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This Thanksgiving we focus on the thanks

November 24, 2020

This Thanksgiving we focus on the thanks!

It’s been a difficult year. Now we head into the holidays with coronavirus cases on the rise and so much uncertain about family gatherings. So, instead of bemoaning traditions that might not work this year, let’s focus on the “thanks” part.

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Donors support the golden hour

November 19, 2020

There is a moment of warmth, just before the sun slips behind the horizon, when the world is infused with a soft, ethereal glow. Photographers call it the Golden Hour. At Kansas City Hospice, this Golden Hour reflects the moment of life when the warmth of love, goodness, kindness, and beauty reflects back upon our loved ones in their final journey; lighting their path, and guiding them home.

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40 years of excellence

November 17, 2020

40 years ago, on November 3, 1980, we served our first patient and continued on to care for 74 more patients and families by the end of that year. We were fortunate to have a glimpse into the early days when we heard from our first nurse Mary Lou Hathaway as she joined us virtually at our signature event, Sunday Night LIve, last month. Her reflections of creating our original mission statement and developing our initial protocols were interesting. My favorite part of her comments was when she recounted the importance of listening to our initial hospice patients and families – some things don’t change do they?

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We Honor Veterans Vietnam Era

November 11, 2020

It is an honor and a privilege to care for veterans facing serious illness and the end of life. Each conflict comes with its own memories and challenges as our veterans look back on their lives. Vietnam era veterans faced much different experiences as they worked in country and as they rotated home. Sometimes sharing those memories is painful and sometimes cathartic. One of these memories is shared here by the woman who experienced it.

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Day of the Dead is a celebration of life

November 2, 2020

Halloween approaches and with it a Latino cultural traditional little understood in our culture. The Day of the Dead, or El Día de Los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. From a grief therapy point of view, it honors the living experience of grief.

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Day of the Dead 2020

October 23, 2020

Join us in a virtual Day of the Dead celebration with Solace House and Kansas City Hospice. Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a day of commemoration…

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Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

September 30, 2020

This year is our 40th anniversary of caring for the families of Kansas City. On November 3, 1980, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care was founded to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness or by grief.

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