Hospice P.E.I. is hosting the 13th Annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in O’Leary, Summerside, and Stratford.
Hike for Hospice will be the kick off to Hospice Week, which takes place May 3-9th. Hospice PEI invites you, your friends and neighbours, to join people across P.E.I. and Canada and take part in this year’s Hike for Hospice. Registration fee is $20.
O’Leary - Centennial Park, Registration at 1:30PM, Hike beginning at 2:00PM
Summerside – Shipyard Market, Registration at 1:30PM, Hike beginning at 2:00PM
Stratford – Stratford Town Hall, Registration at 1:30PM, Hike beginning at 2:00PM
Pledge sheets and further information available by calling 902-368-4498.
Hike for Hospice is a signature fundraising initiative which benefits hospice services provided in Island communities. All money raised will go support Hospice PEI’s programs and volunteers who assist people in PEI by preparing, supporting, and caring for those affected by a progressive life-limiting illness before and after death.
Thank you to everyone who supported our 20th Annual Let Their Light Shine campaign. Many loved ones were remembered at this special time of year.
Angus Geldert’s grandson’s lighting the first light for 2014.
Thank you again to all of those who attended, participated in and donated to the 2014 Hospice PEI’s Dancing with the Stars presented by National Bank. The event raised $21,100.00.
Congratulations to all our stars and pros for your hard work and dedication, making this event such a great success.
Our Judge’s Choice winner was Jamie Cudmore, manager of Scotiabank Sherwood and his pro Susan Lessard of Ballroom Barn.
The People‘s Choice winner was Kim MacInnis of National Bank and her pro Rejean Lessard also of Ballroom Barn, with 7090 votes.
See you all on October 3rd, 2015!
Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00pm at The Best Western Charlottetown on Grafton Street. There is no cost for the session and it is open to the public. A suggested donation would be welcome.
We have all suffered some sort of loss in our lives. Someone we knew and cared about is not longer present and we feel loss and grief. It’s often a very uncertain time. Please join Hospice PEI & Dr. Darcy Harris for the 2nd Annual Holloway Lecture; an engaging evening seminar about loss, grief and bereavement.
“Perhaps one of the most profound things I have ever learned from working with people who face tremendous loss and upheaval in their lives is the importance of compassion. The first aspect of compassion is the acknowledgement that suffering is part of the human experience and we become aware of the various types of suffering that are around us—including that in our own lives. The second crucial aspect of compassion is the desire to reach out in some way to try to relieve or lessen the suffering that we see.” Dr. Darcy Harris
For more information on Dr. Harris please visit her website:
The 2014 DeltaWare 5k Fun Run and 3K Fun Walk took place on Saturday, June 14th with all proceeds to Hospice PEI.
Thank you to the participants and staff of DeltaWare for making this event another great success.
To see the pictures from Saturday click on the link.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org