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.
“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.
Today Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal announced that Hospice Peterborough will receive $2 million from the Ministry of Health to help fund the costs of the new Hospice Peterborough Care Centre. Continue reading MPP Jeff Leal opens funding doors for Hospice Peterborough
At Hospice Peterborough we know how important it is to say goodbye. On September 12th, many gathered at 325 London Street to remember and celebrate the impact Langton House had on those who may have lived, worked, visited or admired the home. Continue reading Hospice Peterborough Care Centre Update
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Peterborough – On June 2nd Hospice Peterborough issued an update to its donors, volunteers, clients, community partners and the general public about the difficulties the organization has been facing with the Hospice Care Centre project. Continue reading Care Centre Update – June 22, 2017