Hearts Together for CK Hospice

With the Covid-19 pandemic and the many restrictions associated with it, the annual Benefit Gala usually held in October each year has been cancelled for 2020. With over 50% of the Chatham-Kent Hospice operating budget being covered by donations each year, including proceeds from the Benefit Gala, a new approach is needed to make up those funds. This year, we …

Comfort During Chaos

Practices that can provide calm and peace After a loss, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to build our resiliency skills in order to stay emotionally and mentally well.  During difficult times, fear may lead us into a worry loop and we may lose our sense of purpose and meaning. Here are some practices that may …

Hospice recognizes Volunteer with prestigious June Callwood Award

Chatham-Kent Hospice is recognizing our local 2020 June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism winner, John Lawrence. John was committed to bringing a hospice to the Chatham-Kent community and worked tirelessly, along with other passionate people, to make our Hospice a reality. With his past work experience and involvement with a number of community initiatives, John played a key role …

Virtual Hike for Hospice a Success!

This year’s Hike for Hospice Chatham-Kent was delayed then changed to a virtual format but that didn’t stop supporters from participating and the event raised over $79,000 to support the ongoing operational needs of our local hospice. Participants were asked to get active in an activity of their choice anytime between June 1 – 14, 2020 while collecting pledges to …

Howard J Rees Foundation steps up to support Hospice

The Howard J. Rees Foundation cares about the community of Chatham-Kent. They recently proved this by making a donation of $25,000 to support the Chatham-Kent Hospice. “We are very grateful for this generous donation. What a wonderful gift to receive during such uncertain times. Even through a pandemic, our staff continue to provide compassionate care to our residents and their …

National Hospice Palliative Care Week – Family shares story of hospice care during pandemic

The first full week of May marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada. Canadians from all walks of life benefit from great hospice palliative care. It is time to celebrate and share the achievements of Hospice Palliative Care throughout the nation, look at shortcomings and create bridges for these gaps. “In recognition of this special week, we are sharing …

Hike for Hospice goes Virtual

Hike for Hospice Chatham-Kent has gone virtual! Instead of gathering together at Mud Creek Trail on June 14, 2020, hikers will participate in an activity of their choice anytime between June 1 – 14, 2020. “The health and safety of our Hikers and volunteers is our top priority. A virtual hike allows participants to run or walk at any location …

COVID-19 Update: April 8, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, Chatham-Kent Hospice is continuing to take actions to protect our residents and their families, clients, volunteers and staff. Screening for all staff and visitors remains in effect. Visitors have been restricted to 1 consistent person for each resident. We understand that visitor restrictions make an already challenging time even more difficult. Our dedicated staff are …

COVID-19 Update: April 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, Chatham-Kent Hospice is continuing to take actions to protect our residents and their families, clients, volunteers and staff. Screening for all staff and visitors remains in effect. Visitors continue to be restricted to 2 dedicated people for each resident. We understand that visitor restrictions make an already challenging time even more difficult. Our dedicated staff …

COVID-19 Update: March 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, Chatham-Kent Hospice is continuing to take actions to protect our residents and their families, clients, volunteers and staff.   To Our Hospice Families: Please know that our Hospice residents are our first priority and our professional care team continues to provide compassionate care. We are continuing with additional cleaning measures to keep our staff and …