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Newsletter – The Journey Matters

Please enjoy “The Journey Matters” newsletters (formerly called “Hospice Matters”). If you would like us to mail you a copy, please send an email to with your name and address.

Winter 2023

  • Sentimental Journey Program Helps Heather Pope Attend the Show of a Lifetime
  • A Letter from Andy Petersen
  • Pet Therapy brings Relief and Happiness
  • Dr. Miller joins PPHPC as Medical Director
  • Trees of Life Recap
  • Grief & Loss Resources
  • Save the Date: Illuminations 2023

The Journey Matters – Past Issues

Fall/Winter 2022

  • Illuminations
  • Trees of Life
  • Andrew Peterson Joins The Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation
  • Holiday Grief Support

Spring 2022

  • The Pikes Peak Foundation Welcomes New Trustees
  • Empty Stocking Fund
  • Illuminations Save the Date
  • Much Needed Inpatient Care In Inpatient Care Setting

Winter 2021

  • Road Warrior: ‘Tenacious Teagan’ Begins Her Travels
  • Empty Stocking Fund
  • Grief Support Team Focuses on Community Connections
  • Trees of Life Continue to Light Downtown Colorado Springs

Fall 2021

  • A Year with Sean: Sean McMenamin Story
  • New executive director for Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, Laura Rosendo
  • Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Receives ACHC Accreditation
  • Coming up:
    • Colorado Gives Day
    • Trees of Life
    • Empty Stocking Fund

Summer 2021

  • Teagan Romano: Hope and Help for a ‘Tenacious’ 4-Year-Old
  • Jami Leahy Story: Helping Others Grieve
  • Safely Honoring Loved Ones
  • Trees of Life Recognition
  • New License Plate to Honor Hospice & Palliative Care

Spring 2021

  • Dawn Darvalics Named President
  • Volunteer, Donna Telatnik, Provides Fleece Blankets
  • We Honor Veterans
  • Outstanding Volunteers
  • Update from the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation

Winter 2020

  • Gentle Reminders for Those Grieving During the Holidays
  • Message from the Interim President
  • Celebrating Our Staff
  • Foundation News
  • Planning Ahead

Fall 2020

  • Embracing the Changes that Keep our Community Safe
  • Message from the Interim President
  • Virtual Counseling Available
  • Foundation News
  • Embracing Events in a New Way This Fall

Summer 2020

  • Quality Care Continues Despite COVID-19
  • Message from the Medical Director
  • Center for Grief and Loss
  • Foundation News
  • Special Thanks

Spring 2020

  • A Story of Compassion & Dedication
  • The Gift of Comfort With Stuffed Animals
  • Message from the Board Chair
  • A Snapshot of the Past 40 Years

Winter 2019

  • Hand in Hand
  • Grief & the Holidays
  • Upcoming 40th Anniversary Celebration
  • Ways to Support End-of-Life Care this Holiday Season
  • Remember your loved ones this holiday season with a Trees of Life light or ornament

Fall 2019

  • Caring for our community’s children & families
  • Grief & Loss Supportive Events
  • A New Kind of Heroism
  • Tuning-In for Duty
  • Honoring our Veterans

Summer 2019

  • Knowing when to consider hospice care makes a difference
  • Tribute Receptions
  • King Soopers Community Rewards Program
  • Honoring Blessing “Yemi” Mobolade
  • Recognizing our Volunteers

Spring 2019

  • Honoring Your Loved One’s Wishes Through Advance Care Planning
  • Grief & Loss Supportive Events
  • Sharing Noah’s Story
  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s Life is Beautiful
  • The Gift of 100 Blankets

 Winter 2018

  • Grief During The Holidays
  • A Recap of Illuminations
  • Year-End Giving
  • Extremis Film Screening & Book Signing
  • The Hospice Promise Fund

 Fall 2018

  • Remembering Loved Ones at the Annual Live Butterfly Release
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Meet our New Medical Director
  • Stories of Sentimental Journeys
  • The Power of Pediatric Care

Summer 2018

  • Transforming Loss
  • Today’s Tributes, Tomorrow’s Legacies
  • Colorado Springs Health Foundation Grant
  • Patient Special Needs Program
  • Sentimental Journeys

Spring 2018

  • Healing Hounds – the impact of therapy pets
  • 33rd Annual Community Tree Lighting
  • The Gift of Giving

What Our Families Say

The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never forget you and are forever grateful. Thank you. ~ Patient’s daughter

Everyone who came to attend to my wife were all fantastic caregivers and I cannot praise your hospice staff enough. I was so thankful you were there. ~ Patient’s husband

I could not have asked for a more caring set of people to help us through this difficult time. ~ Patient’s family

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