Hospice of Anchorage works with the patient and family along with the patient's physician and the hospice interdisciplinary team - volunteers, nurses, social service coordinators, bereavement coordinators and chaplains - to provide assistance to meet the transition from life through death and to cope with loss and grief. This may be a one-time visit, periodic contact or may grow into an ongoing relationship lasting weeks or months. All services are provided free of cost.
Alaska's 1st Ever Full Course, 18 Hole Glow Ball Golf Tournament, will be on Friday, September 16th. Join in the fun while showing support for Hospice programming and enjoy the splendor of Settlers Bay Golf Course at the Inaugural Glow Ball Golf Tournament!
To sign up as a single or as a team of four, download the packet, fill out, and fax to 907-561-0334 OR email your Registration Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the first three teams of four to receive the early bird discount is
June 28, 2016!
1st registered team receives a 15% discount on their registration fees
2nd registered team receives a 10% discount on their registration fees
3rd registered team receives a 5% discount on their registration fees
The time to register is NOW!
Have you gotten your team together yet!!!
September 23,24 and 25, 2016
Camp Erin ® is a weekend camp offered at no charge for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Camp Erin combines traditional, fun, camp activities with grief education and emotional support—facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers.
Complete and submit the application packet below, if interested. We will then contact you to set up your required pre-camp interview.
For the Volunteer application, click here and scroll to the bottom of the screen.
Sarah wrote this poem right after her mom, a hospice patient, got back from surgery. She wrote down the feelings she had in all the crazy aftermath.
by Sarah Amundsen
So swiftly news came when they finally took the time
To hear the complaint and not just a whine
How quickly all changed in everyone's lives
When they finally realized that someone might die.
How galling the false words and sympathy appeared
For when the newness wained they all disappeared
So quickly you find whose really beside
As the time flies and treatments arrive.
How swiftly it's presence sends cracks through the lines
That bind family, friends, and others beside
As temperaments flare in the face of unfair
For cancer does not discriminate or care.
It's easier to bury the feelings it brings
Than face the reality that fuels these things
And it hurts to be made to watch while they fight
When nothing you do will help them this time.
How often you wonder long into the night
Why cancer chose YOUR loved one to fight
And why all the little things come into light
When nothing else can be alright.
Your gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference, not only to the organization, but to the people who receive our care and support. Investing in Hospice of Anchorage is an investment in
our community and shows support for all those who live in it. Every gift is appreciated.
A donation to Hospice of Anchorage is an investment in your community. Our services are available for 100% of this community as the need arises. Follow this link to make your donation. Use the "notes" section if you want to fund a specific program, or make a general donation to support ALL of the work we do.
Hospice of Anchorage is the community's hospice, where the people of Anchorage reach out
to care for their neighbors in their time of need. Our mission is to help individuals and families
prepare for and live well with serious life-limiting illnesses, dying and grief.