UPCOMING EVENTS

September 18th- October 23,
11:30 am-12:30 pm at the 55 Activity Centre
Coffee Get Together: Drop-in Grief Group: Open to anyone, this group offers an opportunity to listen and to share grief experiences. Find the time for yourself and be supported as you continue to make the many difficult adjustments to life following  the loss of a loved one. 

November 5th- December 10th
Courage to Grieve: A community based program for those experiencing loss through death, co-facilitated by two individuals.  Registration is required.  The six week structured bereavement sessions are held in a safe, non-judgmental group environment where you can meet others having similar experiences, thoughts and feelings.  

November 30th
Memory Tree: A community event to remember your loved ones

 

 

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Our Programs

The Squamish Hospice Society provides a number of programs to help support the dying, their loved ones and those dealing with grief. The following are a list of our programs. If you would like more information please call our office 604-567-2009

Patient Visits

Our trained volunteers offer practical and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones. Support can include conversation, outtings, letter writing or legacy leaving projects, sharing hobbies and interests. Volunteers may visit patients at home, in hospital or at a long term care facility.

Bedside Vigil

Volunteers support patients and families in the last 48 hours of life. These trained volunteers are there to offer support in the final transition and to be a supportive presence to the patient and their loved ones.

Alternative Therapies

Trained hospice volunteers can provide the following alternative therapies:  reiki and therapeutic touch to patients or bereaved clients. These alternative therapies may help with pain relief and calming anxieties.

Bereavement Support

Is an integral part of the Squamish Hospice Society. We provide  both adult bereavement support groups as well as support for bereaved children; a first for our community. Bereavement support may be in a group setting or one on one. The bereavement volunteer is a hospice volunteer who is there to be with the individual who has experienced a loss through death and provides companionship and support. Please call today if you or someone you care about is having trouble dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Courage to Grieve

A community based program for those experiencing loss through death, co-facilitated by two individuals.  Registration is required.  The six week structured bereavement sessions are held in a safe, non-judgmental group environment where you can meet others having similar experiences, thoughts and feelings.  

Coffee Get Together: Adult Drop-In Grief Group

Open to anyone, this group offers an opportunity to listen and to share grief experiences. It creates time and space to acknowledge our losses in an informal yet supportive and confidential setting. Find the time for yourself and be supported as you continue to make the many difficult adjustments to life following  the loss of a loved one. Running for 6 weeks starting Tuesday September 18th 11:30am.

Bereavement Walking Program

Is a weekly program that provides an opportunity to walk with others who are grieving as well as receive support from trained hospice volunteers. The walk will start back up in September.

Living in a Changed World

This Bereavement package provides information on grief and is offered to anyone in the community who is grieving. Please contact us if you would like to pick up a copy.

contact the Squamish Hospice Society at NEW: 604-567-2009 or email hospice.seatosky@vch.ca