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 by calling, 860-491-4673, email, 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 has been scheduled for Sunday, December 4, 2022
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. 


Suzan Kircher,
Board President

Board of Directors and Staff

Suzan Kircher, PresidentMary Tracy
Tricia Poirier, Vice-PresidentJanice LaPlaca
Sarah Leonard, SecretaryDanielle Mastrocola
Chris Cosgrove, TreasurerTricia Poirier
Darleen WadhamsDonna Molon, Coordinator
Patrick ReillyLaurie Mosley, Office Secretary
Ed Kirchner
Francine Komisar

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

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


Goshen Community Care and Hospice Receives $550 in Funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal


Goshen, Conn – October 18, 2022 – On Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc. received a check in the amount of $550 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, call 860-491-4673(HOPE) or email us at

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. 

Goshen/cornwall bus


The Goshen / Cornwall senior bus will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for all medical appointments. Tuesday for shopping in the Greater Canaan area and Thursday for shopping in Torrington.
Through the generosity of Northwest Connecticut Transit they will be scheduling rides. Service is from 9AM to 3PM and is wheelchair accessible. Please call Geer Dial-a-Ride to schedule the service at least 24 hours in advance. 860-294-7878

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.