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Your Lucky Day $10,000 Raffle

Chances are $50!  Odds are good for winning as only 1,000 chances will be sold.  Winner will be drawn Saturday, September 30, 2018.

For more information on how to enter, please print the flier















3rd Annual Memorial Cruise

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
Gateway Clipper Fleet, Station Square
Join us, with our emcee Sally Wiggin, from WTAE-TV!
Our third annual cruise will be held aboard the Gateway Clipper "Princess."  Together we will sail along the rivers and celebrate the memories of our loved ones.  Attendees will enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet and receive a memorial flower that they may choose to keep or cast into the river.  Boarding will begin at 9:30 a.m.  The cruise will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and return at Noon. 
Families are invited to share a photo of their loved one that will be showcased on the monitors aboard the ship.  You may submit up to four (4) photos.  Please email your best and clearest photo(s) to whetselld@upmc.edu (preferred format is .jpg).  Be sure to indicate the name of your loved one for each photo.  If you do not have access to email, you may mail your photo(s) to Family Hospice, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243, Attn:  Memorial Cruise.  Please submit your photo(s) prior to Sept. 7.  Photos will be returned to you at the event.    
Parking is available in the Station Square Garage and the open-air lot by the Gateway Clipper Dock.  You can also take the Monongahela Incline (near Station Square) or the Duquesne Incline (by the Riverhounds Soccer Stadium). 
Click here to register.
Thank you to our sponsors:



Family Treasures Sale

Saturday Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7, 2018
Family Hospice Auditorium, Mt. Lebanon
Click here for flier. 



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.