Starry Night Success!

April 10th, 2015

The long awaited spring was welcomed at the Hospice Starry Night Gala at Anthony’s Pier 9 on March 28, 2015.

The stars twinkled above the 340 guests who were there to honor Glen and Sherri Heller and the law firm of Drake Loeb PLLC for their years of dedication to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.   The words of honoree Glen Heller were poignant as he expressed his feelings about the work and devotion of hospice staff and volunteers, and how the recent loss of his mother made him even more grateful for the caring, comfort and compassion that hospice care provides to those patients and families dealing with end of life issues.

The Gala Committee, Co-Chaired by Rachelle Klugman and Helen Richards, along with Special Events Director Gloria Alisandrella, did an amazing job of providing a wonderful evening for all to enjoy. The highly anticipated annual gala and biggest fundraiser of the year for Hospice netted more than $107,000 for the organization.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors; we are grateful to all of them.  This was a memorable evening among some of the brightest stars!

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Drake Loeb PLLC and Glen & Sherri Heller to be honored at the “Starry Night” Gala

January 13th, 2015

HOSPICE of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. is proud to announce that Drake Loeb PLLC, and Glen L. Heller, Esq. & Sherri Heller will be honored at its Starry Night Gala scheduled for 6:00 pm Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor.

The law offices of Drake Loeb PLLC, and Mr. and Mrs. Heller, have provided many years of support to the organization, along with their unwavering dedication to the services of Hospice, and this will be highlighted at the event.

Tickets to the event are $180 and a table of ten will be discounted to $1,700.  This elegant, black-tie preferred evening will include a silent auction and raffle and new entertainment this year is Epic Soul.  Invitations will be mailed in early February however, you may click here for an electronic version of it and the reservation card GalaInvite&RSVP.Gala2015. Rachelle Klugman and Helen Richards will serve as Committee Co-Chairs.

Sponsorship opportunities can be viewed here SponsorshipOpportunitiesFINAL.Gala2015 and the deadline is March 2, 2015.  To register, or for any additional information, please contact Gloria Alisandrella, Director of Special Events, at (845) 561-5362 ext. 366 or  We look forward to seeing you soon!

All contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law.  The non-deductible portion of each gala registration fee is $119.  Please consult your tax advisor for further information.





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* Bonura Hospitality Group

* Bruderhof Communities

* Hospice Auxiliary of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc.

* M & T Bank

* Mrs. Susan Najork

* Steve and Barbara Naru & Family

* Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

* Orange County Trust Co.

* St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital




Holiday Tree of Life Success

January 13th, 2015

Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. wishes to thank everyone who participated in the Holiday Tree of Life.  Because of YOU, Hospice raised more than ever this season, netting the organization $48,000!  A special thank you goes to all of our locations, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who took time out of their busy holiday plans to assist Hospice for this special event.  This could not be done without the support of you all!

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HOSPICE “Tree of Life”

October 6th, 2014

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Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. will celebrate another season with its Tree of Life Events. Tree lighting ceremonies are scheduled for:

ADAMS FAIRACRE FARMS, Newburgh NY – Tuesdsay, December 2, 6:30 pm.  The evening will feature After Hours Quartet, Members of the Evergreen Chorus of Sweet Adelines International; and

GALLERIA MALL AT CRYSTAL RUN, Middletown, NY – Friday, December 5, 6:00 pm.  The evening will feature The SUNY Orange Choir and The Madrigal Singers, directed by Christa Damaris.

To purchase an ornament and make a donation to the Hospice Tree of Life, please call Gloria Alisandrella at (845) 561-5362 ext. 366, or click here to download the form: Holiday Tree of Life Form

Hospice is proud to announce and thank our EVENT SPONSOR:

In Honor of the Klapper and Goodman Families


Barton-Birks Chevrolet Cadillac

Chester Printing

Crystal Run Healthcare, LLP

Mr. Willy’s

Orange and Rockland Utilities



Adams Fairacre Farms

Galleria Mall at Crystal Run

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Peck’s Markets (Callicoon, Edlred, Livingston Manor, and Jeffersonville)

Hospice is grateful for your support and that of our donors.  For more information about the Tree of Life, please contact Gloria Alisandrella at (845) 561-5362 ext. 366.

Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. helps you continue to honor those in our lives and celebrate the memory of our loved ones every year with this well-anticipated annual event.



What a Day for Golf!

August 13th, 2014

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The Hospice Eighth Annual Golf Classic was held on Monday, August 11, 2014 for the first time this year at West Hills Country Club, Middletown.  The day was perfect and a huge success with 115 golfers on the greens playing to benefit Hospice.  The classic set a golf record for Hospice netting more than $77,000 for the organization.  Thank you to all of our golfers, sponsor, donors, supporters, and volunteers who make this event more successful each year.  Special thanks to Ulster Insurance Services for the donation of four Yankee tickets and to Upstate Limousine for the donation of a six-hour car service to go with it.  We look forward to seeing you all again next year.  Thank YOU for being a part of this wonderful event.

