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Day of the Dead and Grief Support

Day of the Dead is a celebration of life

Part One of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills.  Join us this year for a VIRTUAL Day of the Dead! [caption id="attachment_13486" align="alignleft" width="300"]...

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National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

by David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. We're joining with hospices throughout the country to raise awareness about the many options for people who are affected by...

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Celebrating milestones with a committed partner

Celebrating milestones with a committed partner. Woodley Building Maintenance is one of the Midwest’s leading custodial service companies, founded in Kansas City in 1969 by Jimmy and Robery Woodley. More than 50 years later, the company has approximately 1,500 employees...

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Solace House

Day of the Dead 2020

Join us in a virtual Day of the Dead celebration with Solace House and Kansas City Hospice. Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a day of commemoration - an opportunity for individuals to come together to honor,...

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Let music therapy provide comfort

by Jesse Heilman, MT-BC, Music Therapist at Kansas City Hospice Let music therapy provide comfort. During this pandemic season, music helps with emotional expression, mind and body relaxation, connection to our loved ones, and overall well-being. Listening to music with...

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Grief support group for parent loss Solace House

No right way to grieve

by Susan Wurtenberger, MS, LMSW, Grief Support Specialist There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are no acceptable or unacceptable emotions. There is no timeline for adjusting. There is no prescribed way to cope. Am I doing...

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Jacque Amweg

Sprinkle Day

by Jacque Amweg, LSCSW, LCSW, CT, Clinical Social Worker, EMDR Therapist Sprinkle Day. Did you ever think it would feel so good to simply drive through town or sit ten feet from a loved one in the driveway? Could you...

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hospice care

Fall is a season for reflection

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice Fall is a season for reflection. I love this time of year because of the change in the weather and the beauty of the Fall colors that will appear in...

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A benefit for Kansas City Hospice

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

This year is our 40th anniversary of caring for the families of Kansas City. On November 3, 1980, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care was founded to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are...

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grief and loss

Telehealth grief support is easier than you think!

By Melissa Waugh, MS, Grief Support Specialist Did you ever imagine meeting with a Grief Support Specialist via telehealth? Probably not before the current pandemic, especially if you are not comfortable with technology. Perhaps your loved one handled all of...

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