Colchester East Hants Hospice to host a public talk with Pallium Canada’s Bonnie Tompkins in Truro

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Truro, NS – The Colchester East Hants Hospice (CEHH) is pleased to announce a free public talk with Pallium Canada’s, Bonnie Tompkins. Pallium Canada’s Compassionate Communities National Lead, Bonnie is currently working to mobilize compassionate communities across Canada. The Colchester East Hants Hospice and Pallium Canada are partnering to bring Pallium’s Compassionate Communities mobilization strategy and support tools to Nova Scotia. This free public lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 7:00pm at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Nova Scotia.
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New This Fall – Hospice Social Club!

Hospice Social Club

  • Hospice recognizes the mental and physical benefits of getting out of the house and coming together in the community. There are an abundance of groups, activities and events already happening in our community, so the Hospice Society has created a monthly social group to get you out and introduce you to what is going on!
  • Activities will vary from paint nights, to walks on local trails, to card nights, and more! Some activities will require registration and a fee however if this is a barrier for you then please do not hesitate to let us know as there may be subsidies available.
  • If you are interested in attending or have any ideas for future activities for the group please contact lpurdy@cehhospice.org or call our office at (902)893-3265!

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Colchester East Hants Hospice launches Holiday programming

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The Christmas season often reminds many of us that someone special is missing. It is during our biggest holidays that feelings of loss and grief can intensify. Finding a way to pause and remember loved ones who have died is a wonderful way to cope with those emotions.

“The Angels Remembered Tree, a Hospice run bereavement program, provides people a moment to reflect on the loss of a loved one during the holidays, ” says Craig Johnson, Executive Director for the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.
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Corner Gas Star, Brent Butt, to perform in support of Hospice

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Truro, NS – The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is pleased to announce that star of Corner Gas, Brent Butt, will be performing at You’ll Die Laughing 2017. Brent Butt will also be joined at You’ll Die Laughing by special guest, Bill Carr. The event will take place on Friday, May 5th at 6:30pm at the Cobequid Education Centre (CEC), 34 Lorne Street, in Truro, NS. The night will include a pre-event reception beginning at 5:00pm. Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:00.
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Colchester East Hants Hospice receives donation of over $33,000 from Nova Scotia Road Builders Association

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Truro, NS — On the morning of July 7th, at the Road Builders Association annual golf tournament, Colchester East Hants Hospice received a generous donation from the Road Builders Association in support of the Jason Fahey Legacy Fund.
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Best Western Glengarry hosts The Mellotones in support of Colchester East Hants Hospice!

Truro NS — The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is thrilled to announce that The Mellotones will be performing live at the Best Western Glengarry, 150 Willow St, Truro. The Mellotones are set to hit the stage in support of hospice on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00PM. Doors to the performance will open at 8:00PM.

Tickets are $25.00 each plus tax and can be purchased at the front desk of the Glengarry.

Come out and support your local hospice while dancing the night away!



The Debaters Live! to perform in Truro in support of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

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Truro, NS – The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is pleased to announce that The Debaters Live! With Steve Patterson will be performing at You’ll Die Laughing 2016. The event will take place on Thursday, May 5th at 7:30pm at the Cobequid Education Centre (CEC), 34 Lorne Street, in Truro, NS. The night will include a pre-event reception beginning at 6:00pm. Doors to the auditorium will open at 7:00.
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Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Launches Donation Campaign

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Truro, NS – Craig Johnson, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, is appealing to the community for support this September: “Hospice is truly community built and client focused, and in order to meet the growing demand for service we need continued financial support.”
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Colchester East Hants Hospice cited as leading organization

Canadian Medical Association cites Colchester East Hants Health Authority/Colchester East Hants Hospice as leading organizations in palliative and hospice care [read more]



Colchester East Hants Hospice Society prepares to mark decade of Food From the Heart Program

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Truro, NS – Starting Thursday March 5th and running until Wednesday March 18th, the Colchester East Hants Hospice, in partnership with select Sobeys and Foodland stores, will be holding the Food from the Heart program. Participating Sobeys and Foodland stores throughout Colchester East Hants will be appealing to customers to make a $2 donation to the Hospice Food from the Heart Program. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Food From the Heart program.
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Health Canada released its Framework on Palliative Care in Canada on December 4th and we are so excited to get to read it! Here is to the future and Canada becoming a leader in palliative care. Everyone is encourage to take a look at this framework and hold the government accountable to it. #canada #palliativecare #hospice #compassionatecommunities ... See MoreSee Less

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Holiday Grief Tip #4: Give yourself permission to be alone and slip away

When we are in pain often times we just want to run away, not just form our pain but from all opportunities for further pain or a reminder of our pain. For self-preservation we can isolate ourselves and stay in a place that is safe where we can be vulnerable and cry. During the holidays are no different. Your grief will continue to be unpredictable and it may surprise you either by making you want to stay where you are or run away. Both of these are okay. It’s ok to not be ok. You are the expert of your own experience. If you want to leave, that’s ok. You can leave, give your healing self permission to go and stay where you feel most safe.
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The 50/50 Bucket List is now in Brookfield and Upper Stewiacke!

A BIG thank you to Roops Esso and Upper Stewiacke Co-op for placing our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 in their stores for people to play their toonies.

You can play your toonie up until 12 noon every Wednesday and have a chance at the 50/50 pot of money that has been growing steadily these past few weeks. These two new locations will be available as of tomorrow. Good luck to all!
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Another rollover week this week! A big pot of $355 next week so make sure you play your toonie next week!!We have another rollover week this week, next week there will be a mandatory winner of roughly $355!!! Imagine the holidays you could have with that!

Thank you to all who play and continue to support Hospice!
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2 New Locations for our 50/50 Bucket List!

A BIG thank you to Coldstream Clear Distillery and Bistro 2511 for agreeing to place our Bucket List fundraiser at their retail store and restaurant, respectively!

You can now play closer to home should you live in Stewiacke or Middle Stewiacke and have until 12 noon each Wednesday to play your toonie. Good luck to all!
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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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