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by Bernabe.murguia


July 10, 2023 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Last Friday, the Foundation of Community Hospice & Palliative Care hosted a dedication ceremony in honor of Margo Hay, an 18-year volunteer, and ambassador for Community Hospice & Palliative Care, who was recognized in 2021 for her nomination of Woman of the Year at the 2021 Golden Years Gala in Clay County.

Margo Hay with her husband, Richard Hay

Margo’s husband, Richard Hay, chose to honor Margo’s memory by purchasing a garden bench that was placed in the garden at the Community Hospice & Palliative Care Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring. Community Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteer and Foundation teams joined the Hay family and their friends in commemorating the new bench in memory of Margo.

Margo Hay Memorial at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring

“Margo would love the idea of a memorial bench because as she often offered others an environment of caring, love, and peacefulness in her own presence, this bench in the gardens at the Hadlow Center will provide others with a place to sit in the peacefulness of the garden and can connect with their own thoughts,” said Richard. “This is a perfect extension of who Margo was and the thought of this bench providing a place for others when they need a moment of quiet reflection, makes us very happy as a family.”

Margo believed in the caring mission of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, which is why she gave so many years as a volunteer, ambassador, and avid supporter of the Pet Peace of Mind program, including adopting a pet.

For more information on Memorial Giving at Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit


About Community Hospice & Palliative Care

Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 44-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, inlong-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit


About Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation

The Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing philanthropy to enable Community Hospice & Palliative Care to fulfill its mission of being the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in the communities we serve. Funds raised by the Foundation through memorial giving, planned and major gifts, and events support unfunded patient care services and community benefit programs for those facing advanced illness and grief. To learn more about how you can support the Foundation visit