Our volunteers and staff have been very busy this last month organizing Hike for Hospice, raising funds, learning all we can about Hospice Palliative Care at the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario conference, delivering compassionate end-of-life care in our community and returning to the delivery of in-person programming.
Here are the highlights:
Recognizing our Amazing Volunteers!
This past week, April 24 - 30, was National Volunteer Week. A week to celebrate Canada’s millions of volunteers whose empathy, compassion and generosity connect people to their communities, contributing to a more vibrant and inclusive Canada. The theme this year was #EmpathyInAction.
It takes 67 volunteers and volunteer board members to continue to offer compassionate end-of-life care in our community through Huron Shores Hospice. When we say we could not operate without our amazing volunteers, we are not exaggerating! Our volunteers provide comfort, care and dedicate their time and skills to helping Huron Shores Hospice thrive and for this, we are truly grateful.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank each and every one of our outstanding volunteers for their contributions.
One of our many amazing volunteers was nominated, and awarded the June Callwood award at the recent Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference in Toronto. The following paragraph is the nomination sent in by Huron Shores Hospice: A passionate advocate for quality end-of-life care, Cheryl Cottrill founded Huron Shores Hospice after years of advocating for residential hospice in Bruce County. Since the hospice opened in 2018, Cheryl has continued to contribute thousands of hours annually, holding a chairperson position since incorporation with a passion for fundraising, communications, and dying and death education. Cheryl’s volunteerism within the hospice extends to the frontline as an End of Life Doula and Comfort Care Volunteer, compassionately supporting those at end-of-life and their families. Cheryl has proven that hard work, passion, and determination can change hospice palliative care in our community. Congratulations on your well-deserved award Cheryl!
Hike for Hospice is Only 1 Week Away!
Our Hike for Hospice is just 1 week away and we are beyond excited to welcome our friends, family, supporters and volunteers back, in-person, to this fun community event.
We currently have over 100 hikers registered and have raised almost $19,000 in support of quality end-of-life care. We still have a long way to go to reach our $60,000 goal but we are optimistic that we will get there!
This year we will be also welcoming back our community celebration immediately following the hike. There will be kids' activities and the Kincardine Lions Club will be BBQing. Bring the whole family and let's celebrate together!
If you haven't registered yet, would like to donate, or would like more information about the hike, visit www.huronshoreshospice.ca/hike-for-hospice. Please share this link with your family and friends and encourage them to support this important event.
Grief Recovery Program
If you are dealing with grief related to the loss of a family member or friend, Huron Shores Hospice offers an 8-session educational program that provides a safe environment for you to explore your beliefs about dealing with loss. The program offers actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain.
Grief delayed is not grief denied. Whether you have recently experienced a loss or have suffered a loss in the past, the Grief Recovery Program can provide support. Our trained and certified grief recovery specialists® will facilitate your journey with compassion, confidentiality, and dignity.
The Grief Recovery Program is currently being offered in-person at the following location:
Every Tuesday starting May 10th, 2022, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, in Kincardine for 8 weeks
COVID 19 precautions will be required including masking and proof of COVID 19 vaccination.
Space is limited, please register online or by calling: 519-385-5683.
Please note: Complete details will be emailed upon registration. The Grief Recovery Group is not a ‘drop-in’ support group. Every session builds upon the previous one so attendance and commitment to all 8 sessions is essential.
Catch the Ace - Jackpot $5,500!
Tickets are available for the electronic Catch the Ace lottery from Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. until the next Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. The draw is made on Tuesdays between 4:45 and 5:00 p.m. with the winner announced on Facebook at 6:00 p.m.
When you buy tickets, you will also pick an envelope that might contain the Ace of Spades. If your ticket number comes up, you will win 20% of that week’s ticket sales. If your card in the envelope is the Ace of Spades, you will win the Catch the Ace Progressive Jackpot. The weekly draws continue until someone catches the Ace of Spades!
Jackpot is currently sitting around $5,500! Things are getting very interesting with only 22 envelopes left to open. One of which houses the Ace of Spades.
Purchase your tickets at http://www.catchtheacehsh.ca/. Please ensure you turn on your location services to buy a ticket. Instructions to do so are in the FAQ section on the website.
Catch the Ace is a fun way to support our cause. Join in on all the Catch the Ace fun each Tuesday! Thank you for your awesome support.
Join Our Team!
If you know someone who may be interested in either the Board Member or Summer Program Support Assistant Position, please share this information.
Board Member Postions
Huron Shores Hospice is seeking Board Directors with a strong commitment to improving end-of-life care and grief support in our community; Board Directors who combine creativity with experience and dedication, offering skills in:
1. Health care
3. Grant Writing This is your opportunity to make a lasting impact on the community by becoming a Huron Shores Hospice board member! If you live in the Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine or Saugeen Shores community and you have both the qualifications and the desire to contribute, we want you to apply and join our team. Click here for more details.
Summer Program Assistant Position The Summer Program Assistant will support the execution of community programs offered through Huron Shores Hospice.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in community development, special event planning, office administration, business or not-for-profit management, this job is for you! This is a 9 week position starting May 24, 2022. Please apply by May 6th. Click here for more details.