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.
Michael Mulhaul, Chairperson of the Kiwanis Club’s Grand Tasting, addressing the over 375 attendees at the Grand Tasting Event.
Former Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Mimi Letts with her husband Howard, and Skippy Weinstein and his wife, Nancy, during the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Grand Tasting Event.
Parsippany Focus Publisher Frank Cahill with Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation President Davey Wilans.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Secretary Karen Gajewski.
Ron Orthwein – fellow Kiwanian responsible for Sponsored Youth programs for our Club and a Key Club Zone Advisor for NJ, Joyce Garro, Young Children Priority One (YCPO), and Dennis Kong – past Parsippany Hills Key Club President.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Carol Tiesi with Bob Young at the wine pull table.
Bob Keller with his wife Connie Keller enjoying the evening.
“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. The great torn-out of this event will help make the Weinstein Family Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center a reality,“ said Michael Mulhaul, chairperson of the Kiwanis Club’s Grand Tasting. Mulhaul is pictured with Skippy Weinstein.
Kevin Brancato, Davey Willans, Barbara Krajkowski, Joe O’Neill and Bob Keller enjoying the evening at the Kiwanis Club Grand Tasting event held at the Hanover Manor on Thursday, October 17.