Many of us have known a friend or relative nearing the end of life due to cancer or another serious chronic illness. This is a time of unthinkable sadness for the family but at this time, the family’s primary goal is to ensure that their loved one is able to spend his/her last days in comfort.
Many studies have demonstrated that inpatient hospice care and palliative care programs improve the quality of life for the patient and the patient’s family.
Nancy and Skippy Weinstein have recognized the need for such a facility in Morris County. Through their generosity, they are working with Morristown Medical Center to establish the Weinstein Family Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center. This center will help those patients with chronic or life-limiting illness to live as comfortably as they can, for as long as they can, by featuring an 11 bed Impatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center at Morristown Medical Center. This special area will be designed to look and feel like a private home.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany discovered that additional funding is needed before the Weinstein Family Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center will become a reality. A committee of the Club’s officers met and determined, that they would make funding for this center the primary focus of the 2013 Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation’s Grand Tasting Event. The event, which will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6:30-9:30p.m., at Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Acvenue, East Hanover , will include: hors d’oeuvres; a dinner buffet; fine wines;, gourmet beers; single malts; select spirits; silent auction; and much more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online at www.F4MMC.org/grandtasting or by check payable to Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, P.O. Box 5342, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054, or may be purchased at Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars, 289 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, New Jersey.
Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars has generously partnered with the Kiwanis Foundation to conduct this wine tasting for many years. Liquor Outlet joins Kiwanis in supporting fundraising projects that make an impact and better the quality of life for our community.
“As a member of Kiwanis International, one of our club’s goals is to “Give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material value of life”, so this fundraising event ties in with the objectives of our organization. Although I lead this project, without the assistance of several of our club members, this Grand Tasting event could not be as successful. This is a cause that affects each one of us. I am hoping that we will get a great torn-out at this event and help to make the Weinstein Family Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center a reality. “, said Michael Mulhaul, chairperson of the Kiwanis Club’s Grand Tasting.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is a 501C3 foundation. Its approximately 60 club members meet on Thursday morning at the Empire Diner, Parsippany. The club members join with the Weinstein Family in inviting you to attend this grand tasting event. It is an opportunity for you to socialize, meet new people and give back to the community.