Dying is hard work

“—not the physical part, but that part which is the inside of me, the work about who I am, who I have been, and who I will be.”

– David Kuhl, What Dying People Want

 

Dear Hospice,

“Thank you and your team for all you did for Bob and me. It made it all so much easier. We grew to love the two volunteers you sent. Their approach to Bob was different and exactly right. They were so unstinting with their time. Two remarkable human beings! Thank you for staying in touch.”
~Laura

Caring for those who are suffering,

“whether or not they are dying, wakes us up. It opens up our hearts and our minds. It opens us up to the experience of wholeness.”

-Frank Ostaseski


Mission Statement

Providing practical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals and their loved ones through the stages of dying, death and bereavement.

Hospice palliative care aims to make the last months of life comfortable, peaceful and dignified for patients and their caregivers by providing care, support, respite and advocacy. Our trained Hospice volunteers work as part of a caregiving team that could include community home nursing, doctors, hospital and facility staff, social workers and spiritual leaders.

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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 11:56am
What do you think ... is Nelson ready for a Coffin Club?

"It's the final dance but life goes on!" - the Kiwi Coffin Club
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The Coffin Club l Loading Docs l TVNZ
A group of rebellious, creative Kiwi seniors give death the finger, one crazy coffin at a time. Made with the support of NZ on Air. Directed by Briar March, ...
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Prince George Hospice Society's post.Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:16am
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 7:11am
We've been receiving many requests for grief support recently, so it's a good time to remind our Facebook followers of our ongoing weekly grief support group. Here is a poster with all of the details for our Monday night grief support. Please share far and wide so everyone who needs it can take advantage.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 8:14am
Sometimes, finding your ancestors means finding your sister too ...
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Nelson & District Hospice Society added 2 new photos — with Irene Kokotailo and 4 others.Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 1:33pm
Such a great day out helping the community during workathon ... thanks to all of our wonderful workathon volunteers for your efforts ... this is what compassionate community is all about folks!
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietySaturday, October 14th, 2017 at 8:14am
So great to be doing our workathon day today ... happy pics are coming in from our teams ... this one from Gordon Rd and the NDCU team ...