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Receives $2500 donation from Jeff Bank

July 17th, 2014

Jeffersonville, NY (July 3, 2014) Jeff Bank presented Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. with a $2,500 sponsorship check for the Hospice Forestburgh 5K fundraiser.

The annual Hospice Forestburgh 5K starts at the intersection of Lake Joseph and Adam Roads in Forestburgh, NY, on Saturday, August 9, at 8:30 am.  Registration forms and information are available at

“Jeff Bank is a long time advocate of Hospice,” said Jeff Bank’s CEO Wayne Zanetti.  “Their work is extremely important to the families in our communities.  We’re proud to do our part to support this magnanimous organization.”

Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. provides support and care for persons in the final stages of incurable disease so that they might live as fully and comfortable as possible.  The Hospice care team consists of a physician, registered nurse, home health aide, spiritual advisor, social worker and multiple volunteers.  In addition, Hospice offers bereavement and grief counseling.  For more information visit:

Jeff Bank is an independently owned community bank with branches in Bloomingburg, Callicoon, Eldred, Jeffersonville, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Loch Sheldrake, Monticello, Narrowsburg, Wal-Mart, White Lake and Wurtsboro.  Jeff Bank – Celebrating Over 100 Years of Community Banking! Find out more at

Photo Caption Jeff Bank employees presented Anthony T. Kane, chairman of Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, with a $2500 sponsorship check for the Hospice Forestburgh 5K fundraiser.  Pictured front row, left to right: Christine Olsen, accounting specialist, Anthony Kane, Abigail Opper, auditor and Claire Taggart, human resources manager; Back row: Wayne Zanetti, CEO, Renee Kortright, accounting specialist, John Russell, CFO, Jill Atkins, accounting specialist and Virginia Sanborn, controller.


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Hospice Eighth Annual Golf Classic

May 13th, 2014

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HOSPICE of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. is looking forward to its Eighth Annual Golf Classic taking place this year at West Hills Country Club, Middletown, NY on Monday, August 11, 2014.  The price of play is $200 per golfer and a foursome for $800.  This includes greens fees and meals for the day.

Our annual golf classic fills up quickly each year and golfers are encouraged to register early! Registration 10:30 am, BBQ Lunch 11:00 am, Shotgun Start 12:30 pm, Cocktail Hour 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Awards Presentation and Raffle Drawing is at 7:00 pm.

Sponsorship deadline is July 11, 2014.  Please click here for available opportunities SponsorshipOpportunities.FINAL.Golf2014

Contact Gloria Alisandrella, Director of Special Events at (845) 561-5362 ext. 366 to sponsor the classic or register to play.

Green Jacket Sponsors:

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Shotgun Start Sponsors:

Bonura Hospitality Group

Dana Distributors, Inc.

Mobile Life Support Services

Unidine Corporation

“Bees and Blossoms” Honored Dr. John and Marilyn D’Ambrosio

April 3rd, 2014

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The long awaited season of spring was welcomed at our Bees and Blossoms Spring Gala at Anthony’s Pier 9 on March 29, 2014.  The event welcomed guests who came to honor Dr. John and Marilyn D’Ambrosio for their years of dedication and to celebrate the care, comfort and compassion that Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. provides to our communities. 

The gala committee, chaired by Helen Richards and Rachelle Klugman did a great job, along with Gloria Alisandrella, Special Events Director to let all know that spring was indeed in the air with honey jars, flowers and bees that graced the lovely spring like table settings. The highly anticipated annual gala netted more than $107,000 for the organization.

Thank You Sponsors


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- Aliton’s Pharmacy

- Bruderhof Communities

- Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. Auxiliary

- M & T Bank

- Mrs. Susan Najork

- Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Naru and Family

- Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.

- TD Bank

- Walden Savings Bank









Consider the Conversation

November 11th, 2013

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In Recognition of November as Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Month, the award winning film “Consider the Conversation, a documentary on a taboo subject” produced by Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal, is debuting in the Hudson Valley on Monday,  November 18, 2013 at The Downing Film Center in Newburgh. Two Showings: 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm w/Q & A panel to follow.  The screening is free and open to the public.

This one hour film is a theatrical film presentation to help start a community conversation about important End of Life decisions and issues.  Sponsored by Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties and the Downing Film Center, it is a tough subject that needs to be addressed about how you want to live your life.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Janice Valentino, Director of Marketing and Development at 845-561-6143
ex. 324 or email to reserve your seat. Seating is limited.