In The News

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?


Martha Barton To Leave Pikes Peak Hospice On June 1; Describes Work As 'Journey of Lifetime'

Martha M. Barton, President of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, announced last week that she will retire from her position June 1, 2017, after 30 years at the helm of the organization. Barton will also step down from her position as President and CEO of Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation.

“Over more than three decades, it has been an honor and privilege to care for more than 150,000 patients and families experiencing the last phase of life.This work has truly been the journey of a lifetime,” says Barton, who also serves as Vice President of the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of the Rockies. “I firmly believe that this is the right time for a new president to lead our organization. Our distinctive programs of care put us in a position to continue to lead and focus on the future of end-of-life care in our community, and Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation will continue to assure that generous gifted dollars remain in our community to support current and new programs.”

Thank you, Martha, for your many years of dedicated service and exceptional leadership to hospice, to Colorado Springs and to the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of the Rockies!

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