Luminary Blog

A life of caring

July 11, 2023

By: Mary Zahner Bauer, KCH Director of Donor Relations Published: July 11, 2023, originally published in our Spring 2023 Luminary Magazine Kathy Smith recalls becoming a fan of hospice care…

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Power of music to connect

June 15, 2021

The power of music is undeniable. Whether you like dancing to the top hits or relaxing to the classics, music brings joy, helps us relax and even helps “blow off steam” at the end of a long day. Music can invoke a range of emotions and be therapeutic by helping us relate to a story or shared experience.

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Remembering KC roots

May 26, 2021

Remembering KC Roots and four special people. There are certain moments in our lives that resonate, carrying us through difficult times, bringing a smile to our face and a familiar feeling. The comforts of our past are often tied to a place, person, or favorite tradition. Some reflect a moment in time, a special trip or event, while others are simply memories of our day-to-day lives.

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Champions of Carousel pediatric care

May 18, 2021

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 food, eight pickleball courts, a bar and entertainment space, ping pong, outdoor lawn games, and more!

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Turning grief into good at Patrick’s Bar

April 27, 2021

If you’ve never been to Patrick’s Bar & No Grill, you’re missing out! A true neighborhood hangout, Patrick’s is at 82nd & Wornall Road in Kansas City. Owner Pat Sanders has truly created a place “where everybody knows your name!”

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Virtual community education series

April 20, 2021

Kansas City Hospice is pleased to announce a new virtual community education series. Upcoming topics include: Apr 22 A Physician’s Perspective on Advanced Planning with Dr. Lisa Bernard

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Giving back and paying forward

April 15, 2021

Giving back and paying forward are on the mind of Pam Puppe and Kansas City Hospice is grateful for her support. As a young girl, Pamela Puppe dreamt of becoming a nurse and worked hard toward that goal, obtaining near-perfect grades.

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Les Pebley’s legacy of love and compassion

January 19, 2021

Les Pebley’s legacy. On a cold December day almost ten years ago, Lester (Les) Pebley, Kansas City Hospice board member Fran, and her husband Arnie had lunch with Kansas City Hospice staff. During their conversation Les shared that he and his deceased wife, Lil, began supporting Kansas City Hospice in 1997.

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