Third Thursday Lunch Trips

Back by popular demand, our lunch trips! We will be heading out to some favorite lunch spots around the Northwest Corner once a month. The trips are limited to 12 people so register early for a seat. The cost can vary but for those 60 years and older, it will not exceed $10!! We will leave from the parking lot of the Congregational Church, 5 Old Middle Street, at 11am and return by 3pm. Details for the trips will be posted 2-3 weeks in advance. Sign up with Erin by calling, 860-491-4673, email goshencommunitycare@gmail.com, or stop by the office in the Parish Hall annex building of the Congregational Church. We are excited to offer the lunch trips again. Do you have a restaurant you have always wanted to try or a favorite you’d like us to visit? Let me know and I will do my best to add it to the list.


LIGHT UP A LIFE – 2021

Light Up A Life has been scheduled for Sunday, December 5, 2021
4:30 at the Goshen Church of Christ Congregational

Dear Friends,

Let us gather again! We look forward to new beginnings and the return of our annual celebration—Light Up A Life—on Sunday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Goshen’s Church of Christ Congregational. We invite you to be a part of this special event!

We know that the holiday season can be difficult for many who are grieving a loss and this gathering is a wonderful opportunity to remember and celebrate our loved ones who are no longer with us. The service includes music, non-denominational prayer, flowers, and the solemn reading of names from our Book of Remembrance. The service will conclude with a tree lighting and reception.

Light Up A Life is a fundraiser for Goshen Community Care and Hospice, a community-based nonprofit. The organization aids Goshen residents so that they can live in dignity, safety and comfort while aging in place in their homes. Our programs include regular outreach to seniors, monthly lunch and social activities, loan closet with medical equipment, support for individuals returning home from the hospital, end of life support, and bereavement services.

We would love to have you join this celebration by submitting names on the enclosed response card and/or joining us in person on December 5.  Please note that we will be gathering at the Congregational Church this year to allow for greater social distancing. We are excited to illuminate the large tree in front of the church.

As always, if you or a neighbor might benefit from the services of Goshen Community Care and Hospice, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you. 

Sincerely,

Suzan Kircher,
Board President

Board of Directors and Staff

Suzan Kircher, PresidentSara Krhla
Lynn Steinmayer, Vice-PresidentJanice LaPlaca
Donna Molon, SecretaryDanielle Mastrocola
Denise Leclair, TreasurerTricia Poirier
Mary Tracy
Michele Better
Chris Cosgrove
Ed KirchnerLaurie Mosley, Office Secretary
Francine KomisarErin Reilly, Coordinator


Thank you to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, Vicariate Outreach Program


For Immediate Release
Suzan Kircher
President
Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc.
860-491-4673 (HOPE)
goshencommunitycare@gmail.com

                                                                                                               

Goshen Community Care and Hospice Receives $650 in Funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

                                                                                                       

Goshen, Conn – October 5, 2021 – On Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc. received a check in the amount of $650 from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program. 

The funding will help Goshen Community Care and Hospice continue its mission of assisting  the residents of Goshen—without charge—by providing services in time of need so that all town residents may live in dignity, safety, and comfort.  Goshen Community Care and Hospice offers community programs, senior socials, support for those returning from a hospital stay, transportation to appointments, medical supply loan closet, access to food pantry, volunteer hospice care, bereavement support, and educational programs focusing on medical and health related issues.

“Goshen Community Care and Hospice is honored to be a recipient of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.  We are constantly looking for ways to reach out to our community and keep residents engaged in new ways,” comments Erin Reilly, Coordinator. “This funding will enable us to enhance our programs, outreach, and social opportunities for our residents.”

For more information about Goshen Community Care and Hospice, visit https://goshencc-h.org/, call 860-491-4673(HOPE) or email us at goshencommunitycare@gmail.com.

About the Archbishop Annual Appeal

Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people – regardless of race, religion, or color — across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses, and in numerous other areas.  It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of Community-based charities throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties. 


Recipient of the American Legion Citizenship Award for 2021

Goshen Community Care and Hospice was the recipient of the American Legion Citizenship Award for 2021. The award was presented at the Memorial Day ceremony on May 30, 2021. The award is given out annually to individuals who have been active in volunteering and helping in the community. This year the American Legion recognized Goshen Community Care and Hospice, as an organization of volunteers, had done a great job helping to serve the community during the Covid 19 pandemic. It is an honor to be the recipient of this award. The Board and volunteers have worked so hard to help our community in so many ways. We delivered meals, checked in on residents, made phone calls, picked up groceries and medications, supplied medical equipment from the loan closet, helped families in need, created busy bags with monthly themes, and did our best to help bring some normalcy to our residents during the pandemic. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and Board members.



LIGHT UP A LIFE – 2020


December 2020– due to CDC restrictions – there was no in-person event.  We had planned on taping the service in mid-December and then posting a link to the video on our website for anyone who wishes to view. Unfortunately we ran into technical issues during taping that prevents us from posting the video. Below are the names that would have been read at the event.





CT foodbank family food box program

The First Congregational Church, 795 Riverside Avenue in Torrington holds a food distribution event on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30am. For more information contact the food bank at 203-469-5000. The full schedule of Mobile Pantry locations and links to more food resources are at www.ctfoodbank.org/gethelp. Please note that the Mobile Pantry schedule is subject to change, so check the website prior to going to the distribution event. There are also other events offered throughout the year that we will post here.