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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: 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 […]

11.11.2019
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 […]

11.05.2019
News: Press Releases

Raising Awareness of the Benefits of Hospice and Palliative Care – PRESS RELEASE 10.29.19 Inaugural tasting and […]

11.04.2019
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 […]

10.29.2019
News, Publications: Touching Lives

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

10.23.2019
News, Publications: Coping with Life’s Challenges

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

09.11.2019
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 […]

08.02.2019
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 […]

07.29.2019
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 […]

06.20.2019
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 […]

06.20.2019
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 […]

06.18.2019
News, Publications: Our Newsletters

Circles of Care, Spring-Summer 2019 A Chaplain’s touch: soothing fears, mending relationships, healing hearts READ MORE   […]

06.03.2019
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 […]

05.31.2019
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 […]

04.30.2019
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 […]

04.19.2019
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 […]

03.19.2019
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 […]

03.15.2019
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 […]

03.06.2019
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 […]

01.25.2019
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 […]

01.23.2019
News, Publications: We Were There, a poem

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

12.28.2018
News: From Our Family, Wishing You Joy & Peace

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

12.21.2018
News, Publications: Some Thoughts on Suffering

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

11.06.2018
News: A philanthropic 2018…thank you

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

09.27.2018
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 […]

09.25.2018
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 […]

08.23.2018
News, Publications: Positive Aging

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

05.01.2018
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 […]

03.06.2018
News: A supportive corporate community

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

02.12.2018
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 […]

01.22.2018
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 […]

11.10.2017
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 […]

10.05.2017
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 […]

09.06.2017
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 […]

02.06.2017

Featured Events

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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 […]

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 […]

11.14.2019
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 […]

11.21.2019
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 […]

11.18.2019
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 […]

11.11.2019
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. […]

11.30.2019
Join our team! Applications now available

Join our team of expertise, taking applications for Case Manager (RN), Certified Nursing Assistants, Social Worker, and […]

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 […]

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. […]

11.09.2019
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 […]

11.03.2019
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 […]

10.19.2019
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 […]

08.07.2019
Tickets NOW ON SALE…September 28th BUOYS, BOATS AND BREWS(Starts @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Saturday, September 28 the Harbor Hospice Foundation is extending summer 2019 with a celebration of raising funds […]

09.28.2019
6th Annual Community Remembrance Service(Starts @ 6:00 PM)

“Very thoughtful. Loved the event and remembering those that have gone home.” – 2018 Attendee The Bob […]

09.23.2019
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 […]

05.09.2019
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 […]

04.25.2019
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 […]

04.13.2019
5th Annual Purse Party – a LIVE Auction event benefiting Camp Courage(Starts @ 1:00 pm)

Round up your friends and head to the White Lake Eagles on Sunday, May 5 for the […]

05.05.2019
13th Annual Ride to Remember to benefit Poppen Hospice Residence(Starts @ 10:30 AM)

Don’t just ride, Ride to Remember! Our annual event raising funds and awareness for the Harbor Hospice Foundation and […]

05.25.2019
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 […]

11.12.2018
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 […]

12.18.2018
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 […]

10.30.2018
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 […]

10.24.2018
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 […]

11.07.2018
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 […]

04.16.2018
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 […]

03.10.2018
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       […]

05.30.2018
#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 […]

10.26.2017
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 […]

11.12.2017