Helen’s HUGs

A way to remember.
There is no more poignant symbol of hospice-palliative care than the handcrafted HUG’s individually made by Gerald Shearer. Gerald’s wife died on the Palliative Care program before she had a chance to thank the many staff and volunteers who cared for her during her illness. Helen was a natural “hugger” so in her memory Gerald handmade and presented each staff member with Helen’s HUG. Since that time Gerald has crafted and donated thousands of wooden HUGS to the Hospice Society. They are then painted by many individual and group volunteers in the community including the North River Elementary School, the Nova Institution, and many more.

The perfect gift.
Helen’s HUGs have been requested and sent around the world including France, England, Afghanistan, throughout the US, and Canada, raising awareness about the importance of community support and quality of care at end of life. HUGS are available to the community here in Colchester East-Hants during the Valentine’s season through local businesses. A HUG makes the perfect gift for friends, family and loved ones especially as they remember those special individuals in their lives who have died. All donations go towards our Hospice Society programming including Palliative Volunteer Visiting and Grief and Bereavement Support.

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  • HUGs will be available year round for a suggested donation of $5 each by contacting us online.

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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

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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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