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Community Education

Hospice Peterborough is committed to raising awareness about hospice palliative care in the community.

Education Events

Contact us for a workshop or seminar that will suit your organization’s needs.

Talking About What We Don’t Want to Talk About: The Peterborough DIEalogues – Fall 2017

What if we lived in a culture that celebrated life by talking openly about death and dying?

The Peterborough DIEalogues Series – 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Lett Architects Studio, 138 Simcoe St. Peterborough, ON

Monday October 16: The Journey of Dying with David Kennedy and friends

Monday November 13: The Challenges of Communication with Paula Greenwood, Patti Stanton and friends

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Join us for an evening of interactive conversation about death, dying and our experiencing of this. In a safe comfortable environment, you will be guided through an evening of thoughtful dialogue that will help shape your thoughts, values and beliefs. You will have the chance to explore and clarify your ideas and thoughts while listening to others do the same. This is a place where the uniqueness of each person’s space will be honoured and the sharing of this together valued.

For more information and to register, please contact us. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Hospice palliative care. Caring for the whole person.
Improved quality of life. Enhanced comfort.
At Hospice Peterborough, individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness and grief realize they are not alone.

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Four Counties Long Term Care Palliative Network Education Day

“Opening Our Hearts and Minds at End of Life”

When: Wednesday October 18, 2017; 8:30am to 3:30pm

Where: Baxter Creek Golf Club, 1702 Cedar Valley Road, Fraserville

Cost: $35

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Featured Presentations:

  • Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing – a workshop about developing presence at the bedside of the dying
    Barb Phillips; Thanadoula/Home Funeral Guide/Certified Funeral Celebrant
  • Explaining Our Journey Through Dying
    David Kennedy; Hospice Peterborough Supportive Care Counsellor, and Brian Nichols; Play Therapist
  • When Doing Gives Way to Being – an experiential workshop exploring the nature of “doing” and “being” in the presence of dying and death
    Jan Stirling-Twist; Contemplative End of Life Care Practitioner

Click here for more information and to register.

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Lending Library
The Hospice Peterborough library has books and other resources on topics related to life-threatening illness, end-of-life care, death & dying and grief. We also have information specifically for children and youth.

Library services are offered free of charge to residents of all ages living in the City and County of Peterborough. Books and other materials can be checked out in person at Hospice Peterborough. It just takes a few minutes to set up a membership account.

Informational Booklets and Handouts

Last Hours of Life

Grief What to Expect

Putting Your Affairs in Order

Palliative Pain and Symptom Management

Getting Through the Holidays with Grief 

Web Resources
The following are credible non-profit organizations, mainly located within Canada that offer relevant web-based information for people living with life-threatening illness, caregivers and people who are grieving.

Canadian Cancer Society
Prevention and screening information and links to popular programs such as Wheels of Hope – a driving program supporting clients to get to cancer-related medical appointments. Peer support is also offered along with a discussion board where people with cancer can connect.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)
The national voice for palliative care in Canada.

Cancer Care Ontario
Cancer Care Ontario has excellent resources for people living with cancer and evidence-based tools for health practitioners.

Caring Bridge
Free personal protected websites allow users to post about their health and create request lists which define what they need and allow family and friends to help without having to constantly ask what they can do.

Central East Healthline
Designed by the Central East Local Health Integrated Network (CE LHIN) for health care professionals and people living in the CE LHIN, This site offers accurate, up-to-date information about health services.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
The provincial association of hospices and palliative care providers that Hospice Peterborough belongs to.

Established by the Caregiver’s Network this Canadian social networking site is designed to support caregivers.

Living My Culture
Canadian website developed by Virtual Hospice where people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief.

My Grief
Canadian resource developed by Virtual Hospice to help people understand and work through grief.

My Grief Now
Helping grief make sense…one story at a time.

Pallium is a Canadian organization with online education resources. Pallium also produces the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook and facilitates delivery of courses across the country such as LEAP (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care).

Speak Up (Advance Care Planning)
Resources for developing an Advance Care Plan and for health professionals to promote advance care planning. Ensure you click on the Ontario-specific resources because some of the legislation for advance care plans is province-specific.

Toronto University Health Network
Helpful guidelines on using the Internet to find information
about your health.

Virtual Hospice
Information for people living with a palliative diagnosis, family and professional caregivers; includes discussion forums, videos for family caregivers on how to provide care and evidence-based tools for health professionals.