City of Kirksville Recognizes National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Written by Corey Stott on November 8, 2022
KIRKSVILLE, Mo.- Mayor Zac Burden issued a proclamation on Monday, November 7, 2022, recognizing National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in the City. Linnette Baker, Director of Hospice of Northeast Missouri, was in attendance to receive the proclamation.
Hospice of Northeast Missouri started in 2000 as a volunteer organization to address the community’s need for end-of-life care in Adair County. The organization has since grown to cover the counties of Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan and Shelby. Hospice of Northeast Missouri serves an average of 200 patients each year.
“I, Zac Burden, Mayor of the City of Kirksville, Missouri, do hereby proclaim November 2022 as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and encourage citizens to increase their understanding and awareness of care at the end of life, discuss their end of life wishes with their families, and observe this month with appropriate activities and programs, ” states the proclamation.