Grief & Bereavement

Grief & Bereavement can have a profound impact on us physically, socially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Because these affects can be unexpected and challenging, Hospice offers a wide range of compassionate and helpful support services for individuals and families facing death and loss.

Support Services

Grief Support Drop-in Groups
Currently, Hospice runs a drop-in group for people who are coping with grief after the death of a loved one. Drop-in is a chance for people to come together and socialize, talk, play games, do puzzles and connect with others who many share their grief experience. Drop in typically runs twice a year, in the spring and fall. Check the calendar for dates and times.

Grief Outreach Mailout
After the death of a loved one Hospice offers ongoing support through monthly mailouts. These newsletters include a write-up about common grief reactions and possible ways of coping. We also send a calendar of events and programs. Please call or e-mail the Hospice office if you wish to receive the mailout by post or e-mail. A few mailouts are available online here:

One on One Counselling & Support
Professional staff are available to provide grief counselling to individuals who are struggling to make sense of their loss. Please call the Hospice office if you wish to consult with a counselor. Learn more…

Evenings of Remembrance
Throughout the year Hospice hosts evenings of remembrance around the region to provide an opportunity for families, health care providers, and community members to remember loved ones who have died. Check our calendar of upcoming events for upcoming gatherings.

Angels Remembered
The holidays can be a difficult time. Each Christmas, Hospice has Angels Remembered trees in several locations across the region. Join us and place an angel on the tree in memory of your loved one who has died. Learn more…

Resource Library
Come in and browse or borrow from our library which includes many resources on topics related to dying and grief. Many people find that books and videos about death and dying can help provide a new perspective, much needed information, and reassurance that the grief we feel is “normal”.

Resources

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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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