Dear Hospice Supporters,

Our volunteers and members have been active over the summer as we work to increase our presence in the community. Our Canada Day booth had many visitors, as did our booth at Pride in the Park. Thank you to all who were able to take a shift at one of these events. We couldn’t have been successful without your participation.
We had a huge number of people volunteer to help Hospice by taking tickets at Powtown Shakedown July 29th through August 1st. Entry to this event on the Friday night was by donation to Hospice, and there was a 50/50 draw on each of the four days of the event. We received over $2800 as a result of the generosity of attendees. Many thanks to Lando Taves for organizing this event and for his support of Hospice. We’re just waiting to hear back about one of the sponsors possibly matching this amount.
As summer nears its end, we are gearing up for our fall programs. If you haven’t seen what Hospice has to offer, please check out our upcoming programs at Of course our one-to-one support of those who are nearing end of life or who are bereaved continues, as we are able to be there for more and more community members every year thanks to our amazing volunteers.
Save the date – we have set our Annual General Meeting for Monday, November 28th at 7:00! At this meeting we’ll have reports on the past year’s activities from all our staff and committees, as well as discussions about where we hope to go in the next year and the election of board members. We have some exciting news, updates and other items of interest to announce at this meeting! More details to follow in the fall.
Did you know that Powell River Hospice Society receives no funding from either the provincial government or Vancouver Coastal Health to cover our operational costs? We rely on grants from various sources and the generosity of our donors to cover all our expenses. If you are interested in learning more about some interesting options for legacy giving, please contact us. You’ll be hearing a lot more about this in the coming months.
Thank you again for your ongoing support of Powell River Hospice Society. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like further information on any hospice-related topic.

Cathy Fisher, President
Valuable Resources

Books on Wheels - Powell River Public Library
Are you or someone you know unable to make it into the Library due to illness, injury or another physical challenge? No problem. Library volunteers will deliver materials each month—for free. With an individual’s likes, needs and preferences in mind, Library staff choose items from the Library’s collection of regular print books, large print books, audio books, magazines, DVDs and CDs. Then volunteers deliver a Library bag of materials once a month.

Click here for more information.

Senior Frailty Checklist and Resources - Divisions of Family Practice
A resource list and checklist for dealing with frailty as part of the aging process.

Click here for more information.
Programs Update

In September, we are eager to start the Guided Grief Walks for community members. This involves meeting with a small group to engage in healthy outdoor exercise along the sea wall while discussing grief in a safe and confidential way. This group will meet once a month, with the potential for additional program days. If you know of anyone interested in being a participant of that program, please let them know they can contact [email protected] for more information.

We are looking for a volunteer to facilitate the monthly caregiver support group. This is an ongoing group, with potential breaks in the summertime. The group meets once on the last Monday of the month at the hospice office for about 1 to 1.5 hours. The first meeting for the new facilitator will be at the end of September.

A big thank you to Dawn Stubbs for committing to the facilitator role for a year! She did an excellent job providing a safe, warm and non-judgemental space for the participants of the group. We appreciate you, Dawn, and thank you for your amazing energy towards the facilitator role.

If you are interested in learning more about facilitating this support group, please email [email protected].
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