Retired flight attendants deliver furry friends for Hope Hospice patients

Organization of former Pan Am workers provides 'touch of comfort' for those under hospice care

Members of the Oakland chapter of Pan Am World Wings International donated bags filled with new stuffed bears and other cuddly animals this week to those in care of Dublin-based Hope Hospice volunteers.

Jane Euler, president of the Oakland chapter, said the organization of former and retired Pan Am flight attendants has been buying bears for Hope Hospice patients for more than a decade.

"They provide a touch of comfort for Hope Hospice patients," she said.

Hope Hospice staff members distribute the fluffy animals to patients who are in need of a little extra "tender loving care," she said.

Hope Hospice, located at 6377 Clark Ave. in Dublin, provides personalized end-of-life care to families in the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities.

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Posted by Bunny
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 24, 2015 at 2:56 pm

The headline led me to think that the retired flight attendants were delivering live pets somewhere. But delivering stuffed animals is a lovely, feel-good thing to do.

The Tri-Valley has quite a few pet rescue groups that need help. The smaller they are, the more they need help usually.

Hope Hospice is mainly staffed by women, in all capacities. A little sad to see a man at the helm now. It's like, woman are good for the grunt work but not to lead. But it's so not true.

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