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May 2022 | Events, Hospice

Teeny Tiny Garden Spotlight: Bonnie and Ruth’s urban oasis

Bonnie and Ruth’s urban oasis nourishes birds, insects, and the soul of anyone who visits. See it on the Teeny Tiny Garden Tour Sunday, June 12.

Apr 2022 | Events

It’s on! Will you take up the challenge?

It’s on! Will you take up the challenge? Hike for Hospice sponsor Bayshore Home Health invites everyone to lace up those walking shoes May 1 to support compassionate end-of-life care, with a special challenge for businesses and agencies to get involved in Hike for Hospice. “All it takes is one person in a company to […]

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Apr 2022 | Hospice

Journal group writes their way through grief

When grief and loss leave you empty handed, picking up a pen can help. That’s what Diane Scott found after losing her partner, Shelley, to cancer in June 2019. She joined Victoria Hospice’s journal writing group, which offered one way to express and explore the grief she was experiencing.

Apr 2022 | Hospice

Advance Care Planning: a physician and counsellor’s perspective

April 16 is Advance Care Planning Day. We sat down with Dr. Sabrina Gustafson-Vickers, Island Health Medical Lead for Palliative Care & End of Life, and Kari Marshall, Victoria Hospice Clinical Leader of Psychosocial Services for their perspectives on advance care planning

Apr 2022 | Hospice

In the Shadow of Angels: Intimate Stories from a Hospice Counsellor

A new book by retired Victoria Hospice counselllor Susan Breiddal entitled In the Shadow of Angels: Intimate Stories from a Hospice Counsellor makes the reality of death accessible through an intimate, raw, and realistic portrayal of the art of providing loving end-of-life care.