Bill Everden has been appointed chair of the Penticton and District Hospice Society.

Bill Everden has been appointed chair of the Penticton and District Hospice Society.

New chair for Penticton and District Hospice Society

Bill Everden has been appointed chair of the Penticton and District Hospice Society.

Bill Everden has been appointed chair of the Penticton and District Hospice Society, the charitable organization that supports Moog and Friends Hospice House in Penticton.

A former board member of the hospice society, Everden is past-president of the former Skaha Rotary Club and a member of Penticton Rotary, a past director of the Penticton Community Resource Society and the Pathways Addiction Resource Society. He also served as a member of the allocations committee for United Way and is past chairman for B.C. Special Olympics and past chairman of the board of Penticton United Church.

“With the support of our donors, volunteers, Care Closet, community and health care partners, the Penticton and District Hospice Society will continue its work of providing quality palliative care services to the terminally ill and their families at Moog and Friends Hospice House,” said Everden.

“We will also be looking at ways to best provide grief counselling in the community.”

The Hospice Society currently provides support for a group of 75 volunteers who work at Hospice House helping staff with a wide variety of services including mealtime help, companionship, reading, massage and music programs for the care and comfort of patients.

Other appointments to the Penticton and District Hospice Society board include vice-chair Lan Thi Bray, treasurer Alana Julie, secretary Sue Kirchmann and board members Karl Crosby, Ann Collins, Barb Hatton, Sharon Lindstrom, Patti Skinner, Donna Ortiz, Dr. Bob Mack and emeritus director Elizabeth Landecker.