For Immediate Release: Colchester East Hants Hospice marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week with a variety of events and activities

For immediate release

Truro, NS – This year, National Hospice Palliative Care Week runs from May 6-12. The theme for 2018, “Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh?” encourages Canadians to consider ways community involvement can support the dying and bereavement process.

For National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2018, the Colchester East Hants Hospice (CEHH) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is calling on Canadians to answer these questions:

  • What makes a compassionate community?
  • How can compassionate communities support end of life care?

“When we think about death and dying we often imagine a hospital setting, and that can be a very frightening image for people,” says CHPCA Executive Director Sharon Baxter. “When individuals are actively engaged in their communities they surround themselves with a network of caring allies who can support their end of life wishes and contribute to living well. Within a compassionate communities model, living and dying well becomes everybody’s business.”

“The Colchester East Hants Hospice fully embraces the principles behind the Compassionate Communities movement,” says CEHH Executive Director Craig Johnson. “In 2018 we’ve created a week of activities and events that will put us out into the community, partnering with local businesses and organizations, to raise awareness. We’ve made a special effort to be creative, and we are offering brand new things such as a Film Night at NovelTea, a panel discussion on Historical & Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief at the Colchester Historeum, and a Variety Show at First United Church. We’re also offering a series of information sessions, Death Café’s, an Open House, and more.”

The full schedule of actives for National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Colchester East Hants can be found by visiting   www.cehhospice.org/nhpcw2018/.

For this year’s campaign, the CHPCA has created four downloadable posters that visually represent the different ways compassionate communities can support living well, as well as a backgrounder and resource list. In addition, Canadians throughout the healthcare sector as well as individuals are encouraged to use the hashtag #MyCompassionateCanada to share their experiences with compassionate care, ideas for living well, and their thoughts on how we can come together to support each other now and at the end of life.

National Hospice Palliative Care Week is coordinated by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Funding for National Hospice Palliative Care Week is provided by GlaxoSmithKline, Purdue, CBI Health Care and Innovative Medicines Canada. For more information and downloadable resources for National Hospice Palliative Care Week, please visit www.chpca.net/week.

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The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association – the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada – is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened. The CHPCA operates in close partnership with other national organizations and continues to work to ensure that all Canadians, regardless of where they may live, have equal access to quality hospice palliative care services for themselves and their families. 

The Colchester East Hants Hospice provides comfort and care to families facing death, dying, and grief in Colchester East Hants. A non-profit, and registered charity, the Colchester East Hants Hospice receives no government funding and entirely dependent on community support. Those interested in supporting the work of CEHH can visit the Hospice Centre, call, or visit www.cehhospice.org.

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Did You Know... One of the many ways to support the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is by planning and/ or sponsoring a fundraising event?

Types of Third-Party Fundraisers:
1. A group or individual can host an event and make Colchester East Hants Hospice the beneficiary.
2. The Hospice Society can "piggy back" on an existing event, adding a third-party fundraising element.

If you have any questions regarding third-party fundraisers, please contact us at 902.893.3265 or info@cehhospice.org.

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One of the many ways to support the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is by planning and/ or sponsoring a fundraising event?
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