The Valley Hospice is a welcoming place where compassionate care is provided when end-of-life is near. Care and support is provided to residents and their families around the clock.
The Hospice is not a place for dying, but a place where you live your last days. It is a place of both sadness and laughter, and of community where last days are met with support and compassion by a team of professional care providers and volunteers.
(Photo: Christinne Muschi, The Globe and Mail)
Dr. Balfour Mount, Father of Palliative Care in North America announced as honorary Valley Hospice Foundation patron
When you take the time to think about palliative care, you will be struck by its complexity. At its core, it’s about compassionate end-of-life care for the dying and the living; supporting the whole person through individualized and multi-layered medical, nursing, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual care. These are the founding principles established by our dear friend Dr. Mount, who has dedicated his life’s work to establishing palliative care in North America. That’s why we’re honoured to announce Dr. Mount, Father of Palliative Care in North America as an honorary patron of The Valley Hospice.
The COVID 19 pandemic has brought about new ways of doing things so, to get around the challenges that it presents, we are hosting a traditional garden party in an unusual way.
To raise the funds required to continue working on the grounds, patios, and gardens we are throwing a “virtual garden party”. This online event will run from June 1st-30th.
During the month we will share garden photos, garden party recipes you might want to try, hints you can use in your own garden, flower arranging ideas and there will be draws for garden-related goodies.
Annual General Meeting : June 10 2020 – 7 pm – Register for Zoom Conference Meeting by contacting email@example.com.
The deadline to register is 4 pm Tuesday June 9. VHF – Notice of AGM (Join us)
Agenda includes: Welcome to Dr. Balfour Mount/Business Meeting/Virtual Tour of Valley Hospice
The Valley Hospice Foundation began in response to a community need to offer Valley residents – who for any reason are unable to die at home – and their loved ones a welcoming, quiet and comfortable alternative to hospital-based palliative care.
We believe that the spiritual, cultural and emotional aspects of care at the end-of-life are best served in a peaceful and home like place that has access to nature.
The new 10 bedroom Hospice residence is located in a wooded area on a site near Valley Regional Hospital. It sits on a knoll with the trees between it and Brooklyn Street in Kentville NS.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The Valley Hospice Foundation relies on the generosity and kindness of individuals and organizations to raise funds for the Valley Hospice. In addition to the money raised third party events can raise the profile of the hospice and create new friends for the work of the Hospice.
What is the Circle of Care?
It is comprised of donors to the Valley Hospice Foundation who have made a commitment to a monthly donation of any size.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with our fundraising events or assist us in other ways we would love to hear from you.