901 Jones Road | Springdale, AR 72762
1201 NE Legacy Parkway | Bentonville, AR 72712
Referrals: 479-872-3377

Circle of Life Celebrates 25 Years

November 8, 2017

This year, Circle of Life is celebrating 25 years of service to the Northwest Arkansas community. Our organization has served more patients and families facing the end of life than ever before in our history. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure that our community has a vital and enduring hospice program.

Circle of Life Hospice began in December of 1992 when it was licensed as a part of Communities Home Health Care. It operated under the auspices of Springdale Memorial Hospital. Twenty patients were on the program and divestiture from the hospital was being discussed.

In March of 2000 Circle of Life became the area’s only nonprofit free-standing hospice program in Northwest Arkansas.

The first fundraiser was held in November 2001 with over 800 guests in attendance. Mrs. Bernice Jones offered to donate three acres of land in Har-Ber Meadows and in March of 2004 a ground dedication was held where the first free-standing inpatient hospice home would be built.  Circle of Life moved into the Willard and Pat Walker Family Center at 901 Jones Road in Springdale in August of 2005 and admitted the first two patients into the hospice home in December of 2005.

As community awareness increased, it became evident that Circle of Life needed to expand its service by providing a hospice home in Benton County. In September of 2009, Circle of Life received approval from the state and announced its public phase of a comprehensive capital campaign, “Partners…in Expanding the Circle” with a goal of $15,000,000.

Circle of Life opened a temporary eight-bed inpatient home in an assisted living home at Legacy Village to begin care for patients in Benton County. In November of 2011, we broke ground on a permanent 24-bed inpatient hospice home and celebrated its opening in March of 2013.

Since 1992, Circle of Life Hospice has provided care to thousands of patients and their families. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary we are extremely proud of what we have accomplished and humbled by the lives that we have touched.

Contact Information

901 Jones Road
Springdale, AR 72762

1201 NE Legacy Parkway
Bentonville, AR 72712



Words of Thanks

  • Thank you so much for caring for our wonderful friends and families. Keep up the great work. We appreciate you so very much.
  • I just wanted to thank you so much for your help and kindness during my father's last days. You and your staff made a difficult situation so much easier for all involved. My family and I deeply appreciate all that you did for us.
  • Many thanks for the good care you gave our loved one.
  • Thank you for all the love, care and support you provided us. We are so grateful for our great opportunity to reconnect with mom and make lasting memories. You helped make mom's time with us better as she prepared you for her heavenly home.
  • The staff at Circle of Life will never know how much we appreciated the care given to our parents. Each of you is unique in your own ways.
  • Thank you for your wonderful care. Circle of Life is a wonderful place and we appreciate you all so much. Thank you for your kind and gentle care of our family member.
  • My family was so pleased with how you took such good care of my wife in her final days.
  • Thank you so much for the love and care of our loved one. Your kindness will live on in our hearts forever.
  • Your care of mom was such a blessing - at our home and at the hospice home. Such kindness and genuine love for those who are dying. You all provide such a valuable service. May God bless you in return.
  • Thank you so much for the excellent care of our loved one at this most difficult time of life.
  • Thank you so very much for the care and compassion you showed mom. She loved you all and you made her last year much better.
  • Many thanks to all of you for the wonderful thoughtfulness, care and kindness for our friend and his family in his final days.