The ‘Events’ Category

Beer & Food Pairing Fundraiser to Benefit Lake Superior Hospice
Posted on 10.10.13 in Events

For Immediate Release

Beer & Food Pairing Fundraiser to Benefit Lake Superior Hospice  

Lake Superior Hospice is hosting Hops for Hospice, a fundraising event to benefit the Lake Superior Hospice Patient Care Fund. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 6th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. at 114 Spring St in downtown Marquette. Single tickets are being sold for $30 and couples are $55. Purchasing a ticket will provide guests with the opportunity to taste assorted beer from the Ore Dock Brewing Co., which will be paired with select cheeses, and a variety sandwiches from the Huron Earth Deli. Enjoy live acoustic guitar music by Jason Vajda and participate in raffle prize drawings for a chance to win some beautiful gifts from local businesses around Marquette.

Lake Superior Hospice is Marquette County’s only independent local 501c3 non-profit hospice that has been serving the area for over 30 years. With a commitment to patient comfort and care Lake Superior Hospice recently created the Patient Care Fund. This fund is a program organized to help meet the needs of patients and their families while under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.  Patients often have specific needs that would increase their quality of life and comfort but are not affordable for the family.  This fund will allow LSH to meet the needs of patients and ensure their comfort while in hospice care by providing for needs that are not covered by insurance and are simply beyond the means of the family.

To purchase your Hops for Hospice tickets call Lake Superior Hospice at 906.225.7760 or order online at



Grief Support During the Holiday Season
Posted on 10.01.13 in Events, News

(Marquette, MI) – Lake Superior Hospice is currently hosting free of charge opportunities for those who are in need of grief support. There will be a “Managing Grief During the Holidays” session(s) starting in October and going through December. Sessions are being held at the following locations in the community and are open to the public.

Tuesday, October 1 – 2:00pm at the Peter White Public Library: Shiras Room
Thursday, October 10 – 12:00pm at Lake Superior Hospice
Saturday, October 12 – 10:30am at the Light House Book Store

Lake Superior Hospice also hosts an on-going grief support groups on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Lake Superior Hospice office, 914 W. Baraga Ave Marquette, MI. Lake Superior Hospice is experienced with assisting people with their feelings of loss and grief. Resources, community programs and support groups may be some of the many ways that hospice bereavement professionals can help people cope and heal. For more information on opportunities for grief support contact Lake Superior Hospice at 906.225.7760 or visit



Inaugural Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference Set for October
Posted on 08.26.13 in Events, News


Marquette, MI – Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine are pleased to host Lost in Translation… caring conversations and interpretations” an Upper Great Lakes Region Palliative Care and Hospice Conference on October 23 & 24 at Northern Michigan University.  Registration is now open for those seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice in hospice and palliative care. Registration is available at the rate of $150 for those who register before October 11th.

The focus of the conference includes cultural humility, truly caring for others and working outside traditional models of care, and ethical concerns surrounding treatment decisions with the need for advance care planning.  This conference will bring together more than 20 distinguished speakers. Keynote speakers include Kay Branch, Elder Health Program Coordinator with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Pat Miles, Wrap around consultant and Gary Weglarz, specialist of hospice and palliative care. Key note speakers will also be working collaboratively with local and regional professionals, such as, Jane Dinnen, National Faculty for Respecting Choices and Munson Healthcare System, Ruth Almen Regional Director of the UP Region – Alzheimer’s Association, and Dr. Larry Skendzel, Board Certified in Palliative Medicine and Hospice to offer additional educational sessions.

“We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees for this conference,” said Carol Carr, CEO of Lake Superior Hospice. “We look forward to bringing together leaders in hospice and palliative care, to network and discover practices for life-long learning. In the end, this will not only better serve our patients, but the communities we live in.  We feel that a conference such as this is important as we work toward our common goal of improving overall patient care.”

Sponsors for the event include Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group, Bell Hospital, Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice, Bishop Noa Home, RTI Surgical, YMCA of Marquette County, Range Call Center, Mill Creek Assisted Living, McKesson Medical-Surgical, Marquette Food Co-op, Closner Construction, Canale Tonella Funeral Home, IHS Building Company, Superior Health Foundation, Makela, Toutant, Hill & Nardi, Downtown Eye Care, Cliffs Natural Resources and VAST.

For more information on registering, sponsoring or having a vendor booth at the conference please contact Lake Superior Hospice at 906.225.7760 or visit their website at



Facing the Mourning Set for January
Posted on 12.18.12 in Events, News

Facing the Mourning an interactive support group designed to help with the grieving process by using visual and thought provoking tools. during these four sessions, the attendees will share their story, build memories, write in journals and write letters as a group. Open to all types of losses, individuals and family members.

This grief support group is open to anyone in the Marquette community who has lost a loved one. Please make sure to register as space is limited.

