Oct 27, 2022 Press Releases
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution (SBSI) has recently completed a capital campaign, in partnership with Paquin & Carroll Insurance (P&C), for $150,000 supporting Hospice of Southern Maine’s (HSM) Scarborough Campus and care teams.
The new facility functions as a home base for HSM’s home care clinical teams that care for approximately 200 hospice patients every day across 68 towns and islands in southern and western Maine. The nonprofit admits patients at their care facility, at the 18-bed in patient Gosnell Memorial Hospice House and visits patients at their home.
“This new Scarborough Hospice Center will give aging and terminally-ill Mainers additional home-based healthcare options,” said Josh Fearon, President of Paquin & Carroll Insurance. “We believe in the importance of Hospice of Southern Maine’s mission and necessity to expand their extraordinary care to Mainers who seek compassion and comfort through the end of life.”
While SBSI and P&C support has come to a close for this campaign, the Don Campbell Band will host a benefit concert at 2PM on December 18th at Scarborough High School, and all funds raised will be donated to HSM.
“My mom received care from Gosnell and Southern Maine Hospice at a critical point when my siblings and I could no longer provide the comfort and clinical treatment she needed,” said Don Campbell “I personally felt in my heart, perhaps these are the angels at the gates of heaven, right here, right now. They touched our lives in an unforgettable way. I’ve also learned what the power of music can do, to help to connect us all. This holiday season, I welcome everyone to join us for some music, to sing along and feel the joy a community can feel, all while saying ‘Thank you’ to our Hospice caregivers.”
To donate to the concert: https://gofund.me/a22426bd
For more information about Hospice of Southern Maine or to donate visit: hospiceofsouthernmaine.org
About Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
Founded in 1827, Saco & Biddeford Savings is Maine’s oldest bank. For 195 years, SBSI has continued to meet the ever-changing needs of the customers and communities it serves. Fulfilling its commitment to mutuality, SBSI has contributed more than $4.7 million to area organizations over the last 10 years. For more information, visit www.sbsavings.bank, Instagram at @SBSavings, Facebook at @sacobiddefordsavings, or visit one of their locations in Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland or Westbrook. Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
About Paquin & Carroll Insurance
Founded in 1928, Paquin & Carroll Insurance provides personal, business and financial insurance programs and advice, as well as providing employee benefits throughout Northern New England. The firm maintains the highest standard of service and is proud of its long-standing client relationships built on mutual responsibility and trust. Locally owned, with access to the finest national and regional insurance carriers and providers, Paquin & Carroll ensures customers have competitive products and pricing to fit clients’ budgets. For more information and locations, visit www.insurancepc.com.
About Hospice of Southern Maine
Hospice of Southern Maine is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide compassion, care, and comfort through end of life. Formed through a collaborative effort among York and Cumberland County leaders and health care providers, Hospice of Southern Maine (HSM) organized in 2001 and began providing direct patient services in 2004. Today, HSM cares for more than 1,600 patients annually, at the patient's home, current care facility, and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, an 18-bed inpatient facility in Scarborough. HSM admits patients with a variety of diagnoses, including Alzheimer's; heart, lung, and kidney diseases; stroke; Lou Gehrig's disease; and cancer. Care is patient-centered with family support and provided by a comprehensive interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, aides, chaplains, grief counselors, and volunteers. Hospice of Southern Maine is a non-profit 501(c)3, Medicare certified state licensed agency, and the largest independent provider of hospice services in Southern Maine. To learn more, visit www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.