August 2, 2023

Granite VNA Hospice Home & Garden Tour Raises More Than $20,000 for Hospice Services

After a three-year hiatus, Granite VNA’s Hospice Home & Garden Tour returned to the Lakes Region on Wednesday, July 19. Featuring four stunning homes in Wolfeboro and Tuftonboro, the tour was a resounding success, raising more than $20,000 to support Granite VNA hospice services. 

“The Hospice Home & Garden Tour committee would like to express our sincere gratitude to the four homeowners who graciously offered their homes as a part of the tour, to the many volunteers who helped make the day such a success, and of course – to the hundreds of tour attendees,” said Barbara Lobdell, tour committee co-chair. “We have already begun planning next year’s tour!”

More than 400 people spent a beautiful summer day touring four Lakes Region homes and properties, enjoying stunning lake and mountain views, along with the homes’ architecture and décor.

The 2023 Hospice Home & Garden Tour was dedicated to longtime hospice volunteer and former chair of the Hospice Home & Garden Tour Committee, Shirley Richardson of Wolfeboro, who was a devoted advocate for hospice care and worked tirelessly to raise funds that benefitted hospice services in the Lakes Region.

Granite VNA wishes to thank Hospice Home & Garden Tour committee members Sue Ayers, Karen Haskell, Judy Hatch, Peg Mongiello, and co-chairs Anne MacLellan and Barbara Lobdell. 

Planning for the 2024 Hospice Home & Garden Tour is already underway, and the planning committee seeks volunteers and Lakes Region homeowners who may be willing to open their home for the tour. For information about the 2024 tour, to volunteer and/or to offer or recommend a home, please contact Emily Manning at (603) 230-5664 or e-mail her at

In 2022, Granite VNA made 36,959 visits to 947 patients on hospice in their homes, assisted living communities, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities and at Granite VNA Hospice House in Concord.