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Oct
19
Thu
Pumpkin Carving – Hospice Social Club @ Colchester East Hants Hospice
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hospice Social Club

  • Hospice recognizes the mental and physical benefits of getting out of the house and coming together in the community. There are an abundance of groups, activities and events already happening in our community, so the Hospice Society has created a monthly social group to get you out and introduce you to what is going on!
  • Activities will vary from paint nights, to walks on local trails, to card nights, and more! Some activities will require registration and a fee however if this is a barrier for you then please do not hesitate to let us know as there may be subsidies available.
  • If you are interested in attending or have any ideas for future activities for the group please contact lpurdy@cehhospice.org or call our office at (902)893-3265!

Upcoming Events:

Pumpkin Carving October 19th 2pm- 4pm at Hospice

Paint Night November 8th 6pm-9pm at Hospice

Christmas Cookie Swap December 14th 6:30pm-8:30pm at Hospice

Space is limited so please call to save your spot!
902-893-3265

Nov
8
Wed
Paint Night – Hospice Social Club @ Colchester East Hants Hospice
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hospice Social Club

  • Hospice recognizes the mental and physical benefits of getting out of the house and coming together in the community. There are an abundance of groups, activities and events already happening in our community, so the Hospice Society has created a monthly social group to get you out and introduce you to what is going on!
  • Activities will vary from paint nights, to walks on local trails, to card nights, and more! Some activities will require registration and a fee however if this is a barrier for you then please do not hesitate to let us know as there may be subsidies available.
  • If you are interested in attending or have any ideas for future activities for the group please contact lpurdy@cehhospice.org or call our office at (902)893-3265!

Upcoming Events:

Pumpkin Carving October 19th 2pm- 4pm at Hospice

Paint Night November 8th 6pm-9pm at Hospice

Christmas Cookie Swap December 14th 6:30pm-8:30pm at Hospice

Space is limited so please call to save your spot!
902-893-3265

Free Public Talk with Pallium Canada’s Bonnie Tompkins @ First United
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Colchester East Hants Hospice invites you to a Free Public Talk with Pallium Canada’s Bonnie Tompkins

Who is Bonnie Tompkins?

Bonnie Tompkins holds a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) with a specialization in Palliative Care. She currently works with Pallium Canada as the Compassionate Communities National Lead, which has her focused on mobilizing compassionate communities across Canada. She has also lead two compassionate community (CC) initiatives in Burlington and Niagara West Ontario. She sits on the steering committee for the Ontario Caregivers Coalition, is a contributor to CancerandWork.ca, a board member of Public Health Palliative Care International association, and is piloting an undergrad palliative certification with Pallium and Brock University, and collaborates with colleagues in the UK on PH initiatives. Bonnie’s interest in palliative care developed through personal experiences as a caregiver to her late partner who died while completing her BPH. Her desire to support quality of life includes 20+ years as a personal trainer.

What is Compassionate Communities?

Public health is what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions for people to be “healthy”. Any issue affecting a society that has a prevalence, an impact on society, preventable suffering, effective interventions and equity issues, should be considered a public health issue. Given the universality of death, dying, loss and bereavement, palliative care is increasingly being seen around the world as a true public health issue. Much of the world has already mobilized around palliative care as a public health issue and a theory of practice to do so, has been articulated and embraced. This theory of practice that helps us mobilize on palliative care as a public health issue is known internationally as the Compassionate Cities or Compassionate Communities model.

Pallium Canada is invested in helping Canada mobilize around Palliative Care as a public health issue, and in particular, to understand, adapt and adopt the Compassionate Communities paradigm. Through knowledge translation, education, project facilitation and leadership, Pallium Canada invites citizens, communities, care-providers, schools, businesses, educators and organizations to learn about Compassionate Communities and to “re-embrace” and then engage, in this vital social transformation. On November 8th, Pallium Canada’s Compassionate Communities Lead, Bonnie Tompkins will provide insight into how this model can be applied here in Nova Scotia.

The evening will also feature remarks by Serena Lewis (Palliative Social Worker and Educator) regarding local examples of a Compassionate Community in action.

