BUILDING OUR HOSPICE
The early winter weather has not stopped the progress of the Hospice. Since the groundbreaking ceremony the site has taken on the look of a construction site. Fencing is up, construction shelter has moved in along with some heavy equipment. The site has been brought down to grade and is ready for excavation for the footings.
A muddy day for photos - December 4th, 2018
3rd ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA!
It is always wonderful to come together with our community and celebrate the start of the Holidays. The start of the Hospice building made this year extra special. We had a sold out crowd! Thank you for helping to raise over $21,000 for our Hospice and its programs.
Laura Seamone, Scotiabank, Bev Richardson, VHF and Tia Andrews, Scotiabank took time to check out the site while also presenting their generous sponsorship of $5000!
PALLIATIVE CARE VOLUNTEERS
Since October 2017, work has been underway to re-establish Palliative Care Volunteers in the Valley. Susan Miles has joined the Annapolis Valley Palliative Care Team to lead the Volunteer Program. They have recruited and screened 32 caring and compassionate individuals who are prepared to visit our patients in their homes, hospital, nursing home or hospice. Twenty of them have successfully completed the required training program, and since July have begun regularly visiting patients. The others are continuing their training and when ready will be assigned a patient. The role of palliative care volunteers is to provide companionship, a listening ear, or respite so that a caregiver can take a break. They might write a letter, make a cup of tea, play a game of cards, or just be a friend. We are now starting to plan for volunteer roles for the hospice.
Palliative Care Team at the November 23rd Valley Hospice Gala L-R: Dr. Karen Burch, Dr. Lori Burgess, Paulette Bennett, Fern Brydon, Janet Welton, Jackie West, Katrina Patterson, Susan Miles
SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 5TH, 2019
7TH ANNUAL HIKE FOR HOSPICE
Join up with friends, family and/or co-workers and join our family friendly walk to honor loved ones and to raise funds for hospice and palliative care in the Annapolis Valley. Details will be posted February 2019.
September 12, 2018
The designs and construction documents for the Hospice are now finalized and approved. The province has released a tender for the construction of the Hospice. It is scheduled to close on September 24, 2018. A formal ground breaking will soon follow.
The land clearing started on September 12, 2018 and is revealing a beautiful site for our Hospice to be built on a knoll overlooking
Brooklyn Street and the Town of Kentville.
August 2018 - PCJ Memorial Golf Classic
The family and friends of PC Joe Joseph golf to remember and raise funds for our Hospice.
A heartfelt thank you.
July 14, 2018 – A Garden Party
Hosted at the home of Dr. Bill Bevridge with help from Dr. Anne Barry, Dr. Lori Burgess and Dr. David Acton… We were thrilled to be there to meet with the public and tell people more about the plans for our Hospice. Over 100 people made their way to Blomidon and $3000 was received in free will donations.
June 23 2018 – Another great night out at the Port Pub & Bistro! $9000 raised for our Hospice.Thank you!
- Joe’s Food Emporium, Bentley Built Homes, R.D. Chisholm, Valley Credit Union—New Minas/Canning, The Bus Boys, Hergett Law, Kelly Coombs Chartered Accountant Inc., Kentville Nissan, MacKay Real Estate
This beautiful quilt was made and donated by Dr. Mary Joseph to help the Hospice.
Tickets ($5 each or 3 for $10) are being sold. The lucky winner will be drawn at our annual Holiday Gala – November 23, 2018
Never too soon to SAVE THE DATE: Friday November 23 2018
Holiday Gala featuring BLUESMOBILE!
Our Holiday Gala is a great way to kick off the holiday season!
Let us host your office party this year!
We are grateful to receive a cheque for $5000 from the Coldbrook and District Lions Club, yet another example of their amazing work in the community. To date they have contributed over $40,000 to help the hospice.
Breakfast with the Architect
Read article here: Hospice filled with light and spirit. Wendy Elliott