Bristol Hospice Hawaii participated in the Annual Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s Advocacy Day (August 22, 2017) held at the Prince Hotel in Waikiki.
The HAH Advocacy day was a day for the leaders in the Healthcare community to discuss and collaborate how our healthcare partners can come together to help bring better healthcare to all lives in the State of Hawaii.
The Bristol Hospice Liaison Team had such a great evening at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 12th.
It took our whole team coming together to make this dinner happen. We cooked and served up a Taco Bar for the guests and staff at the Hope Lodge. Dinner was enjoyed by about 40 people. The tacos bar was a big hit and everyone loved the flan. Our team has been invited back for another fun night of dinner, community, and support!
The American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope when home is far away – an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients 18 and older and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Currently, there are more than 30 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Accommodations and eligibility requirements may vary by location.
On March 27th – 29th the Alzheimers Advocacy Forum 2017 was held in Washington D.C. Our very own Jomel Duldulao, Director of Communications for Bristol Hospice Hawaii, attended and participated in the Forum.
Coming together to make a difference and take action were 1,300 advocates from around the Nation.
Thank you to the leadership of Christine Payne (Executive Director) of the Aloha Chapter Alzheimers Association. Also thank you to Lee Castonguay and Calvin Hara from Manoa Cottage who also attended and advocated from Hawaii.
The Hawaii team was able to achieve their goal and meet with all the State Senators, Health Policy Representatives and Congress Women.
Jomel Duldulao also had the honor and privilege to represent the great state of Hawaii at The Forum Roll Call of the States at the Alzheimers Forum 2017 in front of 1300 advocates.
Jomel shared a brief history of Hawaii and some of the successes the Aloha Chapter has made at the State Legislature.
Bristol Hospice Hawaii held their annual Celebration of Life along with Honoring our Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, at the Oahu Veterans Center.
Our very own Bereavement Coordinator, Ahi Johnson, along with many Bristol Hospice staff members and volunteers made this a memorable day for the many families and friends who attended.
Ahi Johnson & Katinka Hammerich
The event started with UH ROTC flag bearers marching to our National Anthem, followed by the Hawaiian National Anthem. Chaplain Bill Crockett said the opening prayers to begin the opening ceremony.
UH ROTC flag bearers
Afterward, Eddie Belluomini, a Veteran and a Clinical Supervisor for Bristol Hospice Hawaii, delivered a historical look back at what Veterans Day means and why Veterans Day will never be forgotten.
Eddie Belluomini (Veteran & Clinical Supervisor)
Shortly after, Iris Hashimoto and her daughter Kate performed a gracious lovely short hula “One More Day” by Waipuna.
The ceremony ended with the staff and volunteers welcoming friends and families to make any last words of remembrance for their loved ones, and to write the names of their loved on cards. As their loved one’s name was called out, a family member would place their card on the remembrance tree.
Special thanks to our Bereavement Coordinator, Ahi Johnson, and the many volunteers and presenters that made this event another memorable and loving day.
Bristol Hospice – Hawaii happily supported an annual event hosted by Kaui Kauhi & friends at the Waimanalo Beach Pavilion, this Sunday, November 20, 2016.
The Thanksgiving Brunch event was held to support the many local families who are less fortunate. It was a time of giving, a time of community, a time of food, a time of having fun and a time of support.
Free haircuts for the children of Waimanalo
Jomel Duldulao and Jordan supporting a great cause.
Kaui Kauhi speaking in front of the Waimanalo Community to encourage and inspire community and hope.
100’s of Toys, soccer balls, footballs, volleyballs, bicycles, and tricycles for giveaways.
There was plenty of fun live entertainment performed by local bands such as Typical Hawaiians and Shyne. The plentiful Thanksgiving buffet was donated by friends, families, and local vendors like Sergs Mexican Restaurant. The most rewarding moments were the smiles on the faces of the children as they were handed tricycles, footballs, scooters and the many new toys donated from various local businesses, families, and friends of the event.
Our very own Executive Director, Dr. Chung and her family attended and participated in the activities along with our Clinical Supervisor Eddie Belluomini and his family and Director of Community Relations, Jomel Duldulao and his family.
Jomel Duldulao with Kaui Kauhi.
Dr. Chung with Kaui Kauhi
Dr. Chung and Eddie Belluomini and family
The day was filled with giving, fun, laughter, joy and community building.
Many thanks and Mahalo to our host Kaui Kauhi & Friends.
Bristol Hospice ~ Hawaii, LLC is graciously committed to our mission that all patients and families entrusted to our care will be treated with the highest level of compassion, respect, and quality of care.