Upcoming Events

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This Remembrance Bench is for our community in honor of Daniel “Riley” Burns who died January 13, 2020 at the age of 54 following a courageous battle against amyloidosis.

While receiving treatment out of state in 2019, Riley contacted then board President Ellen O’Brien, and shared with her that he was going to make a bequest to our Seward Area Hospice Fund. Ellen remembers chatting with him and states, “he seemed to know he would not be returning to Seward, but retained his very upbeat, positive attitude about it.” Thanks to Riley’s generosity we now have a General Fund and an Endowment Fund.

Sarah Spanos, who was best friends with him for over 30 years shared, “ Riley was the definition of Minnesota Nice. He bled purple; next year for sure for the Vikings. He wanted to make Seward better, he loved this community and the people.” She added, “the view from his bench is spectacular over looking the water, where he worked and played. Riley may not be with us on this earth but his memory will be kept alive”.

It is our hope for those who grieve that that you will find comfort, peace and healing in this special place next to the ocean.

“May the ocean be your companion, the stars your light and hope the anchor for your soul as you sit with me and remember.” -Anonymous

Riley Burns Memorial Bench

Resurrection Bay

Past Events

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An opportunity to hike in memory of a loved one and support the work of

Seward Area Hospice. 

Hike for Hospice

Saturday July 23, 10am-2pm
Grayling Lake Trail

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Join us for this opportunity to learn more about hospice care and palliative care, and too receive the training needed to become a volunteer with Seward Area Hospice.

Volunteer Training: End of Life & Palliative Care

Saturday May 21, 9am-1pm
Seward Library Community Room

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Join us for a moment of quiet remembrance as you light a candle and hang an ornament in memory of a loved one. It is our hope that this simple ceremony reminds you that you are not alone with your grief and feelings of sadness during this holiday season.

Holiday Blue Christmas Tree

Sunday November 21, 4-4:30pm
Outside Zudy's, 501 Railway Ave

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Join us for this opportunity to learn more about hospice care and receive the training needed to become a volunteer with Seward Area Hospice.

End of Life Education & Volunteer Training

Saturday May 1, 12-6pm
Harbor 360 Hotel - Orca Meeting Room

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An opportunity to hike in memory of a loved one and support the work of Seward Area Hospice.

Hike for Hospice

Saturday July 24, 10am-2pm
Grayling Lake Trail

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Share in a moment of silent reflection as we turn on the lights of our community Blue Christmas Tree in honor of  those who grieve. Place a lighthouse ornament on the tree in memory of a loved one.

Holiday Blue Christmas Tree

November 22 4-5pm | Zudy's, 501 Railway Ave