2018 Events



National Social Work Month

March 1 - 31, 2018

National Music Therapy Awareness Month

March 1 - 31, 2018

National Physician Week

National Physicians Week sets out March 25 -31 to honor the healers dedicated to the art of medicine. This Week celebrates these dedicated healers and is an occasion for patients to recognize their doctor’s commitment to their care.  During that week, colleagues take time to recognize the achievements of their fellow physicians as well.

Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner

April 25, 2018, at the First Christian Church. Please contact Mary to RSVP or if you have any questions at 319.653.7321. If you would like to become a volunteer please call 319.653.7321.

Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 15 - 21, 2018 - National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change, discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.

National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light, was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.

National Healthcare Decision Day

April 16, 2018, The mission of National Healthcare Decisions Day is to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning. National Healthcare Decisions Day is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. If you have questions about advance directives please contact our office at 319.653.7321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

National Nurses Week

May 6 - May 12, 2018, National Nurses Week has celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.


30th Anniversary Open House and Alive After Five event

May 22, 2018 at the Hospice of Washington County office, located at 948 E 11th Street, Washington, IA 52353. We will host an open house from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and also an Alive After Five event from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We will serve light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments for your enjoyment while you tour our office and meet the past and present staff,  volunteers and board members. Please join us as we pay honor to those that shapped and built this organization from the grass roots up to what it is today!

National Nurse Assistant Week

June 10 - 17, 2018 - This week is set aside each year to recognize longevity of service, special contributions to care practices and accomplishments of the nursing assistants who have made caring their life career.Celebrate this day by showing your appreciation for the skills and caring provided by Nursing Assistants

Washington County Relay for Life

June 2018 - Relay for Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Hospice of Washington County has a team that participates in this event. Our team members are made up of our staff, their families, volunteers, hospice families, and community members. Please contact 319-653-7321 if you are interested in joining our relay team "Team Hospice".

Short Peterseim Memorial Golf Tournament

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Kalona Golf Course, 1376 Hwy 1, Kalona, IA. Join us for a day of fun on the Kalona Golf Course. Lunch and carts will be provided. Two shotgun starts 8:30am & 1:00pm. Prizes will be awarded for overall champions, longest drive, closest to the pin & longest putt. You even have a chance to win $5,000.00 for a hole in one! Register as a team of four for $250.00. For more information or to register please call 319.653.7321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Princess and Superhero Day

Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Washington County Conservation Education Center. Located at Marr Park, 2943 Highway 92, Ainsworth, IA 52201. Join us for a day of fun. More details to come.  For more information or to register please call 319.653.7321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Washington Farmers Market Quilt Raffle Ticket Sales

We will be guests of the Washington Farmer's Market on dates to be announced. Please join us under the canopy of the trees in Washington's beautiful Central Park. It is always such a great event to see and visit with hospice friends and families. We will be selling raffle tickets for our 2017 Quilt Raffle. Tickets at 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00. We will be at the market from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm. If you have any questions please call 319.653.7321.

Hospice 16th Annual Quilt Raffle at Washington's Annual Craft Fair

Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Central Park in Washington, Iowa
Craft Fair runs from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. The drawing will take place at 3:00 pm.
For information or to purchase raffle tickets please call 319-653-7321
- or stop by Hospice of Washington County at 948 East 11th St., Washington, IA
You do not need to be present to win.

19th Annual Hospice 5K Memorial Run/Walk Fundraiser

Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Sunset Park, near the Rocket Slide in Washington, Iowa.
Registration begins at 8:00 am; Walk/Run starts at 9:00 am. This is a link to the race route http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=351522 Families wishing to honor their loved one may submit a photo and a brief personal note to be displayed along the Memorial path. For more information please call 319-653-7321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


World Hospice and Palliative Care Day - October 14, 2018

This is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. The aims of the day are - to share our vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues. raise awareness and understanding of the needs "medical, social, practical, spiritual" of people living with a life-limiting illness and their families. To raise funds to support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.

