Community Life Centers
Community Life Center Mission Statement
The Community Life Centers of Hospice of Washington County provide grief support, education and life-enhancing activities to hospice family members and the community.
- Hospice of Washington County’s Community Life Centers are:
- Located in the heart of underserved areas.
- Dedicated to providing professional bereavement services, at no cost, to all who have suffered a life-changing loss.
- Committed to providing space, at no cost, to individuals, groups and nonprofits willing to share knowledge, skills and programs that strengthen the community.
Community Life Center Vision Statement
The Community Life Centers are places dedicated to healing. There, individuals can find compassionate counseling from professional bereavement specialists, can attend educational workshops dedicated to helping them move forward with life after a loss and can connect with others who understand their grief by participating in a variety of support groups and remembrance services.
At the Community Life Centers, individuals and nonprofits are invited to use the space, at no cost, to offer programs that will benefit and strengthen the community. Because HWC recognizes that communities are only as strong as people are engaged, its staff encourages residents to share their talents and assists with developing, scheduling and promoting volunteer-led programs.
HWC’s Community Life Centers
Hagerstown Community Life Center
20 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Upcoming Programs at the Hagerstown Community Life Center:
CPR and AED Instruction and Certification
Cheree Ware, RN has been a nurse for twelve years. Most of her career has been spent working as an ICU nurse, including 1 ½ years at Duke University. Following the sudden death of her father from cardiac arrest, Cheree started a small business called, Chuck’s Heart 2 Heart. Her goal and the mission of her company is to educate the public about important health issues and equip as many people as possible with the life-saving knowledge and necessary skills to save lives through CPR. Chuck’s Heart 2 Heart provides the same instruction and offers the same certification as the American Red Cross at one-third the cost. During February, which is National Heart Month, Cheree will offer FREE CPR and AED Training in memory of her Dad at HWC’s Hagerstown and Boonsboro Community Life Centers.
Cheree will be offering two classes on Saturday, February 11 at the Hagerstown Community Life Center. While open to all adults and teens over 15 years of age, she hopes to accommodate students interested in obtaining the required CPR certification needed for summer jobs such as Life Guards and Day Care Assistants. She will teach the same class at the Boonsboro CLC on Thursday, February 9 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. All classes are limited to eight participants, so interested individuals should register early by calling 301-791-6360. Please specify the location and time of the class.
According to national statistics, Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Thanks to Cheree, more residents of Washington County will be prepared to save a life in the case of a cardiac event.
Hancock Community Life Center
126 W. High Street, 2nd Floor
Hancock, MD 21750
Print the Interest Survey Below and drop it by Hancock Town Hall or the Hancock Community Life Center.
Boonsboro Community Life Center
28 N. Main Street
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Call 301-791-6360 for more information.