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 Society shared a post.Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 8:14am
A really lovely way to reframe grief... and moving forward vs. moving on.
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"A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again. Yes, they're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on." Read our newest TED Book, “The Hot Young Widows Club,” a wise and humorous guide for anyone going through a challenging time: go.ted.com/widowsclub
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, April 29th, 2019 at 11:21am
Listen in to our chat with Kim Bater Of Kootenay Morning on coop radio ... we talk about the lessons of grief and how a book called the Five Invitations has helped guide some of our work.
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared a post.Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 8:42pm
Listen in tomorrow morning for our appearance on Kootenay coop radio!
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared a photo.Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 12:00pm
Today's a good day start these conversations with your loved ones. Use this as a guide to start.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 12:22pm
A beautiful post about how connected medical practitioners can be to their patients ... even after they die.
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared a link.Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 8:05am