Author Archive

We Honor Veterans – Independence Day and Every Day

It's an honor and a privilege to be asked to care for veterans — an honor that we at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care take very seriously. For many years we have been part of the We Honor Veterans...

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Eugenia Ortiz donates mural to Kansas City Hospice

In June of 2021, local artist, Eugenia Ortiz, created a mural for the Grand Opening of Story Boutique. The beautiful Intention Mural is on view during regular business hours. Story Boutique benefits Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. Ortiz graciously...

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A furry angel prepared me for Alzheimer’s

Zorro was a special cat and I didn't know it at the time, but he was my furry angel. He prepared me in unexpected ways to help with my mom's Alzheimer's Disease. My brother called one day and said "I...

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music therapy

Power of music to connect

The power of music is undeniable. Whether you like dancing to the top hits or relaxing to the classics, music brings joy. It helps us relax and even helps “blow off steam” at the end of a long day. Music...

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Alzheimer's Disease

Please wear a tux

Guest blog by Marie Marley, Volunteer at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care “Please wear a tux,” I said over the phone to Don, the classical violinist I was hiring to play a special concert for my Romanian soul mate,...

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Heroes for Hospice 2021

Heroes for Hospice 5K is a run/walk that raises money for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care and MidlandCare of Topeka. H4H is the brainchild of two Kansas City philanthropists. Both have very personal connections with hospice. The pandemic put...

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Sustaining Angel

Remembering KC roots

Remembering KC Roots and four special people was originally published in the Spring 2021 issue of Luminary newsletter. There are certain moments in our lives that resonate, carrying us through difficult times. They bring a smile to our face and...

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Kansas City Hospice

Champions of Carousel pediatric care

Kansas City Hospice is grateful to the team at Chicken N Pickle for becoming the champions of Carousel pediatric care! Chicken N Pickle took North Kansas City by storm in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. The indoor/outdoor complex includes delicious...

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Kansas City Hospice

Hospice nurses

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO of Kansas City Hospice Hospice nurses have extraordinary skills and extraordinary hearts! Kansas City Hospice is blessed to have an incredible team of caregivers. Each May we recognize the nurses who are often...

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Circle of Lights

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez Circle of Lights was published in the May/June 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. [caption id="attachment_21124" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez “I juggled an umbrella in one hand and my...

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