Facebook Serving 20 Counties in Western Pennsylvania > Service Area

Share this page Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this via Email

UPCOMING EVENTS - scroll down for complete list


Hospice and Palliative Care Spring Symposium

Join Family Hospice and Palliative Care and the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute for the second annual Hospice and Palliative Care Symposium to learn about new and innovative care models for patients facing serious illness. Five CEUs are pending for social work, nursing, and medical education. Click here for more information and to register.


All monies raised from the events below support the Family Hospice Foundation and provide assistance in fulfilling our mission. The support of our families and friends is greatly appreciated.  For questions, please contact Dianne Whetsell, Special Events Coordinator, at 412-572-8874 or whetselld@upmc.edu.



A Tasteful Gathering

Join us on Wednesday, April 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Whitehall House in Brentwood as we host A Tasteful Gathering. The evening will include wine tasting, cheese sampling from Chantal’s Cheese Shop, and delicious chocolates from My Favorite Sweet Shoppe. Mix and mingle while sampling the fare and enjoy live music from Elias Khouri, a Pittsburgh born and raised guitarist. Cost per person is $60 or $100 per couple. The Whitehall House is located at 4201 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Click here to register!


32nd Annual Charity Golf Outing

Join us for a for a fun-filled day of golf on Monday, May 13 at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray, with emcee, Jeff Verszyla! Shot-gun start at 11 a.m. and skill games on the course including Hole-In-One, Closest to the Keg and others. Following 18 holes, enjoy an awards dinner, special raffles, silent auction, wine spin and other games of chance. Enjoy a day spending time with friends and family, while supporting Family Hospice. Click here for more information and to register.

Thank you to our sponsors:



Memorial Boat Cruise

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. 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. Additional information and registration details will be posted closer to the event.





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.