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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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 […]

Gifts with a Purpose

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Gift giving has long been a favorite subject for studies on human behavior, with psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketers all weighing in. They have found that giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Indeed, psychologists say it is often […]

What is #GivingTuesday?

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Hospice of Northwest Michigan Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement To Encourage Spending With A Purpose! Hospice of Northwest Michigan has joined #GivingTuesday, an effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with […]

Boyne City Eta Nu’s 29th Annual Lights of Love Event

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Boyne Eta Nu Charities’ Twenty-ninth Annual Lights of Love Event benefiting Hospice of Northwest Michigan will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 6pm in Boyne City. There will be a meet & greet at the BRI (Boyne River Inn) followed by the Tree lighting ceremony on the porch of the Dilworth Hotel. Eta […]

Our Lights of Love Sponsors are Growing!

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1st Annual Lights of Love – Charlevoix We are so very blessed to have the support of the following:  Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Ministerial Association Location, Electricity, Chairs, Table – City of Charlevoix Printing by Dove Ministries International Tent & LED Christmas Lights by Ace Hardware – Mark & Vicki Greyerbiehl Lights of […]

Handling the Holidays and Loss

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The signs of the holiday season are ubiquitous:  holiday decorations in the stores, piped in Christmas carols, holiday displays at the malls, TV programs focusing on selecting the perfect gift, holiday parties and gift exchanges at work. In many cases, this bustle of activity contrasts markedly with the emptiness and despair of grief. Grief is […]

1st Annual 2016 Lights of Love Charlevoix Event!

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We would like to invite you to the 1st Annual Lights of Love Event in Charlevoix, with all the proceeds benefiting Hospice of Northwest Michigan. This event peaks on December 3, 2016 at the  5:15 pm lighting of our Christmas Tree, located in East Park, Charlevoix, but this is not just a one day event!!  It’s already begun. […]

Honor and Dignity for those who have served

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No matter their age, our Veterans deserve a hero’s welcome home. We lose about two thousand Veterans in the U.S. every day. In fact, our Vets account for nearly a quarter of all U.S. deaths. Sadly, a majority of these men and women are not enrolled in Veterans’ Affairs and, therefore, may not be aware […]