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 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 ...
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Uplift Connect's video.Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 5:02am
A simple video explaining precisely what we, as hospice volunteers, do for people in our community. Watch it and you will find yourself holding space more often.
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Uplift Connect
How to Be There for the People who Need you Most. Read the article by Heather Plett here: http://upliftconnect.com/hold-space/
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietySaturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 5:12pm
Here's the link to the engaging and heartfelt conversation session between Frank Ostaseski and Bill Thomas from Kalein's liminal lab event. If you missed it, see it here:
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Kalein Centre for Integrated Dialogue, Hospice Care and Education - Full Sunday Night Live Stream
Full Stream of Sunday's talk at the Civic Theatre in Nelson, BC
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 5:14am
A very cool video of one of the last songs of Leonard Cohen. He pulls no punches about "leaving the table" ... and his realness hits home.
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Leonard Cohen - Leaving the Table
Music video by Leonard Cohen performing Leaving the Table. (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/MWSUzP
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