Our Mission

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society was founded in 2004 as a grassroots effort to support families facing life threatening illness, death and grieving the loss of their loved one. The organization, led by a committed Board of Directors, has very successfully developed and launched programs and services in line with the mission and mandate.

Hospice Is…

Hospice is a building, a belief and an approach. It focuses on improving the quality of living and quality of dying of people and their families when facing, serious illness, death and grief. In Colchester East Hants, Hospice-Palliative Care strives to provide physical, psychological, social, spiritual and practical support. Hospice is a registered charity and 100% of our fundraising activity supports programs throughout our community.

Hospice Will

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  • partner with palliative care and other community resources
  • be client driven
  • focus on key activities
  • be accessible throughout Colchester & East Hants
  • be leaders in End of Life in Nova Scotia
  • be sustainable

Our Values

  • We value the needs and wants as identified by the people we serve.
  • We appreciate the value of life and the natural process of death.
  • We recognize the need to address people and their families’ suffering, expectations, needs, hopes and fears while facing serious illness, death and grief.
  • We believe that all services need to be inclusive of the community and not limited by spiritual beliefs, gender, race or age.
  • We believe care is provided when the person and/or family is willing to accept it.
  • We believe that quality of life is defined by each person with which we work.
  • We believe that all relationships with other people (people requiring service, partners, colleagues) need to be based on respect and dignity for each other.
  • We believe that all people with whom we work have the right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • We believe that in developing healthy skills and attitudes to support those people dying in our communities, our communities will become stronger.

Our Guiding Principals

  • Client/Family Focused: Responsive to the people we serve.
  • High Quality: Clearly defined standards of practice, integrity, respect and compassion.
  • Safe and Effective: Clear policies and procedures to maintain safety and confidentiality all people.
  • Accessible: Services not limited by geography, age, gender, race or spiritual beliefs.
  • Adequately Resourced: People, funding, information, space, equipment available to meet the needs of the community.
  • Collaborative: Working together as a group and with community resources/partners.
  • Knowledge Based: People with have the information they need (staff, volunteers, people we serve).
  • Advocacy Based: Ongoing advocacy for quality services locally and provincially.
  • Research based: Practice is based on evidence and responsive to new knowledge.

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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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