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 SocietyFriday, August 14th, 2015 at 6:31am
"But upon moving to the [hospice house], Nigel seemed to come back to life (not to be confused with not dying; she’s still doing that)"

This sentence embodies the philosophy of hospice care, living well at all stages of life, and why it is so important to bring hospice care to the dying sooner rather than later. Read more below ...
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, August 13th, 2015 at 11:34am
http://nelson.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=229726

This is a great program being offered at the Kootenay Shambhala Centre ... if you or someone your know is interested in exploring what it means to age gracefully, with wisdom and compassion, sign up!
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyWednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 8:51am
And now for something completely different ... a little ditty about how important it is to have "the conversation" about your end of life wishes NOW! ... no matter how young and/or healthy you are.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, July 27th, 2015 at 6:27am
Another meditation on dying from the inimitable Oliver Sacks ... Acknowledging the power of really knowing you are dying.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, July 13th, 2015 at 9:30am
Maclean's publishes a letter by our Board Chairperson, Francine Brown, in support of the use of Fentanyl for hospice patients.
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September 3, 2015
NDHS workathon meeting
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: September 3, 2015 - 7:30 pm