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HPCAR's Foundation Receives Generous Donations In Memory Of Bob Maytag

Posted: Feb 23, 2017

HPCAR's educational foundation has received three donations in memory of John Robert “Bob” Maytag, a rancher, businessman, politician and philanthropist in Colorado Springs who died Feb. 6, 2017, in the care of Suncrest Hospice, a HPCAR member.

Donations were received from Wells & Associates, Don W. Shaw and Helen P. Yannias. 

Maytag was involved in local and national Democratic politics. He served as mayor of Woodland Park in the early 1960s. He then became Colorado Democratic Party State Chairman, member of The Democratic National Committee and attended two Presidential Conventions. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for Colorado School of Mines 1975-78 and President of Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Directors 1976-78. Read the full obituary

HPCAR was created in late 2014 as the 501c(6) trade association arm of the former Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, which continues on as a 501c(3) charity supporting hospice education. 

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HPCAR Member Denver Hospice's 'Cupid Crew' Delivered 4,000 Roses On Valentine's Day

Posted: Feb. 17, 2017

"Handing out roses this Valentine’s Day is a great example of how we are big enough to make a difference, but small enough to care,” said Janelle McCallum, The Denver Hospice's president. 

Safeway donated the roses that were distributed by 250 volunteers with The Denver Hospice, Safeway, and students from five local schools.

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Separately, HopeWest in Grand Junction held a romantic dinner Feb. 11 at its Spoons bistro & bakery. The romantic evening featured  a specialty four-course menu with beef wellington, lobster tail, mushroom and lemon basil risotto plus wine from Two Rivers Winery. 

HopeWest also is a HPCAR member. 

 

In La Junta, Ranchers For Hospice Wall Fills Up Fast

Posted: Feb. 17, 2017

In La Junta, Susan and Curt Russell made a commitment to give back to their community, and they are doing it through #ranchersforhospice, which benefits HPCAR member Arkansas Valley Hospice. 

Ranches can have their brands displayed on the wall outside WW Feed & Supply. The La Junta Trading Company, Inc. has kindly donated all materials needed, making it possible for all donations to go directly to Arkansas Valley Hospice community programs. 

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News from HPCAR Members

Posted: Jan. 16, 2017

The film "Being Mortal" is being screened Saturday in Avon, according to HPCAR member Home Care of the Valley.

HPCAR member HopeWest in Grand Junction is doing its Forget-Me-Not grief support series Thursday evenings January 26th through March 16th.

More than 500 Kaiser Permanente employees statewide volunteered at 31 sites across Colorado to honor Martin Luther King Day. Kaiser Permanente is a palliative-care member of HPCAR.

Northwest Colorado Health promotes this Saturday's Ski for Parkinson's event.

Arkansas Valley Hospice provides #redwhiteandblue crocheted blankets to every Veteran admitted into hospice and palliative care.

Wyoming's Hospice of Sweetwater County wants everyone to know that "hospice and palliative care doesn't take a holiday."

Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care previewed its newest ad set to debut soon in the "Quality of Life Matters" publication.

 

Save The Dates: Hospice, Home Care & Home Health Conference Is May 17-19

The 2017 Hospice, Home Care & Home Health Conference sponsored jointly by HPCAR and the Home Care Association of Colorado, will be May 17-19, at Keystone Conference Center.

Registration will  open soon -- at the time of the launch of HPCAR's new website.

Do you have a passion for hospice and palliative care education? Volunteer here to serve on HPCAR's Education Committee -- or any of our other committees?

 
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