Tuesday’s 5:30 – 7:00pm 
January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2013

At Lake Superior Hospice 914 W Baraga Ave Marquette, MI 49855

No Cost. Donations are accepted to cover the materials. 


Week 1: Keeping your Memories Alive 

Week 2: Letter Writing

Week 3: Journaling Your Thoughts

Week 4: Working Toward the Future

For more Information or to Register contact Paula Bur 225-7760  or email


Community Members Gather for Hospice Care
Posted on 11.05.12 in Events, News

Lake Superior Hospice & U.P. Home Health & Hospice gathered together on Thursday November 1st to share in remembering those who have passed away under hospice care or who are currently in hospice care. The event took place at the Marquette Commons in Marquette, MI at 12:00noon St. Peters Cathedral rang its church bells and those gathered followed in chorus with hand bells and the song “Amazing Grace”. Afterwards people gathered inside for refreshments and sandwiches courtesy of Jimmy Johns!

Lake Superior Hospice is a local, independent, non profit hospice that provides an extra layer of support for patients and families in Marquette and surrounding counties, it has a dedicated team of professionals improving quality of life and helping maintain hope.

To check out the recent Mining Journal Article highlighting the Bells for Hospice event be sure to click the following link below!


2nd Annual Bells for Hospice Event Scheduled
Posted on 10.30.12 in Events

MARQUETTE – Lake Superior Hospice U.P. Home Health & Hospice proudly present Marquette County Bells for Hospice (MCBH) in conjunction with the National Bells for Hospice event.  MCBH specifically honors and recognizes all who have passed away under Hospice care and also acknowledges respect for their families. U.P. Home Health & Hospice and Lake Superior Hospice will come together for a bell ringing event on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:30am at the Marquette Commons Building in Downtown Marquette.  Local church bells will be rung along with local hand bell choirs.  Fellowship and a lunch provided by Jimmy John’s will follow.

Lake Superior Hospice & U.P Home Health & Hospice are committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to care with the goal of profoundly enhancing the quality of life for people in our community with life limiting diagnosis and for their loved ones.

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care at the end of life, Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach of expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support specifically tailored to the patient’s wishes. Emotional and spiritual support is also extended to the family and loved ones. Generally, this care is provided in the patient’s home or in a home-like setting operated by a Hospice program.  Health care professionals who specialize in Hospice and Palliative Care work closely with staff and volunteers to address all the symptoms of illness, with the aim of promoting comfort and dignity.

For more information on Marquette County Bells for Hospice, please contact us at 906.225.7760 or email

LSH to Host Grief Support Opportunity
Posted on 09.20.12 in Events, News

Volunteer Training
Posted on 09.05.12 in Events, News

Become a Hospice Volunteer

Fall Volunteer Training

 When: Friday & Saturday October 12 and 13

Friday 6pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-3pm

Where:914 W. Baraga Ave.


For more information please call (906) 225-7760 and speak with Samantha or Tina

Facing the Mourning
Posted on 07.10.12 in Events, News

Facing the Mourning

Marquette, MI – Lake Superior Hospice will be hosting an interactive grief support group designed to help with the grieving process by using visual and thought provoking tools. Facing the Mourning is scheduled for every Tuesday in July, the dates are the 10, 17, 31 and August 7, and will be held from 5:30-7:00pm at Lake Superior Hospice — We will not be hosting Facing the Mourning on July 24. The first week includes keeping your memories alive, followed by letter writing, journaling your thoughts and wrapping up with working toward the future. Please feel free to join us for any week, there is no cost associated with the support group.

For more information and to register, please contact Paula Bur, Bereavement Coordinator at 906.225.7760 or Lake Superior Hospice is located at 914 W Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI.

Lavender Workshop
Posted on 06.26.12 in Events, News

Lavender Workshop

Flower Works – a small floral business in Marquette, will be hosting a lavender workshop! You will learn how to grow and harvest lavender in the Upper Peninsula. Fresh lavender from California will be used in a fun and easy project. There will be fresh lavender bunches and lavender plants for sale. A $1.50 of each purchase will benefit Lake Superior Hospice and its Lavender Boxes that are used to help families at the time of death.

Lavender Workshop
Wednesday, June 27th

Flower Works
1007 North Third St
Marquette, MI 49855

Cost: $5.00

The Lavender Experience

Among the most precious of life’s experiences is that mysterious, magical moment when one slips from earthly life into eternal life. That moment is so precious that those present at the time of transition often experience an inner desire to be a part of something deeper. They long for a ritual, or often feel that there should be more happening than just silently standing, saying good-bye and just allowing the moments to pass.

Enter “The Lavender Experience”. Lake Superior Hospice, in seeking to be sensitive to the hearts of all involved, sets aside for each patient a “Lavender box” filled with opportunities guaranteed to touch the hearts of everyone present at that precious moment.