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Memorial Boat Cruise

Saturday, September 28

Set sail aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet as we host our 4th Annual Memorial Boat Cruise on Saturday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. We will be joined by emcee Mike Clark, of WTAE Pittsburgh Action News. The morning will include a breakfast buffet, video tribute and reading of the names of those who we will celebrate on this boat cruise along Pittsburgh’s beautiful rivers. Cost per person is $50 for adults, $30 for children ages 3 to 12, and FREE for children under 3. Guests will receive a flower and have time to reflect on their loved ones before tossing flowers into the river. For more information and to register, please contact Dianne Whetsell, Special Events Coordinator, at 412-572-8874 or whetselld@upmc.edu.

*Family members are encouraged to provide photos of their loved ones in advance of this event to become a part of the tribute video. We can accept up to four photos. Please either mail or email photos to Dianne Whetsell, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or whetselld@upmc.edu. Photos should be received no later than Friday, September 6.



Your Lucky Day $10,000 Raffle

Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000! Secure your chance at winning either the first prize of $10,000 or the second prize of a (1) complete pack of Pennsylvania Lottery $5 scratch off tickets, with a retail value of $750. 
With each chance purchased at $50, your name will be entered into our electronic system. No physical tickets will be issued. Winners will be randomly selected on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and will be notified by phone. 
For additional information or questions regarding the drawing, please contact Dianne Whetsell, Special Events Coordinator, at 412-572-8874 or whetselld@upmc.edu. All proceeds from this raffle benefit the comfort and care of Family Hospice patients and their families. For additional information or to print a copy of the order form, click hereTo purchase tickets online, click here.



Friends of Family Hospice 6th Annual Family Treasures Sale

Friends of Family Hospice needs your donations for the annual Family Treasures Sale. This year’s sale will be Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, located at 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. We are seeking new or gently used items in the following categories:
  • Jewelry/purses
  • Collectibles
  • China and glass
  • Mirrors and lamps
  • Linens
  • Books, CDs, DVDs
  • Holiday items
  • Artwork
  • Furniture
  • Craft items
  • Handyman/DIY items
Donations will be accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. at the front desk. Contact Pat at 412-833-7315 regarding furniture donations. Please email famhospsale@gmail.com for any other questions.









How to Start the Discussion About End-of-Life Care

Just Talk About It: view these :60-second videos, which serve as perfect conversation starters on various end-of-life care topics.




Family Hospice and Palliative Care provides speakers to clubs, organizations, faith groups, senior communities, health professionals, and students, at no cost.

To schedule a speaker or for more information, please call 412-572-8800.

Hospice 101:
General talk introducing the services of Family Hospice and Palliative Care; advance care planning; and how hospice can benefit you or your loved one.

Living After Loss:
Helping those who are grieving by exploring the phases and transitions of grief and loss, and how to cope.

Helping Children Through Personal Loss:
What adults need to know.

Grief and the Holidays:
Ways to help yourself and others during what can be a particularly difficult time of year.

ELNEC Training (End of Life Nursing Consortium):
An educational seminar to provide training in end-of-life nursing care, addressing areas of pain and symptom management, ethics and legal issues, cultural impact, communication issues, and grief and bereavement; provided by a certified ELNEC trainer.

ELNEC-PPC Training (Pediatric Palliative Care):
An educational seminar to provide training in end-of life palliative nursing care for children; provided by a certified ELNEC-PPC trainer.