FEATURE: A STORY OF LOVE & KINDNESS
MELISSA MARTELLI MAKES $125K DONATION IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND JOE MARTELLI

“Hospice Vaughan was there for my family at a time when we were most vulnerable and the services they provided were fundamental in ensuring we were all well cared for” said Melissa who hopes that by sharing her story, others will also be inspired to give to this cause.

Melissa’s generous donation in memory of Joe Martelli will support the Family Kitchen at the new 10-bed residential Hospice facility slated to open in 2019.

OUR CLIENTS      
SHELAGH'S STORY

Shelagh was struggling with grief after her husband died. Here she bravely shares her story to encourage others to reach out and get support.

Hospice Vaughan provides support after the loss of a loved one as well as anticipatory grief counselling for families and caregiveres. Learn what you can do to help yourself and others.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES   
NEW 'CIRCLE OF CARE' DAY PROGRAM

This new day program is for individuals dealing with a life-limiting illness and looking for a support group. The group will meet twice monthly starting in February.

Call Wendy at 905-850-6266 Ext. 207 for more information or to sign up.
NEW PROGRAM: CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT

Starting in March, this new 6 week program is for caregivers and individuals that are dealing with a chronic disease. Like all our programs and services this course is being offered free of charge.

Call Shannon at 905-850-6266 Ext. 206 for more information or to register.

'HUGS' CHILDREN'S GRIEF PROGRAM

At Hospice Vaughan, we believe grief needs to be paired with effective support mechanisms. Our supports for children provide a way to connect to their grief through mediums like crafts, play therapy, poetry, and art therapy. These sessions also offer educational resources and supports for parents. Please contact Sean at griefcoordinator@hospicevaughan.com OR 905-850-6266 x 208 for details.
EVENTS
HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

Come by the Hospice Vaughan booth at the Vaughan Health & Wellness EXPO on Sunday, Jan. 28th, at The Ascott Parc Event Centre.

Get information about services related to health & wellness, see the latest products dedicated to your well-being, and interact with local health experts about current trends and better living at this FREE event.

FAMILY & PET NATURE WALK

Join our FAMILY & PET nature walk on Saturday February 10th, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. All ages welcome! Dress for the weather and please have pets on a leash!!

The walk begins at the Hospice Vaughan office. Following the walk, hot beverages and refreshments will be served!
RESOURCES           
NEW ONLINE TOOL HELPS CAREGIVERS SUPPORT CHILDREN IN TIMES OF GRIEF
When someone important to a child is dying or has died, families struggle with what to tell them, when to share information and how to address tough subjects.

KidsGrief.ca provides strategies, talking points and video clips of families sharing personal stories. Visit the website to learn more.

GET INVOLVED
GIVE A LITTLE TIME TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE! BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Do you want to do something that is personally rewarding while giving back in your own community? We need volunteers in all areas including In-Home Visiting, Complementary Therapies, Administration, Communications and Events.