce’s concert Saturday August 5.

BRH’s Children and Families Grief Support Coordinator Christina Thomas noted that it is important that these young people know it’s okay to feel joy again after a loss.

Calling the experience an important part of processing grief and allowing for moments of joy and celebration after a loss.

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News Maker Ellen Hicks on employment at BRH

Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) continued to set remarkable numbers when it came to retaining  employees even during and after the pandemic.

Even after some of the national hospices were losing employees at record rates BRH managed to stay above the national average.

We spoke with Chief Human Resource Officer Ellen Hicks on how BRH retained those standards in our latest news maker.

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Ellen tells us the reason for the BRH employee dedication and retention.

She also tells us that the 8 BRH Thrift Shops remain one of the highest retail employers in the Shenandoah Valley.

Ellen also tells us what makes BRH such a respected employer in the Shenandoah Valley.

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News Maker Jason Parsons on BRH’s future

Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) continues to update and improve their services to provide the best possible care for the community.

With the changes that have recently occurred with many government agencies we spoke to Chief Strategy Officer Jason Parsons about what the future holds for BRH in our latest news maker.

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First Jason tells us how proud and honored BRH was to serve former Co-Founder and Board Co-Chair George Caley in his end of life journey.

Jason also tells us of the future of BRH and the implementation of the PACE program.

He also tells us of the changes BRH plans in the wake of the changes in Medicare and other demands.

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West Oaks hosts Winter Heat Chili Cook Off

West Oaks Farm Market is hosting their 2nd annual Winter Heat Chili Cook Off.

The Chili sampling goes from 11 am to 4 pm with awards announced at 5 pm.

The event will also feature live music from local acoustic musicians like Wright Live, Zac Townsend, Brad Harden, and Krissy and Beck.

The cook off also benefits the Blue Ridge Hospice Kaleidoscope Project which provides free grief counseling to children.

The winner with the best bowl of chili will secure a spot at the World Championship Chili Cookoff in September at Myrtle Beach.

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20th Anniversary Butterfly Run for BRH

Blue Ridge Hospice is hosting the 20th Anniversary Butterfly 5k Run and Walk to Honor Your Heroes today starting at 9 am at Blandy Experimental Farm.

This celebration for 20 years of supporting Hospice will have more than just the run, there will also be a free yoga class, kids activities and vendors with fall themed items like apple butter and pumpkins.

Race day registration is available and there is an option to participate virtually up until October 23.

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News Maker Jason Parsons on the Butterfly Run for BRH

The 20th annual Butterfly Run to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH) is Oct. 15.

We spoke with BRH Chief Business Development Officer Jason Parsons about the event in our latest news maker.

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Jason tells us about the celebration planned for the 20th year of the run.

He also tells us that there is still time to register for the race/walk here.

Jason also tells us that even if you don’t want to participate in the run/walk it is worth the visit for the celebration alone.

Click here for Jason’s interview.

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