Bike Night at The Up North Lodge

There are events we look forward to each year and Bike Night at the Up North Lodge is certainly high on the list.   Sally and the folks out there pulled of this fund raiser again in a covid-safe evening generating a $1,100 donation!   Special thanks to them and to our...

Newly Refurbished Beds Donated

Our thanks to the West End Health Foundation for its recent grant to purchase another refurbished new model hospital bed. These beds are a great for Residents and a huge help to our care staff compared to the older metal frame hospital beds. They provide enhanced...

Pat Bray offers his face for Pie Smash!

March 13. 2020 - Executive Director, Pat Bray was kind enough to offer is face to benefit Spread Goodness Day and Superior Alliance for Independent Living at The Pie Smash at Iron Bay Restaurant.  It was a lot of fun and a great success.  Way to go Pat Bray! and Thank...

Recommended restrictions for coronavirus

Friends, We, like you, are concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus. Out of an abundance of caution we have implemented visitor restrictions recommended by the CDC to reduce the potential of the virus entering Trillium House. The main one is we ask that you...

Santa Arrives At Trillium House

December 20, 2019 - Santa and his helper arrived at Trillium House this week much to the delight of Residents, their families and staff. Our thanks to Dave Aro and Kori Tossava for taking time to spread some holiday cheer and chocolate kisses!  

Trillium House Veteran Honored

November 11, 2019 - Resident George Hazares was recently honored by the team at UPHH & Hospice for his years of military service in the United States Coast Guard. We would like to take this opportunity to thank George and all veterans for their service to our...

November is National Hospice Month!

November 6, 2019  -  November is National Hospice Month! It's a wonderful time to learn more about hospice and respite care by attending many free events available in our community.  We are thankful for all of those that work directly in the hospice field as well as...

Embers CU Supports Trillium House

November 4, 2019 - Exciting news as we learned this morning that Embers Credit Union selected Trillium House as part of their participation in the Lake Superior Community Partnership annual fundraising event "Family Feud-Partnership Edition" this Thursday, November...

Meet Margaret: Our longest Resident

October 28, 2019 - Meet Margaret, our longest staying Resident and truly a part of our Trillium Family.  WJMN Channel 3 recently did a wonderful story about Margaret and Trillium House where family and love fill the air.  Our hearts are warm with gratitude for all of...

Legacy Giving via Trillium Society

October 23, 2019 - Life is all about building relationships and our relationship with you is very important. Our ability to care for hospice patients who need us depends on people like you who partner with us to fulfill our mission of providing loving and...

Presenting award at Quilt Show

October 20, 2019 - As one of Marquette County Quilters Association charities, Trillium House was asked to be one of the Dignitary Judges at their Autumn Comforts Quilt Show held last weekend at NMU. Connie Mazzuchi did a wonderful job carefully viewing 300 quilts in a...

Goal for printer reached, thank you donors!

October 14, 2019 - Our Wish List has included a multi-function copier for a long time and thanks to our generous supporters and donors we will have a great copier delivered within days.  We are once again overwhelmed with the generosity of our community. In less than...

Care Aide positions available

October 3, 2019 - Trillium House is currently seeking applicants for Care Aides for part-time and contingent positions. While Certified Nursing Assistant is preferred, we will train those with the desire and interest in helping us provide quality care to hospice...

Music fills the air at Trillium House

September 26, 2019 - Care Aide Madi checks out this thoughtful gift from Andrea LaCombe Jensen, who has entertained many folks over the years throughout our community as “Keyboard Annie”.  We have had many pianos and organs generously offered to us but the house just...

Friends Honor Trillium with donation

August 23, 2019 - What an awesome community we live in! This wonderful group of close friends arrived at Trillium House last week to present Trillium House Board Chairman, Aaron Scholnik a check for $3000.00!  Their annual rummage sale that is done to support...

Family Tribute to Trillium House

  August 18, 2019 - Trillium House is truly a home for our Residents and their families. We thank this beautiful family for sharing their experience at Trillium with us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Ueic87TJs

Trillium House offers Respite Care

August 12, 2019 - The central U.P.’s only hospice home has broadened the scope of its respite program to help more families struggling to care for a loved one.  “Hospice patients who need our care will always be Trillium House’s mission and focus.  After a year of...

Care Concert A Huge Success!

