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 Mountain Waters Wellness Studio's photo.Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 3:08pm
So wonderful that Mountain Waters is supporting hospice at the solstice! Need a break from busy holidays and stress? Come and take it while saluting the return of the sun and support hospice at the same time. Please share with all of your friends to make this a success for hospice. Thank you Mountain Waters!
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, November 28th, 2016 at 11:38am
We're very excited that this year, Kalein will have an event that provides our community with another option to spend time remembering their loved ones at the Holidays. So, in addition to our Tree of Remembrance at the mall, anyone can come to the Festival of Lights at the Kalein Centre, where they can step into a deeper ritual and contemplation of the loved ones who have died at this special time of year. Details in the poster attached. Please feel free to share!
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, November 28th, 2016 at 7:42am
It's rare that we like the sounds of major construction going on down the hall, but today, we do like it! Because it's the first physical step on our path to creating a home for the new Day Hospice Program here at the Kalein Centre.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, November 24th, 2016 at 5:59am
Such a profound quote from buddhist teacher Pema Chodron. It explains why it is so important for our hospice volunteers to complete their training, giving them a safe space and quiet opportunity to explore their darkness, fears and anxieties before they work with others.

December 10, 2016
  • Tree of Remembrance
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Chakho Mika Mall


December 11, 2016
  • Tree of Remembrance
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Chakho Mika Mall


December 12, 2016
  • Tree of Remembrance
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Chakho Mika Mall


  • NDHS Drop in Grief Support Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: December 12, 2016 - 8:30 pm

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


December 13, 2016
  • Tree of Remembrance
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Chakho Mika Mall


  • Nelson Hospice Board Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: December 13, 2016 - 7:30 pm

    Location: Kalein Board Room


December 14, 2016
  • Tree of Remembrance
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Chakho Mika Mall


December 15, 2016
  • Tree of Remembrance
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Chakho Mika Mall


December 16, 2016
  • Tree of Remembrance
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Chakho Mika Mall


December 17, 2016
  • Tree of Remembrance
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Chakho Mika Mall


December 19, 2016
  • NDHS Drop in Grief Support Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: December 19, 2016 - 8:30 pm

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


December 21, 2016
  • IH Working group - Palliative Day Hospice Meeting
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: December 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm