On Friday, November 16th, the Hospice of the Fisher Home will be holding a Gala Auction at the Smith College conference center from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM.

There will be over 50 wonderful items to bid on, including week-end getaways to Asheville, NC, or Provincetown, MA, jewelry, paintings and prints, a queen-sized Romney wool blanket made in PEI, many generous gift certificates for restaurants, movie theaters and several other area establishments, gift baskets and much, much more!

Proceeds from the auction will be used to help subsidize all or some of the cost of care for patients that are unable to pay and other Fisher Home programs.

If you are interested in learning more or to purchase tickets send an email to Melissa Newell at the Fisher Home at MNewell@fisherhome.org.

AUGUST 29, 2018
Hello all!

We will be accepting donations at our new location, 6 University Drive, Monday, August 26th, through Friday,  August 31st, from 10-2!   Our new signs have been installed, pictured below, so it will be much easier to find us.

Donations will be accepted on the "Hospice Shop Donation Drop Off" side, while the front entrance to the store will be under the "Hospice Shop of the Fisher Home" sign.  Any questions, please give us a call, our number is the same, 413-549-8800.  

We reopen for business on Tuesday, September 4th at 10:00 am!  The Shop is brand new and completely restocked for fall, we can't wait to share it with all of you.

Hope to see you then!

Thank you and see you around the Shop!

Ali & the rest of the crew!
Hospice Shop of the Fisher Home
6 University Drive
Amherst, MA 01002

Hours: Monday...10:00-6:00
Tuesday through Saturday...10:00-4:00
Donations accepted: Monday-Saturday…10:00-3:00




AUGUST 11, 2018

Join us for Friends, Food, and Golf
Course for a Cause!
Hospice of the Fisher Home's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament!
August 11th at Amherst Golf Club!
Putting Contest @ 1pm
9-hole Scramble ~ Shotgun start @ 2pm
Get Golfing!
Sign up Today!
Register individually or as a team. Up to four players per team @ $75/ticket. Includes meal and green fees.
Sponsor a Tee!
Want to advertise for your business and support a great cause?! Make a general donation or sponsor one of our Tees. Some suggested Tee Sponsor amounts range from $1000 for a full tee sponsor to $500 for a shared tee sponsor.
Sometimes, it's all about the food!
If you would like to attend the event and support the Fisher Home but do not wish to golf, we are offering Meal Tickets for $25.00/person. Take part in the fun and participate in our raffles for a chance to win prizes!
Donations don't end with money
We are accepting donations in the form of water bottles, prizes for raffles, fillers for grab bags, and anything else you can think of! Advertise for your company and support a great cause!
Contact Donna Pridgen at (413) 549-0115 or forefisherhome@gmail.com
Thank you for your support and donations!
All sponsors will be thanked publicly in a month long ad at the Amherst Cinema




2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
August 11th @ Amherst Golf Club


We are a non-profit organization aiding patients and families through their end of life journey.  The success of the Fisher Home is dependent on the generosity and support of our community.
We are inviting you to join us for a 9-hole scramble tournament this August 11, 2018.  Tickets will be $75.00, which includes the green fee, prizes and dinner.  If you would like to come support us but are not interested in golfing, there is a dinner only option for $25.00.

For Registration and Donation Contact:
Donna Pridgen at 413-549-0115 or email at forefisherhome@gmail.com
Please join us!



April 8, 2018

The Eventide Singers come to the Fisher Home about once a month and we have had some beautiful and moving sessions with them.  Here is story they recounted of a recent visit to the Fisher Home.

Each month we visit the Fisher Home in Amherst, where all the patients are on hospice.  The experience is always very profound. 
Recently, when we were there, we sang for a woman and her son.  She hadn’t spoken since she arrived there, or if she did, only a word here and there.  We started singing and she gazed from singer to singer, locking her eyes with each one of us for a very long time (that happens a lot).  She looked almost amazed at our presence.
We finished up and moved to other rooms.  Her son was leaving, and walked up to one of us and asked if we would go back to sing his mother to sleep.  We went back in and same thing…head moving side to side, locking eyes with all 7 singers.
We left quietly and convened in the corridor.  Just then a nurse came out of her room and walked over to us, with tears in her eyes. Apparently as she was helping her, the patient looked up and said ‘are the voices still here?’
It was the longest sentence she had uttered since her arrival.



March 21, 2018

Congratulations from Florence Bank on receiving a grant in the 2018 Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program!  We certainly appreciate the work it took for your non-profit to receive 113 votes in 2017.  


December 2, 2017

2017 Fall Soiree and Auction
The November 16th, 2017, Soiree and auction was a major success!! The event’s funds which will be added to our Subsidy Fund that exists to help offset room and board charges at the Fisher Home residence for patients who cannot afford to pay.

Heartfelt thanks to the 14 sponsors, all the individuals and area businesses who either made financial contributions or donated items for the auction, and the many who purchased tickets for the event.

Special thanks to our Volunteer Coordinator, Theresa Ahrens, who worked to organize and manage the hundreds of details that were involved in planning for this event.

The Soiree Team were in high gear the week before the event and on hand at the Soiree to hand out tickets and bid numbers, sell raffle tickets and collect payment from the successful bidders.

This was an extraordinary undertaking! Kudos and bravo to the many others who together helped prepare for and execute the most successful fundraiser the Fisher Home has ever had.




Friday, September 1, 2017



Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Last week, Congressman Jim McGovern met with Hospice of the Fisher Home residents and staff as well as UMass Amherst School of Nursing students and faculty; he was invited by Maureen Groden, RN, MS, CHPN, Clinical Professor at UMass. We highlighted our partnership with UMass and thanked Congressman McGovern for his strong support of our seniors and legislation to strengthen access to senior housing. Congressman McGovern listened attentively to each of our residents and promised he would continue to speak up for our seniors. We were honored to have him visit and hope he will return soon.
There were several reasons for inviting Congressman McGovern and his staff to visit the Fisher Home :
• To show the Congressman and the UMass Administration/Faculty Representatives (also present) the Fisher Home, the only residential hospice in the Pioneer Valley
• To highlight the collaboration between the UMass College of Nursing and the Fisher Home Hospice
• To thank the Congressman for co-sponsoring the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act bill, which was introduced into Congress in March, 2017, and
• To thank the Congressman for his support of the Medicare Hospice Benefit (the reimbursement for hospice care provided by Medicare)
During his visit, he spent 20 private minutes talking to one of the patients at the Hospice of the Fisher Home, Ellen Arsenault. Ellen lived in Worcester for some time, so much of the conversation centered on reminiscences about that city. Afterwards, Congressman McGovern commented that he wished every member of Congress would take the time to get to know the human beings, such as Ellen, who are the ones affected by all the legislation presented to Congress instead of primarily dealing with the flood of paperwork that passes though their offices.
We are so appreciative of Ms. Groden’s initiative to invite him to visit the Fisher Home. Thank you again, Congressman Jim McGovern!

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