August 8, 2019 - What a wonderful night!  Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the overwhelming support from the community.  We have so many people to thank for making our first Care Concert a huge success.  Joshua Davis and May Erlewine entertained us with their...

Resident, Ross Nicholson painting donated

July 31, 2019 - Patti Nicholson and Gloria Tibbets, the wife and sister of Resident Ross Nicholson recently donated a framed painting done by Ross nearly 20 years ago. The colorful sunset will find a place of honor at Trillium House. We thank his family for giving us...

Trillium Care Concert Raffle

July 22, 2019 - Exciting news as Trillium House will have a raffle at the Care Concert on August 3rd.  The concert is just 2 weeks away and we hope you're planning to join us for a fun evening of music, storytelling and the opportunity to win an awesome matted framed...

Respite Care available at Trillium House

February 5, 2020 - Do you know a family caring for a loved one in hospice?  There’s probably not a greater gift you could give them than to encourage them to visit us at Trillium House to learn more about our Respite Care.  You’ll be providing them with the...

Families Come Together at Trillium House

July 2, 2019 - Families often come together around a table at Trillium House to support each other and share memories of their loved one. The coffee pot is always on and our staff and amazing volunteers are always nearby to share a story or hold a hand. Your continued...

Our Wonderful Trillium House Community

July 1, 2019 - Pat Bray, our Executive Director recently returned from a national hospice home conference and shared the following thoughts:  "Going to a conference of hospice homes like Trillium reaffirmed what I believed was true.  This community believes we should...

Chocolay Senior Center Visits Trillium

June 21, 2019 - We are so happy the Chocolay Township Senior Center included Trillium House on a recent outing. More than 20 members visited the House to learn more about it and some shared their experience with a loved one living at Trillium House. It is so good to...

Volunteers needed for Dead River Derby!

As the benefiting charity of the Dead River Roller Derby, Trillium House needs to help out with some volunteers to take tickets, ID checkers, security and concession.  It's a great chance to see this fast paced sport in person and help Trillium House.  Join us on...

Bike Night A Huge Success!

June 12, 2019 - Bike Night at The Up North Lodge was a huge success! Thanks to Jessie, Sally and the wonderful staff for taking such good care of us.  As always the ribs were delicious and the drinks cold and plentiful.  It was standing room only and the amazing crowd...

Trillium Graduate Makes The News!

June 12, 2019 - Thanks to Cecilia Brown for the great article in The Mining Journal about Bob Barry, our first Trillium House graduate. His story defines our mission at Trillium House that hospice is about living each day to fullest. Our success is because of the...

Trillium Loves Visitors!

June 9, 2019 - Who doesn't love a puppy? Trillium House loves visitors – especially those that come on four cute little paws and with bundles of energy! Last week Margaret met her son’s new miniature dachshunds. What fun we all had meeting these energetic puppies....

Restaurants Join The Trillium Family

May 23, 2019 - Our thanks to the good folks and new Trillium House Community member Main Street Pizza! Main Street Pizza has joined Outlanders, Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, and Jean Kay’s Pasty & Subs in sharing a dinner with our Residents and their loved...

Honor for Board Chairman Aaron Scholnik

May 20, 2019 - Last Friday, the Michigan Cancer Consortium honored and thanked our volunteer Board President Aaron Scholnik for his many years of dedicated service by providing Trillium House with a large box of items from our Wish List.  Aaron has volunteered with...

A Clean Sweep Donation!

May 15, 2019 - We owe a big THANK YOU to Grace Simula for donating a much needed cleaning cart! It arrived last Saturday and our staff immediately assembled it and put it to good use.  The cart has been on our Wish List and thanks to Grace and her generosity, keeping...

Our Donors Just Keep On Giving!

May 7, 2019 - Many, many thanks to Diane Kordich and Russell Magnaghi for their generous donation to Trillium House. Diane and Russell were original donors to the Trillium House Capital Campaign and they continue to support us in so many ways. Yesterday they picked up...

VAST Spring Clean Up

May 1, 2019 - A fabulous crew from VAST braved a chilly day last week to get our grounds looking good after the long winter. Some of the VAST volunteers – assisted by Board member Sam Elder and Volunteer Rick Holmes – raked around the building and our sign, cleaned up...

Trillium House Community – Meet Pat Bray

April 29, 2019 - As part of Trillium House Community Series, Pat Bray, our Executive Director shared with us why he got involved with Trillium House. "I knew what hospice was – or thought I did. Since helping to raise the money to build Trillium and then being on...

