2020 Hike for Hospice

Hike For Hospice Announcement
Join the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society for our 2020 Hike for Hospice!

September 13, 2020 | 11:00 AM
Fundy Discovery Site | 103 Tidal Bore Road, Lower Truro
Registration begins at 10:00 AM

Hike IN PERSON or participate in a VIRTUAL WALK
 
Please note:
• No registration fee required.
• Participate as an individual or as a team.
• Due to COVID 19 concerns, we will be offering our hike IN PERSON and as a VIRTUAL HIKE.
For more information click here.


Support after a community tragedy

It was a devastating day for our communities as we are grieving lives lost and lives that will be changed forever. In the difficult days ahead, we want you to know that we will be here to help any way that we can.
Our candle of remembrance has been lit and we ask that everyone take a moment of reflection as we try to make sense of this tragedy.
Should you or anyone you know need grief support, please know that we are here!
questions@cehhospice.org
(902) 893-3265


COVID 19 Response

COVID 19 Response

COVID 19 Response

These are such uncertain times we find ourselves in and as things continue to evolve in regard to the COVID-19 virus. We ask for everyone’s understanding and cooperation in order to keep our staff and those we serve safe and healthy.
Our team is committed to leading the way in finding innovative ways to support our community; however, all in person appointments and events are suspended effective immediately. We will be available by calling our office at (902) 893-3265 and will help any way that we can!
Please stay tuned for updates on our programs and services as we respond to this challenge. For now, one of the most important roles we can play is disseminating official information on how people can keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Government websites at all levels are updating information regularly.
Thank you!


Jason Fahey Legacy Fund Quilt Raffle

Jason Fahey Legacy Fund Quilt tickets on sale now!
Wrap yourself in a HUG… and support Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Enter to WIN this beautiful, handmade quilt – generously donated by the Fahey family in memory of their son, Jason.
Tickets: $2 each or 3 for $5
Available at our office (89 Queen Street, Truro)
Draw date: Sunday September 13th during our Hike for Hospice event
A message from Jason’s mother, Doris Fahey:
My mother, Renate Bampton, has always been a hands on kind of woman, and never afraid to try something new. Mom was just learning how to make quilts during the time our family had to face the painful reality that Jason’s condition was now palliative. Quilt making is definitely a gift and this gift was sewn with much love. It was a piece of her heart. She chose a more modern style, both in design and fabric, to appeal to a young man. It was very important to finish this quilt in time to be able to give it to Jason for Christmas so that he could really enjoy it. As the photos so easily reflect, Jason was very touched by this special gift from his grandmother. He knew all the work that went into making his present and it was received in the same love.
Now a little from me as to how the quilt found it’s way to our Hospice. There have been a lot of changes in our lives as a result of Jason’s passing. Our family created the Legacy Fund in memory of Jason as a way of giving back to our community. Without the support of Serena Lewis, a CEH Hospice social worker at the time – as well as the care Dr. Henderson and his team provided through palliative care, VON – we could have never managed. There have been many unexpected events, including Ralph’s illness, that have resulted in us selling and moving from our family home of 16 years. Downsizing also means letting things go. As I was unpacking I came across Jason’s quilt. I thought the quilt would make a great addition to our fundraising efforts toward his Legacy Fund. I do hope that all the love that was sewn into this quilt will now be a blessing to someone else.
A little part of Jason’s story and life will also continue on… and this quilt will be like wrapping yourself in a hug.

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Oak Island Shares the Dream Take 2

Oak Island Shares The Dream Postponed

Oak Island Shares The Dream Postponed

 

Our Oak Island Shares the Dream will be back!  We have postponed all auction activities as we adhere to COVID 19 precautions.  Keep up to date by visiting us on Facebook.

 



HUG Necklaces

Helen's HUG Necklace

A new way to remember!

