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Volunteering is 3 times blessed

When you volunteer: 1. You bless the organization you've chosen. 2. You bless the person or family you impact. 3. You give blessings to yourself. Our 500+ volunteers at Kansas City Hospice will tell you that they receive as much...

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Sorting Through – what do I do with all this stuff?

Sorting Through by Christy Hansen, LMSW, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice When you must sort through a loved one’s belongings, it can be an overwhelming and emotional task. Whether it’s a home that holds a lifetime of memories...

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Social media and grief – the online challenge

Social media and grief - the online challenge by Melissa Waugh, MS, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice Grief is an internal process and mourning takes grief public to some extent, as we integrate loss into our lives. What...

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A Passion for Art at Any Age

A Passion for Art at Any Age by Sheila Palmer, Volunteer with Kansas City Hospice When you volunteer in hospice, you so often meet really interesting people. I have been visiting a wonderful 96-year-old named Nina who is pretty remarkable....

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American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time to educate ourselves and our families on ways to maintain a healthy heart. 134,000 people in Kansas and 354,000 in Missouri have coronary heart disease. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says...

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Gary Kirkland Heart of Hospice Award

Gary Kirkland was awarded the 2019 Heart of Hospice Patient Care Volunteer Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on February 6, 2019. Gary has spent more than 13 years volunteering with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care....

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Doris Lisenby Lifetime Achievement Award

Doris Lisenby was awarded the Heart of Hospice Lifetime Achievement Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on February 6, 2019. Doris has spent more than 28 years volunteering with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. She has...

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Carousel cares for kids in pediatric hospice and more

Carousel cares for kids needing pediatric hospice and palliative care across the greater Kansas City area. Kansas City Hospice provides compassionate care for 70-100 children in our Carousel Pediatric Care program in any one year. While we all wish that...

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How to celebrate National Soup Month

Soup, glorious soup! Can you think of a culture around the world that does NOT have several soups on the menu? It's comfort food. So, no matter what your family tradition, there's soup. Soups are warm, mostly. They're delicious and...

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Last minute tax ideas for donors

[caption id="attachment_12359" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kansas City House House in South Kansas City.[/caption] by Mary Zahner Bauer, Direct of Donor Relations at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Did you know…. You can reduce taxes by making a gift from your...

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