National Pastoral Care Week

October 22 - 28, 2018

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

October 22 - 28, 2018

Hospice Halloween Trivia Fundraiser

TBA at the Washington County Fairgrounds 4H Building, from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Dress in costume.  Registration begins at 6:30 pm, games start at 7:00 pm. Teams can have 4 - 10 players per team. Each player pays a registration fee of $10.00. You can purchase a table and fill it with your family and friends! Space is limited - so sign up soon! Walk-ins welcome the night of the event if space allows!

Teams can also purchase a set of mulligans, one for each round, and a maximum of 2 double down stickers! We will have a 50/50 drawing and a couple of surprises along the way that night. Prizes for the winning and losing team will be handed out at the end of the festivities. Best Individual costume and best team costumes will be awarded earlier in the evening.

Team photos and event photos will be posted on Facebook after the event. So make sure you like Hospice of Washington County on Facebook!

BYOB, adult beverages are okay, please be responsible and of course 21 years old!! Snacks will be available for a free will donation or bring your own.

Call 319.653.7321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your team's table or if you have any additional questions. You can also find more information on our Facebook page.


November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Join us as we celebrate all month long what Hospice and Palliative care mean to our hospice families, our community members, staff, and volunteers!

Veteran's Day

November 11th, observed in the United States in honor of veterans of the armed services and in commemoration of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. In 1954 it was renamed from Armistice Day and given the added significance of honoring veterans. Here at Hospice of Washington County, we pay honor to our veteran's military service in a personal ceremony.


Community Memorial Trees

Hospice of Washington County will be displaying the Community Memorial Trees at the Washington Public Library the last week of November throughout the month of December. There is no cost for this memorial. We invite you to donate an ornament to your loved one's memory to be displayed on the trees on display in the windows of the Library, this year and for many years to come. Ornaments will become the property of Hospice of Washington County therefore not returnable and will be placed on the tree year after year.

This is a community-wide tribute; your loved one did not need to have hospice services to be honored on the Community Memorial Trees

We would like the ornament to indicate who it is to memorialize in a manner that is permanent, either on the ornament or by a securely attached tag. Please include any important information such as names and dates.

Please submit memorial ornaments to Hospice of Washington County 948 East 11th Street; Washington, IA or call Jina for more information at 319.653.7321.


Events 2019


24th Annual Soup Supper & Silent Auction

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at the United Presbyterian Church, Washington, IA
Serving from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm
Adults & Carry-out $8.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under age 5 Free (Eat-in only)
Tickets available at the door or at Hospice of Washington Counties office. We have several different types of soups, freshly baked bread, and homemade desserts & pies. Our annual silent auction is not to be missed. We have several ones of kind items, handcrafted quilts, and other handcrafted goodies. Several businesses in the community donate items for the auction and we have so many generous community members and hospice families that donate items to the auction as well. We start the bidding at 4:15 pm, the highest bid takes the merchandise. The auction closes at 6:40 pm.

Our annual quilt for the quilt raffle will be unveiled at this event! No spoiler here folks, come on out to see the beautiful quilt for 2019! Every year we say they can't get any prettier, but each year we are proven wrong!!


Compassionate Heart Luncheon

Wednesday, February 14, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, at the Washington Public Library, Washington, IA. Hospice of Washington County would like to invite you and your family to celebrate your loved ones with us. This will be a special day to remember your loved one, meet new friends and renew old acquaintances.

We will present a Memorial Video Tribute to loved ones that have passed. Your loved one will only be included in the video tribute by submitting two (2) pictures of your loved one by February 1st. Please include the full name of the person, their date of birth and date of passing. All photos should be sent or brought to Hospice of Washington County, 948 E 11th Street, Washington, IA 52353. High-quality photos may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please have photos submitted by February 9th.
Space is limited to this FREE event. Reservations can be made by calling Hospice of Washington County at 319-653-7321 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please RSVP by February 12th. For more information or questions please call Jina at 319.653.7321.



For questions or more specific information about any event, call 319-653-7321 or toll-free 1-888-966-6608.