Calendar

Oct
27
Fri
Death Cafe Topeka
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Death Cafe Topeka @ Midland Care on 6th Avenue

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. Refreshments provided, no charge.

Learn more about Death Cafe

Oct
31
Tue
Mustaches for Midland Shave Day
Oct 31 all-day
Mustaches for Midland Shave Day @ Midland Care

Mustaches for Midland is a No Shave November event to support men’s cancer awareness. Do you have what it takes to be our top bearded benefactor?

The Rules

1. All participants must be shaved of all facial hair on Tuesday, October 31 and document their pre-beard state with a photo.

2. Ladies or gentlemen unable to grow a beard may design their own with craft supplies, household items, or whatever else they have handy. Designed beards may win prizes!

3. Participants must provide weekly photo check-ins of their beards.

The Facts

  • 43% of men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
  • The cancers that most frequently affect men are prostate, colon, lung, and skin cancers.
  • The best defense against cancer is early detection – if colorectal cancer is found and treated early, the 5-year survival rate is 90%.
  • Each year, about 20% of  Midland Care’s patients are men with cancer.
  • Midland Care never turns anyone in need of hospice care away, regardless of ability to pay. Proceeds from Mustaches for Midland support this care.

Learn more or register

Nov
2
Thu
Caregiver Support Group
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Caregiver Support Group @ Midland Care, Gardenview Room

Caring for an aging loved one can be very rewarding, but also difficult and isolating. It’s okay to take a break. You have to take care of yourself to be able to care for others. Midland Care is here to support you with a range of services to meet your needs and those of your loved one.

Caregiver Support Group, held twice monthly on the first and third Thursday of each month, is free and open to anyone caring for a loved one. The group is facilitated by Judy Nagy, a retired LSCSW who brings nearly 20 years of experience as a support group facilitator to her volunteer service at Midland Care.

Please join us at caregiver group for:

  • Support from other caregivers
  • Community resource information
  • Answers to your questions
  • Coffee provided
Nov
6
Mon
Midland Care Volunteer Training
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Midland Care Volunteer Training @ Midland Care on 6th Avenue

In 1978, a small group of volunteers concerned with quality of life for the dying formed Hospice of Topeka. Then and now, volunteers are at the heart of Midland Care. Our training prepares them to serve in ways that match their passions and strengths. If you want to give back, we have a place for you. Volunteer Base Camp 1 is for all volunteers interested in serving at Midland Care in any capacity. Learn more about volunteering.

To sign up, contact Suz McIver at smciver@midlandcc.org.

Nov
10
Fri
Midland Care Veterans Day Celebration
Nov 10 all-day
Midland Care Veterans Day Celebration @ Midland Care

Please join Midland Care for our annual Veterans Day celebration. This event is free and open to the public. Details coming soon.

Learn more about how We Honor Veterans. 

Nov
14
Tue
Second Tuesday at Findables
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Second Tuesday at Findables @ Midland Care Findables

Midland Care Findables is a unique, upscale, resale shop that benefits Midland Care’s Hospice and Palliative Care programs. Findables sells a wide variety of items, including men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, antiques, books, collectibles and home decor.

Midland Care Findables is open late, until 8:00 PM, on the second Tuesday of every month with great discounts and special guests.

Nov
16
Thu
National Children’s Grief Awareness Day
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
National Children's Grief Awareness Day @ Midland Care Center for Hope and Healing

On National Children’s Grief Awareness Day, come by the Midland Care Center for Hope and Healing to see what’s happening for grieving kids in Kansas. Enjoy a snack and warm cider, meet staff and learn about how grief affects children.

This event is a part of our work at the Midland Care Center for Hope and Healing. The Midland Care Center for Hope and Healing offers counseling, support groups, youth camps and other specialized services for people of all ages who have experienced the death of someone they love.

Caregiver Support Group
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Caregiver Support Group @ Midland Care, Gardenview Room

Caring for an aging loved one can be very rewarding, but also difficult and isolating. It’s okay to take a break. You have to take care of yourself to be able to care for others. Midland Care is here to support you with a range of services to meet your needs and those of your loved one.

Caregiver Support Group, held twice monthly on the first and third Thursday of each month, is free and open to anyone caring for a loved one. The group is facilitated by Judy Nagy, a retired LSCSW who brings nearly 20 years of experience as a support group facilitator to her volunteer service at Midland Care.

Please join us at caregiver group for:

  • Support from other caregivers
  • Community resource information
  • Answers to your questions
  • Coffee provided
Dec
1
Fri
Mustaches for Midland Beard Party
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mustaches for Midland Beard Party @ Midland Care

Mustaches for Midland is a No Shave November event to support men’s cancer awareness. Do you have what it takes to be our top bearded benefactor?

The Beard Party

Friday, December 1st marks the end of the contest. Beard Party and judging will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Participants get pizza and beverages.

The general public may pay $5 to attend the Beard Party, which includes pizza and contest votes. Additional votes may be purchased for $1 each.

Award categories are:

  • Best Overall Beard
  • Most Original Beard
  • Longest Beard
  • Thickest Beard
  • Best Effort Beard
  • Most Creative Designed Beard
  • Best Bearded Benefactor (fundraiser)

The Facts

  • 43% of men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
  • The cancers that most frequently affect men are prostate, colon, lung, and skin cancers.
  • The best defense against cancer is early detection – if colorectal cancer is found and treated early, the 5-year survival rate is 90%.
  • Each year, about 20% of  Midland Care’s patients are men with cancer.
  • Midland Care never turns anyone in need of hospice care away, regardless of ability to pay. Proceeds from Mustaches for Midland support this care.

Learn more or register

Dec
7
Thu
Caregiver Support Group
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Caregiver Support Group @ Midland Care, Gardenview Room

Caring for an aging loved one can be very rewarding, but also difficult and isolating. It’s okay to take a break. You have to take care of yourself to be able to care for others. Midland Care is here to support you with a range of services to meet your needs and those of your loved one.

Caregiver Support Group, held twice monthly on the first and third Thursday of each month, is free and open to anyone caring for a loved one. The group is facilitated by Judy Nagy, a retired LSCSW who brings nearly 20 years of experience as a support group facilitator to her volunteer service at Midland Care.

Please join us at caregiver group for:

  • Support from other caregivers
  • Community resource information
  • Answers to your questions
  • Coffee provided