UPCOMING EVENTS

May 30
Grief 101. An interactive opportunity to discuss, learn and grow in your understanding of the grief journey.                 Squamish Public Library 6:00-8:00pm.

May 27 - June 24th
Bereavement Walk. Gathering time 9:30am Squamish Adventure Centre.

May 7
Hike for Hospice. 10th Annual Hike for Hospice! Registration at 9:30am Hike at 10:30am. Join our Facebook event for more information on ways you can get involved and support this fun, family event.

Nov 7 - Dec 13
Courage to Grieve Bereavement Group. This 6 week adult bereavement group is an opportunity to learn more about the grieving process and share in a group setting with others. Please email to register or for more information: hospice.seatosky@vch.ca

Nov 10
Advance Care Planning. Join us at the Squamish Public Library at 6:30pm to learn more about advance care planning and how to your goals and wishes for your life and health should there be a time when you can't speak for yourself.

Nov 25
Memory Tree Event. Join us for our annual Memory Tree Event at On the Farm Shops. Gather with friends and family and be supported as we remember and honour the memory of our loved ones at the start of the holiday season.

 

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Our Programs

The Squamish Hospice Society provides a number of programs to help support the dying, their loved ones and those dealing with grief. The following are a list of our programs. If you would like more information please call our office 604-567-2009

Patient Visits

Our trained volunteers offer practical and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones. Support can include conversation, outtings, letter writing or legacy leaving projects, sharing hobbies and interests. Volunteers may visit patients at home, in hospital or at a long term care facility.

Bedside Vigil

Volunteers support patients and families in the last 48 hours of life. These trained volunteers are there to offer support in the final transition and to be a supportive presence to the patient and their loved ones.

Alternative Therapies

Trained hospice volunteers can provide the following alternative therapies:  reiki and therapeutic touch to patients or bereaved clients. These alternative therapies may help with pain relief and calming anxieties.

Bereavement Support

Is an integral part of the Squamish Hospice Society. We provide  both adult bereavement support groups as well as support for bereaved children; a first for our community. Bereavement support may be in a group setting or one on one. The bereavement volunteer is a hospice volunteer who is there to be with the individual who has experienced a loss through death and provides companionship and support. Please call today if you or someone you care about is having trouble dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Courage to Grieve

A community based program for those experiencing loss through death, co-facilitated by two individuals.  Registration is required.  The six week structured bereavement sessions are held in a safe, non-judgmental group environment where you can meet others having similar experiences, thoughts and feelings.  

Bereavement Walking Program

Is a weekly program that provides an opportunity to walk with others who are grieving as well as receive support from trained hospice volunteers. 

Living in a Changed World

This Bereavement package provides information on grief and is offered to anyone in the community who is grieving. Please contact us if you would like to pick up a copy.

contact the Squamish Hospice Society at NEW: 604-567-2009 or email hospice.seatosky@vch.ca