Calabash Tea Room hosts tea for hospice patient and daughters as Mother’s Day gift
WILMINGTON, NC (5/8/18) – Recently, Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH) patient Mary Jane Brust and her daughters, Jacquie Stegeland and Cindy McCartney, were treated by the Calabash Tea Room to an “Ultimate Tea.” The ladies had their choice of tea served with a salad, scones, tea sandwiches and miniature desserts, while spending some quality mother-daughter time together.
Brust, an Ocean Isle Beach resident, has been a LCFH patient since November 2017, and describes her care team as “excellent people who are prompt, kind, funny and exceptionally generous.”
Brust and her two daughters, she has seven in all, had never been to a tea room and were excited to have the opportunity to give it a try.
“Robbin, my social worker, mentioned the tea room had offered to do this for a hospice patient and wanted to know if I would be interested,” said Brust. “I thought it would be a nice experience for Mother’s Day, especially since my daughter Cindy was visiting us from New York.”
The Calabash Tea Room has been in business for 11 years and serves two teas a day Wednesday through Saturday, and by special reservation. Owner, Cathy Cody, contacted Lower Cape Fear Hospice to offer the gift of a mother-daughter tea for a patient to enjoy in time for Mother’s Day. Cody is known in the community for her volunteerism and giving heart.
“I never knew there were so many teas!” said Brust. “I think I’ll have the Tea of Good Tidings.”
Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness; support and counseling to families; and education to the community. For more information, visit lcfh.org.