Clinton City Council approved several proclamations at their Monday night meeting. They proclaimed November as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Diabetes Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Saturday, November 28th as Small Business Saturday in the city of Clinton.
Council also named November as Hospice of Laurens County month. Hospice officials Linda Gault and Jay Wilson were on hand and received a framed copy of the city resolution unanimously approved by council from Mayor Bob McLean.
Mayor McLean praised the work of Hospice of Laurens County and the invaluable service provided to Laurens County families by their staff and volunteers.
Hospice of Laurens County was established in May of 1987 by a group of Laurens County residents who recognized a need for a Hospice owned by and serving local people. They formed Hospice of Laurens County as a not for profit organization which would care for all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Laurens County’s own hospice has served thousands of patients and their families since its beginning.
In 2008 they opened the Hospice House located on Springdale Avenue in Clinton. The Hospice House provides in patient facilities providing hospice care as a home away from home.