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We’re still here for you! Our staff is working remotely. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public.

Harbor Hospice and Palliative Care is taking proactive measures to reduce exposure of COVID-19.  An organization-wide response and mitigation plan has been developed to reduce exposure of COVID-19.  Read more.

How YOU can help Harbor Hospice Staff stay safe during the COVID -19 crisis

Thank you for your consideration.

  • Finance necessary patient care costs incurred during the pandemic through the Harbor Hospice Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Monetary donations can be made online at
  • Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including surgical-grade face masks, N-95 masks, gowns and gloves, etc. We are also accepting hand-made masks to donate and help protect our patients’ families. Please visit HERE for the pattern and video tutorial for hand-made masks.
  • For donations of PPE, please call us at 231.728.3442 and let us know what items you wish to donate so we can arrange pickup or delivery.

Harbor Hospice can help.

I am in need of care.

When a life limiting condition is present, it is appropriate to discuss hospice care.  The goal of hospice is to provide opportunity for dignity, choices and control for each patient.

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I am a caregiver.

We encourage families and caregivers to contact Harbor Hospice at the time of diagnosis of a terminal illness so they can receive the information and support they need.

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I am grieving a death.

Grief is a very personal journey.  Our grief counselors are available to our entire community, not just families of Harbor Hospice patients.

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I am a professional.

Discussing hospice care to patients and families restores choice and control. “There is something more we can do.”

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Latest Updates

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News, Publications: Press Releases and Announcements

Scolnik Healing Center Offers Grief and Loss Support from COVID-19 – PRESS RELEASE 5.19.20 Virtual Run and […]

News, Publications: I Couldn’t Do Your Job. A Harbor Hospice Podcast.

Our staff hear it daily… You know, I could not do your job. You are angels and […]

News: Benefits of Pet Therapy in Older Adults

By Phyllis Ventocilla, LMSW Can a gentle purr or friendly tail wag really help seniors live happier, […]

News, Publications: Tele-health launch to help minimize patients’ exposure to COVID-19

Harbor Hospice and Harbor Palliative Care are launching tele-health to help minimize patients’ exposure to COVID-19 April […]

News, Publications: Our Newsletters

Circles of Care, Spring-Summer 2020 Newsletter Palliative Care helps a busy lady get back on her feet, […]

News: We Love Our Volunteers. It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2020. To start we have a wonderful message from Paula Poel, Volunteer […]

News: Proactive measures taken regarding COVID-19

(UPDATED 4.8.2020) We’re still here for you! Our staff is working remotely. To prevent the spread of […]

News: Join our team!

Applications being accepted for positions in nursing, social work, nursing assistance, spiritual care and more. Harbor Hospice […]

News, Publications: Cordiality

By Curtis Freed, MA, BCC As we all are aware, we are experiencing some difficult times in […]

News, Publications: Grief and Loss and COVID-19

By Beth Bolthouse, MA, MS, LPC It feels like someone in Hollywood found a long-lost episode of […]

News: Grief Support Changes effective March 17, 2020

Statement on Grief Support: The Harbor Hospice team and grief support counselors have made the following decision […]

News, Publications: The Three C’s to Help You Manage Life’s Changes

By Beth Bolthouse, MA, MS, LPC Growing older means we experience more changes, and each change involves […]

News: New sign welcomes patients and families.

This week we have a BEAUTIFUL new sign installed at our Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence!  […]

News: Meet Marge. “Supportive care for her serious illness.”

Harbor Palliative Care focuses on – Quality of Life Relieves: brings relief of symptoms or suffering from a […]

News, Publications: Final Gifts

By Curtis Freed, MA, BCC Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelly’s book Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, […]

News: From Our Family, Wishing You Joy & Peace

Happy Holidays from everyone at Harbor Palliative Care, Harbor Hospice, The Leila and Cyrus Poppen Residence, The […]

News, Publications: His story–and honoring him for his bravery

By Susan Newhof Bill Malda grew up on a busy farm in Rothbury where his parents settled […]

News, Publications: The Importance of a Living Will

By Curtis Freed, MA, BCC (Long Goodbye:  The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan) Hospice personnel such as social […]

News: Welcome to Carrie, our new Hospice Therapy Dog!

Help us welcome Carrie, the newest member of our Volunteer Team here at Harbor Hospice. Miss Carrie […]

News, Publications: Touching Lives

2019-2020 Issue – 5 Ways to Support Loved Ones A Publication of Harbor Hospice, Harbor Palliative Care, […]

News, Publications: Coping with Life’s Challenges

By Beth Bolthouse, MA, LPC The word “cope” is a generic term that can sound as though […]

News: Reflecting on Sherman Poppen’s Generous Legacy

We are saddened to learn of the passing of our long-time friend Sherman Poppen. Sherm left an amazing […]

News: Thank you Ed, we will miss you!

