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Search for solace

January 5, 2021

Search for Solace. Christina Curlett was considerate and selfless with a great sense of humor. It was that spirit, her husband Greg recalls, which helped the couple when Christina was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma. “When cancer came, it was the most important time to have a sense of humor,” he shares, “because it’s so dark and heavy, so terminal and scary.”

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Michele Parrish tradition of support

December 29, 2020

Personal experience is typically an individual’s first connection to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. That rings true for local realtor Michele Parrish. Michele, who leads a real estate team in the Overland Park Keller Williams office, has donated a portion of each of her closing checks to Kansas City Hospice since she entered the business in 2004!

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Have a merry “little” Christmas

December 22, 2020

What does it mean to have a merry “little” Christmas? The holidays this year will be so much different than last year.

When Judy Garland sang “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in 1944, the world was at war. We know now that the WWII would end the next year. But, at the time, Americans were reeling with wartime separations, hardships, misgivings about the future, and grief for the many who would not come home. For so many people, it was a time of uncertainty and fear. Many artists have sung the song and most have changed the lyrics to make it less gloomy. So, if you don’t remember hearing the original, it’s time for listen.

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Mallin Award for Employee Excellence

December 17, 2020

The Lore and Mel Mallin Award for Employee Excellence recognizes one staff member annually. This employee best exemplifies the KCH Guiding Principles of Compassion, Enrichment, Choices, Expertise, Respect, Balance, Stewardship, and Excellence.

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An enduring legacy of care and generosity

December 15, 2020

An enduring legacy of care and generosity. Dr. Shirley Salmon’s legacy of compassion lives on at Kansas City Hospice House™. Patients and staff often experienced Dr. Shirley Salmon’s sweet smile and gentle spirit as she walked the halls of Kansas City Hospice House™. Though it has been many years, she is remembered as one of our most devoted volunteers.

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Connecting despite COVID

December 11, 2020

You can find ways of connecting despite COVID-19. I imagine most people who are not in the medical field are getting really tired of being told what they can’t do. Even those of us who are trained to wear masks and protective equipment are finding the pandemic very challenging. Our goal is to keep you and your family safe, so we at Kansas City Hospice are all using the utmost precautions.

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Hanukkah is a time for mitzvah

December 10, 2020

Hanukkah is the Jewish eight-day “festival of lights.” There are many traditions aside from lighting candles on the menorah, which is a mitzvah itself. Nightly families light the menorah and say special prayers.

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70 over 70 in 2020

December 3, 2020

We have amazing volunteers of all ages. This year, in its third annual 70 Over 70 Awards, the KC Shepherd’s Center honored two Kansas City Hospice volunteers for their impressive and extensive volunteer service. The virtual ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 11, and featured special messages from celebrities such as Frankie Avalon, Morgan Fairchild, Richard Thomas, and even former Chiefs player Ted McKnight.

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Giving Hope Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020

Today on Giving Tuesday, we thank our many donors who are giving hope to families in Kansas City this year. This video had its debut at our Sunday Night Live online event this year. It shows a few of the MANY ways donors make it possible to care for our community.

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Behind the Scenes in Hospice

November 30, 2020

by Paul Weddle, COO for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day is Wednesday, November 30, 2020. Several years ago Kansas City Hospice & Palliative…

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Holiday adoption program makes the season brighter

November 27, 2020

The holiday adoption program makes the season brighter for families cared for by Kansas City Hospice. For most of us, the holiday season is a time to rest, get away from the daily stress of work and life, relax and make lasting family memories. For those coping with a chronic or life-threatening health condition, finding relaxing moments can be challenging.

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