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NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care provides compassionate, state-of-the-art hospice care for people facing a wide range of end-stage illnesses. Their patients are eligible for hospice services when their goal is comfort care rather than curative care. NorthCare serves all or part of the following counties in Missouri: Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Platte and Ray. Serve KC volunteers provide lunch for the patients' families to allow them to spend as much time as possible with their loved ones who are nearing the end of their lives. NorthCare Hospice doesn't have a stove; they have a microwave only. NorthCare has 16 patient rooms but it is difficult to get an accurate count. PLEASE COMMENT ON WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING BELOW. WE COULD DO A MEXICAN THEME THIS TIME! #1. Enchilada Casserole - Gina #2. Chicken tacos and fixings - Dorothy (drop-off) #3. Taco beef dip w/cheese & chips - Amanda #4. Black beans/Guac Dip/Chips - Jennifer #5. Spanish rice - Barb #6. Southwest salad mix - Amanda #7 Cookies or cake - and watermelon - Mary #8. DESSERT PLEASE BE FIRM IN YOUR COMMITMENT. IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, LET US KNOW ASAP SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE HAVE ALL THAT IS NEEDED SINCE WE ARE SUCH A SMALL GROUP. ALSO, IF I DON'T SEE A COMMENT FROM YOU WITHIN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME AFTER YOU RSVP, I WILL ASSUME YOU ARE NOT COMING. SORRY, WE'VE HAD NO-SHOWS AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PROVIDE THE BEST EXPERIENCE. THANK YOU. If you have menu suggestions for future lunches, please share them. We are currently serving once a month. Here is a map of the North Kansas City Hospital campus: http://www.nkch.org/about/maps-parking/campus/
About the Event: The annual Circle of Light ceremony is to remember loved ones who have passed. The event takes place at dusk at the J.C. Nichols Fountain on the Country Club Plaza. In this shift, Serve KC volunteers will load the luminary bags with sand and insert candles. We will then place them around the fountain in an order which makes it easy for families to locate the luminary bearing the name of a loved one. Please dress comfortably for this event and remember sun screen and hats. If you have a portable wagon, please bring it to help move the sand around the area. Free parking is available in a number of nearby garages and sometimes on the street next to the event. ***WEATHER ALERT *** Before heading out the door to go to the Plaza, if it is looking like we might get rained out, feel free to call me at[masked]. If it's just a few sprinkles, Hospice may go ahead and have the event if it looks like it may clear up. I will also post to this site if it is cancelled.
• What we'll do ***READ THE ENTIRE EVENT, CHOOSE A LINE NUMBER OF FOOD ITEMS YOU WILL BRING TO DONATE, POST A COMMENT TO THE SITE WITH THAT LINE NUMBER*** Menu: Sloppy joes, deviled eggs, chips, raw veggies fruit kabobs, cookies 1) 2 lbs ground beef to cook onsite, sloppy joe fixings, kabob skewers - Janet 2) 2 lbs ground beef to cook onsite & 2 bags hamburger buns - Carolyn 3) 2 lbs ground beef to cook onsite -Susan 4) 4 bags potato chips, your choice of flavors - Susan 5) , 1 head cauliflower, 2 large cucumbers, 1 bag radishes, 1 head broccoli - Mary W. 6) Cookies, deviled eggs, 24 buns, veg. dip, carrots, pitchers & lemonade – Carol & Bob Questions, give me a call or text -[masked]
Serve KC volunteers will assist people to find the luminary bearing the name of a loved one, light luminaries, and help to clean up the park after the event. We will meet at the volunteer check-in table, please find the Event Host, Joel, for instructions. Wear nice, casual clothes in which you can sit on the ground. The ceremony begins at 8:00 PM. Volunteers are needed to help cleanup afterwards so please plan to stay the entire time. About the Event: The annual Circle of Light ceremony is to remember our loved ones who have passed. The event takes place at dusk at the J.C. Nichols Fountain on the Country Club Plaza. The words and music of a nondenominational ceremony offer peace and solace as we remember those who have touched our lives. Participants light the candles in luminary bags, which bear the names of those they are honoring. Circle of Lights helps fund the mission of KC Hospice &Palliative Care – to provide care for patients and families with limited financial resources who are facing life-limiting illnesses. In addition, donations help provide grief support services, spiritual support, art and music therapy, and other services that may not be reimbursed by insurance. ***WEATHER ALERT *** Please watch this site for adverse weather information should it look like rain. If it's just a few sprinkles, Hospice may go ahead and have the event if it looks like it may clear up.