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 Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyFriday, September 20th, 2019 at 9:19am
Come on out next week to check out our Day hospice Program. We’ll be doing a therapeutic art activity with facilitators from Kutenai Art Therapy institute and then enjoying a delicious lunch together!
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, September 19th, 2019 at 4:27pm
With the Climate Strike coming up tomorrow, we wanted to call out to the many people who call us seeking grief support for their grief over the loss of species and changes to our earth due to climate change.

If you're grieving in this way, become engaged. Attend some of tomorrow's events. They can all be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/449634272255096/
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietySaturday, September 14th, 2019 at 1:37pm
We are planning to host a series of NIDUS webinars on personal planning in October. If you're interested in one or more, please let us know you'd like to attend by emailing info@nelsonhospice.org. The webinars are free but space is limited.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, September 9th, 2019 at 2:38pm
So often, we are asked if we provide grief support for those grieving what is happening to our planet. While sadly we do not have the mandate to do that work, here is a wonderful workshop designed to help with just that.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, September 9th, 2019 at 11:57am
Are you an unpaid caregiver? BC Centre for Palliative Care wants to learn more about your experience. Participate in this national survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf05zGC-77l0ob6YfvSMu-c-Hhb8Td4xhX7hi6oQqGHIUGuJQ/viewform
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 8:18pm
What a great program this sounds like!