Volunteer Stories

Kansas City Hospice

Gay Ranes receives the Heart of Hospice Award

Each year the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association takes nominations from across the state for the Heart of Hospice Awards. We nominated people and programs in several categories. This year, Gay Ranes received the Heart of Hospice Award for...

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Help for Hospice House

They say that “food is love,” and so many people have cared for the families at our hospice houses by bringing meals, homemade treats, and other food. So many of you have a tradition of coming time after time and...

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Top Drawer Response to COVID19

A message from David Wiley, CEO, Kansas City Hospice Today we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Top Drawer Resale Boutique. We are very aware of the anxiety people are facing during this difficult time around the...

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Peace Pole at Kansas City Hospice House

This month we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the addition of the beautiful Peace Pole to the gardens at Kansas City Hospice House. The family of Marty O’Connor Ketteler commissioned this beautiful symbol of peace to stand forever in her...

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Confessions of a ‘Stache Faker

By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice February is Mustache Month for Carousel and I'm a 'Stache Faker for the cause! I didn't want to sit by the sidelines and watch men grow hairy lips when Kansas City...

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Getting more “bang” for your charitable donation “buck”

by Paul Dreher, Financial Advisor, The Retirement Planning Group For many people the holiday season is more than a time of thanks, gatherings, and celebration. It is also a time of finishing Required Minimum Distributions. Perhaps extra holiday cash is...

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Kansas City Hospice education

National Handwashing Awareness Week

[ebs_frame bgcolor=" #00b0cc" fgcolor=" #fffffff"]National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 1-7![/ebs_frame] by Gloria Soendker RN, Director of Clinical Services, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy You can help yourself and others stay healthy...

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Cooking and grief – why does it matter what I eat?

By Debbie Wilson, LCSW, Grief Support Specialist with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Cooking and grief may not seem to go hand in hand. But, I hear from so many people "why does it matter what I eat?" After the...

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Sunday Night Live Patron Party

It’s a Garden Soiree to Help Local Families

We're counting the days until this garden soiree to help local families. Deborah Smith and Dr. Mark Myron have opened their lovely garden to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care on September 5. When supporters purchase Patron Tickets to our...

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SNL Primetime Raffle

Raffles bring comfort and care to Kansas City families

Kansas City is an amazing place to live and work. And, for almost 40 years, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care has cared for the families of this place we all call home. Today we want to tell you about...

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