National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Colchester East Hants #mycompassionatecanada

This year the Colchester East Hants Hospice is marking National Hospice Palliative Care Week with a full week of events and activities. All events are free or by donation! We encourage everyone to participate in helping us build a more compassionate community! CLICK HERE to download a copy of the poster detailing the weeks activities.

What’s Happening?

Saturday May 5th

8:00-1:00pm – Hospice will have a table at the Truro Farmer’s Market. Drop by and say hello! We will have detailed information on the week’s events, Hospice services, and free resources available.

Sunday May 6th

10:30am (9:30am registration) – Hike for Hospice will take place in Elmsdale, NS. The walk will start at Sobeys and parade throughout the community to raise awareness about Hospice Palliative Care. Register and pledge your donations online, or at the event. Walk to be followed by a complimentary BBQ.

Monday May 7th

1:00pm-4:00pm – Open House and BBQ at the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street in Truro, NS.

Tuesday May 8th

10:30am – Wills & Estates Made Easy, Truro Library – The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia will discuss preparing a will, personal directive and power of attorney, as part of best estate planning practices.

1:30pm – Wills & Estates Made Easy, Elmsdale Library – The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia will discuss preparing a will, personal directive and power of attorney, as part of best estate planning practices.
* Contact each library to register.

1:30pm – Knitting Bee in Truro! Come to the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street for the Month of May’s Hospice Social Club. People of all ages and ability are welcome to bring the their current projects: knitting, crochet, or cross stitch. Sit, knit, and chat about Hospice Palliative Care while enjoying tea, coffee, and light snacks.

7:00pm – Historic and Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying, & Grief.

Join us at the Colchester Historeum for a panel discussion on current and past cultural practices surrounding end of life. Admission is free of charge and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Moderated by Hospice Executive Director, Craig Johnson, the panel will explore current and past cultural practices surrounding end of life. Panelists include:

Dr. Lynn Jones – African Nova Scotian leader and activist, Dr. Jones is passionate about the way her community approaches notions around end-of-life, death, and grief.

Cynthia (Cyndi) Martin- A Mi’kmaw artist with a keen interest in heritage, culture, and archaeology. Cynthia just completed her degree from NSCAD University where she based her ceramic and textile art on the natural beauty of Mi’kma’ki.

Ashley Sutherland – An researcher and archivist, Ashley Sutherland has a Masters in Art History (with a concentration in curatorial museum studies) and currently serves as Archivist with the Colchester Historeum.

Samantha Molen – A Palliative Social Worker with the Colchester East Hants Hospice, Samantha Molen completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Samantha’s role at Hospice finds her most often in community providing a variety supports to families and individuals living with life limiting illnesses. Samantha works closely with the NS Health Authority’s palliative care team at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre.

Wednesday May 9th

1:30pm – Caregiver Stress Management Workshop, Elmsdale – This Caregivers Nova Scotia Presentation by Cindie Smith will look at causes, symptoms, recognition of Caregiver stress. The workshop will also provide stress management tools.
* Contact East Hants Library to register.

Thursday May 10th

1:30pm – Caregiver Stress Management Workshop, Truro – This Caregivers Nova Scotia Presentation by Cindie Smith will look at causes, symptoms, recognition of Caregiver stress. The workshop will also provide stress management tools.
* Contact Truro Library to register.

7:00pm – Hospice Variety Show – Join us at First United Church in Truro for an evening of performances by local talent! Admission by donation (suggested donation of $5.00).

Friday May 11th

7:00pm – Noveltea Film Night – Join us for a screening of Philadelphia. Tickets are available by donation. Noveltea will also be serving a speciality Hospice Hug drink, with proceeds going to Hospice.

Saturday May 12th

10:00am-12:00pm – Kids Hospice Hug Painting! – Taking place at the Truro Public Library, this event is for children of all ages. Join us and paint some one of our wooden Hospice Hugs and learn about their story!

1:00-3:00pm – Death Cafe, Elmsdale Library – Join us for a self-directed conversation about death and dying. Cake and light refreshments will be available.

2:00-4:00pm – Death Cafe, Truro Library – Join us for a self-directed conversation about death and dying. Cake and light refreshments will be available.
* Contact each library to register.

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Have you heard!? Our Hike for Hospice is back again this year. We hope you will join us on Sunday, September 12 at 11 AM at the Fundy Discovery Site in Lower Truro.🌻 NEW THIS YEAR: In addition to the funds pledged by each of the participants, we are also offering the opportunity to display the name of the person you are hiking for on a sign to be displayed along the walking trail. For an additional donation of $25, we will print the name of the person you are hiking in honour of on an 18"x24" sign along the path. Please email us at info@cehhospice.org or phone us at 902-893-3265 if you'd like to purchase a sign. (Deadline: Thursday, September 9)To register for the Hike for Hospice, please visit: cehhospice.org/hike/. ... See MoreSee Less
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We love sharing office space with the Truro Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia, especially when new friends like Bevin visit during their summer camps! We met Bevin yesterday as her human is one of the team members helping with the camps this summer. ☀️🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner of our 2021/22 Bucket List Lotto draw: Wanda MacDonald! Our next draw will be on Wednesday, August 4. Stay tuned… ... See MoreSee Less
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We still have a few spots left for our Chair Yoga with Micky.Join Colchester East Hants Hospice Society and certified yoga instructor, Micky Rigby, for four weeks of chair yoga for those who are grieving.July 22 – August 12, 2021Classes will be held weekly on Thursdays at 10 AM at the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society offices, located at 89 Queen Street, Truro NSLIMITED SPACES AVAILABLEDeadline to pre-register is Monday, July 19th, 2021No experience neededRegister at info@cehhospice.org or 902.893.3265 ... See MoreSee Less
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Join Colchester East Hants Hospice Society and certified yoga instructor, Micky Rigby, for four weeks of chair yoga for those who are grieving.July 22 – August 12, 2021Classes will be held weekly on Thursdays at 10 AM at the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society offices, located at 89 Queen Street, Truro NSLIMITED SPACES AVAILABLEDeadline to pre-register is Monday, July 19th, 2021No experience neededRegister at info@cehhospice.org or 902.893.3265 ... 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.

#bucketlist

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.

#hospice #givingtuesdayca

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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