Peterborough County Council Completes Pledge to Hospice Peterborough

Today Peterborough County Council presented Hospice Peterborough with a cheque for $175,000 to complete their generous pledge of $350,000 to the Every Moment Matters Campaign and the new Hospice Peterborough Care Centre.

“We are so grateful to Peterborough County Council and the residents of the County for their commitment to hospice care in our community. Their contribution to the Every Moment Matters Campaign and the Care Centre Project has helped make the dream of a hospice residence for Peterborough City and County a reality,” says Linda Sunderland, Executive Director, Hospice Peterborough.

Hospice Peterborough offers 25 programs and services free of charge to residents of all ages living in the communities of Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, City of Peterborough, Curve Lake First Nation, Douro Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Hiawatha First Nation, North Kawartha, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Selwyn, and Trent Lakes. Programs and services include palliative navigation in our community, a home support program, day program, caregiver support group, grief programs, family support, wellness programming and education and consultation support in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough Counties as well.

Pictured: Joe Taylor, Peterborough County Warden and Linda Sunderland, Executive Director, Hospice Peterborough.

Now Recruiting Volunteer Board Members

Are you interested in supporting hospice palliative care in our community? Please consider applying for a position on the Hospice Peterborough Board of Directors.

The Hospice Peterborough Board of Directors invites residents from the City and County of Peterborough to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term,  starting June 2018.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organizational and leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • An interest and expertise in one or more of the following areas: governance, resource development, finance, strategic planning and community relations

For more information about becoming a Board Member please read the PDF, Becoming a Board Member.

Interested individuals are asked to provide resumes and cover letters in confidence by May 17, 2018 to:  – Attention: Chair, Board Governance Committee

Grief and the Holidays

At this time of year, enjoying the holidays can feel difficult if you are grieving. You may even feel guilty for being joyful (even if it is fleeting) because joy and grief are often treated as opposite emotions that should not meet. After someone has died, it is important to be able to acknowledge pain and sadness during special occasions – to be able to integrate honouring the person into a time you may have typically enjoyed and looked forward to.

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It’s Time to Talk About Grief and Loss in Peterborough #GriefDayCA2017

“Fear costs more than grief.” – Brené Brown

November 21 marks the first annual Bereavement Day in Canada (#GriefDayCA2017). The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association invites all Canadians to reflect on the importance of relationships past and present, to think about those who have passed from our lives, and to advocate for supports at provincial and national levels for grieving Canadians.

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