“All of us at Harbor Hospice were saddened to learn of Ed’s death. Before moving south, Ed […]

News: Thank You Group 18! A Caring Community

Thank you to Group 18 of the Greater Muskegon Service League for their support of Camp Courage, a […]

News: Thank You Skylar and Adolfo! A Caring Community

Thank you to Skylar Arroyo and Adolfo Lopez, students from West Ottawa Public Schools for their support of […]

News: Thank You Norden/Adamczak Investment Group of Raymond James! A Caring Community

Thank you to our friends at The Norden/Adamczak Investment Group of Raymond James for choosing Camp Courage, a […]

News: Thank You for our PA System! A Caring Community

Our organization was recently gifted a wonderful Portable PA System with speakers stands to use for our […]

News: A banner for healing, now repurposed for a new life.

Camp Courage, a program of The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center and Harbor Hospice, is a […]

News: Happy Retirement Doug! Thank you for your service.

Today we say farewell, thank you and CONGRATULATIONS to our colleague, Doug Einfeld.  As a Spiritual Care […]

News: Thank You Trophy House & Jones Sports! A Caring Community

Our friend, Ray Mazurkiewicz from Trophy House & Jones Sports organized the 9th Annual Clover Open on […]

News: Thank You Shoreline Insurance Agency! A Caring Community

Thank you to our friends at Shoreline Insurance Agency for choosing Camp Courage, a program of The […]

News, Publications: Facing his own mortality — Book Review of When Breath Becomes Air

By Curtis Freed, MA, BCC Death and dying is never easy especially when the person is young […]

News: Thank You Grand Armory Brewing! A Caring, Brewing Community

Thank you to our friends at Grand Armory Brewing in Grand Haven for choosing Harbor Hospice for their monthly […]

News: Welcome to Toby, our new Hospice Therapy Dog!

Help us welcome the newest member of our Volunteer Team here at Harbor Hospice, Toby. He is […]

News, Publications: We Were There, a poem

“We Were There” By Amy Geldersma, LMSW I was there in the driveway when 98 year old […]

News, Publications: Some Thoughts on Suffering

By Curtis Freed, MA, BCC In my work as a hospice chaplain, I am sometimes asked the […]

News: A philanthropic 2018…thank you

To all our patients, families, event sponsors, hosts, Corporate Partners, auction donors, volunteers, and our community for […]

News, Publications: Guiding your Grands through Grief

By Melanie Dekkers, LLMSW, Laura Ecker, LPC, and Beth Bolthouse, MA, LPC We love our grand kids!  The […]

News: Welcome to Ivy, our new Hospice Therapy Dog!

Help us welcome the newest member of our Volunteer Team here at Harbor Hospice, Ivy, our Hospice […]

News, Publications: Positive Aging

By Beth Bolthouse, MA, LPC, Bereavement Counselor for the Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice Last year […]

News, Publications: When the Obvious is Not So Easy

By Curtis Freed, MA, BCC, Harbor Hospice Spiritual Care Counselor. All of us are aware of the […]

News: A supportive corporate community

The Harbor Hospice vision for more than thirty-five years has been to bring empathy, expertise and excellence […]

News: Thank You Hilite International! A Caring Community

The Community Involvement Team of Hilite International unanimously chose Harbor Hospice to be a recipient of funds […]

News, Publications: THANK YOU Veterans – We Honor You Everyday

Veteran’s Day is Saturday, November 11, 2017 The day we say THANK YOU to the women and men […]

News: Donations support purchase of new beds at Poppen Residence

Harbor Hospice Foundation receives $5,000 and $2,500 to fund three new patient beds THANK YOU to the Osteopathic […]

News, Publications: A Spiritual Perspective on the Dying Process

“Death is grace, the greatest gift of grace that God can give to His people who believe […]

News: People Helping People – Local Credit Union GIVES BACK

Harbor Hospice Receives $10,000 donation from Family Financial Credit Union “Giving back and having concern for the […]


Featured Events

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S.O.L.O.S – Spouse or Partner Loss Support Group(Starts @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Life after a spouse or partner dies has its own unique challenges.  Spouses Overcoming Loss through Ongoing […]

Grief Healing Support Group(Starts @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

You don’t have to grieve the loss of your loved one alone. Join others and find belonging […]

Moms Together Grief Support Group(Starts @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join other moms and grandmothers whose child or children have passed away. Find encouragement, support and friendship. […]

POSTPONED Camp Courage- 27th Annual Children’s Grief Camp(Starts @ 10:00 AM - June 21 at 2:00 PM)

In light of the recent and predicted coronavirus precautions, Harbor Hospice leaders have made the decision to […]

