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Volunteer Training


When: 9 a.m.-4 pm., Tuesday, April 10

Where: Rock River Hospice & Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL


Become a Hospice Volunteer. There’s no time like the present to add life to each day of a hospice patient. Volunteers provide companionship and support to the terminally ill and their loved ones. They fill a unique role in providing comfort and support to patients and families with giving of their time, energy and compassion. Rock River Hospice & Home has a need for volunteers to work with patients and families. Training will be provided and is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 10. Online training is also available. To make a difference in someone’s life, call Alisa at 815-625-3858.

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Bouquets of Hope Fundraiser When: 5-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 25 Where: Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, IL The three ELCA congregations of Sterling and Rock Falls, St. Paul, Immanuel, and St. John’s, are partnering on a mission by organizing a fundraiser for Rock River Hospice & Home called Bouquets of Hope. The fundraiser will be held from 5 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Latin American Social Club, 2708 West Fourth Street, Sterling in gratitude and support of the new Hospice Home in Sterling. A three-meat buffet will be available from 5 – 7 p.m. for a free-will donation. Menu includes hot beef, Hawaiian ham, and chicken sandwiches, German and American potato salad, macaroni salad, vegetable tray, relish tray, baked beans, salads, and pudding cups. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a dessert auction twice during the evening at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.. Following each dessert auction and 50/50 raffle there will be a live auction of large and unique items such as Smart TV, chest freezer, handmade quilt, and Yeti cooler. In addition, there will be a silent auction available from 5 – 8:30 p.m. of a variety of baskets, which contain services, gift cards, and items. Entertainment from a variety of musical groups until 9:00 p.m. will complete the activities of the event - all to generate funds for the purchase of recliners for patient rooms at the new Hospice Home. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. If any business would like to offer to donate an item to help to raise $16,000 for this purchase of recliners, please contact any of the three churches prior to April 14th. If a cash donation is preferred, send checks written to St. John’s Lutheran Church at 703 Third Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081 who is serving as fiscal agent (under tax ID 36-2279663) so your business may be recognized in the program for the evening.

(left to right) Emily Taylor, Executive Director of Rock River Hospice and Home, is demonstrating the recliners for patient and family members in patient rooms to representatives of Tri Church, the three ELCA congregations in Sterling and Rock Falls: Pam Machan of St. Paul, Lois Anderson–Rowzee of St. John’s, and Deb Keaschall of Immanuel. TriChurch is sponsoring a fundraiser Bouquets of Hope to purchase the recliners for patient rooms at the new Hospice Home.

16th RRHH Memorial Golf Outing


When: Friday, June 22, 2018

Where: Deer Valley Golf Club, Route 40, Deer Grove, IL


Rock River Hospice & Home 16th Annual Memorial Golf Outing, benefiting compassionate, quality hospice care for the terminally ill and honoring the memory of our loved ones. The golf outing will be June 22, at Deer Valley Golf Club, Deer Grove, IL. Golfers can enjoy the day and support RRHH for only $75 per/golfer, includes, gollf, cart, lunch and dinner. Registration and lunch begin at Noon, with tee-off at 1 p.m. Sponsorship packages available. For more information, call 815-625-3858 or email

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T*I*M*E (Together in Memories) Grief Support Group


When: Noon - 1:30 p.m., second Monday of every month

Where: Rock River Hospice & Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL


Have you or anyone you know suffered the loss of a loved one? Are you grieving that loss, and feeling like you don’t know how to cope? If you would like to understand your thoughts and feelings during this difficult time, join T*I*M*E, a grief support group hosted by Rock River Hospice & Home. For more information about the group, call Cynthia at 815-625-3858.


(815) 625-3858
Fax (815) 625-6152
2706 Avenue E
Sterling, IL 61081

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