Hospice of Montezuma received $ 5,000 in grants to improve guest entry to its facility located at 512 N. Broadway in Cortez.
The grants were awarded by Aramark concessionaire of Mesa Verde National Park and the Alliance for Families and Communities. Carpet House, of Cortez, also donated Paneling.
Volunteer workers arrived last week to redesign the entrance, which will provide a more comfortable and convenient experience for hospice patients and their families, said Carol Baumgartner, executive director of Hospice of Montezuma.
“It will be more welcoming,” she said. “We are delighted with the generous contribution. “
The donation and volunteer work were provided as part of the Aramark Building Communities program, said Scott Bauman, executive chef and team leader for ABC Day 2021.
“The goal of the program is to encourage community participation in the area as the company operates,” he said.
Hospice of Montezuma provides end-of-life care, caregiver support and bereavement services for Montezuma, Dolores and San Miguel counties and the Ute Mountain Ute tribe.
A staff of 23 serves 120 patients per year and also provides bereavement support to families and friends, Baumgartner said.