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KAQ Hospice Celebrates Move with Open House

Julia Quinlan, co-founder and CEO cutting the open house ribbon with Laura Quintiliani, Pike County Chamber of Commerce Board Member and Milford Mayor Sean Strub. Contributed.

MILFORD – The Pike County Chamber of Commerce attended an open house at the new Milford location of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice at 200 Third Street in the borough.

“We look forward to being a more active and visible member of the community,” said Lee Ellison, director of marketing for the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. At the larger facility, the hospice which is also the home of the Milford area Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, will host community education seminars, children’s bereavement workshops, group bereavement sessions and more.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has served the community since 1980. Julia and Joseph Quinlan, pioneers of the Hospice movement opened the first hospice in Sussex County on April 15, 1980, the fifth anniversary of their daughter Karen Ann tragically slipping into a coma. The hospice started with money donated by the Quinlans from proceeds of a book and television film documenting their experience.

The Hospice expanded into Warren County, NJ on 1988 and in 2008 opened an office in Milford located on 315 West Harford Street. After several years the office relocated to 104 Bennet Avenue and is now housed at 200 Third Street. Hospice is not a place and hospice care is not just about those who are dying. Hospice is a comprehensive kind of care that focuses on living—it’s about living as fully as possible, surrounded by family and friends, up until the end of life.

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and bereavement counseling for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Sussex and Warren Counties NJ and Northeast PA; please call (800) 882-1117 to reach any services at either office. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and proud to be the preferred hospice provider for Newton Medical Center and area Atlantic Health Care System. The award-winning Home for Hospice is located in Fredon, NJ. The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is open to hospice families and the community for bereavement support, counseling and educational opportunities; it is located at 5 Plains Rd. in Augusta with satellite offices in Pike and Warren Counties. For hospice programs, events, and more information at www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.

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