Mercyhealth at Home Hospice Hosts Veteran Dinner for Vet Drop-In Center

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth at Home Hospice in Rockford is hosting a free dinner at its Veteran Drop-In Center, at 1539 South 4th Street, Rockford, April 18, 5 pm. The program began in 2009 with the purpose of giving veterans and their families a place to gather without the formalities of other veterans’ organizations.

In addition to its continued care for veterans, Mercyhealth at Home Hospice is also seeking veteran volunteers for their hospice program. Veteran volunteers play an important role in the care of veteran hospice patients, visiting with them and sharing common experiences. Veteran volunteers also perform special pinning ceremonies for veteran hospice patients to acknowledge their service to our country. From their companionship and support for veteran hospice patients, to their Mercyhealth Hospice representation at community veteran events and outreach groups, veteran volunteers are integral to our success as a veteran-friendly community hospice.

Volunteers are also needed to make and serve dinner to 30 veterans. For more information, become a volunteer or sign up for the dinner, call (888) 39-MERCY or Traci Melms, Volunteer Coordinator, at (815) 971-3751.

Mercyhealth at Home (formerly Visiting Nurses Association) serves the northern Illinois region, bringing a high level of care and compassion into its patients’ homes for over 100 years. For more information on the wide array of services we can provide you or your loved one, visit