Overview

It takes many helping hands and significant community support to ensure that Hospice programs and services are offered free of charge and are able to touch the lives of hundreds of individuals every year. Programs are not operationally funded by government and each year we must raise approximately $200,000 to continue to offer our community this important support. The Hospice Society holds several fundraising, friend raising and public education events each year as one way to build support and awareness in the community.

Working towards a goal.
As a registered charity we rely on support from individuals, service clubs, businesses, foundations and churches to meet our annual operating budget. With a vision to one day have a free-standing residential hospice for Colchester East Hants residents, we must continue grow our community support. 100% of the funds raised by Hospice stays right here in our communities, helping your friends and neighbors during difficult and emotional times.

Honour someone through a commemorative donation.
Whenever you want to say thank you, congratulations, or I’ll never forget you, pay tribute to someone special by making a donation to hospice. It is a unique way to honour a friend’s memory, birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement or other special event. We will send a card on your behalf acknowledging your donation and you will receive a tax receipt. You can use the Memorial Donation form to mail in your donation.

Give your ongoing support.
Making monthly or annual donations helps to ensure our organization has stability and strength to continue offering support to families at end of life. Secure on-line donations can be made through our partner Canada Helps, or you can print the Donation form to mail in your donation.

Make a planned gift.
Leaving a gift to the charity of your choice in your will can be very significant to the receiving charity while giving your estate incredible tax savings. Other gifts that result in significant tax savings include: trusts, life insurance policies, real estate, stocks or securities. Below you will find some general information on planned giving. Talk to your financial advisor or lawyer for more information.

Donate a gift in-kind.
Do you have an item or service to donate that would benefit hospice? This website, for example, is a gift in-kind from Densmore’s Video. Perhaps you have caregiving or medical supplies, books, airmiles or items that could be auctioned at a special event. Contact the Hospice office to discuss your gift in-kind.

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Hospice Social Club- Chair Yoga

February 23, 2018, 2:00pm - February 23, 2018, 3:00pm

Come Join us for a gentle form of yoga that is practiced on a chair! No experience necessary No charge to attend Please call (902)893-3265 to reserve your spot :)

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THANK YOU to everyone who purchased our Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop Hospice HUGS. We could hardly keep up with the orders this year! Your ongoing support ensures our vital Hospice programming continues to grow.

A special thank you to one of our hard working volunteers in East Hants, Betty Parker Hirtle Gordon. Betty sold hundreds of chocolates in East Hants alone!

We also want to thank Downtown Truro for their big time support, and helping us build a Compassionate Community! #DowntownTruroHasHeart
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We had a great team of impromptu helpers this afternoon, preparing our Hugs for Hospice for giveaway throughout #downtowntruro over the next couple of days. Thanks you guys!

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Happening Now at Hospice - February 2018 Newsletter - https://t.co/rWgxlDtLk5 #novascotia #trurons

Did you get your toonie in the bucket this week? Tomorrow's estimated prize is $300! You can also pre-pay for up to a year by calling 902-893-3265 or by visiting the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street, Truro. 10, 26, and 52 week pre-pay options available.

The next Hospice Social Club event is coming up later this month. All welcome! Learn more on our Facebook page: https://t.co/8CzSW5k6Wi #trurons #novascotia

"My advice to you all is to make those bucket lists and to start filling them in. Life is short and it only runs out; I should know, I was only 44." - Shannon Churchill

CBC NL@CBCNL

When Shannon Churchill learned he had only a few months to live, he decided he'd darn well live them

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Hospice and the @CEHPL are partnering to host a Death Café in Truro in March. A Death Café is designed as a safe, confidential space to share questions, fears and curiosity about death. All welcome! Details: https://t.co/3ux1FESNO9 #trurons #novascotia @DowntownTruro

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