Annual Hospice Harvest BBQ & 5K Run
You can register online for the 5K Run at:
Annual Hospice Harvest BBQ & 5K Run
You can register online for the 5K Run at:
Join us for a convivial gathering where we can come together to discuss this most important topic. Talking about death and dying may seem like one of the more challenging conversations we can have—and yet it can be one of the most liberating!
This might be the most unusual event, but bear with us. I think we are in for a remarkable experience.
We invite all community members who are committed to breaking the taboo regarding conversations we should be having so that we may live a life more fully.
In the past, HPCK has been involved in sharing resources and stories to help shed light on a highly tabooed and stigmatized topic, death. We are being called upon to now do the same with another highly tabooed and stigmatized topic, suicide. Death is all the same and impacts us all.
Let us engage in this conversation. This is not meant to be a morbid conversation, but instead a very human one where we consider what we want, both in life and during its closure. Through sharing our thoughts and feelings on this subject, we can more readily move through our fears, shed inhibitions, and forge deeper understanding and connection with our loved ones.
So that we can have starting places for our shared conversations, we have selected a few "homework" assignments for all of us to read, watch, and listen to before we gather. They are very short but are quite engaging, informative, and inspiring.
Read: Waking Up Before You Die
You know you will die, but you really don't know how long you have to wake up from the cocoon of your habitual patterns. You don't know how much time you have left to fulfill the potential of your precious human birth. Given this, Pema Chodron asks what is the most important thing?
Watch: The Departures (2008 Film)
We don't want to spoil it for those who have not seen the film. If you have seen it already. . great we encourage you to watch it again. Now that you are gathering with us, you may have some more takeaways to inspire our conversation.
Listen: The Bridge Between Suicide and Life (Ted Talk)
In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.
We are looking forward to sharing this special gathering with you.
HPCK will be hosting a table at PKIMC Café on April 16th, 2019 for community members who have questions or would like to fill out their healthcare directives.
The National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. For more information, visit http://www.nhdd.org/.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Kodiak (HPCK) is proudly participating in this event along with a broad array of other organizations. We hope that you will participate with us to raise awareness about these important issues across the country.
Should you have any questions, please contact HPCK Staff at 907-512-0600 or hospiceofkodiak.vc.outlook.com
This training introduces the art of Hospice and Palliative Care. Participants will gain the necessary knowledge to become travel companions with those facing life-threatening illness or loss. This hands-on training will emphasize the importance of neighbors helping neighbors through direct care or community outreach. We hold the training over a course of three days, categorized by the types of volunteer work we offer.
Direct Care, In direct-Care, General Volunteer | March 14 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Direct Care, In-Direct care | March 15th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Direct Care | March 16th 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hospice and Palliative Care of Kodiak’s Annual Heart for Hospice Ball is coming up on February 16, 2019. Last year, it was a successful event thanks to the kindness and generosity of our sponsors and attendees who donated funds and in-kind donations.
As all of our fundraising events are important in sustaining our organization, the Heart for Hospice Ball is our largest. We rely heavily on this event so we can continue to join the journey of those facing life-threatening illness or loss, meeting needs, reducing fears and offering comfort.
The Heart for Hospice Ball hosts over 200 individuals who come together for an evening of conversations, dinner, dancing, silent/live auctions and a dedicated ceremony to an individual or couple who have made significant contributions to our community.
Ticket Prices - $50.00
Table of 8 - (10 available) $500.00
Table of 10 (4 available) - $600.00
COURSE: Abercrombie 5k (Runners, walkers and trotters of all ages)
REGISTRATION: ONLINE deadline is 6:00 PM., August 18th, 2018
SAME DAY REGISTRATION: 4:00 PM
RUN START TIME: 5:00 PM
ENTREE FEES: ADULT $25.00, CHILD $10.00;
SAME DAY REGISTRANTS: ADULT $30.00, CHILD $15.00
This run will end with our ANNUAL HOSPICE HARVEST BBQ, a FREE community style potluck event. There will be a bonfire, and music presented by White Twang, and Laura Creighton and the Mirambas Band. Hospice will also be selling our Hospice Sweaters, and t shirts so keep an eye out!
HPCK will be hosting a raffle beginning June 13th –August 20th, 2018. The drawing will be held at this years Hospice Harvest BBQ on August 25, 2018 @ Abercrombie. Raffle Tickets will be sold at $40.00 a ticket or 4 for $150.00.
We will be available to sell RAFFLE tickets at Safeway on the following dates:
June 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 30, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00 PM
July 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HPCK office will also be available for raffle purchases during office hours.
When Ryan Green, a video game programmer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusually beautiful and poetic video game. The game was extremely successful, so they decided to make a film. The film, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING, follows Ryan and his family over two years through the creation of “That Dragon, Cancer" HPCK will be hosting this screening intended to educate, engage and fundraise. Although there are no costs to view this screening, we do accept donations. This screening will be of special interest to people looking to explore the following topics:
art, childhood cancer, digital storytelling,end-of-life and palliative care, faith/religion, family, gaming, health/illness, media literacy, medicine, oncology, parenting, pediatrics, technology, video game design, video games.
We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity to promote advance care planning in the Kodiak Community…April 16 has been designated a National Healthcare Decisions Day! The National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions.
Hospice is hosting an after hours to give recognition to our neighbors. Those who support us by committing to our clients and families, those donating to our organization, those who participate effortlessly in community awareness for death and dying, and for those who are simply interested in learning more about how we serve our community. We invite you to connect. We will have door prizes, hors d'oeuvre to appease your tastes, and conversations to enlighten us all.
How we want to die – this is the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. Join us for our Open Death Conversation.
REDESIGNING DEATH on The Rock is not meant to be morbid. It is meant to bring creativity, insight and empowerment together in our community. Come out and Join us!