Norway, ME – Norway Savings Bank is proud to announce a $150,000 donation to Hospice of Southern Maine, which will be used to build its new Home Hospice Center in Scarborough. The Center will be the central hub for supporting, mobilizing and dispatching clinical teams that currently care for hundreds of hospice patients every day. Hospice of Southern Maine officially broke ground on the new building on June 13.
With national research showing that most people (80%) wish to die at home, the need for more hospice care is increasing. Hospice empowers people to have more time with family and friends, free of pain, to accomplish milestones that are part of life’s journey.
“I was pleased to learn that much of Hospice of Southern Maine’s service area overlaps our branch footprint. They help families in York and Cumberland counties, and parts of Oxford, Androscoggin, and Sagadahoc counties as well,” said Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “In addition, they help anyone seeking their care, regardless of income or insurance coverage, while helping families say good bye to their loved ones with dignity and grace. This organization makes a truly positive impact all over Maine.”
“We depend on corporate partners like Norway Savings Bank, to help us fulfill our mission,” said Daryl Cady, CEO of Hospice of Southern Maine. “The new Home Hospice Center will be incredible. It is truly needed in order for us to care for the growing number of people in southern Maine wanting and needing hospice, and will give the community better access to hospice, grief support, and end-of-life education.”
The donation is being paid in three annual $50,000 installments.
About Norway Savings Bank
Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of March 31, 2019, Norway Savings Bank had $1.208 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2019, Norway was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 29 continuous years. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.