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, December 3rd, 2019 at 8:46pm
It's here! #GivingTuesday ... and we're asking everyone who interacts with us, whether as a client, as a volunteer, or as a social media follower, to consider even a small $25 donation to Nelson Hospice today. Each year, we have to fundraise about 60% of the funds we need to pay our employees, train and support volunteers who work in our community, pay for the spaces we use to host our grief groups and day hospice programs and volunteer trainings, pay for speakers and presenters in all of our programs, provide community education and advocacy sessions, and continue the work of supporting clients and their families experiencing serious illness and grief, so that they can live their best lives. WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT SUPPORT FROM OUR COMMUNITY, so please consider a donation today. Your donation on Canada Helps using the link below will provide us with an additional $5 for every donation over $25. Thank you!
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 12:39am
So, you've survived Canadian Thanksgiving, US Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday ... now what? GIVING TUESDAY!!!! If you were considering a year-end gift to help support the work of Nelson Hospice, TOMORROW IS THE DAY TO MAKE THAT GIFT!! All gifts of $25 or over will qualify for an additional matching donation by Canada Helps of $5. Click the link below and give generously and give often to help us continue our 30+ year mission of helping those with serious illness and their families live the best lives they can. Thank you! 💝
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 12:16am
Hey, do you have plans for Giving Tuesday tomorrow? Register here to get a chance for Nelson & District Hospice Society to win $5000 ... what have you got to lose?
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, December 2nd, 2019 at 10:46pm
If you would like to help us make the Tree of Remembrance a welcoming place during the hubbub of the holidays, please feel free to get in touch and volunteer to help staff our Tree this year. Call 250-352-2337 or email info@nelsonhospice.org.
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Nelson & District Hospice Society updated their cover photo.Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 7:52pm
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, December 2nd, 2019 at 7:18pm
I love this video from death doula Sarah Kerr ... learning what it means to "agree with death". Thanks to Sarah for putting this out there. Nelson Hospice is using the wisdom she imparts to help us train our hospice volunteers to provide the best support they can to our clients and their families.
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Death Denial vs Death Agreement
This video explores how the attitude we take towards an upcoming death changes everything. ____ Community Death Education ____ Facing big loss is hard, but i...
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