When?

Wednesday November 8th 2017 at 7:00pm

Where?

First United Church at 711 Prince St, Truro, Nova Scotia.

Please RSVP to cjohnson@cehhospice.org

Looking for more information?

Craig Johnson
Executive Director
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org

 

Nov
9
Thu
Free Compassionate Communities Workshop @ First United Church
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Colchester East Hants Hospice invites you to participate in a Free Compassionate Communities Workshop with Pallium Canada’s Bonnie Tompkins.

Learn how to implement the Compassionate Communities Toolkit in your community!

The Colchester East Hants Hospice (CEHH) is pleased to host a Compassionate Communities workshop on the morning of November 9th, 2017. A unique opportunity to learn how to mobilize a Compassionate Community, this workshop will be facilitated Bonnie Tompkins and the CEHH social work team.

About Bonnie Tompkins

Bonnie holds a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) with a specialization in Palliative Care. She currently works with Pallium Canada as the Compassionate Communities National Lead, which has her focused on mobilizing compassionate communities across Canada. She has also lead two compassionate community (CC) initiatives in Burlington and Niagara West Ontario. She sits on the steering committee for the Ontario Caregivers Coalition, is a contributor to CancerandWork.ca, a board member of Public Health Palliative Care International association, and is piloting an undergrad palliative certification with Pallium and Brock University, and collaborates with colleagues in the UK on PH initiatives. Bonnie’s interest in palliative care developed through personal experiences as a caregiver to her late partner who died while completing her BPH. Her desire to support quality of life includes 20+ years as a personal trainer.

What is Compassionate Communities?

Public health is what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions for people to be “healthy”. Any issue affecting a society that has a prevalence, an impact on society, preventable suffering, effective interventions and equity issues, should be considered a public health issue. Given the universality of death, dying, loss and bereavement, palliative care is increasingly being seen around the world as a true public health issue. Much of the world has already mobilized around palliative care as a public health issue and a theory of practice to do so, has been articulated and embraced. This theory of practice that helps us mobilize on palliative care as a public health issue is known internationally as the Compassionate Cities or Compassionate Communities model.

Pallium Canada is invested in helping Canada mobilize around Palliative Care as a public health issue, and in particular, to understand, adapt and adopt the Compassionate Communities paradigm. Through knowledge translation, education, project facilitation and leadership, Pallium Canada invites citizens, communities, care-providers, schools, businesses, educators and organizations to learn about Compassionate Communities and to “re-embrace” and then engage, in this vital social transformation.

When?

Thursday, November 9th, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Where?

First United Church at 711 Prince St, Truro, Nova Scotia.

Please RSVP to cjohnson@cehhospice.org.

Looking for more information?

Craig Johnson
Executive Director
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org

 

Dec
14
Thu
Christmas Cookie Swap – Hospice Social Club @ Colchester East Hants Hospice
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hospice Social Club

  • Hospice recognizes the mental and physical benefits of getting out of the house and coming together in the community. There are an abundance of groups, activities and events already happening in our community, so the Hospice Society has created a monthly social group to get you out and introduce you to what is going on!
  • Activities will vary from paint nights, to walks on local trails, to card nights, and more! Some activities will require registration and a fee however if this is a barrier for you then please do not hesitate to let us know as there may be subsidies available.
  • If you are interested in attending or have any ideas for future activities for the group please contact lpurdy@cehhospice.org or call our office at (902)893-3265!

Upcoming Events:

Pumpkin Carving October 19th 2pm- 4pm at Hospice

Paint Night November 8th 6pm-9pm at Hospice

Christmas Cookie Swap December 14th 6:30pm-8:30pm at Hospice

Space is limited so please call to save your spot!
902-893-3265

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Colchester East Hants Hospice to host a public talk with Pallium Canada’s Bonnie Tompkins in Truro

October 12th 2016
For immediate release

Truro, NS – The Colchester East Hants Hospice (CEHH) is pleased to announce a free public talk with Pallium Canada’s, Bonnie Tompkins. Pallium Canada’s Compassionate Communities National Lead, Bonnie is currently working to mobilize compassionate communities across Canada. The Colchester East Hants Hospice and Pallium Canada are partnering to bring Pallium’s Compassionate Communities mobilization strategy and support tools to Nova Scotia. This free public lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 7:00pm at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Nova Scotia.

