CK Hospice Offers Brand New Grief, Bereavement Programs

Blackburn News- Chatham-Kent BY SARAH COWANJULY 22, 2018 7:07AM@scowannews Chatham-Kent Hospice is rolling out a brand new series of programs and activities for people dealing with grief and loss. Outreach Wellness Program Coordinator Caress Lee Carpenter shared information about the new activities at an open house at the Retro Suites Hotel Wednesday afternoon. “We have one-on-one grief and bereavement counselling, we …

Vintage Tractor Raffle to Benefit the Community of Chatham-Kent

CHATHAM, ON (June 28, 2018) – Because of the thoughtfulness of a local farmer, two local charities in Chatham-Kent will receive the proceeds of a vintage tractor raffle. Tom Robert of Pain Court has refurbished two antique tractors – a 1939 John Deere Model B, valued at $7,500 and a 1954 Massey Ferguson 50, valued at $6,500 – and generously …

CUPE Local 12 Continues their Support for Local Hospice Families

Members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 12 recently made a generous donation of $10,000 to Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation to support the end-of-life services offered by Chatham-Kent Hospice to local families when they need it the most. Jodi Maroney, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Executive Director – “We are so thankful to the members of CUPE Local 12 for their …

CK Pickleball Club Supports Hospice

Over 70 pickleball players came together recently for the 2018 Pickleball for Hospice tournament and raised over $10,000 to support the ongoing operational needs of the Chatham-Kent Hospice. The event, held at the St. Clair College HealthPlex, included clinics for players, a skills tournament and a Play a Pro event. The funds were raised from generous sponors, entry fees and …

Sunny Skies for the 2nd Annual Hike for Hospice

Over 400 people came out to walk the Mud Creek Trail for the 2nd Annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, April 29th raising over $60,000 to support the ongoing operational needs of Chatham-Kent Hospice. The hike kicked off with opening remarks from our Co-Chairs Helen Robertson and Josette de Brouwer, Rachel Schwarz singing “O Canada” and the Royal Canadian Legion …

Local Shoppers Drug Marts Support Chatham-Kent Hospice

Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Chatham-Kent once again held their ‘Tree of Life – Growing Women’s Health Campaign’ in support of Chatham-Kent Hospice. Through generous donations made by customers and staff, the campaign raised over $24,000 which will be used to support ongoing operational needs. “We are so thankful to Shoppers Drug Mart employees and their customers for their generosity. …

New location for VON Bereavement Services

VON Chatham-Kent and Chatham-Kent Hospice would like to announce that effective April 16, 2018, the VON Kids’ Circle and Supportive Care Volunteer Visiting programs will relocate back to the VON office at 190 Stanley Avenue. “We value our longstanding and ongoing partnership and are very pleased that both organizations have grown to require additional resources. Alongside Chatham-Kent Hospice, we look …

Howard Mutual Foundation supports Hospice Kitchen Program

The Howard Mutual Foundation recently awarded Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation with a grant in the amount of $7,500 to support the Chatham-Kent Hospice Kitchen Program. The Hospice Kitchen Program, run mainly by volunteers, provides homemade meals for the residents and soups, baked goods and snacks for Hospice family members and guests. Chatham-Kent Hospice offers this service at no cost to residents …

Hospice recognizes Volunteer with prestigious June Callwood Award

Sabrina Guillotte was recently recognized for her volunteer involvement with Chatham-Kent Hospice by being awarded the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism at the 2018 Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Annual Conference. Sabrina has been a volunteer with the Hospice since 2014. Sabrina’s brings heart and compassion to her role as Reception volunteer, and ensures that every visitor is treated …

Local Youth Forgoes Birthday Gifts for Gifts to Hospice

The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation is fortunate to receive gifts from people and groups of all different ages and backgrounds. A gift recently received at the Hospice touched the hearts of everyone involved. Leah Barnier recently celebrated her eighth birthday. Instead of gifts, she asked for donations of gift cards to Hospice. Leah has a special connection to Hospice through a …