Iowa City Hospice Walk for Dignity Celebrates 30th Anniversary and the Iowa City Hospice Volunteers!
Iowa City Hospice is celebrating a significant milestone – 30 years of bringing comfort and peace to those we serve, adding life to each day.
In 1983, Iowa City Hospice was founded by volunteers who were firm in one mandate: provide high quality, compassionate end-of-life care to all without regard for ability to pay. Still a not-for-profit hospice, Iowa City Hospice provided 1,822 days of community supported care in 2012!
After 30 years, volunteers are still the heart of Iowa City Hospice. To honor them, Iowa City Hospice volunteers will serve as this year’s Walk for Dignity Honorary Family! Volunteers in bright shirts will lead the Walk held at Willow Creek Park on April 21, at 1PM.
Join us Sunday, April 21, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
at Willow Creek Park in Iowa City at Benton Street and Teg Drive
for The Iowa City Hospice 14th Annual Walk for Dignity
Fundraise online at www.firstgiving.com/IowaCityHospice
Donation drop-off starts at 11:00 a.m.
Fun activities begin at noon.
The Walk for Dignity is a community event that gives friends and families an opportunity to celebrate the lives and honor the memories of their loved ones, and show support for Iowa City Hospice. The best part is that 100% of the donations support Iowa City Hospice.
All are invited to join us at the Walk and throughout this next year in celebrating 30 years of guiding families, honoring wishes, and securing this amazing culture of compassionate end of life care for all.Email or call us at 319-688-4213 or 800-897-3052 or judy.frits@IowaCityHospice.org to get more information about Walk For Dignity
It’s time to start getting ready for the 2013 NAMI Johnson County WALK! The WALK date is set for April 27, 2012, and we’ve set an ambitious goal of $120,000 so we can try to complete some of our current projects and start some exciting new ones. Come WALK by the Iowa River and help us raise funds for all our current projects and programs as well as those items on our Wish List. Help raise awareness about mental illness and reduce the stigma. Get everybody thinking of it like any other illness–it needs to be treated.
Get involved with helping us meet our goals for next year–raising awareness, reducing the stigma of mental illness, and raising money for all our programs and projects. Either sign up now to walk on someone’s team or organize your own WALK team!
Location: Lower City Park, Iowa City, IA – Near Shelter #6
Date: April 27, 2013
Distance: 5 K (3.1 miles) One mile option also available
Check-in, Entertainment and Refreshments: 9:00 am
Start Time: 10:00 am
More signup info: 2013 NAMI Johnson County WALK
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s leading grassroots, self-help, and family advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with serious mental illness.
NAMI Johnson County (NAMIJC) is an organization where people can meet and learn from each other. Educational meetings provide information about illnesses, symptoms, treatment options, and available services. Advocacy and public education activities offer opportunities to improve the system of care.
In partnership with Tributes.com, we are pleased to be able to offer you and your loved ones a free online seminar on Grief Recovery (via telephone and your computer) entitled, Death of a Spouse – Moving from Grief to Recovery. Please feel free to forward to anyone who you think might find this beneficial.
Death of a Spouse – Moving from Grief to Recovery
Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Time: 6pm CST
Registration is FREE!
In this third installment of the Tributes.com Grief Recovery Webinar Series, Russell Friedman, the co-creator of The Grief Recovery Method, will explore the emotions surrounding the Death of a Spouse and begin to uncover the path to recovery.
Specific topics will include:
- Every Relationship Is Unique – No One Knows How You Feel!
- When Is It Time To Begin To Recover?
- Keeping Fond Memories But Shedding The Pain.
- How To Deal With The Things Friends And Family Say.
Somewhat different from previous webinars, we will be adjusting the webinar format to include a more extensive Q&A period and you are encouraged after you register to send a question that you might like addressed during the live program to WebinarQuestions@Tributes.com. If your question is used in the presentation, you will receive a complimentary copy of the latest book authored by Russell Friedman and John James titled: ‘Moving Beyond Loss: Real Answers to Real Questions from Real People‘, so please include your name and mailing address. (Please note – no names will be mentioned in connection with questions used during the live presentation.)
To pre-register, go to http://tributes.enterthemeeting.com/m/6MBNT7R7.
