In the Community

We Gather to Honor & Remember

May 7, 2024

By: Debbie Wilson, LCSW, KCH Grief Support Specialist Circle of Lights: A Ceremony of Remembrance is a time to reflect, to remember, and to celebrate our loved ones. Since 1991,…

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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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No right way to grieve

October 5, 2020

by Susan Wurtenberger, MS, LMSW, Grief Support Specialist There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are no acceptable or unacceptable emotions. There is no timeline for adjusting.…

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Sprinkle Day

October 2, 2020

by Jacque Amweg, LSCSW, LCSW, CT, Clinical Social Worker, EMDR Therapist Sprinkle Day. Did you ever think it would feel so good to simply drive through town or sit ten…

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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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Treating Complicated Grief with EMDR

March 16, 2020

by Jacque Amweg, LSCSW, LCSW, CT, Clinical Social Worker & EMDR Therapist at Kansas City Hospice The death of a loved one is one of the most distressing experiences you…

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What Do I Say Now?

March 12, 2020

What Do I Say Now? Tips on How to Respond When Someone You Love is Grieving by Beth Houghton, LCSW, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice
It can be hard to support a grieving person when you are at a loss for words or feel there is nothing that can be said or done that could possibly bring comfort. Or perhaps you are grieving someone you loved dearly and are on the receiving end of insensitive comments, or worse yet, no acknowledgment of your loss at all.

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Maybe It’s Okay to Be Weak

March 9, 2020

“Maybe it’s okay to be weak” by Guest blogger Alisha Bozarth brings us her perspective on why it’s okay to not be okay all the time. “Being strong in the biggest battle of my life is like asking a marathon runner to curl 20 pound weights while he runs. It’s too much.

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Raw grief feels like drowning

October 4, 2019

by Alisha Bozarth Adapted with permission from Raw grief feels like drowning. I’ve never drowned, but I can imagine the panic. The inundation. The fight as your body merely…

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