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On Living: Making Each Day Matter

An Evening With Kerry Egan, hospice chaplain and author of the critcially acclaimed book On Living
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Family Hospice Auditorium, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15243 - Location change!

Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be a hospice chaplain?  This is Kerry Egan's life's work, listening to the hopes, dreams, regrets and life lessons told to her by her patients.  In those stories beautifully shared in On Living, we find messages that all can appreciate as we strive to find meaning in our daily lives.

Admission is $50. Order here. The price includes Egan’s presentation, followed by coffee and desserts and an opportunity to meet Egan and get a book signed. Books will be available from Classic Lines Bookstore with part of the proceeds benefitting Family Hospice.  Monies raised from the event benefit Family Hospice patient and family programs and services in the community.

We are honored to have Jennifer Antkowiak as the evening's emcee.  Jennifer is an award-winning television news anchor, reporter and talk show host.  She went on to serve as Founder & CEO of jennifer Cares, which provides services to make life easier for family caregivers.  She is also a licensed Zumba fitness instructor and Founder of Caregiver At Work corporate wellness program with a focus on stress relief, nutrition, physical activity, and positive thinking.

For more information on Kerry Egan:


Fresh Air's Terry Gross on NPR interview

The New York Times Book Review


Clergy and Lay Leaders Luncheon with Kerry Egan Event

Thursday April 27, noon – 2:00p.m.  
Family Hospice Auditorium
Traffic Alert:  One-lane traffic 7am-5 pm in each direction next Mon.-Fri. on Bower Hill between Cochran and Segar due to water line project. Expect delays.

Egan will speak of the ‘spiritual work of dying’ – the work of finding or making meaning of one’s life, the experiences it’s contained, and the people who have touched it.  Responding to Egan’s remarks will be The Rev. Daniel E. Hall, M.D., M.Div, M.H.Sc, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church with interests in the theology of medicine.

We’ll explore the role of clergy and lay leaders in talking with those at end of life about how they wish to die, and the importance of creating the space for the dying patient to find meaning in their lives and address the big spiritual questions of human existence.

Your $25.00 clergy registration will cover the cost of your lunch, and a copy of Kerry Egan’s book, On Living.   


Thank you to our Kerry Egan Event Sponsors:

Robert E. Butter

The Carol Sayers Vockel Fund for Community and Volunteer Education

Friends of Family Hospice


Spring Memorial Service

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Beth El Congregation
1900 Cochran Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
If you have any questions, please contact Toni at 412-572-8829 or amartinez@familyhospicepa.org.


30th Annual Golf Benefit

Monday, May 22, 2017 at Valley Brook Country Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



We are privileged to welcome Judge Dwayne Woodruff as our emcee!   

The Honorable Dwayne D. Woodruff is a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, presiding primarily in the Family Court Division since 2005.  He is currently seeking a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in May 2017.  During his professional football career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he played 12 seasons, including Super Bowl XIV as a rookie in 1980.  He was named Steelers MVP in 1982 and served as team captain his final three seasons.



Also joining us for the day will be Pittsburgh Pirates’ Steve Blass and other TBD Pittsburgh Pirates Alumni.  The event will also feature a $50,000 Hole-in-One prize sponsored by USA Compression, and skill prizes including longest drive and putt, best score, and closest to the pin.  And, the silent auction is back with condominium stays at Hilton Head, Snowshoe, and Fallingwater/Ohiopyle, autographed memorabilia, and foursomes at area country clubs.  There will also be a raffle for $1500 in cash.  Golf Agenda Flier.

All of the monies raised are allocated to patient and family services.  Last year's event raised $70,000, directly benefitting the more than 2,700 seriously-ill people in our care annually.  Your support enables us to deliver the highest quality of care to patients, fund bereavement programs such as Camp Healing Hearts for grieving children, and educate the broader community about the benefits of hospice care.  Family Hospice is the largest nonprofit hospice in Western Pennsylvania, caring for those nine counties. 

Click to register online.  Please be sure that the name of the registrant matches the name on the credit card or it will be denied.

Thank you to our sponsors:











Growing Through Grief - Rebuilding Hope

UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Wednesday evenings from March 22 through May 3
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
For more information, please see attached flier.
Southminster Church 
801 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon (corner of Castle Shannon Blvd)
Wednesday mornings from March 22 through April 26
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more information, or to Register, call 412 572-8829 or email Toni at amartinez@familyhospicepa.org. Space is limited.

Presbyterian SeniorCare Shenango
238 South Market Street
New Wilmington, PA 16142
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Contact our Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829 for more information.


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.