I could not, at any age,

“be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”
~Eleanore Roosevelt

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

I've seen and met angels

“wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.”

~Tracy Chapman


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
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Global Spirit's video.Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:32am
Why does meditation help us to accept our mortality? Frank tells us why simply and beautifully in this clip.
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"Nature in some ways is our greatest teacher, it's always showing us about living and dying." Frank Ostaseski from Global Spirit's The Art of Living and Dying
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyWednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 7:59am
"When given a terminal diagnosis, we need to consider putting down our weapons and drinking deeply from [her] cup of humor and shared compassion - for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for all those missed and silenced dead who have stories."

I hope I can remember these wise words when my time comes ...
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, September 12th, 2016 at 6:35am
What happens when one sits quietly with someone trying to come to terms with their dearest loved one's dying? They follow the path that they are on, even if they don't know they are on it, and we are there to hold them on the path and witness their progress. This is a story about doing just that.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyFriday, September 9th, 2016 at 9:49am
Death Cafes starting up at Kalein again. If you haven't already been, you should come out and see why these evenings are so powerful and opening for so many.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, September 1st, 2016 at 6:35am
Being a caregiver is the greatest gift ... I love how she talks about taking with her lessons about being generous, non-judgmental and loving.

September 26, 2016
  • NDHS Drop in Grief Support Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 26, 2016 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Kalein Hospice Centre 402 Richards St W, Nelson BC V1L 3K3, Canada


September 27, 2016
  • Nelson Hospice volunteer gathering
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 27, 2016 - 9:00 pm


September 30, 2016
  • Kootenay Senior's Fair
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 30, 2016 - 3:00 pm

    Location: Prestige Lakeside Resort


October 3, 2016
  • NDHS Drop in Grief Support Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 3, 2016 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Kalein Hospice Centre 402 Richards St W, Nelson BC V1L 3K3, Canada


October 4, 2016
  • Meeting Kalein & Nelson Hospice Jane & Kim
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 4, 2016 - 10:00 am

    Location: Cydney's office


    Description:

  • NDHS Workathon/Board meeting
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: October 4, 2016 - 7:15 pm