formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


Petal Pushers

  • "Our family would like to thank everyone involved in my husband's care. You helped us to fulfill his final wish and make his final journey from home. You are all amazing and special; you took great care of him as well as his family."

  • "Your caring staff is so valuable to families during critical times. Your support is very comforting and appreciated. We are truly grateful."

  • "We were blessed with the loving care you gave our Dad. The nurse was great and treated him like he was part of her family. We are forever grateful for all of you. Thank you."

  • "To the Hospice folks, words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for your tender touch and loving professionalism during our Dad's illness. We will always remember our nurse's expert skills and abilities as well as her personal touch. "

  • "We want to thank everyone who cared for our Mother. Everyone was so nice and caring and went over and beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you all."

Petal Pushers is CareFirst's largest community fundraiser.  All proceeds support local CareFirst programs and services throughout Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler Counties. In 2016 our community raised over $25,000 for local hospice programs by supporting this sale!

2017 Sale dates: April 17 - May 15


Distribution on May 22nd at the following locations: CareFirst, Coopers Plains; Oakridge Park, Elmira Heights; LaFayette Park, Watkins Glen, from 11am - 2pm.

We have 15,000 flowers to sell, in five vibrant colors: Bright Red, Patriot White, Salmon Frills, Cherry Rose, and Lavender Blue. Each 4.5" plant costs $4.00. More than 150 volunteers take geranium orders for CareFirst in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Order yours at Five Star Bank, Market Street Apothecary, GCP Liquors, Everything Medical, or by calling CareFirst directly.


If you are interested in selling or purchasing geraniums, please contact Mary Mosteller, CareFirst Development Coordinator, at (607) 962-4100 Ext. 142 or






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It's Officially Mary Ann Starbuck's last day at CareFirst...and it's her birthday to boot! Happy Birthday Mary Ann, best wishes for your retirement!

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Char Scotchmer SecondoCongratulations! So grateful I had the pleasure of working with you professionally in addition to knowing you personally. You are an amazing and inspirational person who has touched the lives of so many.12 hours, 36 minutes ago

Jessica ByersHappy Birthday and Best Wishes for this new chapter of your life! Thank you for all you have done for this community!11 hours, 23 minutes ago

Jann CadyHappy Birthday!!!!! Wishing you all the very best for your retirement.11 hours, 51 minutes ago

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Cindy Chamberlin McCluskeyCongratulations!19 hours, 22 minutes ago

Lisa StoneHappy birthday! Enjoy ur retirement!15 hours, 15 minutes ago

Marsha McElligottHappy Birthday Mary Ann and Happy Retirement too!!17 hours, 36 minutes ago

Karis HajjarHappy Birthday Mary Ann!!20 minutes ago

Sam KrohnBest to you in your retirement ,you deserve this .17 hours ago

Sally Chamberlin KetchumBest wishes!13 hours, 38 minutes ago

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