Virtual Run and Ride to Remember to benefit Poppen Hospice Residence(Starts @ 8:00 AM)

          Annual fundraising events go VIRTUAL in 2020! This year from May 18 […]

Moms Together Grief Support Group(Starts @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join other moms and grandmothers whose child or children have passed away. Find encouragement, support and friendship. […]

CANCELED 6th Annual Purse Party – Live and silent auction event benefiting Camp Courage(Starts @ 1:00 pm)

It is with a heavy heart that we will be cancelling the 6th annual Purse Party fundraiser […]

Save the date…October 17 for BEANIES, BRUNCH AND BREWS(Starts @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

On Saturday, October 17, the Muskegon Lakeshore will rock from 11:00am – 3:00pm with lively music, great […]

Heartstrings – a 1-day retreat for grieving mothers(Starts @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Losing a child has been described as an unimagined grief that connects with the deepest emotions of […]

7th Annual Community Remembrance Service(Starts @ 6:00 PM)

“This is a precious event to help bring closure to the memory of our loved ones.  Thank […]

You have options — Q&A with Hospice and Palliative Care(Starts @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

You have questions? We can help with answers. What is Advance Care Planning? What is Palliative Care? […]

#GivingTuesday Dec 03 #GivingAHealingPlace

When Teresa’s husband lost his battle with cancer two weeks after his diagnosis, she juggled raising her […]

It’s National Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov 10-16

270,000 NPs: Health Care You Can Trust #NPWeek November 10-16 is National Nurse Practitioner Week.  A BIG […]

Grief & The Holidays(Starts @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

A meaningful evening to help you better manage holiday grief put on by The Bob & Merle […]

Grief & The Holidays(Starts @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

A meaningful evening to help you better manage holiday grief put on by The Bob & Merle […]

The Hospice Chaplain Visit and Celebrating Spiritual Care week

October 20-26 celebrating Spiritual Care Week across the nation “The theme for Spiritual Care Week in 2018 […]

West MI Cancer Awareness Musical(Starts @ 6:00 PM)

West Michigan Cancer Awareness Musical with Special Guest Kierra Sheard A special evening of prayer, music, and […]

12th Annual Regatta Race and Skipper-to-Skipper Challenge – benefiting community-based hospice(Starts @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Our 12th Annual Harbor Hospice Regatta race raising funds and awareness for the Harbor Hospice Foundation will be held […]

FREE Professional Workshop on Attributes of Grief – CE for nurses and social workers

This workshop is being offered to care-giving professionals in our community. There are a lot of factors […]

FREE Community Wellness Expo(Starts @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Join us for a special event designed to give you helpful health information and updates from community […]

4th Annual Pooches & People Picnic Fundraiser(Starts @ 10:00 AM)

A furry and festive event raising funds and awareness for the Harbor Hospice Foundation is on the […]

Grief & The Holidays – Hart(Starts @ 10:30 AM)

A meaningful event to help you better manage holiday grief.  We will be viewing the DVD, “A […]

Kids’ Holiday Open House – Grief Support(Starts @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

A festive event for children over the holidays!  They will enjoy snacks, create ornaments in memory of […]

CANCELLED: What is Palliative Care? A local healthcare forum for the community(Starts @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled spring 2019 – please stay tuned for further […]

CANCELLED: Full Moon Glow Roll – A benefit glow in the dark bike ride(Starts @ 6:00 PM (Bike Decorating) 7:15 PM (Depart))

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled spring 2019 – please stay tuned for further […]

Volunteer Basic Training with Harbor Hospice(Starts @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Interested in volunteering with Harbor Hospice… an essential part of our team? Volunteer Orientation Training – November […]

Ethical Challenges in Advance Care Planning(Starts @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

  THE 2017-2018 Muskegon Community College Lecture Series PRESENTS: LOCAL PRE-LECTURE PANEL DISCUSSION – 6:00 PM Muskegon’s […]

Grief Recovery (8-week intensive group)(Starts @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

The next GRIEF RECOVERY GROUP starts Saturday, March 10th. If you are wanting to learn how to […]

Patient Care Training for Volunteers (taken after basic training)(Starts @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Interested in volunteering with Harbor Hospice….an essential part of our team? Patient Care Training       […]

#GivingTuesday 11/28 #GivingCare #GivingNewBeds

When Bud Kemperman’s health was failing, he moved to the Leila & Cyrus Poppen Residence where he […]

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s(Starts @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Your memory often changes as you grow older. But memory loss that disrupts daily life is not […]

West MI Cancer Awareness Musical 2017(Starts @ 6:00 PM)

Please join staff from Harbor Hospice and Harbor Palliative Care, along with Mercy Health-Johnson Cancer Center and […]