One of the most difficult and challenging things to talk about with a cherished loved one is end-of-life care and what will happen when they are gone. It’s a conversation that few would want to have, but for those battling a terminal disease or illness and the dependents and caretakers of that person, it’s an extremely important one.
A common misconception about hospice care is that it is a last resort. At Bonner General Community Hospice (BGCH), the area’s only nonprofit hospice care, staff and volunteers are hoping to change that perception.
“If brought in timely, hospice offers hope, quality and so much more for those facing their end-of-life journey. Timely referrals to hospice result in a higher quality of the time someone has left, and we see families able to cope much better after,” explained Tami Feyen, who has been with Bonner Home Health since 2004 and has been clinical manager of the hospice since 2008.
The 7B Women Conference is right around the corner, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss!
From the same group that raised nearly $20,000 for the community with its Clothing Swap and Boobs and Beer Fun Run and Oktoberfest, The 7B Women’s Conference on Thursday, March 1, promises to be fun and inspirational. Taking place at the Sandpoint Center from 8am to 4pm, it is a full day of speakers, vendors, networking, and breakfast and lunch provided by Tango Café. A gathering at Pend d’Oreille Winery will cap off the inspiring day.
Sherri Lies is the chair of the 7B Women’s Conference and is thrilled with the topics and speakers she and her committee have lined up. “I think this year will be better than ever,” said Lies, who adds that some of the raffle proceeds from the event will help fund scholarships...
Starting to experience a little cabin fever? The cure for that is coming soon as the Sandpoint Winter Carnival offers opportunities for all ages to get out and enjoy a variety of activities.
The events kicks off on Friday, February 16, with the Parade of Lights in Downtown Sandpoint. Beginning at 5:30pm at the City Parking Lot, the parade is a great opportunity for businesses, organizations and groups to get out and light up the night. While pre-registration with the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is required, there is no fee to participate.
On Saturday, head up to Schweitzer Mountain Resort for a full day of activities including a snowshoe hike, crafts for the kids and a village campfire. Enjoy live music at both Chimney Rock and Taps or head back to town and enjoy Harold’s IGA at The 219 Lounge.