• Queen Carey’s Life Celebration

HCC Volunteers Recognized

Hospice Chautauqua County (HCC) recently thanked its hard working volunteers with an evening of good food, fun and camaraderie at Moon Brook Country Club. Volunteers play a vital role in many aspects of daily care and operations at HCC. They assist patients and families with errands, tasks around the house, pet care, bedside companionship, as […]


Moving On: Heavy Hearts of HCC Staff

HCC employees all encounter one particular comment when they tell someone they work for Hospice: “How do you do it? I could never deal with so much loss.” We all know the pain of losing a loved one. Now imagine being a social worker, nurse or chaplain immersed in the struggles of 25 families simultaneously! […]

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Palliative Care: The Art of Listening

People often call us looking for help in caring for a loved one afflicted with a serious illness. The conversation often begins with, “My loved one is very sick but not ready for hospice.” Until recently, the only help we could offer was to lend a sympathetic ear and provide some guidance as to available […]


What’s on Your Bucket List?

Hospice patient Paul Szach wanted to go to a Sabres game. So Rachel Smith, MSW and Hospice Social Worker, made it happen. Rachel found two tickets so that Paul and his son, Aaron, could go to the St. Louis Blues game on February 5th. With a little help from the Sabres organization, two more tickets […]


Bowlers Support HCC… Again!

For the 10th year in a row our friends at the Lake Chautauqua Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars had provided generous support to Hospice Chautauqua County. This year’s Don’t Know Your Partner Bowling Tournament raised $5,300. The ten-year total of their support for Hospice now stands at $41,100. Thank you to all the hard working […]


Quilt Donations

The Chautauqua Region Quilt Guild made a generous donation of ten hand-made quilts for Hospice Patients. The Chautauqua Region Quilt Guild, Inc is a group of 120 quilters who meet monthly at the Busti Fire Hall to share an interest in quilting, learn from each other, form friendships, and to give back to the community […]


My Fight With The Fear Of The Unknown

Hello. My name is Rayele, but most people call me Ray, and I am about to tell you a story recapping the last year of my life. It could be a very long tale, but I will attempt to keep it as concise as possible. It was Saint Patrick’s Day 2013. It was a Sunday. […]

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Hospice Chautauqua County
20 West Fairmount Avenue
Lakewood, NY 14750

Lakewood: 716-338-0033
Mayville: 716-753-5383
Fredonia: 716-672-6944