New in December 2019, The Colchester East Hants Society has a new way to show you care, or say thank you.  Thanks to our community partner Beck & Boosh, a necklace inspired by Gerald Shearer’s original wooden hug, will be the newest of several products available in our HUG line of products. It is the hope of Colchester East Hants Hospice Society that these new items will help spread the wonderful message of gratitude and love from Gerald and Helen’s original story to people everywhere in order to share and enjoy the gift of a HUG.  More items will be added in 2020 so stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information.



Curse of Oak Island Charity Auction

Treasure hunting on Oak Island has been a mystery, a hobby, and a curse for centuries… Now you can own part of the hunt!

*Oak Island Shares the Dream* will see Oak Island drill samples produced during The Curse of Oak Island Hunt auctioned off online, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity   Read More >>>



Coping with Grief, Death and Dying Presentations

Hospice Presentations

Did you know the team at the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is happy to present to your business, organization or group to share who we are and what we do?

To book a presentation with one of our team members, please contact:

info@cehhospice.org
902.893.3265



2019 Sharing the Knowledge Conference

Sharing the Knowledge conference 2019

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is hosting a Sharing the Knowledge Conference:

Thursday, September 19, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Debert Hospitality Centre   Read More >>>



For Immediate Release: Colchester East Hants Hospice marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week with a variety of events and activities

For immediate release

Truro, NS – This year, National Hospice Palliative Care Week runs from May 6-12. The theme for 2018, “Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh?” encourages Canadians to consider ways community involvement can support the dying and bereavement process.
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We are so EXCITED to share this week's $1000 winner in our NEW Bucket List Lotto!

CONGRATULATIONS to Bill & Elizabeth Richards!

Stay tuned for our next winner on August 26th!

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We are so EXCITED to share this week's $1000 winner in our NEW Bucket List Lotto!

CONGRATULATIONS to Danette Varner!

Stay tuned for our next winner on August 12th!

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We are so EXCITED to share this week's $1000 winner in our NEW Bucket List Lotto!

CONGRATULATIONS to Nancy Pitts!

Our entire team wants to thank those that purchased a ticket and for supporting our grief programming and services!

Stay tuned for our next winner on July 29th!

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We are so EXCITED to share our first $1000 winner in our NEW Bucket List Lotto!

CONGRATULATIONS to Laureen Rushton!

Our entire team wants to thank those that recently purchased a ticket and for supporting our grief programming and services!

Stay tuned for our next winner on July 15th!

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We are grateful to Totally Local for providing us the opportunity to sell our HUG products.

Pop in this week and pick out a HUG product for yourself or grab a gift for a friend who could use a socially distant HUG. 💛

Thank you to our product partners:
Dropwise Aromatherapy
Clay Cafe Truro
Beck and Boosh
Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop
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"With no government funding, the hospice society relies heavily on fundraisers and donations... Harrison says this change has already allowed the team to put their focus back on developing programs and services."

https://hubnow.ca/colchester-east-hants-hospice-society-changes-bucket-list-fundraiser-due-to-pandemic-need-for-support-services/?fbclid=IwAR0fWiMoWyHDVdSoCiEipre27fv2s89GAa5l_dKvs35Z0IzzqfQ1HyG1zzg

As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to visit our website for access to our grief and bereavement resources.

Included, you'll find information on:

• Coping with Grief for Adults
• Coping with Grief for Kids
• Rituals from Home
• And more...

https://cehhospice.org/grief-bereavement/

If there was ever a time for a HUG, this is it. With our friend, @sherfitch, we are asking you to share a photo of you with your painted Hospice HUG to send a virtual HUG to those who need it in our community.

Tag us @cehhospice + use the hashtag #hugforhospice

#novascotia

Looks like you found one of our HUGS for Hospice, @sherfitch! Thank you for spreading the message. And a HUG right back to you. 🤗 #hugforhospice #sendahug #InThisTogether

https://cehhospice.org/hugs/ https://twitter.com/sherfitch/status/1251512161492500482

Management of the Sobeys store on Prince Street in Truro donated flowers to @cehhospice which in turn donated them to staff and physicians at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. We are grateful to Sobeys for supporting the community even more than they already have.

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