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Community based, working in cooperation with health care agencies, the hospital, and other community resources

 

 

What is Hospice?

The Revelstoke Hospice Society understands that from the time of a terminal illness diagnosis, clients and their families are on a journey. We are here to walk with you on this very personal journey. Hospice is not just a place but also a concept. The focus is on caring, not curing; on life, not death. Quality of life, family wellness, community involvement and personal dignity are all part of the compassion and progressive vision of hospice care.

A Note About Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are caring, sensitive people who have been successfully screened and have completed specialized training.  They know how to listen without judgement and without giving advice.  They respect your need for confidentiality and honour all religious and/or spiritual beliefs without imposing their personal values.

 

 

Grief and Bereavement Support Group Session 1

Session 1 will begin January 21st, 2019. This is a 6 week session where we provide individuals with emotional, practical and spiritual support in a caring environment. We meet once a week for 2 hours in a safe, non-judgmental environment to work through our grief openly. This is a closed group, not a drop-in. 

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Snowflake Ceremony

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Christmas Grief Candlelight Service

Brandon Bowers Annual Holiday Remembrance Service. This ceremony uses music, poetry and readings to give you an opportunity to reflect on the loss of someone dear to your heart. You may choose to light a memorial candle, leave a personal note on the Christmas tree or take a keepsake ornament from the tree in memory. […]

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Death Cafe – January 28th, 2019

The Revelstoke Hospice Society proudly supports the monthly Death Cafes held at Dose Coffee, located at 101 – 2nd Street East from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Death Cafes are held the last Monday of each month. This event is free and members of the community are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to thamilton88@gmail.com. Bring your […]

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Pal/Palliative Education Session

The Revelstoke Hospice Society recently held a 20 hour volunteer training session for new volunteers from October 18 – 23rd, 2017.  We are pleased to report that 5 new volunteers successfully participated along with 6 current volunteers who wanted to upgrade their education. Presenters for the sessions were all local professionals of various health care […]

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