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Samaritan Hospice Joins in Honoring Veterans
Created by hospice on 12/8/2010 4:38:52 PM


In celebration of Veterans Day, a special event held on November 9 honored our country’s treasured veterans living at Lions Gate Continuing Care Retirement Community in Voorhees. The program was sponsored by Samaritan Hospice as well as Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey affiliates Lions Gate and Jewish Family & Children’s Service.

Lt. Col. Al Bancroft USMC (Ret) was on hand to recount his recent trip to Israel, which was sponsored by Jewish War Vets. The day also included Jewish War Vets Honor Guard, patriotic musical offerings and a special pinning ceremony to thank the veterans in attendance for their service.

Samaritan Hospice established a veterans outreach program in 2006 to respond to the unique needs veterans face at the end of life. The program strives to inform veterans of the available services they have earned through their service to and sacrifice for our country. Samaritan deeply believes that those who served our country with honor should receive care with dignity and enjoy the quality of life that they so deserve. For more information, visit

Pictured above: At the Veterans Day ceremony honoring Lions Gate residents are (from left): Lt. Col. Al Bancroft, USMC (Ret.), Director of Military Affairs, Camden County Office of Veteran Affairs; Rebecca Rosenau, LSW, Senior Services Department of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service; Dr. Daniel Mason, WWII Army veteran of the Pacific Theatre (Philippines) and Lions Gate resident; Joanne Rosen, Samaritan Hospice; David Ross, Chief Executive Officer, Lions Gate; and Arthur Seltzer, Past Post Commander of the Jewish War Veterans.