Hospice Kitchen gets Upgrades

The South Kent Wind Community Fund, a donor advised fund of the Chatham Kent Community Foundation recently approved a grant of $9,750 to upgrade appliances for the kitchen at Chatham-Kent Hospice. Specifically, the grant purchased a larger freezer, upgraded the dishwasher, and purchased new shelving units for the pantry as well as an induction soup rethermalizer. “The upgrades to our …

CK Hospice thrilled about newly approved Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team

Chatham-Kent Hospice is excited and honoured to be one of 15 partner organizations in the newly approved Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team (OHT), one of the first OHTs in the province. The Ministry’s announcement affirms the collaboration we know exists amongst health care partners in Chatham-Kent and we are looking forward to building on this partnership in the name of improving …

“Handbags for Hospice” sells out for 3rd year

The 3rd Annual “Handbags for Hospice” event hosted at the Portuguese Canadian Social Club by a group of committed volunteers in October. The sold out event raised $24,000 in support of local Hospice families. At the event, guests play twelve games of Bingo where the prize for each round is a brand name, designer handbag. Other prizes are also available …

Grieving During the Holidays

Grief is difficult on any day of the year. However, the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming and can intensify the pain and emotions you are feeling after the death of your loved one. There is tremendous pressure to be joyful and bright with reminders everywhere that this is supposed to be a time of togetherness and celebration. You may be …

Gala Guests show support for Local Hospice Families

In Photo: Steve Desjardins, General Manager – Victory Ford Lincoln On Friday, October 25th, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation hosted its 4th Annual Benefit Gala with huge success raising over $81,000 to support end-of-life hospice care in Chatham-Kent. The sold out event focused on the theme “Changing Moments, Changing Lives”. This theme was reflected in the message shared by a former …

Enbridge Gas Continues Support for the Hospice Volunteer Program

CHATHAM, ON, OCTOBER 11, 2019 – Enbridge Gas recently presented the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation with a $20,000 donation to support,  Hospice volunteer network initiatives. This donation from Enbridge Gas continues the support that Union Gas initiated when the hospice opened its doors in 2016. “At Enbridge Gas, we believe a community belongs to everyone who lives there and we strive to …

Captain Positivity brightens Hospice residents’ day

Captain Positivity flew into Chatham-Kent Hospice today to visit our residents and their families. He delivered cookies as well as messages of support and encouragement. “Hospice is always a memorable visit for me. Families are going through a difficult time but the atmosphere is so welcoming and positive. Being a bright spot in their day, spreading positive energy is what …

Fourth Annual “Changing Moments, Changing Lives” Benefit Gala for Hospice Care

Limited tickets are still available for the fourth annual “Changing Moments, Changing Lives” Hospice Foundation Gala happening Friday, October 25th at the John. D. Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham. Guests attending the Gala will enjoy a multi-course gourmet meal and a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences at the silent and live auction. Once again adding to the excitement of the evening …

Chatham-Kent Hospice Expands “Well Within” Programs and Services

After receiving an Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed grant in 2018, the Chatham- Kent Hospice was successful in receiving a $325,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow grant in January of 2019. With this second grant, the Chatham-Kent Hospice has expanded its “Well Within” Grief and Bereavement programs to further support and connect individuals and families coping with the loss of a loved …

Hospice recognizes Kate Howey with prestigious June Callwood Award

Kate Howey was recently recognized for her volunteer involvement with Chatham-Kent Hospice by being awarded the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism at the 2019 Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Annual Conference. A gentle spirit coupled with a willingness to lend a hand makes Kate a very important member of our team! As a Direct Support Volunteer she supports our …