Welcome to our fall newsletter. Please see below for information about programs and other exciting news!

Thank you to donors and members for a successful year. Our new fiscal year began July 1 st.
Grief Support Group

An 8-week Adult Grief and Education support group will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 pm beginning October 2 nd. Contact the office for more details or to register. Participation is free.
Caregiver's Support Group

The Powell River Hospice Society hosts a monthly drop-in for caregivers. Anyone caring for someone who is elderly or who has a chronic or acute illness is welcome as we share experiences and resources and take time to relax. Participation is free. No registration necessary.
Volunteer Training

We will be holding an 8-week Volunteer Training this fall. As we have not held a training since spring 2018, we have a high number of registrants and registration is currently closed.
PRISMA on the Beach

Thanks to the many volunteers and community members who came out to our PRISMA on the Beach Beer Garden. The Hospice Society was grateful for the opportunity to partner with PRISMA and to engage with the community.
PRISMA at Tea ’n’ Tunes

The Tea 'n' Tunes program hosted two PRISMA students in June. Patients and their families were treated to a cellist and violinist. What a beautiful program! A huge thank you to Julia Adam, MTA and volunteers Maureen and Rod for supporting this program.
New Hire

A warm welcome to Megan Gros, who has accepted the Administration and Program Support position with PRHS. Megan has a wealth of experience with non-profits, media, admin and grant writing and will be a foundational part of the day-to-day administration of the society.
Article: Cultural Considerations in Hospice/Palliative Care

Lynn Shervill, volunteer, has written an article for the Northern Health Hospice-Palliative Care Program newsletter entitled  Cultural Considerations in Hospice/Palliative Care,  which highlights the role of self-reflection   and diversity awareness in providing quality end-of-life care.   Read the article  here .
Fundraising Report

Local musicians Geoff Allan and Scott Ritter (Old Enough to Know Better) and Pat Buckna raised close to $900 for hospice during their performances at the Boardwalk this summer.

The Powell River Recreation Complex held a Fitness Fanatics Fundraiser on September 7, with $260 in donations collected. Thank you very much!

A big thank you to Raymond James for donating six months of advertising to us. Look for our ads in PR Living.
Membership Update

We recently had a booth at the Sunshine Music Festival, and had 5 new members join us! Special thank you to Pat Buckna, Meghan McAllister, and our other volunteers for staffing the booth.

As of September 12, we have 99 members, 50 of which are are active volunteers. What an amazing show of support!

The Society’s 2018/19 membership year ended June 30. To offer your support and voice in 2019/20, please use the online form, or you can print the form and mail it to us or drop in to the office and join in person! Phone ahead just to be sure someone is there to greet you.

Please Note!

Should you have bought a membership in May or June of this year, your membership is paid until the end of the 2019/20 year. No further action is required.

Should you be an active volunteer with the Society, here’s some good news: Your membership for 2019/2020 is free! Thank you for your service to and with the Society. Please contact the coordinator for details.
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PO Box 33 Powell River, BC V8A 4Z5