Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Memorial Golf Outing



Danbury, CTOctober 7, 2019

On October 7, 2019, beneath a gray but agreeable sky, Regional Hospice hosted its 9th Annual Golf Classic at the Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury. The full day event honored the life of a Regional Hospice patient—Ridgefield’s Patti Collins Capilli, whose final months were spent in the caring hands of staff and volunteers at the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Regional Hospice’s distinguished in-patient licensed specialty hospital.

Over 120 golfers gathered at Ridgewood along with sponsors, donors, employees and volunteers to celebrate Capilli’s memory. Her husband of 23 years, John, and their children, Cara and John Jr. attended the event as well. In remembrance, a large black and white photograph of a smiling Capilli adorned a bed of chrysanthemums in colors of yellow and copper.

Cynthia Emiry Roy, President and CEO of Regional Hospice spoke to her non-profit’s life-changing services. “It is a great privilege for us to be able to walk patients and families through the sacred transition of death,” said Roy, a visionary whose passion for end of life care manifested the Center in 2015. Today, Roy’s focus is on a pediatric expansion, which will be the first in-patient purpose-built hospice for children in the Northeast, and one of only five in the entire nation.

Regional Hospice board member, Larry Riefberg, spoke movingly about Capilli and her family’s experience at the Center for Comfort Care and Healing.

A notable event, the generosity of sponsors, golfers, donors and dinner attendees helped to secure essential funds to support the $1.6 million that Regional Hospice provides annually in free, unreimbursed patient care and services.

For more information about Regional Hospice’s holistic end of life services or to make a donation to support their mission of approaching death by creating human connection, please visit www. RegionalHospiceCT.org.

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