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, January 27th, 2017 at 6:17pm
Nothing beats exploring grief through writing ... I hope everyone has an opportunity to do this important work with Rayya.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre's photo.Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 7:10am
With all the recent tragedy in our community, this is a great little guide to how to engage with people who are grieving.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Bad Ass Bingo's photo.Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 11:47am
This is such a fun thing to do on a Tuesday night ... not your grandma's bingo that's for sure. You'll have to come and see for yourself and wild and crazy bingo can be.

See you there tonight at 8:30. Come early so you can get a table, the pub is packed on Bad Ass Bingo nights ... who knew?
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Bad Ass Bingo's photo.Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 8:48am
Looking for a way to forget about the Holidays? Come to Bad Ass Bingo ... and raise money for hospice too!

If you can't make it tonight, come the 3rd or the 10th and win all the prizes you didn't get under the tree!
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Castlegar Hospice Society's post.Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 8:18am
Wise words from our friends at Castlegar Hospice ... live by them this Holiday Season! And if you are grieving at this time, remember you can always find solace and support for that too, especially in our Monday evening drop-in grief groups, which will continue right through the Holidays.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, December 12th, 2016 at 5:45pm
Looking to take a break from your busy holiday socializing ... come down to Bad Ass Bingo at Mike's Place Pub, win yourself some awesome prizes AND raise funds for Hospice ... See you there tomorrow night!

February 26, 2017
  • NDHS Drop in Grief Support Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: February 27, 2017 - 8:30 pm

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


February 27, 2017
  • Nelson Hospice volunteer gathering
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: February 28, 2017 - 9:00 pm


March 5, 2017
  • NDHS Drop in Grief Support Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 6, 2017 - 8:30 pm

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