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 SocietyWednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:38am
Death ed ... just like sex ed ... should be in our schools. It will help change our death-phobic culture and help us learn to live this life more fully. Listen here to learn more ...

http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/the-current/segment/12279819
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Bad Ass Bingo's photo.Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 7:17am
Thank you to the amazing team at the Hume Hotel and Badass Bingo!
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 5:50am
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to explore what it means to want to die at the end of one's life ... and loved ones' responses to that wish. There will be a panel discussion at the end with your favourite hospice folks. Buy your tickets today at the Capitol Theatre!
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Hume Hotel & Spa's photo.Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 10:37am
Woohoo! Thanks Badass Bingo!
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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.
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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.

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