Congratulations to Oakey’s Hospice Caregivers Award recipient for March 2018, Pamela Hinkle of Gentle Shepherd Hospice.
Following is the letter sent to us nominating Pamela for this award:
If I were to need hospice care, I would want no other than Pam Hinkle. She is selfless, caring and kind. I have known her through my profession as a tax preparer.
She was divorced and left to fend for herself after many years of marriage. She received zero monetary assistance from her ex-husband but managed to support herself with nothing but a high school education. After maybe 8-9 years of independence, she received a call from her ex-spouse. He was terminally ill and asked for her to care for him. After much thought and prayer, she decided to do this.
She is an amazing and unique person. I hope you get to meet her.
Local Support Groups
There are many organizations across the Roanoke Valley who provide grief counseling and support groups. These organizations offer help to people who have experienced loss through death.more