December 13 @ 7PM. Save the date! We are proud to sponsor the Festival of Carols at The Englert Theatre on December 13. This FREE family event returns for another year! Kick off the holidays with free hot cocoa, sing-a-longs, special performances, and a visit by Santa!
Old Capitol Chorus
Megan Gogerty reading Twas the Night Before Christmas
Iowa City Community Theatre
Sisters of Song
Iowa City Girls Choir
Cory Hanson, Pro/Am Object and Fire Manipulator
An old Iowa City Tradition “Cookies & Carols” started at Hancher years ago. Once again Gay & Ciha Funeral and Creation Service will sponsor the Festival of Carols and provide the cookies and cocoa.
Just a neat holiday event at The Englert Theatre.
We all want to learn better ways to talk to our friends and family who’ve been affected by the death of someone important to them. Many people also want to learn how they can actually help people deal with the overwhelming impact of death and other significant emotional losses. Tributes.com is proud to co-host a webinar with the Grief Recovery Institute, featuring Russell Friedman, co-creator of The Grief Recovery Method.
In this jam-packed hour you will learn some of the myths about grief that inhibit us from talking openly about our grief and the grief of the people we love. You will learn some very practical and helpful things to say in situations that may have baffled you in the past. You will also learn many of the unhelpful things NOT to say that inhibit the people you know who are struggling with a loss. And you will learn about the Grief Recovery Method Certification Training program that’s open to anyone with a genuine desire to help grieving people.
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 6pm CST
Duration: 1 hour
Space is Limited So Be Sure to Pre-Register Early to Secure a Spot.
“Wings of Hope”, a monarch tag and release program, combines service and remembrance to 9/11. For the tenth year, Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is working with elementary students in a positive way to recognize a very tragic day in America’s history.
In recognition of 9/11, the Iowa City funeral home joins the third graders at Lucas Elementary for a service learning program with monarch butterflies.
‘Wings of Hope’ offers a way for the children to provide scientific information for the University of Kansas’ research of the migratory travels of monarch butterflies. The monarch program is led by Kathleen Zimmers, of Butterfliz of Iowa, Des Moines.
The monarch release for Robert Lucas elementary will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 11 at 12 noon.
At the conclusion of the service project, children will voice their wishes and hopes for a better world as the butterflies are released into the wild.
The public is invited to attend. Children of all ages, from those who arrive in a stroller to those who appreciate the assistance of a cane, are welcome to share in the simple beauty of the innocence of young people sharing with the world their hopes for a better tomorrow.
For those who are our faithful, regularly checking our site for recent obituaries and wanting to write a condolence note to families of those who recently died, you can still do this, that hasn’t changed. What has changed is the look. Much more information is now available to those looking for simple answers to difficult questions.
It has been a while since we launched the original website. Although some changes have occurred throughout the years, they’ve never been anything like this – a complete makeover.
We hope you will find the new site helpful and get a better sense of just who we are. We welcome you back often as the site will continue to grow with new, unique, and valuable content.
Funeral service continues to change, as so many other things in our lives do, but our assurance to you is that we will always be here to answer any question without obligation, and care for your loved ones and your family as we would care for our own.
Some things will never change!
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, this all age, all-ability walk has mobilized millions to join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, raising more than $347 million for the cause. Events are held annually in the fall in nearly 600 communities nationwide.
Check-In and Registration- 1:00pm
Opening Kickoff Ceremony- 1:45pm
Walk to End Alzheimer’s- 2:00pm
Walk Distance: The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is about 2.5 miles. A shorter route will be marked for those unable to complete the full walk route (~1 mile).
Walk Route: The route is paved, flat and handicap accessible. A water stop will also be available on the walk route. Click here for a detailed map.
Parking: Various parking lots are available within City Park. Please check with the Parking Volunteers for further assistance.
Pets: Dogs are welcome! Visit our “Doggy Area” for activities, treats and more. Due to the large number of people and the unknown disposition of dogs that may be in attendance, the Alzheimer’s Association cannot be responsible for the safety of your pet.
In Case of Rain: Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held rain or shine. Please watch the weather and plan accordingly.
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 250 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).