Here's What's Happening at Huron Shores Hospice!
Spring has finally sprung and these (slightly) warmer temperatures have us excited for our upcoming Hike for Hospice!
Hike for Hospice - Registration is OPEN! The Hike for Hospice event link is live and registration is open. We are thrilled to be resuming our in-person hike Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at the Davidson Centre Kincardine to raise $60,000 to help support our community hospice. We will also be offering a virtual hike option for those who prefer to hike virtually, or who are unable to be there in person on May 7th. Registration for in-person Hikers will begin at 9:30 am in the Davidson Centre parking lot with the Hike beginning at 10 am. The event will be live streamed for virtual hikers and will start at approximately 9:50 am, just before the the warm-up. Visit www.huronshoreshospice.ca/hike-for-hospice for more information, or to register. Hikers can register individually or as a team. Please feel free to share this link with your family and friends. As always, for the most recent information, check out our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Become a Hospice Volunteer, Make an Impact This is your opportunity to make a lasting impact on the community! If you are a compassionate and community-minded individual in Saugeen Shores, Kincardine, Huron Kinloss or surrounding areas, and you have both the qualifications and desire to contribute, we want you to join our team. We have the following Volunteer positions available: Board of Director Volunteers: Huron Shores Hospice is governed by a community-member volunteer Board of Directors that give their time and talent to provide strategic guidance and oversight to the organization. Approximately 6-10 hours per month is required. Individuals with experience and skills in healthcare, non-profit governance and grant writing are of particular interest. Comfort Care Volunteers: Comfort care volunteers are integral to our organization and work within the hospice as part of our care team providing emotional and practical support to residents and their family members. No experience necessary as volunteers must take a fundamentals course on hospice and palliative care and complete screening before they can volunteer in the suite and support our residents and their families. Hike for Hospice Volunteers: For our annual Hike for Hospice fundraising event being held on May 7, we require volunteers on the day of the event to assist in tasks such as registration, trail marking and preparation, set-up and tear down. No experience is necessary. Complete the volunteer application on our website at Volunteering | Huron Shores Hospice to begin the process.
Make it Monthly in March Join the Huron Shores Hospice Family as a Compassion Champion throughout March, CanadaHelps will make a one-time extra $20 donation for every new monthly gift of $20 or more made to Huron Shores Hospice.
What could $20 a month do to help support our family, friends and neighbours through Huron Shores Hospice? We work to ensure each stay is as personalized and comfortable as possible. This includes the restocking of the kitchenette in each suite with the resident's favourite foods and beverages as well as tea, coffee and snacks for visiting family. Watch the video to learn more.
Why is monthly giving is so beneficial you ask? Click here to learn more.
As a Compassion Champion, donating monthly, you are helping to create a world where end-of-life receives the same beauty, care and respect as the beginning.
Sign up online to donate monthly in March and we could receive an additional $20 donation from CanadaHelps.
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 locations:
Every Wednesday morning group, from 10:00 – 11:30 am in Port Elgin for 8 weeks
Every Tuesday evening group, from 6:30 - 8:00 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: 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.
Kincardine Fire Vs Police Charity Hockey Game Supporting Huron Shores Hospice Huron Shores Hospice has been named as the recipient of funds raised during this year's Fire Vs Police Charity Hockey Game taking place at the Davidson Center Kincardine on April 10th at 7:30 pm. Entrance to the game will be by donation with all proceeds going to Huron Shores Hospice. Trucks and Cruisers will be on-site in the parking lot for the kids, attendees can bring a non-perishable food item and "chuck-a-puck" for prizes. Come out for a fun night of Hockey and don't forget to spread the word! Doors open at 7:00 pm.