Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care.

Advance care planning means having discussions with family and friends, especially your substitute decision maker – the person who will speak for you when you cannot. It may also include writing down your wishes, and may even involve talking with healthcare providers and financial and legal professionals.

You may never need your advance care plan – but if you do, you’ll be glad that it’s there and that you have had these conversations, to make sure that your voice is heard when you cannot speak for yourself.

Please visit http://www.advancecareplanning.ca/

Health PEI is currently participating in the National Advance Care Planning in Canada campaign, “Speak UP!” (http://www.advancecareplanning.ca/) and as part of that they will be hosting two information sessions on Advance Care Planning for Islanders in Charlottetown and Summerside.

Workshop Details:
April 23, 2014
Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen St., Charlottetown
7:00 p.m.

April 30, 2014
Loyalist Country Inn
195 Harbour Dr., Summerside
7:00 pm

For more information about Advance Care Planning go to www.healthpei.ca/advancecareplanning

We will be hosting the 12th annual Hike for Hospice across PEI.  Events will take place at the  Alberton Train Station, Shipyard Market in Summerside, Cotton Centre in Stratford and at the CN Park in Souris.  Registration will be at 1:30 with the Hike starting at 2:00.  Registration fee is $10.

For further information and/or to get a pledge sheet please call 368-4498 or email hpca@hospicepei.ca

Hospice PEI_ED Job Description 2014

Qualified applicants should contact Wendy MacIntyre at: wendy.macintyre@mcinnescooper.com with Hospice Executive Director in the subject line.

Hospice PEI requires an organized and flexible Volunteer Coordinator for Hospice volunteers in the Summerside area.  The Volunteer Coordinator’s role is to pair volunteers with palliative care clients who may be in hospital, at home, or in long term care facilities in a supportive non medical role.

This position is responsible for scheduling volunteers, adjusting schedules as necessary, ensuring volunteers are at their shifts on time with the resources needed, and providing support to volunteers.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, motivating and evaluating volunteers.  A key component of this position will be the promotion of volunteering opportunities to the public, and presenting a positive image of Hospice PEI within the community.

This position is for 18 hours per week although hours are flexible to meet the needs of the clients.  The Summerside Hospice PEI office is located inside the Prince County Hospital.

To be considered, applicants must have at least two years experience in a related role, intermediate computer skills, and strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified applicants should contact Wendy MacIntyre at: wendy.macintyre@mcinnescooper.com with Hospice Volunteer Coordinator in the subject line.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Hospice PEI provides care and support for those living with, or dying from, a life threatening illness and those who are bereaved throughout Prince Edward Island.

Doug Smith OCT23A

DOUGLAS C. SMITH,M.A., M.S., M.Div present a workshop entitled, “Different Styles of Grieving, Different Ways of Healing” to a full house at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.

This workshop looked at differences between “intuitive grievers” (feeling-oriented people) and “instrumental grievers” (cognitive/action oriented-people), their different styles of grieving, and how they heal. Gender differences and similarities are examined, and practical tools for grieving will also be presented.

DOUGLAS C. SMITH,M.A., M.S., M.Div. is a professional speaker, trainer, consultant and counselor. He has worked in hospitals, hospices,and social service agencies. He is the author of several books, including The Tao Of Dying, Caregiving: Hospice-Proven Techniques For Healing Body And Soul, Being A Wounded Healer, and The Complete Book Of Counseling and The Dying And The Grieving.
Doug’s three masters degrees in three different health care disciplines give him a truly holistic perspective that takes into consideration the physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of patients. He also has much experiential knowledge in the fields of terminal illness and grieving, having lost to death a
brother and two daughters.

Cast Picture - 2011The group is getting ready to once again rock the stage at the Homburg Theatre in the Confederation Centre of the Arts at 7:30pm on October 19, 2013.  Tickets are available from the Confederation Centre Box Office by calling 902-566-1267!  Tickets are going fast so get yours now!!  All proceeds go to Hospice PEI.

