Community Hospice National Waffle Day Comfort Inn 2023

August 24, 2023 is National Waffle Day. Each year Comfort, which was the first hotel chain to offer waffles on its menu, celebrates Waffle Day by honoring hometown heroes.

To celebrate, #ComfortJax is donating a waffle celebration package featuring a waffle iron, batter, syrup and accessories to Community Hospice & Palliative Care. Comfort is honoring Community Hospice because of the compassionate work they’ve done serving the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan Area since its inception in 1979. Making homemade waffles happen for your local hometown heroes is how #ComfortSaysThanks during National Waffle Day.

Bobbie Hoover, Director of Home Care & Long Term Care was there to receive the gift. Each year #ComfortJax, which was the first hotel chain to offer waffles on its menu, celebrates Waffle Day by honoring hometown heroes! Let’s Eat Some Waffles!

Community Hospice National Waffle Day 2023 Comfort Hotels Jacksonville

Community Hospice & Palliative Care was nominated for this award by Carrie Gould, who wrote an essay entitled, “A Warm Embrace: How Waffles and Hospice Care Offer Comfort to Families.” You can read the essay below!

In the tapestry of life's experiences, two seemingly unrelated elements, waffles, and hospice care, come together to weave stories of comfort, love, and solace for families facing challenging times. Both may appear as distinct threads, but when woven together, they create a profound fabric of support that wraps around families in their moments of need.

Waffles: A Culinary Comfort

Waffles, with their inviting aroma and delightful texture, have long been a symbol of warmth and togetherness. They transcend mere breakfast fare; they are a canvas for creativity and a vessel for memories. But beyond their delectable taste, waffles offer something intangible—a sense of comfort.

In many families, breakfast is a cherished time of day. It's a time when they gather around the table, drenched in the aroma of freshly made waffles. These moments are about more than just food; they're about connection and love. When life's challenges loom, these traditions become even more important.

Community Hospice & Palliative Care: A Compassionate Embrace

On the other side of this story, we find the compassionate embrace of hospice care. Hospice is a specialized form of healthcare that focuses on providing comfort, pain management, and emotional support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses. But it's not just about medical care; it's about guiding families through a profoundly emotional and often confusing time.

The hospice & palliative care team becomes a beacon of light for families navigating these challenging waters. They offer more than just medical expertise; they provide a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, and answers to difficult questions. Hospice care is not merely about end-of-life arrangements; it's about empowering families to make informed decisions and find comfort in the midst of uncertainty.

The Intersection of Comfort

What's truly remarkable is the intersection of these seemingly disparate elements—waffles and hospice care—within the lives of families in our community. Homemade waffles become more than a meal; they are a means of bringing families together, of sharing stories, laughter, and tears. They offer a sense of comfort that transcends the ingredients and the recipe. They serve as a reminder that even in difficult times, there is love, there is connection, and there is warmth.

Hospice care, in turn, becomes a pillar of strength for these families. It ensures that patients are not alone in their journey, that they are surrounded by expert care and genuine compassion. But hospice care is more than that; it supports families emotionally and spiritually, helping them navigate the profound changes that come with the impending loss of a loved one.

A Tapestry of Comfort

The stories of waffles and hospice care, when woven together, create a beautiful tapestry of comfort. Waffles can provide moments of joy and connection even during a challenging time. Hospice care, with its compassionate professionals and guidance, ensured that our communities’ loved ones receive the best possible care, surrounded by their family's love.

This tapestry is a reflection of the countless families who have found solace and support in the simple joys of life, like a homemade meal, and in the compassionate care offered by hospice teams. It is a testament to the power of human connection and the ability of seemingly ordinary things to provide extraordinary comfort during life's most difficult moments.

In the end, it's a reminder that comfort comes in many forms, from the warmth of a waffle to the embrace of a caring hospice team. Together, they help families navigate the complexities of life, death, and the profound love that binds them all.


In conclusion, my nomination for the #Comfort Hometown Hero Giveaway unquestionably goes to Community Hospice & Palliative Care. While there are numerous deserving candidates, Community Hospice & Palliative Care stands out as an exceptional choice due to its unwavering commitment to providing comfort, compassion, and support to families during one of life's most challenging journeys.

Hospice care is not just about medical attention; it's about holding hands, offering solace, and ensuring that individuals and their families can face the end of life with dignity and grace. The profound impact of hospice goes beyond words, as it touches the very essence of human existence—the desire for comfort, understanding, and a peaceful transition.

Hospice teams are the unsung heroes who navigate the difficult terrain of terminal illnesses with grace and empathy. They provide families with the knowledge, guidance, and emotional support needed to make the most difficult decisions. They are the pillars of strength in times of immense vulnerability.

In essence, Community Hospice & Palliative Care embodies the spirit of a true hometown hero. Their work touches the lives of countless individuals and families, offering them comfort and support when they need it most. By nominating Community Hospice & Palliative Care for the Hometown Hero giveaway, we recognize the invaluable role they play in our community and express our heartfelt gratitude for their unwavering dedication to enhancing the quality of life during life's most challenging times.

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