Mission Statement: Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area (HVWA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 that serves 27 communities in Central Maine. It exists to provide non-medical support to individuals and their families during the last phases of life, to loved ones throughout the grieving process, andto educate the community regarding issues related to death and grieving. Bereavement services are available to anyone who has sustained loss either through illness or unexpectedly. HVWA is volunteer based and community funded.
HVWA Lights for Life Celebration is Scheduled for December 5th.
We invite you to join us for our annual Lights for Life open house and garden lighting ceremony on Thursday,December 5th, 5:00-7:00pm. The lighting of the Hospice Memorial Healing Garden at our Hospice Community Center will take place at 6:15pm. Please join us - we are sure that you will enjoy the delicious refreshments, warm hospitality and will feel embraced by the fellowship.
If you are feeling lost and alone this holiday season, please know that you are always welcome here and we will do our best to help bring comfort during this difficult time.
HVWA is a Proud Community Partner of United Way of Mid Maine
How Do People Receive Our Services? People may refer themselves or be referred to Hospice Volunteers by their physician, family, clergy, hospital/homecare personnel or social service agencies.
Hospice Community Center
Facility Rental Available – for information please download the attached brochure
Hospice Rental brochure-final 2012
Who Is Served By Hospice? Individuals and family members who want to emphasize caring during the last stages of life and to loved ones throughout the grieving process.
Residents of Waterville and 27 communites within a 25 mile radius. Our service area includes: Albion, Belgrade, Benton, Burnham, China, Clinton, Fairfield, Fairfield Center, Freedom, Hinckley, Mercer, Mount Vernon, Newport, Oakland, Palermo, Plymouth, Rome, Shawmut, Sidney, Smithfield, South China, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Vassalboro, Vienna, Waterville, and Winslow.
Hospice Philosophy: Hospice is a philosophy of care and support for terminally ill people and their loved ones that is dedicated to reaffirming that life in its final phase can be lived to its fullest. Hospice care sometimes takes place in special facilities, hospitals or nursing homes. In our area hospice care is primarily provided to people in their home. For a comparison of Hospice vs. Traditional Care Click Here
“You matter because you are you. You matter to the very last moment of your life. And we will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.” -Dr. Cecily Saunders, St. Christophers’s Hospital