Hospice PEI Chair Jodi Swan explains the goal of this year’s big event.  “We are very excited to have The Soda Shoppe Gang return to PEI to assist us with our latest awareness effort.  We want to offer a fun & relaxing evening for everyone who enjoys music and dance. The focus of this enjoyable evening will be to bring awareness of the volunteer programs of Hospice PEI and to share with our community that we are here to offer support services to those living with a life-threatening illness and to their loved ones when we are most needed.”

Hard to believe – but it has been 20 years that The Soda Shoppe Gang have been delivering outstanding performances of classic rock tunes for charities throughout the Maritimes!

The Gang, comprised of all volunteers, is always very excited to do their thing! Producer Elaine Whalen says, “It’s always a thrill for us after all these years! We love performing, having fun, and raising funds for great community organizations.’

It’s been said that everyone has a song in their heart. In 20 years, the Gang’s performances have raised more than $600,000 in support of their favorite charities and have thus helped many hearts in the Maritimes.

Final the Judges Final Gord M & Kashena Final Dr K & Colleen Final Gordon B & Lyndsey Final Jenepher & Mike Final Zack & Kashena Final Joel & Coleen Final Daphne & Mike Final Gerard & Jodi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors: YNotDancePEI, Dance Virtuosa, Holland College Dance Studio, Atlantic Fitness Centre, Home Instead Senior Care, Charlottetown Legion, Newman Estate Winery, QuarterMaster Marine, About Face, makeup by Jenepher, Platinum Esthetics & Hair Salon, Annette MacKinnon (decorator), Monkey Business Photography, Allyson Paynter Photography, DJ DWX, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Hearts & Flowers, Repeats Family Clothing & Costume Centre, PEI Notecards, Halloween Central, Rodd Charlottetown.

The 5th Annual Brian McGuire Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Hospice PEI and the Provincial Palliative Care Program was held on August 18th and $29,500 was raised!  Thank you to all who came out and golfed and to all those individuals and businesses that supported this event.

For further information please visit http://users.eastlink.ca/~jaclark/



Hospice PEI joins over 25 associations across Canada to champion April 16th as National Advance Care Planning Day, a day of awareness and action for Canadians.

“Most of us hope to die peacefully and able to communicate with others until the very end, but death usually doesn’t occur this way,” says Dr. Mireille Lecours, the Provincial Palliative Care Medical Consultant for PEI. “Advance Care Planning helps designate others who follow your wishes about end of life care when the time comes when you are unable to make those decisions for yourself”.

Hospice PEI offers an education program to assist the public and health care workers in the preparation of an Advance Care Plan.  The ‘Speak Up’ education program includes tools to help people start these sometimes difficult conversations.  Advance Care Planning resources such as workbooks, wallet cards and links to provincial legislation and planning information are available.

A lack of knowledge about preferences for health care can result in confusion and conflict between family members and health professionals at a critical time.

“We are presenting to health care providers, professional groups and organizations and the general public throughout the province. The result is increased awareness of the need to ensure a quality of life for those who cannot speak for themselves during the most difficult time of their lives.” says Marilyn Lowther, who delivers the program on behalf of Hospice PEI.  “The response has been overwhelming and people are utilizing the program resources we offer.”

Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication about personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or critical care. One of the most important aspects of advance care planning is naming and having a conversation with a Substitute Decision Maker – someone who will speak on your behalf and make decisions for you – but only when you are not able to do so yourself.

Individuals and groups who are interested in an Advance Care Planning presentation please contact the Provincial office at 902-368-4498 or email hpca@hospicepei.ca

A lack of knowledge about preferences for health care can result in confusion and conflict between family members and health professionals at a critical time.

Hospice PEI offers an education program to assist the public and health care workers in the preparation of an Advance Care Plan.  Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication about personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or critical care.

The ‘Speak Up’ education program includes tools to help people start these sometimes difficult conversations.  Advance Care Planning resources such as workbooks, wallet cards and links to provincial legislation and planning information are available.

One of the most important aspects of advance care planning is naming and having a conversation with a Substitute Decision Maker – someone who will speak on your behalf and make decisions for you but only when you are not able to do so yourself.

Individuals and groups interested in an Advance Care Planning presentation please contact the Hospice PEI office at 902-368-4498 or email hpca@hospicepei.ca