Colchester East Hants Hospice launches Holiday programming

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The Christmas season often reminds many of us that someone special is missing. It is during our biggest holidays that feelings of loss and grief can intensify. Finding a way to pause and remember loved ones who have died is a wonderful way to cope with those emotions.

“The Angels Remembered Tree, a Hospice run bereavement program, provides people a moment to reflect on the loss of a loved one during the holidays, ” says Craig Johnson, Executive Director for the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

The annual Angels Remembered campaign will run from December 5th-22nd at the Truro Mall and the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street; December 8th-23rd at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre in East Hants; and December 12th-22nd at the Foodland in Tatamagouche.

People can visit the Angels Remembered tree nearest to them to place an angel on the tree in someone’s memory. A volunteer or the staff member will be available to assist visitors. Each year thousands of Angels are placed on trees around the region in memory of loved ones.

In addition to the Angel’s Remembered program, Hospice is also pleased to offer our annual workshop, Coping with the Holidays, on December 8th at 5:30pm at the Elmsdale Branch of the Colchester East Hants Public Library. The workshop, facilitated by Janet Allan, Hospice Social Worker, offers a blend of support and information on how to manage the holiday season after the death of a loved one. “This session will give people some coping tools as well as some much needed support,” states Allan. The session is free of charge.

The media and the public are invited to join us in sharing launch of the Angel’s Remembered program on Monday December 5th at 2:00 pm. The event will take place at the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street, Truro. The first angel will be placed on an Angel’s Remembered Tree, and hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

Media Contact Information:

Craig Johnson
Executive Director
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
www.cehhospice.org

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#hospicechocolatehugs are back for our annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser. Place your order by Feb 8th and give someone a hug this #valentines ❤️🤗 we have milk, dark, and white chocolate available.
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Exciting event coming up! Join us on January 28th from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the J. Harris Read room at the Truro public library. We will be talking about the important connection between #spirituality and #grief
Let us know if you plan on attending by calling 902-893-3265 to reserve your spot!
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The Hospice Bucket List 50/50 weekly fundraiser has been growing these past months. You can now play your numbered toonies at Roops Esso , Bistro 2511 , Upper Stewiacke Co-op, and Coldstream Clear Distillery. If you live in Brookfield, Middle or Upper Stewiacke or the Town of Stewiacke it’s easier than ever to play our 50/50 draw. We thank all past & future players for supporting Hospice! Locations now reach from Masstown to Enfield. ... See MoreSee Less

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Toonie not played this week!Today’s bucket list 50/50 number drawn was 005 which was NOT played this week, therefore, the winnings of close to $100 will rollover to next week!

Reminders: when playing your toonie please sticker your coin with your Bucket List number. If playing for the first time you should put the form with your name and number in the bucket with your stickered toonie. We prefer only toonies be played! You can also pre-pay by calling the Hospice Society office.
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A great discussion on Historical & Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief. A huge thank you to our panelists Dr. Lynn Jones, Cynthia Martin, Samantha Molen, Ashley Sutherland, and our moderator Craig Johnson. #mycompassionatecanada @Col_Historeum @CanadianHPCAssn

Stop by the @Col_Historeum tonight at 7pm for "Historical Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief". A panel discussion in collaboration with @hospice_ceh This is a free event, all welcome!

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