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Gulfside to honor donor with piano dedication

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 8:38 am

Soft piano music can now once again fill the air at the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care in Zephyrhills thanks to generous donor Greg Sikosek.

It was tradition at the Center for patients to hear piano music being played in the afternoons by long-time volunteer Joe Lunney. But when Lunney moved away this past winter, his piano went with him and left the Center much too quiet. That’s when Gulfside volunteer Dr. John Poore stepped up to help.

“Through his kindness and community connections, John connected us with Greg Sikosek from Palm Harbor who is moving and looking to donate his elegant Kawai upright piano,” said Rabbi Aaron Lever, Counseling Services Program Manager at Gulfside Hospice. “Because of their generosity, hundreds and hundreds of patients and families will receive comfort and joy from the music played on Greg’s piano for years to come.”

To commemorate the new addition to the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, a Piano Dedication Celebration is being held. On Friday, June 16, Gulfside staff, volunteers and community will gather to thank Greg Sikosek and Dr. John Poore for their generosity in continuing the tradition of piano music at the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, located at 5760 Dean Dairy Road in Zephyrhills. The celebration is also open to the public. RSVPs are requested by Friday, June 9 to Jan Double at 727-222-2979.

About Gulfside Hospice:

Gulfside Hospice serves patients in Pasco County exclusively who are facing end-of-life illnesses. The interdisciplinary care team provides expert medical care focusing on symptom management and pain control, as well as offering emotional and spiritual care from social workers, chaplains and volunteers. Gulfside is the only hospice that serves Pasco County exclusively and was the first hospice in Pasco to receive The Joint Commission’s Seal of Approval Accreditation. For more information about Gulfside Hospice, call 800-561-4883 or