In addition to Wednesday’s talk, a Compassionate Communities Workshop will take place on the morning of Thursday, November 9th. The workshop will provide community stakeholders from across the province a unique opportunity to learn how to mobilize a Compassionate Community. In particular, the workshop, facilitated by the CEHH social work team and Bonnie Tompkins, will focus on the piloting of Pallium’s new Compassionate Communities startup kit.

About Compassionate Communities and Pallium Canada

Public health is what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions for people to be “healthy”. Any issue affecting a society that has a prevalence, an impact on society, preventable suffering, effective interventions and equity issues, should be considered a public health issue. Given the universality of death, dying, loss and bereavement, palliative care is increasingly being seen around the world as a true public health issue. Much of the world has already mobilized around palliative care as a public health issue and a theory of practice to do so, has been articulated and embraced. This theory of practice that helps us mobilize on palliative care as a public health issue is known internationally as the Compassionate Cities or Compassionate Communities model.

Pallium Canada (www.pallium.ca) is a non-profit Pan-Canadian organization established in 2001 to develop palliative care-related educational programs. Pallium Canada is invested in helping Canada mobilize around Palliative Care and in particular, to understand, adapt and adopt Compassionate Communities initiatives. Through knowledge translation, education, project facilitation and leadership, Pallium Canada invites citizens, communities, care-providers, schools, businesses, educators and organizations to learn about Compassionate Communities and to “re-embrace” and then engage, in this vital social transformation.

About The Colchester East Hants Hospice

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides comfort and care to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team, putting the patient at the centre and in control of his or her own life and care. By delivering psychological, social, spiritual and practical support, Hospice promotes quality of living and quality of dying.

A registered charity, Hospice relies on the support of a generous community to fund all programs and receives no direct government funding. Hospice operations are entirely funded by private donations, bequests, fundraisers, and community grants.

Media Contact Information:

Craig Johnson
Executive Director
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
www.cehhospice.org
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November 8, 2017, 7:00pm - November 8, 2017, 9:00pm

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Another successful Hospice Workplace Education program has come to an end. Thank you to the Canadian Red Cross in Truro for providing an excellent space for us to put on this class!

We're pleased to announce Hospice will be facilitating our sixth Workplace Education Program with Serena Lewis in November. These programs are offered free of charge and are limited to 12 participants. Register today by calling 902-893-3265 or emailing cjohnson@cehhospice.org.

Learn more:

Free Workplace Education Course - Palliative Care & Grief:
End of Life Essential Communications with Serena Lewis

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, in partnership with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, is pleased to offer a FREE 40 Hour, 6 week, training program to working Nova Scotians: Palliative Care & Grief: End of Life Essential Communications.

Topics to include:
· Creating Context: A Critical Examination

· Self- Awareness: Communication styles, examining our own experiences, biases, as well as ways we can improve communication with client, family, colleagues and other external team members.

· Generational Awareness & Diversity within our team and in the process of dying and grieving

· Being with Dying : Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable in communication with family

· Grief:

- Understanding the misunderstandings
- Approaching death/ dying/ grief with a wide angled lens
- De-constructing grief models
· Setting Boundaries, Caring for ourselves, Seeking resources

- Strengthening our teams and resilience to do great work and provide exceptional dying

Program Details:

Dates:

Wednesday November 8th 2017
Wednesday November 15th 2017
Wednesday November 22nd 2017
Thursday November 30th 2017
Wednesday December 6th 2017
Wednesday December 13th 2017

Time:

8:30am – 3:30pm

Location:
TBD

Instructor:
Serena Lewis, PSW
An educator and social worker with a background in non-profit and workplace education, Serena is passionate about the cause of Hospice-Palliative care in our community, and assisting families through palliative and end of life care.

For further details, or to register, please email or phone the Colchester East Hants Hospice at cjohnson@cehhospice.org / 902-893-3265.
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