UPCOMING EVENTS

May 12
Bucket List Festival: An upbeat & informative event on topics relating to living well at end of life. Learn about how to be prepared soyou can focus on yoru bucket list!

May 11
Co Creating a Caregiver Circle: You are invited to co-create a learning circle that will provide education & support to rural and First Nations family caregivers.

May 6
12th Annual Hike for Hospice & Happy Hour: Support this fundraising event and join us to celebrate all we have accomplished together. Family Friendly, LIVE MUSIC, activities and more.

 

 

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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