Hospice society to celebrate new location with a Grand Opening on Wednesday June 18th

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Truro, NS – The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society will hold a Grand Opening event at 89 Queen Street, Truro on Wednesday June 18th, from 3:00-7:00pm. An official welcome will take place from 3:30-3:45pm, with house tours and refreshments continuing until 7:00pm. All are welcome, and those wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP by calling 902-893-3265 – or – by emailing info@cehhospice.org.

The Colchester East Hants Hospice moved into the new Hospice Centre in September of 2013. CEHHS, founded in 2002, was established to support Colchester Regional Hospital ‘s Palliative Care Program with a community presence.  “The need for our services only continues to grow. The new Hospice Centre offers a comfortable and inviting place to help meet those needs,” says CEHHS Executive Director, Janet Whelan.

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The Grand Opening on June 18th will be an occasion to celebrate the new location, and the special individuals who made the centre possible through their generous bequests. Joanne Venner, a long standing community member known for her leadership and generosity with groups such as the Newcomers Club, donated her house to Hospice in 2011. Nelly Traxler-Boome, sister to Bill Boome, residents of Truro, donated half of her estate in memory of her mother, Marta Bumova, in 2010. The Grand Opening of the Hospice Centre will pay special homage to the generosity of these individuals. “Our new Hospice Centre reflects this type of commitment to the community, ensuring Hospice-Palliative Care support is there for those who need it,” added Whelan.

In addition to getting a glimpse inside the new Hospice Centre, visitors will also have an opportunity to view the construction of the new Venner Memorial Garden. The installation of the garden is slated to begin on June 10th, and is expected to be completed by July. A special announcement detailing the garden’s purpose, and how it came to be, will follow the Grand Opening in late June.

About Hospice

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides care and support to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team in 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.

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Media Contact Information:
Craig Johnson
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
www.cehhospice.org
Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

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ONLY THREE (3) SPOTS REMAINING 🌻Come join us!• July 29th, 2022• Truro Golf Club• Format is a 4-person scramble• Cost is $600 for a team ($150 per person)• INCLUDES: 9 holes of golf, supper at the clubhouse, prizes and 50/50! Prizes are random and all proceeds will support Colchester East Hants Hospice’s grief programs and services!Can’t join us? You can still support by sponsoring a hole or donating a prize!Contact Don McMillan at (902) 899-0099 or email fuzzy@eastlink.ca to reserve your spot! ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner of our 2021/22 Bucket List Lotto $1000 draw: Marlene Dowell!Our next draw will be on Wednesday May 25th, 2022 Only 3 draws left on the 2021/2022 tickets. Call (902) 893-3265 to get your 2022/2023 ticket now!What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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Presale of our bucket list lotto tickets for 2021-2022 has started! 💛

Just $50 each for a chance to win $1,000 every two weeks for a whole year (starting in July)!

Only 1,000 tickets available, so get in while you can: info@cehhospice.org (902) 893-3265.

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Today is @GivingTuesdayCa and we ask that you consider #Hospice and our “In Memory” and “In Honour” cards. Phone us at 902-893-3265 to make a donation in memory or in honour of one of your loved ones. All in support of our grief programs and services.

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Join us as we chat with #TruroFamous Stacey Harrison, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

Thursday, August 20
3:00 pm ADT
Facebook LIVE
@cehhospice

Get your reminder here: https://www.facebook.com/LocalLoveTruro/videos/615368549401725/

"With no government funding, the hospice society relies heavily on fundraisers and donations... Harrison says this change has already allowed the team to put their focus back on developing programs and services."

https://hubnow.ca/colchester-east-hants-hospice-society-changes-bucket-list-fundraiser-due-to-pandemic-need-for-support-services/?fbclid=IwAR0fWiMoWyHDVdSoCiEipre27fv2s89GAa5l_dKvs35Z0IzzqfQ1HyG1zzg

As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to visit our website for access to our grief and bereavement resources.

Included, you'll find information on:

• Coping with Grief for Adults
• Coping with Grief for Kids
• Rituals from Home
• And more...

https://cehhospice.org/grief-bereavement/

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