LEWISTON — Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its hospice house in November. It was the first of its kind built in Maine specifically for hospice care.

The staff of The Fortin Group will host a celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 217 Turner St. There will be light snacks and drinks, and the opportunity to meet staff and volunteers. RSVP by e-mailing [email protected] or leave a message at 795-9528.

Kevin Simoneau, manager at The Fortin Group, said, “We can’t believe it’s already been 10 years. We wanted to do something special for our friends at AHCH. This event really is about thanking the staff and recognizing a special milestone.”

For the past 50 years, AHCH has grown to become one of Maine’s most respected home health and hospice care agencies. It cares for the health, independence and quality of life of Maine residents and their families in the comfort of their homes. Is has offices in Wilton, Bridgton, Oxford, Manchester, Lewiston and the first 14-bed Hospice House facility in Auburn.

AHCH has a staff of over 430 employees, who along with their 280 volunteers, provide care and support services to residents in 122 Maine municipalities, plantations and unorganized territories encompassing Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, northern Cumberland, western Kennebec and bordering communities in Sagadahoc and Somerset counties.

“AHCH is all about the people and families we care for, we are about going the extra mile and doing what is right,” Julie Shackley, president & CEO of AHCH, said.

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