|7th Annual Dinner For Life|
Harbor Foundation recently held its 7th Annual Dinner for Life Gala on Friday, November 4, 2016. The Gala was held at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont, and this year’s theme, “Havana Nights” celebrated a night of Cuban cuisine and Latin entertainment. The evening featured gourmet dining by Greenlight Catering and Chef Scott Fisher, dancing to Champagne Room, a cigar roller, photo booth, tango dancing by Tango and Bolos, and Carmen Miranda. The night ended with a spectacular fireworks display celebrating Harbor Foundations 10 year anniversary.
Jerry Fenter, Regional Director of Spiritual Counselors, spoke stating “When a spiritual counselor walks into the room there is an immediate but subtle change in the atmosphere. Where there was anxiety, there is a change toward peace. Where there was refusal and denial, there is a change toward acceptance and agreement. Where there was misunderstanding, there is a change toward mutual understanding and discussion. Where there was anger, there is a change toward love and hope. To say that this happens every time a spiritual counselor walks into a room would be foolish and unrealistic. The truth is it happens more often than we know. Spiritual counselors often tell patients and family that our role is to walk alongside them on this journey. There is a Greek word, paracletos, used occasionally in the Bible. The literal definition of the word is “called alongside to give aid.” It is often used to describe someone as a comforter, or an advocate, a helper. I believe the word clearly describes the work of hospice, Harbor Hospice, Harbor Foundation, and spiritual counselors in particular. Without the comfort, peace, hope, and compassion provided by the men and women who serve as spiritual counselors, the patients of Harbor Hospice would be missing the holistic care that is critical to proper hospice care. Thankfully, Harbor Hospice has a reputation for going above what is required, and beyond what is normal. Tonight we acknowledge the critical role of the Harbor Hospice spiritual counselor”.