World Hospice and Palliative Care Day - October 10, 2015

        This is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. The aims of the day are - to share our vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues.To raise awareness and understanding of the needs – medical, social, practical, spiritual – of people living with a life limiting illness and their families.To raise funds to support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.


National Pastoral Care Week

October 25 - 31, 2015


November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month


Veteran's Day

November 11th, observed in the United States in honor of veterans of the armed services and in commemoration of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. In 1954 it was renamed from Armistice Day and given the added significance of honoring veterans.


Community Memorial Service

Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the United Presbyterian Church in Washington, Iowa. Service begins at 2:00pm. This memorial service was created to honor all our community members that have passed away over the past year. Your loved one did not have to be a Hospice patient in order to participate in the event.the service will feature a video tribute dedicated to our community members that have passed away over the past year.

Please send two pictures of your loved one to be included in the video tribute. Include your loved ones full name, their date of birth and of death. All photos should be sent or brought to Hospice of Washington County, by Monday November 16th.

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like the pictures returned by mail or you can pick them up at the Hospice of Washington County office.

For more information about the event or to submit pictures please call 319-653-7321.


Memorial Tree

On display from November 27, 2015 until after the new year at the Washington Public Library, in Washington, Iowa. Families are encouraged to donate an ornament in their loved one's honor to be displayed on the tree each year.



21th Annual Soup Supper & Silent Auction

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the United Presbyterian Church, Washington, IA
Serving from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm
Adults & Carry-out $8.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under age 5 Free (Eat-in only)
Tickets available at the door or at Hospice of Washington Counties office. We have several different types of soups, fresh baked breads, and homemade deserts & pies. Our annual silent auction is not to be missed. We have several one of a kind items, hand crafted quilts and other hand crafted goodies. Several businesses in the community donate items for the auction and we have so many generous community members and hospice families that donate items to the auction as well. We start the bidding at 4:15p, the highest bid takes the merchandise. You can pay for merchandise in cash, check and credit cards - American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover Cards. 

Our annual quilt for the quilt raffle will be unveiled at this event! No spoiler here folks, come on out to see the beautiful quilt for 2016! Every year we say they can't get any prettier, but each year we are proven wrong!!


Compassionate Heart Luncheon

Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Washington Public Library, Washington, IA
The Tree of Love is lighted during the luncheon. The Tree of Love will be displayed through February at the library. Loved ones can purchase a simple compassionate heart ornament for their loved ones for display on the tree and for all the years to follow for a donation of $5.00. For more information please call Jina at 319.653.7321.


National Social Work Month

March 1 - 31, 2016


Hospice Trivia Extravaganza

Friday, April 1, 2016 - Join us for a fun evening of trivia games. Games start at 7:00PM; doors open at 6:30PM at the West Chester Heritage School, in West Chester, IA.        

Teams can have 4 - 10 players per team. Each player pays a registration fee of $10.00. You can purchase a table and fill it with your family and friends! Space is limited to 29 teams - so sign up soon! Walk-ins welcome the night of the event if space allows!

BYOB, adult beverages are okay, please be responsible and of course 21 years old!! Snacks will be available for a free will donation or bring your own.

Call the office to reserve your teams table or if you have any additional questions. You can also find more information on our Facebook page.

Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 10 - 16, 2016 - National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.

National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light, was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.


National Healthcare Decision Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2016 The mission of National Healthcare Decisions Day is to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning. National Healthcare Decisions Day is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. If you have questions about advance directives please contact our office at 319.653.7321 or email < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >.


Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner

TBA at the First Christian Church. Please contact Mary to RSVP or if you have any questions at 319.653.7321.


National Nurses Week

May 6 - May 12, 2016 National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.


Hospice 14th Annual Quilt Raffle at Washington's Annual Craft Fair

Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Central Park in Washington, Iowa
Craft Fair runs from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Drawing will take place at 3:00 pm.
For information or to purchase raffle tickets please call 319-653-7321
- or stop by Hospice of Washington County at 948 East 11th St., Washington, IA
You do not need to be present to win.


18th Annual Hospice 5K Memorial Run/Walk Fundraiser

Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Sunset Park, near the Rocket Slide in Washington, Iowa.
Registration begins at 8:00 am; Walk/Run starts at 9:00 am. This is a link to the race route http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=351522 Families wishing to honor their loved one may submit a photo and a brief personal note to be displayed along the Memorial path. For more information please call 319-653-7321. To download a registration form click here.


National Nurse Assistant Week

June 6, 2016 - June 12, 2016 - This week is set aside each year to recognize longevity of service, special contributions to care practices and accomplishments of the nursing assistants who have made caring their life career.Celebrate this day by showing your appreciation for the skills and caring provided by Nursing Assistants


Washington County Relay for Life

June 18, 2016, From Noon until 10:00PM in Washington's historic downtown square. Relay for Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Hospice of Washington County has a team that participates in this event. Our team members are made up from our staff, their families, volunteers, hospice families, and community members. Please contact 319-653-7321 if you are interested in joining our relay team "Team Hospice".


Short Peterseim Memorial Golf Tournament

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Kalona Golf Course, 1376 Hwy 1, Kalona, IA. Join us for a day of fun on the Kalona Golf Course. Lunch and carts will be provided. Two shot gun starts 8:30am & 1:00pm. Prizes will be awarded for overall champions, longest drive, closest to the pin & longest putt. You even have a chance to win $5,000.00 for a hole in one! Register as a team of four for $250.00. For more information or to register please call 319.653.7321.


For questions or more specific information about any event, call 319-653-7321 or toll-free 1-888-966-6608.