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Open Day is a Chance to Discover More about Hospice Care

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice is holding an open day to dispel the myths around hospice care.

Birmingham’s John
Taylor Hospice is holding an open day to dispel the myths around hospice care.

 

Taking place on
Friday October 12, the open day aims to encourage people to find out more about
hospice care by meeting staff and volunteers.

 

The day at the
hospice in Erdington will include a question and answer session with
clinicians, a talk about well-being, an art activity, refreshments and the
chance to find out more about volunteering and events.

 

Coinciding with national
Hospice Care Week, 8-14 October, the event is open to all and is free of
charge.

 

The open day will
also introduce people to John Taylor’s Friday Social Group which aims to bring
local elderly residents together for friendship and company.

 

Hospice Head of
Brand and Media Diane Parkes said: “At our open day people can ask all the
questions they want to know about hospice care. People can be afraid of
hospices but when they come to John Taylor they realise it’s a lovely, warm and
friendly place where we offer so many different services – it’s not what they
expect.

 

“If you go back in
time John Taylor was all about in-patient nursing care and, while that remains
important today, our teams are also out in the community providing all kinds of
services from acupuncture to art psychotherapy and social support to spiritual
care.

 

“Visitors are
welcome to just turn up on the open day but if they are able to let us know in
advance it helps with catering – simply email
enquiries@johntaylorhospice.org.uk with a name and number of people.”

 

The open day is at
John Taylor Hospice, 76 Grange Road, Erdington B24 0DF on Friday October 12 between
11am-3pm with a programme of events scheduled. People are welcome to come for the
full programme or drop in for an hour or more. Full programme details are on
the hospice website www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk

 

John Taylor’s
Social Group takes place every Friday between 10am-3pm and is open to local
elderly residents who are not receiving hospice care and would like to come
along to have a chat, enjoy lunch and meet new friends. For more information on
joining the Social Day contact John Taylor Hospice Living Well Centre on 0121
465 2000.

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