You matter. Avow cares.

When illness, death, grief and loss touch your life, or the life of someone close to you, you need loving care and professional guidance to get through. Here in southwest Florida, Avow is that source of expert care.

We compassionately serve those who are:

  • Living with chronic, serious or terminal illness
  • Caring for a frail senior or someone who is seriously ill
  • Grieving any loss: a family member, friend, coworker, fellow student or pet

Avow was founded by area residents in 1983 as a not-for-profit hospice. Today, Avow is one of the area’s premier health care providers with programs of support for everyone in southwest Florida from newborns to our most senior citizens.

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Avow Palliative Care Center Now Open for Consultations, Education

November 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Avow Palliative Care Center Now Open for Consultations, Education

Southwest Florida residents suffering from a serious illness and in need of symptom relief and emotional support can now find [...]

Weinig Estate Gift Will Help Seriously Ill in Southwest Florida

September 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Weinig Estate Gift Will Help Seriously Ill in Southwest Florida

Avow Foundation, Inc. announces it has received a gift of $795,000 from the Nancy L. Weinig estate. The gift will [...]

Hall, Neale Appointed to Avow Board of Directors

July 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Hall, Neale Appointed to Avow Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Avow, Inc. announces the appointment of directors Dana Hall and Patrick Neale. Hall and Neale [...]

Upcoming Events – List View

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March
  • 01

    1:30 PM-3:00 PM
    2017.03.01
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States

    Every Wednesday 1:30 – 3:00 PM

    Ispiri community center on the Avow campus, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

    This group is open to any adult in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind. The group is most helpful for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

  • 04

    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    2017.03.04
    475 Seagate Dr, Naples, FL 34103

    Save the date! The Avow Butterfly Ball will be held at the Naples Grande Beach Resort on March 4, 2017.

    FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION.

    Interested sponsors may call 239-649-3697.

  • 07

    1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    2017.03.07
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States

    71359377[1]Avow offers caregiver support groups for those caring for a loved one who is seriously ill. The group is open to anyone in the community; neither the caregiver nor the patient needs to be associated with Avow’s hospice or palliative care services. Attendees may be parents, spouses, children or friends of people suffering from cancer, dementia, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, frailty or any other condition.

    Groups are offered on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesday of each month at Ispiri on the Avow campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.

  • 07

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    2017.03.07
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States

    Every Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Ispiri community center on the Avow campus, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

    This group is open to any adult in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind. The group is most helpful for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

  • 08

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2017.03.08
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States

    Being Mortal – Free Film Screening & Discussion

    “Hope is not a plan.”
    Dr. Atul Gawande
    Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Being Mortal. Based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them. See the film and be part of a national conversation taking place in our community that asks: “Have you and your family had these important conversations and planned ahead?”

    Where: Avow – Ispiri Community Center (Waterview Room) | 1095 Whippoorwill Lane

    Date: Wednesday, March 8th at 10am

    RSVP Required: Limited Seating Available | 239-430-3194 or saceto@avowcares.org

     

     

Upcoming Events – Week View

< 2017 >
March
  • 21

    1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    2017.03.21
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States

    71359377[1]Avow offers caregiver support groups for those caring for a loved one who is seriously ill. The group is open to anyone in the community; neither the caregiver nor the patient needs to be associated with Avow’s hospice or palliative care services. Attendees may be parents, spouses, children or friends of people suffering from cancer, dementia, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, frailty or any other condition.

    Groups are offered on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesday of each month at Ispiri on the Avow campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.

  • 21

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    2017.03.21
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States

    Every Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Ispiri community center on the Avow campus, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

    This group is open to any adult in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind. The group is most helpful for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

  • 22

    1:30 PM-3:00 PM
    2017.03.22
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States

    Every Wednesday 1:30 – 3:00 PM

    Ispiri community center on the Avow campus, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

    This group is open to any adult in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind. The group is most helpful for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

  • 25

    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    2017.03.25
    Cambier Park, 8th Avenue South, Naples, FL, United States

    butterfly, hospice, Avow, butterfly release, Collier County FL, Naples FL, Cambier Park, Charlie McDonald PhotographySave the date! The Avow Butterfly Release will be held in Cambier Park, Naples on March 25, 2017.

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    • View hundreds of live butterflies inside exhibit tent.
    • Enjoy musical entertainment
    • A variety of butterfly craft activities will be available for children
    • Shop for all things butterfly at the “Wings to Go” sales tent
    • Pick up a treat from the volunteer bake sale or on-site vendors

    12:00 – 1:00 PM

    • Participate in the remembrance ceremony featuring songs, inspirational readings and a public reading of the names of those being remembered. At the close of the ceremony the butterfly exhibit tent will be opened for a breath-taking release of beautiful butterflies.

    (On-line registration closes on Wednesday, March 22. Phone-in registrations close at 3 PM on Friday, March 22, call 239-649-3683. A limited number of name registrations will be available the day of the event for $50 per name.) Follow this link for more details and to pre-register.

    This event takes place rain or shine. Some activities may be affected in the case of inclement weather.

  • 28

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    2017.03.28
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States

    Every Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Ispiri community center on the Avow campus, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

    This group is open to any adult in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind. The group is most helpful for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

Palliative Care Changed My Quality of Life

November 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Palliative Care Changed My Quality of Life

When four-time cancer survivor Janice Feenstra was diagnosed with an incurable, but treatable cancer, she was hopeful and ready to [...]

At Group We Listen, Acknowledge and Learn From Each Other

November 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on At Group We Listen, Acknowledge and Learn From Each Other

Connie Hill was apprehensive to attend her first grief support group, but she's very thankful she did. Avow's bereavement counselor [...]

They Cared for Dad and Showed Concern for Me Too.

November 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on They Cared for Dad and Showed Concern for Me Too.

While sitting vigil at his father's bedside at Avow's Frances Georgeson Hospice House, Chris Farrugia observed nurses speaking warmly and [...]

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