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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Join us for our Coping with the Holidays events.

Dec. 10th 2-4PM at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre in Elmsdale
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Dec. 12th 3-6PM at the Hospice office (89 Queen St. Truro)

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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society NSCC work placement student, Cordelia Payne: Why is Hospice important to you?

"I chose to do my work placement with hospice because the care and support shown to families entering the grieving process has been a topic of interest of mine the past couple of years. I believe that death should not be a taboo subject.

It is something we all encounter in our lives and to be able to face it, cope with it, have the support of others within it, and to be able to make the choices best for us and honour the feelings of the deceased is a very empowering thing. I think it is one of the most beautiful things you can offer a person, to be able to support them in a time of such vulnerability and to let them know that they have the ability to make choices, even in a time where everything seems out of their control."
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Don’t forget to play your toonie by Wednesday at noon for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! Or — give the gift of pre-payment... Call our office to pre-pay for a friend (or yourself;) as the perfect stocking stuffer. 902-893-3265
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Join us for our Coping with the Holidays events.
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Dec. 10th 2-4PM at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre in Elmsdale
or
Dec. 12th 3-6PM at the Hospice office (89 Queen St. Truro)
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Drop in style. All ages welcome.
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society NSCC work placement student, Cordelia Payne: Why is Hospice important to you?
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We are thrilled to announce this opportunity — A Journey for the Grieving Heart.
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Join Colchester East Hants Hospice and experience amazing India, nestled in the heart of the holy pilgrimage town of Vrindavan.
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October 25 – November 4, 2020 | $2,450 (e… https://ift.tt/2DTQXLA

Did you know... Angels Remembered has become an important part of the holiday season for many residents of Colchester East-Hants, to connect with those in the community grieving a loss during the holidays.
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