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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Did You Know... We are incredibly fortunate to have been gifted with pieces of handwork that can be found on display at our office located at 89 Queen Street!?

One of the pieces is a quilt that is displayed going up the stairway to the second floor. The quilt was made by Barb Bourne in memory of Joanne Venner.
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It is another ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 1117 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $305!

Thank you to all participants for your continued support...

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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society volunteer Keltie Bruce: Why is Hospice important to you?

"Hospice has added an important level of care available to patients and their families that many communities do not have access to. As a hospital visitor I see this regularly. Families are so appreciative of the services provided on a journey that is always stressful and sometimes lonely. It is a privilege to be able to help during that journey.

The care and professionalism exhibited by the staff on all levels is remarkable. As the Society grows I hope that more and more people will access the varied programs offered and that Hospice and palliative care will be more widely available everywhere."
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Did you know ... the Hospice Society has Volunteer Training starting October 16th, 2019. We have an amazing team and we could use your help to better serve our community.

There are a number of ways to help... Please call us at (902) 893-3265 with any questions you may have and to find out more about all of our volunteer opportunities.
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CONGRATULATIONS! Last week's Bucket List winner, Brittany Burke won $530!

Brittany played her winning number at the Co-Op in Upper Stewiacke.

It's not too late to sign up! — Find out everything you need to know about participating in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 Draw here: cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society volunteer Keltie Bruce: Why is Hospice important to you? .
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Did you know ... the Hospice Society has Volunteer Training starting October 16th, 2019. We have an amazing team and we could use your help to better serve our community.
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CONGRATULATIONS! Last week's Bucket List winner, Brittany Burke won $530!
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It's not too late to sign up! — Find out everything you need to know about participating in our Hospice Buck… https://t.co/Nc7tTn4ywt

This week's number – 1129 – was PLAYED in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! Our WINNER will be taking home $530. Thank you to all participants for your continued support... .
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