LEWISTON – Jean Fournier, district representative of Modern Woodmen of America, presented a matching fund gift to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for the new hospice house.

As a life-long member of the community, Fournier was compelled to have Modern Woodmen become involved in a matching fund because of the need for hospice care.

Construction on the 14-patient suite hospice house on Stetson Road in Auburn is under way and the opening is scheduled for fall.

The facility is specially designed to care for the needs of patients in the final weeks of life when care at home is no longer possible. To date, the Journey of Hope Campaign has received support from more than 1,390 individuals, foundations, businesses and civic and fraternal groups.

“We are delighted that Modern Woodmen of America has lent their support to the Hospice House Campaign. Their commitment to this project highlights the need for improved end-of-life care in our area and we are truly honored to have them recognize the hospice house project as a valued community resource,” remarked Kim Wettlaufer, campaign chairman.

Modern Woodmen is a fraternal life insurance society. Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice provides comprehensive hospice care to more that 500 residents of central and western Maine through its offices in Lewiston, Bridgton, Dixfield, Oxford and Wilton. For more information, visit www.ahch.org.

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