Tidewell Hospice Accepts Gift from 35th Annual Powder Puff Charity Golf Classic

(Left to Right) Marlene Arthur, Powder Puff Board Member; Connie Gean, Powder Puff Board Member; Suzanne Barksdale, Tidewell Hospice Community Relations Representative; Shirley Cook, Powder Puff Board Member; Stacy Jones, Community Relations Director for Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services; Denise Pope, Tidewell Chief Philantrophy Officer; Mark Faulkner, PGA Professional Port Charlotte Golf Club; Louise Alford, Powder Puff Board Member; Lois Bell, Powder Puff Board Member; Jerry Sandman, Powder Puff Board Member

The Powder Puff Charity Golf Classic committee recently presented a check for $8,064 to Tidewell Hospice Chief Philanthropy Officer Denise Pope. Each year, the group donates tournament proceeds to support programs and services for Tidewell’s patients and their loved ones.

Held annually at the Port Charlotte Golf Club, the Power Puff Charity Golf Classic began in 1976 and has grown to become the premier amateur ladies’ tournament in Southwest Florida. To learn more, visit www.powderpuffcharitygolfclassic.com.


We’ve Remodeled

We’ve renovated our Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte locations, making them warm and welcoming venues to host a unique farewell for your loved one. Whether you want a traditional service or a Celebration of Life complete with a champagne toast, we’ve got the facilities to accommodate your wishes. Stop by and see our new look.


February Caregiver of the Month

Congratulations to Ana Cruz, our Caregiver of the Month! Ana works at Lexington Manor in Port Charlotte and was nominated by Irene Boyle. At 75 years old Ana has been working at Lexington Manor taking care of residents not much older than herself. She works hard and is pasisonate about ensuring the residents are well taken care of. Ana is pictured above with her supervisor, Susan Dykes and Stacy Jones from Kays-Ponger & Uselton Family of Funeral Homes.


Renovation Open House

Open House at Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda Locations


Nominate Your Favorite Caregiver of the Month

Remember…Nominate YOUR favorite Caregiver this month!!!

It’s FREE…it’s EASY…SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION TO YOUR FAVORITE CAREGIVER…At Kays-Ponger & Uselton, we have the deepest respect and appreciation for our community of caregivers. This may be a hospice professional, nurse, chaplain, social worker, CNA, healthcare administrative professional, volunteer, or any caregiving individual.
In an effort to recognize caregivers for their selfless devotion, we have created our “Caregiver Award”. Each month, we will honor a caregiver based upon a review of nominations of nominations. We will honor one remarkable caregiver each month with a $100 gift card and an award. At the end of the calendar year, we will recognize a “Caregiver of the Year” with an award and special recognition.
Please complete the form to nominate and recognize an important caregiver, so we can honor that person. http://www.kays-ponger.com/caregiveraward/


Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon

Kays-Ponger & Uselton Family of Funeral Homes and Cremation Services held an appreciation luncheon today to honor those employees who have served our nation.  We currently have 17 veterans working in our funeral homes and memorial park.  Thank you for your service.


Paw Perfect Picture Contest 3rd Place Winner

Kathleen Savioli and Phoebes

 Congratulations to Kathleen Savioli and Phoebes – Our 3rd Place winner.  Phoebes is wearing the pet life jacket that was part of the third place prize set.


Back to School Shoe Drive

Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services urge the community to remember less-fortunate children as they head back to school this year. Often, back-to-school expenses can overwhelm the budgets of low-income families. Because shoes may be one of the more expensive items, families may not always be able to provide children with back-to-school footwear.

Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services want to help by sponsoring the back-to-school shoe drive.

Please drop off new tennis shoes by July 24th to one of our locations, 635 East Marion Avenue Punta Gorda or 2405 Harbor Blvd Port Charlotte. For more information please visit www.kays-ponger.com or call 941-639-1133.