Our Mission

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society was founded in 2004 as a grassroots effort to support families facing life threatening illness, death and grieving the loss of their loved one. The organization, led by a committed Board of Directors, has very successfully developed and launched programs and services in line with the mission and mandate.

Hospice Is…

Hospice is a building, a belief and an approach. It focuses on improving the quality of living and quality of dying of people and their families when facing, serious illness, death and grief. In Colchester East Hants, Hospice-Palliative Care strives to provide physical, psychological, social, spiritual and practical support. Hospice is a registered charity and 100% of our fundraising activity supports programs throughout our community.

Hospice Will

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  • partner with palliative care and other community resources
  • be client driven
  • focus on key activities
  • be accessible throughout Colchester & East Hants
  • be leaders in End of Life in Nova Scotia
  • be sustainable

Our Values

  • We value the needs and wants as identified by the people we serve.
  • We appreciate the value of life and the natural process of death.
  • We recognize the need to address people and their families’ suffering, expectations, needs, hopes and fears while facing serious illness, death and grief.
  • We believe that all services need to be inclusive of the community and not limited by spiritual beliefs, gender, race or age.
  • We believe care is provided when the person and/or family is willing to accept it.
  • We believe that quality of life is defined by each person with which we work.
  • We believe that all relationships with other people (people requiring service, partners, colleagues) need to be based on respect and dignity for each other.
  • We believe that all people with whom we work have the right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • We believe that in developing healthy skills and attitudes to support those people dying in our communities, our communities will become stronger.

Our Guiding Principals

  • Client/Family Focused: Responsive to the people we serve.
  • High Quality: Clearly defined standards of practice, integrity, respect and compassion.
  • Safe and Effective: Clear policies and procedures to maintain safety and confidentiality all people.
  • Accessible: Services not limited by geography, age, gender, race or spiritual beliefs.
  • Adequately Resourced: People, funding, information, space, equipment available to meet the needs of the community.
  • Collaborative: Working together as a group and with community resources/partners.
  • Knowledge Based: People with have the information they need (staff, volunteers, people we serve).
  • Advocacy Based: Ongoing advocacy for quality services locally and provincially.
  • Research based: Practice is based on evidence and responsive to new knowledge.

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It is another ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 1279 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated at $660 and *must go*!

Don’t forget — There will not be a draw on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All toonies will be played for January 8th.
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We hope you will join us for the 5th Annual Jason Fahey Legacy Fund Event at BellyUp BBQ & Grill on December 29. ... See MoreSee Less

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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.

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)

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?

"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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"I chose to do my work placement with hospice because the care and support shown to families entering the grieving process has … https://ift.tt/2YwDeU9

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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This year, we will have trees at the following… https://ift.tt/38bdmBI

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