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.”

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 SocietySunday, January 14th, 2018 at 6:00pm
Coming off of a wonderful weekend of hospice volunteeer training, I saw this. I doubt our amazing group of trainees need reminders of their mortality after this training intensive, but if you do, there’s an app for that!
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared 12 News's video.Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 10:49am
It's so important for kids to have an outlet to express their grief and relate to their loved ones who have died. Love this!
Nelson & District Hospice Society
12 News
This heartwarming video of a little boy singing "Remember Me" from "Coco" at his baby sister's altar is breaking the internet's heart! Read the full story: http://12ne.ws/2ClCmWL
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared their post.Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 4:59am
Grief during the Holidays can be particularly intense. Our grief group WILL be meeting tonight ... please come if you are in need of support.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, December 4th, 2017 at 7:44am
Wanting to learn more about what hospice does in Nelson? ... listen in here to this wide-ranging conversation I had with Kori Doty on Kootenay Coop Radio's "Sex, Drugs and How We Roll" ... https://soundcloud.com/ankors-frontdesk/grief-w-jane-from-nelson-hospice-society-sex-drugs-and-how-we-roll
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:58am
After a visit to Kalein Centre's Festival of Lights, Nelson Hospice's Tree of Remembrance will be at the Mall Dec 15 - 18. Spread the word, and come by to remember your loved ones who have died. It's wonderful to take a moment out of the busy Holiday season to honour our loved ones and the enduring connections we have to them.
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Nelson & District Hospice Society updated their cover photo.Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:15am