How Music Therapy Goes Above and Beyond at End-of-Life

When people hear the words Music Therapy, they don’t always associate it with having a role in hospice care. However, Music Therapy can affect multiple changes in the mind, body and spirit of a person, and can be an effective approach to supporting palliative care patients. At end-of-life, each person’s needs and wishes are radically different. Music offered by a …

Our 5th Annual Hospice Benefit Gala was a Success!

CHATHAM, ON – After a two year hiatus, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation welcomed back guests to its annual in-person Hospice Benefit Gala. Being its 5th year, the event was bigger than ever, taking place at The Chatham Armoury on Friday, October 21st, 2022. Guests attending the gala were treated to a gourmet meal prepared by The Chilled Cork, had the …

Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation!

In 2021, Chatham-Kent Hospice received a one year $135,400 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for use in understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Hospice staff and volunteers, and to provide resources to support resiliency as they continue to provide quality end-of-life care through a global pandemic. Thanks to the Ontario Trillium “Resilient Communities grant”, it has allowed the Chatham-Kent …

Hike for Hospice results are in!

Our community has stepped up once again to support Chatham-Kent Hospice families and residents through Hike for Hospice held last week. Throughout the spring hikers collected pledges and raised over $128,700 to ensure these families continue to receive compassionate, end-of-life care at no cost. “We are always impressed with the dedication of our hikers to supporting Hospice residents and their …

5 Truths We’ve Learned About Grief

Loss is something we all have to go through at some time in our life, whether it’s our family pet, a parent, a spouse, a friend or our child. While we have no control over it we have to find a way to get through it. One of the difficult things about grief is that it’s like a fingerprint and …

Become a volunteer Board or Committee member!

Learn more about becoming a Board or Committee member by clicking the links below! Chatham-Kent Hospice Board of Directors (Volunteer) Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Board of Directors (Volunteer)

CK Hospice Foundation receives Imagine Canada accreditation

On the heels of Hospice’s accreditation announcement in December, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation has now received their own accreditation through Imagine Canada. The Imagine Canada Standards Program is designed to strengthen the practices of Canadian charities and nonprofits and increase public confidence in the sector’s work through demonstrated transparency and accountability. “It is important to us to illustrate our commitment …

CK Charity 50/50 Raffle

CHATHAM, ON – Tickets are now on sale for the CK Charity 50/50 Raffle!  One lucky winner will walk away with 50% of the proceeds with a guaranteed prize of at least $5,000! Last year the winner took home the grand prize of $52,735! Tickets will be available to purchase online at www.ckcharity5050.com between January 4, 2022 and March 2, …

Chatham-Kent Hospice receives accreditation from provincial organization

Chatham-Kent Hospice is proud to announce we have received accreditation through Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) for a Hospice Residence 2021-2024. HPCO Accreditation signifies to health professionals, the public, and funders that an organization, institution or program complies with industry standards and serves as an indicator of commitment to continuous learning and improvement. – https://www.hpco.ca/accreditation/. “Working through the accreditation process …

Self-Care, Self-Compassion & Self-Talk Through Grief

While listening to an excellent podcast recently by Jodi Vlasman, who hosts Healing and Hope Through Grief, I was reminded of several themes we talk about often in grief therapy. Our Supportive Care team would like to share these concepts in the hope they will be helpful in coping with any losses you may have experienced. Self-Care means caring for …