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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Did You Know... We are incredibly fortunate to have been gifted with pieces of handwork that can be found on display at our office located at 89 Queen Street!?

One of the pieces is a quilt that is displayed going up the stairway to the second floor. The quilt was made by Barb Bourne in memory of Joanne Venner.
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It is another ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 1117 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $305!

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

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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society volunteer Keltie Bruce: Why is Hospice important to you?

"Hospice has added an important level of care available to patients and their families that many communities do not have access to. As a hospital visitor I see this regularly. Families are so appreciative of the services provided on a journey that is always stressful and sometimes lonely. It is a privilege to be able to help during that journey.

The care and professionalism exhibited by the staff on all levels is remarkable. As the Society grows I hope that more and more people will access the varied programs offered and that Hospice and palliative care will be more widely available everywhere."
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Did you know ... the Hospice Society has Volunteer Training starting October 16th, 2019. We have an amazing team and we could use your help to better serve our community.

There are a number of ways to help... Please call us at (902) 893-3265 with any questions you may have and to find out more about all of our volunteer opportunities.
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CONGRATULATIONS! Last week's Bucket List winner, Brittany Burke won $530!

Brittany played her winning number at the Co-Op in Upper Stewiacke.

It's not too late to sign up! — Find out everything you need to know about participating in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 Draw here: cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society volunteer Keltie Bruce: Why is Hospice important to you? .
"Hospice has added an important level of care available to patients and their families that many communities do not have access to. As a hospital v… https://t.co/98rpxfVhOE

Did you know ... the Hospice Society has Volunteer Training starting October 16th, 2019. We have an amazing team and we could use your help to better serve our community.
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There are a number of ways to help... Please call us at (902) 893-3265 with any q… https://t.co/nDFe0PmkPj

CONGRATULATIONS! Last week's Bucket List winner, Brittany Burke won $530!
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Brittany played her winning number at the Co-Op in Upper Stewiacke.
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It's not too late to sign up! — Find out everything you need to know about participating in our Hospice Buck… https://t.co/Nc7tTn4ywt

This week's number – 1129 – was PLAYED in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! Our WINNER will be taking home $530. Thank you to all participants for your continued support... .
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