Serenity HospiceCare Partners with Prairie Farms to Deliver Ice Cream and Smiles
In the final weeks of summer, Serenity HospiceCare partnered with Prairie Farms to deliver individual cups of ice cream to staff and residents at area nursing facilities. As COVID numbers continue to rise, the residents in these facilities cannot get visits from their family and friends, and with some facilities under quarantine, the residents are spending more time alone in their rooms. The staff at Serenity wanted to find another way to send some cheer to these residents. “When I think of my favorite summer treat, I think of ice cream,” says Beth Simmons, Director of Marketing at Serenity HospiceCare. Ice cream seemed like a simple way to send some love to the residents while we cannot be in physical contact.
The ice cream cups were delivered to the facilities with help from Prairie Farms and Mooooona the cow. Mooooona made some window visits to the residents while the facility staff handed out the treats. The friendly cow had a few dance mooves that she performed at the windows that got a few good laughs and a lot of smiles.
“Facility residents and the staff members that take care of them need a little extra love during this time,” says Simmons. “We at Serenity are willing to do whatever it takes to be the light that helps them in this dark time.” Over the last several weeks, hundreds of cups of ice cream were delivered to both staff and residents at many area facilities.
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About Serenity HospiceCare
Serenity HospiceCare was established in 1989 and is the area’s only independent, not-for-profit hospice organization providing expert end-of-life care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. We are proud to be the community resource for expert care and counseling for life’s final chapter, helping patients and their families find peace by offering physical, emotional, and spiritual support. For more information, contact Serenity HospiceCare at 800-876-0162, or 573-431-0162 or visit us online at Serenityhc.org.