Enjoy beer and wine samples, and help a good cause

The Fall Brewfest for Hospice on Oct. 6 gives people a chance to sample beer and wine, while benefiting Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care. The venue for the event is Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., and it’s scheduled for Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $25 for one ticket, $45 for two and $120 for six. The entrance fee covers beer and wine samples … [Read more...]

Stroll showcases spirit of patriotism

Walkers took an old-fashioned patriotic stroll during this year’s SummerFest in Zephyrhills. The charity walk was a new element at the festival, but is expected to become an annual event. The walk raised money to benefit hospice patients and families, with suggested donations of $10 for adult walkers and $5 for kids. The walk took place around the lake, shortly before the fireworks … [Read more...]

Services offer a way to remember those no longer with us

People who work or volunteer for Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care are familiar with the sense of loss and sadness that survivors often face when a loved one passes on. To help people who are struggling, Gulfside offers bereavement support groups. And, it also organizes community memorial services that are open to anyone who has lost a loved one during the past year, as a way to … [Read more...]

Seeking volunteers to help hospice patients’ pets

Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care provides compassionate care for patients on the end-of-life journey. Increasingly, that care means giving people peace of mind when it comes to decisions about their pets. Since 2014, the nonprofit’s Pet Peace of Mind program has taken stress away from patients worried about who will care for their furry companions. In many cases, volunteers … [Read more...]

School supply drives aim to help kids, teachers

Chambers of commerce, businesses, civic organizations, churches and community groups are busy collecting items that students will need once school begins. Some efforts are broad outreach programs, and others involve individual churches. Some seek to help teachers fill their supply cupboards so they won’t have to dig into their own wallets to pay for supplies their students … [Read more...]

Gulfside Hospice celebrates a quarter-century of care

In the beginning, it was known as Central Gulfside Hospice, serving only patients in New Port Richey. Now, a quarter-century later, it’s known as Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care, with about 1,500 admissions a year across Pasco County. The organization has 14 locations, including a corporate resource office in Land O’ Lakes, clinical branch offices in New Port Richey and Dade … [Read more...]

Tax collector’s office celebrates daily gift with license plate

For many who have had to work with hospice at some point in their lives, they know that "every day is a gift." And the Pasco County Tax Collector's Office will honor that commitment this week as it promotes the "Hospice: Every Day is a Gift" specialty license plate through March. The plate benefits the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and is sponsored locally by Gulfside Hospice … [Read more...]