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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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Social Worker – specializing in Grief & Bereavement Support for Children & Youth – Laura McNutt: Why is Hospice important to you?

"Through working with children and youth in various capacities, I recognized that there is a need for more grief support with this demographic. When I was provided the opportunity to help children and youth in my own hometown of Truro with grief and bereavement programming, I couldn’t resist.

Experiencing grief at any stage in life is very difficult for individuals and families, and having that extra support is often important to them. My goal is to provide children and youth who are experiencing grief, healthy ways of coping with their loss in a positive, comfortable environment."

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It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 724 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $300!

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

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We grabbed this screenshot from our video with @trurobuzz to remind you to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter this week's Hospice Bucket List 50/50!
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Social Worker – specializing in Grief & Bereavement Support for Children & Youth – Laura McNutt: Why is Hospice important to you?
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"Through working with children and youth in various capacities, I recognize… https://t.co/nhoryNW6ca

Did you know!? ... This year, Hospice Society staff and volunteers helped with planting flowers on the beautiful Palliative Care Unit patio thanks to a generous donation and expertise provided from Lowland Gardens.
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Though we operate as separate organiz… https://t.co/U45RwCGNGp

It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 724 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $300!
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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/oH34O2cFsm

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