LAKEWOOD – A local bank has donated $50,000 to help fund a hospice house in Chautauqua County.
KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, made the donation to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care.
The hospice residence is expected to provide over 200 people who lack a caregiver, have complex medical conditions or can’t remain at home find a suitable resting place in their final days.
“The Star Hospice House will have a significant impact on the Chautauqua region by helping to improve care for those with terminal illnesses and experiencing the process of grief,” said Elizabeth Gurney, Executive Director of the KeyBank and First Niagara Foundations in a statement. “The compassionate care offered by Hospice fills a critical need for patients with serious illnesses by providing the guidance, dignity and emotional support those patients and their families need.”
The Our House Campaign has raised $2.3 million so far. Due to pandemic-related cost increases associated with the construction, the campaign is now extended through the summer.
The house is currently under construction and is expected to be complete this year.