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1/17/2019 At this point, PA WIC (Women, Infants and Children) continues to operate as usual during the federal government shut down.

1/8/2018 When a child loses a loved one to death, life is filled with gaps emotionally, mentally and physically. Home Nursing Agency Healing Patch sewing volunteers give their time and talents to bridge that physical gap and give children a tangible connection through memory bears and pillows from items belonging to the loved one. 

11/16/2018 Of the 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV/AIDS, one in seven individuals does not know he/she is infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As World AIDS Day is observed on Dec. 1, it serves as a reminder for individuals to undergo HIV testing. The CDC advises that all people from ages 13-64 should be tested for HIV/AIDS once in their lifetime.


During the holiday season, many times our thoughts turn to those we love – our family and friends who celebrate the joy of the season with us and those who are no longer here but whose memory burns brightly in our hearts.

11/1/2018 One out of seven children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 20, according to the National Alliance of Grieving Children. Join Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch in showing support of these often “forgotten mourners” on Children’s Grief Awareness Day, observed Nov. 15. 

9/24/2018 Family Hospice and Palliative Care is offering “Navigating Loss,” a fun and inspiring workshop for women who have lost their spouse on Friday, October 12 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Wingate by Wyndham Conference Room, located at 909 Chestnut Ave., Altoona.

6/27/2018 The 5th Annual Life O’Riley Memorial Ride is scheduled for Sat., July 21 to benefit Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch: A Program for Loss and Hope for Grieving Children and Their Families. Hosted by 4D’s Lounge in Altoona, the ride begins with registration at 10:30 a.m. and kickstands up at noon. Doors open at 4 p.m. for those not participating in the ride.

6/25/2018 The planning team for Patched Together: A Day of Music recently presented a check for $18,134 raised to benefit the Home Nursing Agency Healing Patch: A Program for Loss and Hope for Grieving Children and Their Families. The Sixth Annual Patched Together concert was held in November 2017 with live music from a variety of local performers, Chinese auction, and children’s activities.

6/15/2018 Join us as we dance thru the decades with America’s most popular music from the 1960s to now! Before the Decades Club dance party gets started, the 200 Club Reverse Raffle Drawing will give ticketholders a chance to win cash prizes. The real winners of the evening are the children and families supported through the Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program!