Lakewood-Busti Police Benevolent Association Supports Star Hospice House
CHPC and LBPBA in front of The Star Hospice House
Left to right: Jarrett Reed, Detective; Nino Calimeri, PBA President; and Shauna Anderson, CHPC President & CEO

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is pleased to announce the recent $2,500 contribution from the Lakewood-Busti Police Benevolent Association to it’s Our House Campaign to build a hospice residence in Chautauqua County. This donation was made possible through donations made to the PBA and a recent raffle ticket contest.

The hospice residence, which will be located adjacent to the CHPC administrative offices on Fairmount Ave. in Lakewood, is expected to be operational in 2021. Each year it will provide over 200 individuals who lack a caregiver, have complex medical conditions or can’t remain at home with a peaceful, dignified resting place in their final days.

“We are happy we could donate to such a great cause like hospice,” said Antonino Calimeri, PBA President. “The Lakewood-Busti PBA did a great job in our ticket sales which made this donation possible. To all those who bought raffle tickets you are as much to thank for this donation as we are. We look forward to continuing to support hospice in the future, along with others in our community.”

“Our thanks go out to our friends at the Lakewood-Busti Police Department for their support of The Star Hospice House,” said Shauna Anderson, President & CEO of CHPC. “The support that our community continues to provide for the project is extremely gratifying and vital to making the project a success.”

The Our House Campaign has raised $2.3 million since it began in 2019. The campaign is being guided by Bert & Mary Rappole, campaign co-chairs who have played key roles in the founding and growth of CHPC.

The mission of the Lakewood-Busti Police Benevolent Association is to support community organizations and its members beyond what is possible through the work and budget of the police department.

The hospice residence will be named The Star Hospice House in honor of the generosity of Stanley and Elizabeth Star, long-time residents of Chautauqua County. 

The mission of CHPC is to provide comprehensive palliative/end-of-life care and education. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. To donate to the Our House Campaign click HERE.

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