SEASON'S GREETINGS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
ANNUAL YEAR END HOLIDAY CHEER OPEN HOUSE
Our Annual Holiday Cheer Open House saw several community partners, friends and supporters come together and enjoy year end festivities, food, music and celebrations. We thank everyone for their contributions and on going support to enriching the growing hospice family. As 2018 comes to a close, we cherish our shared values of family, friendship, and community. Our success in 2018 would not have been possible without the tremendous generosity of our volunteers and supporters.
YOUR YEAR-END GIVING MAKES A DIFFERENCE
THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS A GREAT TIME TO GIVE BACK

Make a year-end gift to Hospice Vaughan that will have a lasting impact.

For more information follow the link below:

For all other donations please visit:
Donate Now or contact Diane Presta at Diane@hospicevaughan.com or 905-850-6266 x 201
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
HOSPICE VAUGHAN PAST BOARD PRESIDENT AWARDED ORDER OF VAUGHAN

Wednesday, December 12 - Mayor Bevilacqua and Members of Council invested the city's highest civic honour - Order of Vaughan at a special ceremony at the Vaughan City Hall.

We are thrilled to share that our past Board President - Maria Castro was one of the four recipients to be awarded for making a significant and enduring contribution to the City of Vaughan through her leadership in advancing the not-for-profit hospice sector. We are incredibly proud and honoured to have Maria's visionary leadership guide us as we grow to provided expanded supports to individuals and families in need.

We congratulate other award recipients - Michael DeGasperis, Altaf Stationwala, and Robert Charles Wilson for their phenomenal work in the community.

Read achievements of award recipients
HOSPICE VAUGHAN IN THE COMMUNITY
HOSPICE VAUGHAN WORKS WITH LONG TERM CARE HOME

Wednesday, November 21st - Belinda Marchese, Executive Director presented at the Palliative Care Information Session at the Woodbridge Vista Care Community to talk about hospice palliative care and supports in the community.

Hospice Vaughan is committed to working with our community partners to spread awareness and compassionate care.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES
HOSPICE VAUGHAN EXPANDING WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

Beginning in the New Year, we are expanding our Wellness activities to include gentle and restorative yoga, and guided meditation. These classes are open to our clients with physical and emotional capacity. Please call Wendy Graham for more information at 905-850-6266 Ext. 207.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ADULT BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Our Adult Bereavement Support Group will start January 10 th 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm and run for 6 weeks. Please contact Wendy Graham to sign up. Space is limited. 905-850-6266 x 207 or Wendy@hospicevaughan.com
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR CHILDREN'S BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

Our Children’s Bereavement Support Group will commence beginning January 10th, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and run for 6 weeks. Please contact Wendy Graham for further information and to register. 905-850-6266 x 207 or Wendy@hospicevaughan.com
RESOURCES
COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS

Are the upcoming holidays, decorations and gatherings triggering anxiety or sadness? It is common to struggle with loss and grief at this time of the year. Here are a few resources that may help:

Tips for managing grief at the holidays

Bereavement Support Websites


BECOME A VOLUNTEER
CAN YOU GIVE 1-4 HOURS A WEEK?

Become a volunteer and make a difference in your community.

We need caring people to help in all areas including In-Home Visiting, Complementary Therapy, Day Program, Grief and Bereavement Support, Administration, Events and Communications.

We need volunteers that speak different languages including Italian, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Urdu, Chinese and more.