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, June 24th, 2018 at 10:32pm
It’s so wonderful to read about this way of looking at death becoming more mainstream. It really affirms the kind of the work our volunteers have been doing at Nelson Hospice for 30+years.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, June 4th, 2018 at 10:06pm
When a young person in a small town dies, it can have very far-reaching ripples. Our small community of Nelson has been hard-hit by the tragic death of Jaden Bishop. If you’re touched by this event, here’s one way you can support the family through this difficult time.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, May 31st, 2018 at 10:43am
Everyone needs compassion and companioning at the end of life ... and all humans are capable of giving it. And when we give compassion to the dying, we are gifted as well.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, May 21st, 2018 at 2:37pm
Yes you can’t escape the royal wedding, even on our page ... but I loved reading about the joy that these flowers brought to hospice patients. Being able to appreciate beauty, even in a vase, brings meaning to the end of life journey.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Maha Pura Yoga's post.Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 7:50pm
So true .. I hope everyone who has experienced either the death of their child or their mother had a chance to nurture themselves and find healing today.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietySaturday, May 12th, 2018 at 10:31pm
Thanks to our wonderful grief group facilitator Morag Reid for this gem about what grief does to our bodies and what we can do to help heal.