Donation from the Exchange Club, Marquette

April 22, 2019 - Our thanks to the good members of the Exchange Club of Marquette for their continuing support of our caring for hospice patients who need a safe and comfortable home at the end of life!  All of us at Trillium House extend our deepest thanks to all of...

Puzzle Time In The Sunshine

April 19, 2019 - We have a great selection of puzzles, games and activities for our Residents to enjoy. Sandy and her daughter Kim decided to take on one the tougher puzzles we have at the house. Going to admit we were all jealous of their quick progress!  The welcome...

We’re So Proud Of Our New Donor Wall

March 30, 2019 - The dream and idea of Trillium House began over 5 years ago by many like-minded individuals who saw a need for a hospice home in our community.   Last week, the awesome crew from the Window Store installed this etched glass thank you to those whose...

Letter From Family Warms Our Hearts

  March  27, 2019 - We received a lovely note from the family of Ilva Franchini and they gave us permission to share it with you. Ilva was a lovely lady and we enjoyed meeting her and her great family while she was a Resident at Trillium House. Thank you Fosca...

Trillium Raffle Winners Announced

March 15, 2019 - Thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth at the UP Builder's Show last weekend. We made many new friends and shared the Trillium House mission with people from across the Upper Peninsula.  Our raffle raised an amazing $1100.00 and Karen Stabile...

Thrivent Financial Choice Dollars Donations

March 14, 2019 - We recently learned from a donor about a wonderful program offered to members of Thrivent Financial.  If you or a friend is a member of Thrivent you may have 2018 Choice Dollars to direct to a qualifying nonprofit however this donation must be made by...

Food Brings Trillium Supporters Together!

February 22, 2019 - Food brings people together and Friday night was no exception. There was a lot of love in the Trillium House kitchen with Rachael Grossman cooking a stellar Italian dinner for some friends of Trillium House. A huge thank you to all of our friends...

Sunny Radio Shares A Trillium House Update

February 12, 2019 - Pat Bray, the Executive Director of Trillium House joined Walt Lindala this week on Sunny Morning Show on Sunny 101.9 radio.  It was a great opportunity for Pat to update the community on the exciting things that have happened since Trillium House...

U.P. Hospice Foundation Donates to Trillium

February 8, 2019 - The U.P. Hospice Foundation provided over $25,000 to the Trillium House in 2018 in support of residents who chose U.P. Home Health & Hospice, their affiliated program.  Funds were used to help support the patients rent costs in the home along...

Welcome Donation From St. Mary’s, Big Bay

February 1, 2019 - It was shopping day at Trillium House and we were just about to add some much needed items to our list. We quickly eliminated some of the list when the good folks from St. Mary's Parish in Big Bay brought in a wonderful selection of items that we...

Community Chooses Trillium for Donation

January 17, 2019 - We owe a huge amount of thanks to our friends at Peninsula Pharmacy who decided to forego their personal gift holiday exchange and chose to let the community vote on their favorite non-profit or charity.  The response to the voting was nothing short...

Our Donors Continue To Amaze Us

January 10, 2019 - Our donors continue to amaze us in so many ways.  Trillium House recently received an activity center filled with a large variety of books, puzzles, games and small items including coloring books, tablets, pens and markers.  Residents and their...

Singletrack continues Trillium House support

December 28, 2018 - Our thanks to everyone at Singletrack Health for their continuing support of Trillium House.  This is the second year the practice has included us in their promotion of flu shots.   More than 725 people received this important inoculation through...

Select Realty Christmas Gift

December 23, 2018 - Trillium House was honored to be included this year in the donations provided annually to our community by the great folks at Select Realty. They have a long standing commitment to giving back to their community and many organizations benefit from...

Holiday Inn Spreads Cheer

December 20, 2019 - Pattie Anderson and Erin Hollister from the Holiday Inn’s banquet office stopped by with a wonderful donation of food for Trillium House.   This year, the Holiday Inn shared this gift with many local non-profit organizations instead of providing...

Irene – A Life Well Lived

December 14, 2018 - Irene Fogaroli lived with us before recently passing at the amazing age of 104.  She was the sweetest lady you could possibly meet.  Her favorite words here were probably “grazie”, “beautiful”, and “7 Up”.   An immigrant from Italy in the early...