Senator Bob Hooper House
for people who are terminally ill . . ." That's
how the dictionary defines it, but to those of
us who have had loved ones in hospice care, it
has a much deeper meaning.
haven for those whose lives are ending and for
County citizens may truly claim ownership of
this beautiful residential facility. Goods and
services have been generously donated beyond
anyone's expectations. First, the Klein family
donated the land; then Paul Thompson, Jr., of
local Scouts even lent a hand. Someone
always stepped forward to help whenever
difficulties arose. Ms. Dean-Crabtree described
the whole project as "an amazing process" and
research and thought into the design and décor
of the new building to ensure a welcoming,
creamy yellow frame and natural stone exterior
is more like a residence than a public building.
Inside, soft hues and open space extend
throughout. Just off the front entry hall is a
comfortable living room for folks to gather in.
Close by, there's a small non-denomination
chapel with a large window looking out on
wooded wetlands. A private dining room is
available for family gatherings. Even the
kitchen, which anyone may use, is inviting
with its open floor plan and breakfast nook in
a windowed corner.
has a different color scheme and décor to
choose from. These have homey comforts,
including a patio, TV and sofa bed. A pleasant
porch at the end of the wing looks out on a
serenity garden created by a local Boy Scout.
are a family room with television, a children's
playroom (designed by Girl Scout Troop
#1447), and a large family bathroom with shower.
in the design of
don't have to be carried up and down stairs.
There is also a staff bathroom with shower.
Indeed, the facility offers the best possible
environment for all involved.
nurses from the