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2009: Fall Decorating Workshop at Platt Hill Nursery
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Fall Decorating Workshop at Platt Hill Nursery

CAROL STREAM, Ill., September 9, 2009 - CNS Home Health and Hospice has teamed up with Bloomingdale's Platt Hill Nursery for a fundraising event that will benefit the charitable programs of CNS. The Fabulous Fall Decorating Workshop, which includes lunch, will be held on Sunday, September 20, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the nursery located at 222 W. Lake St. in Bloomingdale.

Platt Hill Nursery has an extensive floral and landscape collection, along with a staff eager to help make gardening dreams come true. During the event, experts at Platt Hill will demonstrate how to use a wide array of fall plants to create a dramatic container display. Afterward, guests will be invited to browse the gardens, choosing from mums, ornamental cabbage and cool weather annuals to build their own arrangement to take home. Guests are encouraged to either bring their own containers or purchase them at the event.

Attendees receive a boxed lunch, professional gardening advice and a discount on containers and plants purchased the day of the workshop. Seating is limited. Call (630) 933-7306 to register soon/TTY (630) 933-4833 for the hearing impaired. Workshop cost: $30.

The funds raised during the event benefit those in the community by providing hospice care for uninsured or underinsured terminally ill patients, community-wide bereavement support meetings for those who experience loss, including children's groups, a geriatric assistance program for low-income, socially isolated, chronically ill elderly and a parish nurse program for local churches.

CNS Home Health and Hospice
An affiliate of Central DuPage Hospital

Since 1958, CNS Home Health & Hospice has been a nonprofit home health agency serving DuPage County and surrounding communities by providing skilled medical and psychiatric nursing; physical, occupation and speech therapies; social services, private duty and pharmacy and infusion care; and hospice/palliative care and bereavement services.

CNS offers medical social workers, home health aides, dieticians, phlebotomy services, caregiver services, wellness programs and home medical equipment. In 2006, it added Telehealth Home Monitoring to its suite of services.

A group of more than 150 volunteers also provides support to hospice families and homebound seniors by completing home visits, errands, clerical work and other tasks. For more information, please call CNS Home Health and Hospice at 630-933-7329. TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired or visit www.cnshomehealth.org.

Media Contact:
Amy Jo Steinbruecker
630-933-5117
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