We are all just walking each other home. - Ram Dass

“From the moment the Aroostook House of Comfort hospice team got involved we felt such a load lifted from our shoulders. So many people were involved in so many helpful ways. We are still so moved and touched by the kindness and compassion of everyone involved.” – Lillian Goughan

Since 2014, 1,200+ blankets have been created and donated throughout the County. Recipients include the Aroostook House of Comfort, Hope and Justice Project, the Homeless Shelter, Maine Veterans' Home, Caribou Fire and Ambulance, Cary Cancer Care Clinic, Bread of Life Soup Kitchen, Life by Design, The Farm of Hope, and DHHS.

Hospice volunteers go through a seven-week training provided by Northern Lights Home Care & Hospice. NLHCH recently redeveloped a slightly different take on “in-person” training to meet CDC guidelines during the pandemic, allowing applicants to train via Zoom. Despite Covid-19, caring and compassionate people participated in new hospice volunteer training.

The holiday season is filled with activities and expectations which can trigger powerful reminders of your lost loved one. It can be an incredibly challenging and emotional time for those grieving during the holidays. 

Ray joined the AHOC Board of Directors more than five years ago because of his family’s experiences with hospice care and his interest in seeing a stand-alone hospice facility in Aroostook County. He serves as the Chair of both the Investment Committee and Strategic Planning Committee, where he works besides “a group of like-minded individuals who selflessly offer their time to provide comfort and care to individuals and their families during their time of need.”