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Service Spotlight
Hospice Happenings | December 2020 | Issue 1220
Supporting Our Community
A Gift for Orillia's Youth
We were happy to be able to support Youth Haven Canada’s Orillia team with the donation of warm winter hats and water bottles for use in their outreach wellness packages.

In Orillia, collaboration is key and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of such an amazing community! Keep up the great work Jenn!

Pictured is our own Amanda Tevelde (L) along with Jenn Morrison (R) from Youth Haven.
Upcoming Events
Please join us as we take some time on December 10th to pause and remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. This year, while we are saddened we are unable to be together in person, we are happy to announce that the Candles of Remembrance ceremony will take place in a virtual manner. We will be joined by a number of special guests who will be providing the music and poetry for the evening. Read more...
We are excited to announce that this year we will be offering a limited number of Candles of Remembrance keepsake packages. To order your keepsake package please complete the RSVP process on the event website www.hospiceorillia.ca/candles and be sure to select the add-on when completing your order. There are a limited number available, place your order sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
We invite you to submit a photo, and sentiment, of your loved one to be included in this years Candles of Remembrance ceremony. You may send in your memorial submission by completing the RSVP process on the event website www.hospiceorillia.ca/candles
In an effort to ensure all memorials are included in the video and program, memorials will be accepted up to the end of business day on December 3rd.
Programs
Volunteer Visitor Services

The Volunteer Visitor services are designed to offer practical and emotional support to individuals, families and caregivers in their own home. These services may include (but are not limited to) companionship, caregiver relief, simple comfort measures – playing music, painting and creating art, or other soothing activities

Bereavement Services

As you work to find new meaning in a world without the physical presence of your loved one, our bereavement services offer you assistance and support through a safe space for all individuals regardless of age, race, creed, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, gender expression, receipt of public assistance, record of offenses, sex, or sexual orientation.


In the news...
Giving Amid Tough Times
At Hospice Orillia we pride ourselves on being transparent with our donors. We want you to know that 100% of the funds donated to Hospice Orillia stay local to help support those in our community coping with advanced illness, death, and bereavement.

This is why when an individual names us as their charity of choice, we take this as one of the highest honors possible to be bestowed upon us. We invite you to read the article CTV News has provided on Giving Amid Tough Times. Read more...
Donating Securities and Mutual Funds
by: CanadaHelps.org
Discover the most tax-efficient way to donate to your favourite charities and help the causes you care about.
Holiday Shopping
Get started on your holiday shopping while helping to
support Hospice Orillia!
The Hospice Orillia Aquamarine and Sterling Silver Necklace
$10 of the sale of each necklace will go directly to support Hospice Orillia.
Hospice Orillia Holiday Cards
A package of 10 cards is $15.
100% of the proceeds from the cards will go directly back into our programs!
These items can be purchased at Sarahannedipity located in downtown Orillia or online at: https://www.sarahannedipity.com/fundraising
Looking for some extra holiday cheer?? We've got you covered!
 
Sip on hot cocoa and join in the magic of Christmas at the Orillia Farmers’ Market. Featuring festive baked goods, tasty treats, handmade gifts, and more, the Christmas Market will be sure to get you in the spirit. 
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Join us on Saturday, December 5th @ 7pm on CTV & CTV2 for The Original Santa Claus Parade.
 
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A drive Thru Christmas Display on Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9pm. Cost is $10 per car/van.

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Make the most of the cold temperatures by crafting this ice wreath in just 3 simple steps.
 
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Go the handmade route this year for a heartfelt touch.
 
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Shop and dine in Downtown Orillia every Friday night leading up to Christmas! Enjoy the fresh night air and atmosphere while you safely pick-up everything you need on your Christmas list during these late shopping nights.
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If you’re celebrating the holidays online with friends and family this year, this post has lots of ideas to help you make it special and memorable. Whether you plan to celebrate on Zoom or FaceTime, these virtual Christmas celebration ideas will inspire you to get creative and find ways to enjoy holiday traditions with the ones you love, even when you can’t see them in person.
Thank you for taking the time to read our December newsletter. If you would like to see anything specific in an upcoming issue, or if you have any comments, please email Amanda at amanda@hospiceorillia.ca.
HOSPICE ORILLIA www.hospiceorillia.ca
169 Front St. S.
Orillia, ON L3V 4S8
(705) 325-0505