Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Launches Donation Campaign

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Truro, NS – Craig Johnson, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, is appealing to the community for support this September: “Hospice is truly community built and client focused, and in order to meet the growing demand for service we need continued financial support.”

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides care and support to families as they face terminal illness, death, and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team under a philosophy of care that values quality of life until death; putting the patient at the centre and in control of his or her own life and care.

Hospice receives no government funding, and must raise each dollar required to meet program demands: “on the average about 500 people die in Colchester East Hants annually, of those 300 will have a direct experience with the Hospice/Palliative Care team. Our population is aging, and the demand for Hospice service is growing rapidly,” says Johnson.

Hospice programs, such as Food From the Heart – which help provide basics to families facing financial challenges associated with end of life – are crucial. The services provided by Hospice place a focus on quality of life for the client, the family, and our entire community.

Individuals interested in making a donation to the Colchester East Hants Hospice may visit 89 Queen Street in Truro, or donate online at www.cehhospice.org/donate

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

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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer, Sandra Murphy: Why is Hospice important to you?

"I was asked by a friend about seven years ago to take the Hospice Society course with her. At that time, I did not know a lot about Hospice. I am so grateful that I did so as I love volunteering in the Palliative Care Unit at the hospital. It is so heartwarming to be with clients "at the end". I like to hold their hand and tell them that they are not alone and that I am there with them. It is a real honour and I feel extremely blessed to be a part of the Hospice Society."
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Did you know... We have volunteers that share their time and talents to make sure that the kitchen in the Palliative Care Unit smells amazing? Hospice provides baking supplies and our volunteers bring their favourite recipes for baked goods that they prepare right in the kitchen and share with patients and their families.

If you would like to make a donation of baking supplies we are always in need of flour, chocolate chips and margarine or gift cards that our volunteers can purchase supplies, as they are needed. We are always grateful for the generous support of our community!

Pictured (left to right) are Becky Main, Ethel MacLaughlin, Laurie Gunn, Bettie Spence and Krys Galvin
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Progress continues on our garden. Join us every Friday this summer for our Garden & Chat series, including THIS FRIDAY (June 14), at 10:00 am.

We'll provide the coffee and tea, you bring your gardening gloves!
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It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 615 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $450!

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

It's not too late to sign up – Find out everything you need to know at cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/.
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer, Steve Taylor: Why is Hospice important to you?

"I was wanting to do more volunteering and I happened to listen to a gentleman from Halifax that spoke about Hospice and I was inspired by his talk. I was quite taken by his insight and I decided to stop by the Hospice office in Truro, completed my application, went through the interview process, took the training course and have been a volunteer for the past six years.

I really enjoy being a volunteer and look forward to my weekly visits at the Palliative Care Unit. It is a pleasure to be associated with all the other dedicated Hospice volunteers, staff, Board of Directors, doctors, nurses, LPN's, social workers and cleaning staff at the hospital.

I always have a more positive attitude after my visits."
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer, Sandra Murphy: Why is Hospice important to you? .
"I was asked by a friend about seven years ago to take the Hospice Society course with her. At that time, I did not know a lot about Hospice. I … https://t.co/1AhzGLguIh

Did you know... We have volunteers that share their time and talents to make sure that the kitchen in the Palliative Care Unit smells amazing? Hospice provides baking supplies and our volunteers bring their favourite recipes for baked goods that they pre… https://t.co/mg5waMMbM5

Progress continues on our garden. Join us every Friday this summer for our Garden & Chat series, including THIS FRIDAY (June 14), at 10:00 am.
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We'll provide the coffee and tea, you bring your gardening gloves!
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#hospice #garden #chat #downtowntruro #t… https://t.co/y5VtNHDc08

It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 615 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $450!
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Thank you to all participants for your continued support...
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It's not too late to sign u… https://t.co/A0K0ohOWQv

What's on your Bucket List? Thanks to Alicia from @trurobuzz for helping us spread the word on our Hospice Bucket List 50/50!

Full details here: https://t.co/NWVJx6YEGk)

#trurobuzz #downtowntruro #bucketlist #hospice #fundraiser #locallovetruro

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