Hospice News & Updates

Hospice exists to provide support and care for persons who have a life limiting illness, with a life expectancy measured in months or days, rather than years. We offer a number of events, classes, support groups, workshops, fund raisers and more. Below you'll see recent news & updates.

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Hospice is more important today than yesterday!

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In the past, death occurred at home after a traumatic event or short illness. Care for the dying person was almost always provided by friends and family members only in the home. End of life experiences were usually painful and no advance care planning was in place or even understood. As medical technologies developed to […]

A Delicious Way to Make A Difference!

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Hospice of Northwest Michigan and the Bay Harbor Foundation cordially invite you to join them for a “Charitably Chic” Affair: Celebrating Life Hospice~Tality Chefs Auction and Cocktail Party taking place on Thursday, July 6 at 4pm at the Lange Center at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club. A complimentary Champagne Toast to Life will kick of […]

Getting Grief Right

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Loss is inevitable. In a death denying society like ours, individuals need information about grief and grieving. When someone finds themselves confronted with the death of a loved one, or another type of loss, they struggle to come to terms with grief. Grief is one of our most challenging experiences, and we often need help […]

What is Hospice?

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A brief video introduction to Hospice and the nonprofit Hospice of Northwest Michigan. What is Hospice

A More Humane Way to Die

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Dying is one of the few events in life certain to occur–and yet one we are not likely to plan for. We will spend more time getting ready for two weeks away from work than we will for our last two weeks on earth. We cannot defeat death, although we often seem bound to resist […]

Free Screening of “Being Mortal”

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Hospice of Northwest Michigan is holding a free, community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on Thursday, May 4, 2017 beginning at 6p at the Charlevoix American House located at 615 Petoskey Avenue, Charlevoix, MI. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and […]

Peace of Mind Planning

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What did you want to be when you grew up? Maybe you envisioned yourself as a doctor saving lives, a builder of buildings, a singer, a model, a writer or a designer. Whatever your dream, at some point you had to scale it to fit your own reality. For most of us, that meant making […]

After the Care Giving Ends

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The aftermath of care giving can be very different from one caregiver to another. It is an emotional roller-coaster ride that continues on even after the care giving journey ends.  Some may experience an overwhelming sense of peace while others my feel extreme fatigue, guilt, grief, resentment and identity.  A caregiver’s journey is determined by […]

A Community Conversation…..

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Please join Hospice of Northwest Michigan and Golden Intentions for A Community Conversation about choices we can make to safeguard our wishes and dignity as we age or face serious illness. Center Point Assembly of God Church 5291 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm Open to the Community […]

The Hospice Graduate…a fact

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The misconceptions and fear of death can shadow some of the living moments that Hospice Care can provide. You hear the stories about families waiting too long to contact a hospice organization and how they wished that they had known all that hospice care could have done for them sooner. You don’t hear the stories […]