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Lake Shore Savings supports Hospice residence

Submitted Photo Left to right: Daniel P. Reininga, Lake Shore Savings President & CEO; Kevin M. Sanvidge, Lake Shore Savings Board Chair; Shauna Anderson, CHPC President & CEO; Janese Berkhoue, CHPC board member.

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is pleased to announce a generous gift toward the Our House campaign to build the first hospice residence in Chautauqua County. Lake Shore Savings has made a three year pledge totaling $75,000 toward the project.

The hospice residence will be named The Star Hospice House in honor of the generosity of Stanley and Elizabeth Star, long-time residents of Chautauqua County. It will provide over 200 individuals who lack a caregiver, have complex medical conditions or can’t remain at home with a peaceful, dignified resting place in their final days.

“For over 40 years Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care has provided compassion and care for families and their loved ones facing terminal illness. With this donation, Lake Shore Savings Bank is proud to support the construction of The Star Hospice House as they continue to uphold the vital and compassionate mission of CHPC to help those in need. It is our way of “Putting People First” in our community,” said Daniel Reininga, President and CEO of Lake Shore Savings Bank.

“Lake Shore Savings is honored to help carry out the mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care with this donation.” said Kevin Sanvidge, Lake Shore Savings Bank Board of Directors Chairman. “It is our way of coming together, giving back to the community, and “Putting People First“. The Star Hospice House is an important aspect of end-of-life support for families as they care for their loved ones during a very difficult time.”

The Our House Campaign has raised over $2.6 million. Due to pandemic-related cost increases associated with the construction, the campaign is being extended through the summer. The campaign is being guided by Bert & Mary Rappole, Campaign Co-chairs, who have a long and deep commitment to CHPC’s mission.

“We are grateful to Lake Shore Savings for their support of The Star Hospice House,” said Shauna Anderson, President & CEO of CHPC. “Lake Shore Savings has been an integral part of our community for many years and their support for the Star Hospice House speaks volumes to the importance of this project and to the families we care for. We are extremely grateful for their support.”

The residence will be located adjacent to the CHPC administrative offices on Fairmount Ave. in Lakewood. It is expected to be operational in late 2021.

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide comprehensive palliative/end-of-life care and education. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit www.chpc.care or call (716) 338-0033.

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