On Saturday, Sept. 18 National Church Residences will host its first-ever Ride for Hospice at 209 E. 2nd St. in Waverly. Registration will open at 10 a.m. in the old Waverly High School parking lot, with kick stands going up at 12 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the Flickinger Legal Group, will feature a 70-plus mile motorcycle ride through Southern Ohio led by the Bikers for Christ Motorcycle Ministry. Riders will also drive through National Church Residences’ founding community, Bristol Village, to greet its senior residents. In addition to the ride, the event will include concessions, a chance raffle, a 50/50 drawing and a bake sale. All proceeds from the Ride for Hospice will benefit the Hospice Caregiver Support fund.

National Church Residences’ Hospice is a system of specialized care designed for someone who has a life limiting health issue, delivered in whatever setting the patient calls home. The Hospice Caregiver Support Fund provides specially trained helpers to families caring for a loved one near the end of life. The program provides extra support to families, free of charge, during times of caregiver burnout or crisis.

Riders may register online at nationalchurchresidences.org/ride-for-hospice or on the day of the event. Donations to the Hospice Caregiver Support fund also can be made at the event or submitted online.

National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. The organization also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit the organization at NationalChurchResidences.org and follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

National Church Residences operates Bristol Village, a large retirement community in Waverly.

For more information about National Church Residences Hospice or the Ride for Hospice, please call 614-457-6950.