Hope Hospice announced that a new memorial garden has opened at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, thanks to the generosity of E.J. Jaxtimer Builders, Inc. and the Jaxtimer family. The McCarthy Care Center is the area’s only specially licensed, hospice inpatient center.
More than 65 donors, volunteers, family members and staff celebrated the dedication of the new memorial garden gracing the McCarthy Care Center. The new memorial garden winds around the back of the building creating a special and peaceful place for patients and families. Each patient room looks out to some portion of the garden. To honor the Jaxtimer’s family, the garden is inscribed with a saying chosen by the family, “Always remember the beauty of the garden, for there is peace.”
In addition to thanking E.J. and Terry Jaxtimer, their sons, Jonathan, Jamie and Sam, and their staff, Hope Hospice also recognized the following who helped to make the garden possible: Bob Bortolotti of Bortolotti Builders, Dan Helman of Cape Coastal Nursery, Sam Lorusso of Cape Cod Aggregates, Pat Gregory of Cape Resources, Lou McKnight of Drywall Masonry Supply, The Eastman Family, Robert Epstein, Chris Joyce of Joyce Landscaping, and the Town of Sandwich.
“The beautiful gardens and walkway will bring much comfort and solace to our patients and families at the McCarthy Care Center,” said Diana Franchitto, president & CEO of HopeHealth. “It is here that patients and families can be together in a quiet and peaceful environment when time truly matters the most.”