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Marquette, MI – Lake Superior Hospice in collaboration with Lake Superior Palliative Medicine is hosting its third annual Upper Great Lakes Regional Palliative Care and Hospice Conference “Hope. Honesty. Humility. Healing.” The conference is scheduled for October 20 & 21 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 $125 for those who register before October 12th.
The focus of the conference includes person-centered care through a collaborative approach, spirituality as a part of common humanity, and evolving changes in delivery of palliative care. Other topics presented at the conference will include mindful medication discontinuation, Respecting Choices three-step model, understanding how death experiences change us personally and professionally, learning to identify needs through behavior, hope and honesty during end-of-life care, the current landscape of Health Information Exchange in the Upper Peninsula, and emergency responders role in end-of-life issues.
A diverse, expert panel of presenters will bring this information to attendees. This conference will offer more than 20 distinguished speakers. Keynote speakers include Kari Sederburg, executive director for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Agency, Joseph Piccone, OSF Healthcare System, and Dr. Arif Kamal, director of Quality and Outcomes for the Duke Cancer Institute at Duke University.
Sponsors for the event include Upper Peninsula Health Plan, OSF St. Francis Hospital, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Michigan Hospital Association, U.P. Medical Management, U.P. Home Health and Hospice, Sound Inpatient Physicians, YMCA of Marquette County, Barrier Free Store, , Aspirus at Home, Downtown Eye Care, NMU School of Nursing, VAST, Grandchamp, McBride, & Prophet CPA’s P.C., Vango’s Pizza and Cocktail Lounge, River Valley Bank, Anderson, Tackman & Company PLC, and NorthStar EAP.
Hotcakes for Hospice
Lake Superior Hospice (LSH) will be hosting their Third Annual “Hotcakes for Hospice” fundraiser on Sunday, August 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in downtown Marquette. Guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast that will include pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, fresh blueberries, sausage links, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are priced at $12 for ages 13 and older; $5 for youth ages 6-12; and a donation is suggested for children five and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at hotcakesforhospice.eventbrite.com or by stopping in our office at 914 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette. Please call LSH at 906.225.7760 if you have any questions or need assistance with purchasing your tickets online.
All proceeds raised will benefit the Lake Superior Hospice Patient Care Fund. The Patient Care Fund is a program organized to meet the needs of patients and ensure their comfort while under hospice care. Patients often have specific needs that would increase their quality of life and comfort that are not covered by insurance and are simply beyond the means of the family. This can include everything from simple medical supplies, to travel expenses for a child to get home before the passing of a parent, to a special final anniversary dinner for a couple to enjoy together. Our goal is to ensure patients reach their end-of-life goals and live fully in the present.
There are two entrances to the Masonic Temple, one on Washington Street in which there is two-hour free on-street public parking available. The second entrance is directly across from the public parking ramp located between Washington Street and Bluff Street. The following is a map of downtown Marquette, to show parking surrounding the Masonic Temple.
Trillium House Becoming a Reality
Trillium House Board President, Dan Mazzuchi, presents a check to Lynn Swadley for purchase of a tract of land in the city of Marquette upon which the Trillium House residence will be built.
This nonprofit county wide project, when completed, will provide both temporary and permanent housing and support for people enrolled in hospice care in the central U.P.
A public campaign to procure the needed funds to build Trillium House is expected to begin in the fall of 2015.
Keynote Speakers Announced
On October 20 and 21, 2015, Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine will be hosting the Third Annual Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference, “Hope. Honesty. Humility. Healing.” The conference will be held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. This two day event features keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, and interactive preconference workshops. Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine are pleased to announce the three keynote speakers for the upcoming conference.
We know this conference will bring likeminded people together from throughout the Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin with an anticipated attendance of up to 175 healthcare practitioners, community leaders and others interested in hospice and palliative care. On October 20th, we will be offering a community keynote presentation to the conference attendees and the greater community from 3:30-5:00 p.m, which will discuss crossing common barriers through collaboration. Other topics to be presented at the conference will include ethical dilemmas, spirituality, first responders, exchange of health information in the U.P., and medication discontinuation, to name a few. A diverse, expert panel of presenters from the area as well as experts from the national level will bring this information to attendees. Early Bird registration is open now until August10th.
Volunteers Help with Spring Cleanup
The winter months are finally behind us and the lush green grass, blossoming flowers, and budding trees have begun to reveal themselves as the summer months approach. Yesterday, a group of volunteers and staff members worked together to clean up our grounds by picking up trash, digging up weeds, laying down new soil, trimming trees and flower bushes, and raking leaves. Although it was a slightly chilly day, with the sun shining and mini Hershey’s chocolates and Kit-Kat bars to satisfy our taste buds, it made for an enjoyable and productive evening!
I would like to thank the following volunteers who participated in the Spring Cleanup: Gwen Timmons, Elizabeth Wayne (and her son), Kristi Link, and Erin Stilwell. Their willingness to help in any way is just one of the many reasons I am proud of our volunteers and all they do for Lake Superior Hospice and our community.
Relay for Life of Marquette County: Team Lake Superior Hospice
Lake Superior Hospice is taking part in Marquette County’s Relay for Life event! The employees and volunteers of Lake Superior Hospice are asking for your help in our fundraising efforts. Donations can be made online after joining our team, or by stopping into our office location! You do not have to be present at the event in order to be a part of our team. All proceeds go towards American Cancer Society (ACS).
Follow this link and join Lake Superior Hospice in their efforts to fight cancer! http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15LS?team_id=1809392&pg=team&fr_id=68048
Date of Event: Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th
Time: 4 p.m.—10 a.m.
Where: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming, MI
Theme: Carnival of Hope
Lake Superior Hospice Team Captain: Glenda Christian
April 12-18 is Volunteer Appreciation Week!
Here at Lake Superior Hospice we have a group of over 60 volunteers who dedicate their time to making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families, and our community. There are many ways to define what a volunteer is, but to us, they are the heart of hospice. Our volunteers are compassionate and loving people who go above and beyond in their duty as a hospice volunteer. Whether it’s making friendly visits with patients, providing caregiver relief, helping at the office, assisting with fundraising events, being a presence in the community, and so much more, they are all an important member of our hospice team. We couldn’t be more proud of them for their service and dedication to Lake Superior Hospice- we just want to say THANK YOU and we appreciate all that you do!
–Kymber Beltrame, Volunteer Coordinator
Honoring Our Veterans
Walking through the Jacobetti Home for Veterans is an experience in remembering that we have everything we do have because our men and women in uniform have given everything they had. And many still do.
Lake Superior Hospice does not take those sacrifices lightly. Every military veteran admitted into Lake Superior Hospice, be they at home, in assisted living, at a nursing home or the Jacobetti Veterans Facility receives an 8 x 11 Certificate of Honor and Appreciation for the time and sacrifice given on behalf of their country. And, if they were married at the time of service the spouse also receives an honorary lapel pin because LSHA recognizes that services to one’s country exacts a price on family, as well.
Lake Superior Hospice is proud to recognize those who have served above and beyond the call of duty in order that the rest of us may continue to serve in other ways. Thank you Veterans and families.
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Kind of Care
A 10-week bereavement group has started on September 15th at the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming. If you are interested in attending the 10-week course, please call Cara Zanetti, LSH Bereavement Coordinator, to register. The group will meet on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be utilizing “Understanding Your Grief” by Alan Wolfelt, Ph. D.
Contact Cara by phone at 906-225-7760.