ROCHELLE — Several local officials in Rochelle attended an open house at Unity Hospice April 18.
The hospice agency held the event and ribbon cutting ceremony to showcase their newest facility on Caron Road. Food, refreshments, giveaways, and music were provided in the community room.
Mayor Chet Olson welcomed the guests and thanked Unity Hospice for their reinvestment into the community. The agency serves many counties in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.
“I would like to thank Unity Hospice. The finished product is beautiful…thank you to all involved and the contractors for a job well done,” Olson said. “The services Unity provides are welcoming and comforting. We wish them continued success.”
Michael Klein, Unity Hospice owner, said before the renovations began in their then-newly purchased building, he pictured what the finished product would be.
“I tried to envision what it would look like,” Klein said. “It is beautiful. And the feedback I am getting, everyone is happy. Our employees are happy and that is important.”
Carla Humphreys, Unity Hospice Corporate Nurse, spoke about the versatility of the community room.
“We are thrilled to be able to utilize the space here, for things such as CPR classes, memorial services…we will be putting educational sessions together,” Humphreys said. “All of this helps build relations, which makes hospice care better.”