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Make an impact this holiday season

by David Wiley, President & CEO of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care As the end of 2018 approaches, we look back on a year filled with stories that have touched our hearts and changed our lives. I’d like to share with...

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Inspiring Volunteers Give the Gift of Time

If we profiled one of our volunteers every day for a year, we would not begin to cover all their remarkable stories. The volunteers of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care run the gamut of service to their community. Some...

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Join the Baking Brigade at Kansas City Hospice

by Lane Foster, Volunteer Coordinator-Community Engagement & Special Events Baking for others is a gift to those who receive the cookies, breads and pies, but it's also a blessing to the baker. A wonderful article in the Huffington Post,  Psychologists Explain...

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The Giving Season

by Caryn Hohnholt, Vice President of Development for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Congratulations on making it through our first big snowstorm of the year, hopefully with plenty of hot chocolate and time together with loved ones. After the...

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National Family Caregivers Month

by Gloria Soendker RN, Director of Clinical Services for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care November is National Family Caregivers Month.  “Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands of their careers...

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Today and Every Day – We Honor Veterans

by Todd Steinbrecher, US Navy Veteran, Director of Patient Support Services for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Have you ever wondered how many Veterans have served in the United States Armed Forces? Over 40 million!   As I have...

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The Rising Tide of Alzheimer’s

by Judy Waechter RN, CRRN, Clinical Liaison, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for more deaths each year. Even worse, the disease is contributing to many more cases of poor health and disability. The illness lasts...

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Kansas City Hospice turns 38

by David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Kansas City Hospice is now 38 years old. Forty years ago a group of compassionate and insightful members of our community began the journey to explore the option...

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Day of the Dead can inspire us to cope with grief

Part Three of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills. Read Part One "Day of the Dead is a celebration of life" Read Part Two "Day of...

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Day of the Dead may provide insights into grieving

Part Two of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills. Read Part One "Day of the Dead is a celebration of life" By Denise Brown  MA-ATR,...

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