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Solace House

Head for the Cure supports Solace House

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Programs at Kansas City Hospice and Solace House. Head for the Cure events are community-powered fundraisers bringing the fight against brain cancer. Join us for the Head for the Cure 5K in Kansas City...

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music therapy

Music, memories and more

by Guest Blogger Rachelle Morgan, MA, MT-BC, Founder & Director Soundscaping Source Join us for an upcoming educational event with Rachelle on August 14, 2019 on Music Therapy - details below! Music, memories and more. Music therapy is about so...

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Shattered Bowl Project – Art Therapy for Grief

By Denise Brown, MA, ATR -  Expressive Therapist & Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care What does a shattered bowl have to do with grief? Imagine that the shattered bowl represents your shattered heart or your...

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Kansas City Hospice

Debunking Myths about Hospice

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care In this era of social media, online info, hundreds of cable channels and streaming videos, why is it that myths about hospice and end-of-life care are still so...

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Are you ready for Sunday Night Live?

A few words from Marny and John Sherman, Honorary Chairs, and Kim and Tom Curry, Event Chairs: We are excited to lead this year's Sunday Night Live, Kansas City Hospice's signature event, and ask that you partner with us to...

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Grief Support Children and Adults

When Families Grieve

A safe place for families to grieve & heal When families grieve they face unique challenges helping children understand, cope and heal. Family dynamics can further complicate grief. Plus, if a death is sudden or unexpected, families may have the...

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grief in the summer

Summer Provides Challenges when Coping with Grief

  by Melissa Waugh MS, Grief Support Specialist This week marks the first day of summer. Despite the warm weather and more daylight, summer may bring challenges when coping with grief. Summer can be a favorite season of the year for...

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Emergency Preparedness Training at KCH

After completing a major Emergency Preparedness Training project for Kansas City Hospice, Kelli Traylor, LMSW, our Staff Development Specialist was featured on the Caveo Learning Blog. She discussed her approach to employee training and shared some great insights! What tips...

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fathers day and grief Kansas City Hospice

Fathers Day and Grief

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Programs at Kansas City Hospice Fathers Day can be a treasured time for a family to celebrate relationships and be together. But, Fathers Day and grief may be complicated for families. It’s not just...

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End of Life care

Restlessness at End of Life

by Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice “You know, dying is something like being born — sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s hard work.” About Restlessness As end of life nears, many people...

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