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 SocietyFriday, August 2nd, 2019 at 7:14am
We often reassure clients that it’s never too late to start to attend to our grief through our group or through one on one support. Here’s a story of someone starting the process 20 years later.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietySunday, July 21st, 2019 at 4:42pm
Check out this Seniors Matter video where our own Jane DiGiacomo is interviewed about the hospice services we provide in Nelson.
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Seniors' Matter - Episode 2
On this episode of Seniors' Matter, we learn about the West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic, meet the Learning In Retirement Hiking Group, plus hear all abou...
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietySaturday, July 20th, 2019 at 8:54am
A great little write up in the Kootenay Coop’s blog about their sponsorship of the delicious and healthy food for our Day Hospice Program!
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 3:36pm
This is an older episode, but this talk about the myth of closure is so helpful to people grieving all kinds of loss, not just loss from the death of loved ones.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyWednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 3:28pm
Will you help us for $200? CLICK ON THE PHOTO & TAG SOMEONE and if they (or someone in their family) buys this scooter, we will allocate you $200!!

Then you have 3 options to choose from:
1. We will write you a cheque for $200, or
2. We will apply the $200 towards the purchase of the scooter to benefit the buyer, or
3. We will donate $200 to the local charity of your choice. If you choose Nelson Hospice, we will issue you a tax receipt for the amount.

Like and share this post, and tag anyone you think might be interested. The scooter has just been serviced and has 2 brand new batteries! (Check the comments for the fine print.)
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, July 1st, 2019 at 7:42am
When a grieving friend is trying to get our support, we need to remember that it's not about us.