Helen’s HUGs

A way to remember.
There is no more poignant symbol of hospice-palliative care than the handcrafted HUG’s individually made by Gerald Shearer. Gerald’s wife died on the Palliative Care program before she had a chance to thank the many staff and volunteers who cared for her during her illness. Helen was a natural “hugger” so in her memory Gerald handmade and presented each staff member with Helen’s HUG. Since that time Gerald has crafted and donated thousands of wooden HUGS to the Hospice Society. They are then painted by many individual and group volunteers in the community including the North River Elementary School, the Nova Institution, and many more.

The perfect gift.
Helen’s HUGs have been requested and sent around the world including France, England, Afghanistan, throughout the US, and Canada, raising awareness about the importance of community support and quality of care at end of life. HUGS are available to the community here in Colchester East-Hants during the Valentine’s season through local businesses. A HUG makes the perfect gift for friends, family and loved ones especially as they remember those special individuals in their lives who have died. All donations go towards our Hospice Society programming including Palliative Volunteer Visiting and Grief and Bereavement Support.

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  • HUGs will be available year round for a suggested donation of $5 each by contacting us online.

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The Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draws are growing! During rollover weeks pots have grown to nearly $500 - a nice return on playing a toonie!

You can now play from Masstown to Enfield and many points in between (Truro, Brookfield, Middle/Upper Stewiacke, Stewiacke, Milford, Elmsdale, Enfield). See exact locations below or call Hospice to pre-pay!

Masstown Market
The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub
Esso Robie Street Truro
NovelTea Bookstore Cafe
Roops Esso
Bistro 2511
Upper Stewiacke Co-op
Esso Milford
Coldstream Clear Distillery
Esso Elmsdale
Leno's Stop Shop
Cup of Soul
Esso Enfield
Hospice Truro Office (89 Queen Street)

A BIG thank you for supporting hospice to our players and business bucket locations!
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Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

It is a rollover week! Thank you all for your continued support! ... See MoreSee Less

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pick-up day moved to tomorrow (THURSDAY) for this week only for the Hospice Bucket List 50/50....due to wintery weather and slippery roads we will be moving our pick-up day to tomorrow (THURSDAY) for this week only... please stay safe out there! 🥶 ... See MoreSee Less

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HUGS are here! We are located at 89 Queen Street and your orders are all packaged and ready to go! Thank you so much for your support <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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LAST DAY TO ORDER! Our chocolate hugs are lovingly made by Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop in milk, dark or white chocolate and are available for $2 a #hug. Please call (902) 893-3265 or email us at info@cehhospice.org today! All proceeds come right back here to hospice #❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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A great discussion on Historical & Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief. A huge thank you to our panelists Dr. Lynn Jones, Cynthia Martin, Samantha Molen, Ashley Sutherland, and our moderator Craig Johnson. #mycompassionatecanada @Col_Historeum @CanadianHPCAssn

Stop by the @Col_Historeum tonight at 7pm for "Historical Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief". A panel discussion in collaboration with @hospice_ceh This is a free event, all welcome!

.@trurodaily: Colchester-East Hants Hospice holding events for Hospice Palliative Care Week https://t.co/clwzUBIWay #trurons #novascotia #mycompassionatecanada @CanadianHPCAssn

So excited to see your great work supporting #CompassionateCommunities already. Great example #CCforCdns https://t.co/Wg81lTB6ma

Caregiver Awareness Month is officially underway! Join the conversation throughout May using #CGAware2018 to help us raise awareness of all that #novascotia #caregivers do for their families and communities.

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