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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Rotary of Plymouth Foothills Funds Essential Oils Program for Hospice of Amador & Calaveras

New Program Will Ease Pain and Bring Comfort to Hospice Patients & Caregivers

JACKSON, Calif.—August 28, 2018—Rotary of Plymouth Foothills awarded a check for $1,200 to Hospice of Amador & Calaveras representative Wendy Mathis recently, which will provide lift off and sustenance to the new Essential Oils program for one year. Rotary of Plymouth Foothills Community Service Chairperson Jamie Wibbenmeyer was thrilled to help a local organization like Hospice.

“As Rotarians, we are always looking for ways to help the community. We were made aware of Hospice’s needs through [Boardmember] Dr. Dan Fields. Then, Wendy spoke to our club about the essential oil program and we all enthusiastically supported the project. Many of our members have had experience with Hospice and we are all grateful for the work they do and glad to help with this project.”

Rotary of Plymouth Foothills Community Service Chairperson Jamie Wibbenmeyer
presents a check for $1,200 to Wendy Mathis, community liaison for Hospice of Amador & Calaveras.
Essential oils are a growing and widely accepted approach to alternative healthcare, including palliative and end-of-life treatments. According to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, one of the first hospice agencies in the country to fully develop an essential oils program, “Aromatherapy is the holistic therapeutic application of genuine essential oils for enhancing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of the individual.  Aromatherapy stimulates the body’s own natural healing abilities, encompasses the whole person, and is individualized for each patient.” 

Like other hospice agencies, the aromatherapy program at Hospice of Amador & Calaveras will be available to both patients and their caregivers and will launch in the fall with lavender oil as its first offering.

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is the region’s only independent, non-profit hospice agency and serves residents of Amador and Calaveras Counties. For 35 years, the agency has never turned away a patient for inability to pay. For more information, please visit our website at hospiceofamador.org or hospiceofcalaveras.org, or call 209-223-5500.

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