Daughters of the American Colonists donate to Regional Hospice & Care Center

The CT State Society Daughters of the American Colonists (CTSSDAC) State Regent Mary Rozsa presented a check for $600 to Paul Sirois, chief operating officer, Regional Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Danbury.

In presenting the check, Rozsa said “When I was elected State Regent in 2015, this hospice facility was being built in Danbury. I had positive experience with hospice in another state when my sister and I were caring for our mother. My State Regent’s Project was one way to make a difference in helping others.”

Accompanying State Regent Rozsa were Honorary State Regent Jolene Mullen, State Corresponding Secretary Lynn Alexander, and State Chaplain Linda Papp. In April we toured the Center and were amazed at the amount of sunlight that steams through the windows as we looked out on woods, gardens and play areas for children. A professional chef prepares the food for the patients, their families and friends. There is a fully equipped kitchen and sitting area with a fireplace. The library is a quiet place with windows which look out on the garden. The facility also has a spa with a specially designed comfort tub, a hair salon, and a room for massage therapy. Each of the 12 private suites has a balcony onto which the bed can be wheeled out. After the tour, we sampled homemade cookies baked by the chef and talked to our hosts, Cathie Petrosky and Paul Sirois.

We were impressed with the facility and felt this was the best State Regent’s Project we could have chosen for our donation. The center relies on donations and the construction of the center was funded entirely by donations and grants to cover the approximately $12-million cost.

The Daughters of the American Colonists members are direct descendants of a man or woman who rendered patriotic or civil service to the American Colonies prior to 4 July 1776. The object of this non-profit Society is Patriotic, Historical and Educational. Any woman over 18 who can prove an ancestor served in civil or military service in Colonial America prior to July 4, 1776 is a prospective member. For more information on the DAC visit nsdac.org. For more information on the Regional Hospice & Palliative Care visit regionalhospicect.org/.

Honorary State Regent Jolene Mullen, State Chaplain Linda Papp, Chief Operating Officer Paul Sirois, State Regent Mary Rozsa, and State Corresponding Secretary Lynn Alexander.

Honorary State Regent Jolene Mullen, State Chaplain Linda Papp, Chief Operating Officer Paul Sirois, State Regent Mary Rozsa, and State Corresponding Secretary Lynn Alexander.

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