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Flooring & Fireplace

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Happy New Year

Hi everyone, Todd here. It was a chilly walk around the site today but I was able to get some good photos of construction progress. Linda was also inside the building this morning and took those photos. We are getting closer!!! [showhide type=”post”]

Main reception/donor wall corridor

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Paint, path and porch – images from Dec 20 site visit

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Beautiful design courtesy of Lett Architects.
El Low (Design and Furnishings Committee) and John Dockendorff (Mortlock Construction) get ready to head inside via Private Garden entrance.
Path from parking lot down to south garden and service entrance
Excited about freshly painted walls in the new bedrooms. Pictured left to right: El Low (Chair, Design and Furnishings Committee), Linda Sunderland (Executive Director), Theresa Morris (Member, Design and Furnishings Committee).
Beautiful light shines into the Family Great Room
All will be welcome. Looking towards the front door through main reception area. Oasis Room on right.
Lower Level: Soon to be Integrated Arts Room (far right) and two Multi-Purpose Rooms (one with French doors onto garden patio).
Main Level: French doors from program room onto south-facing sun porch (currently tarped)
It takes a team…
Linda welcomes everyone at the front entrance.

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Work continues on your Hospice Peterborough (More images coming next week!)

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Community Hospice Foyer and Coffee Bar (kitchen pass through window on left wall; doorway to large, bright program room in middle of photo).

 

Sneak peak at furniture fabrics! (Pictured: Shelley Hughes, member of Design and Furnishings Committee)
Storm water drainage system off the southeast corner of the building (now under parking lot).

 

Progress on the southwest.

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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.

Each year Hospice supports clients and community members to honour the death of someone they are connected, to  by lighting a tree and inviting people to remember by writing a message or the name of the person who died on a paper dove and attaching it to the tree. The template for the dove is available here and you are welcome to print a dove and drop it by Hospice or to print doves for use in your own home over the holidays.

Here are some resources recommended by Hospice staff that you may find helpful at this time:

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Not-for-Profit Excellence Award

At the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on October 17th, 2018, the Hospice Peterborough team heard our name called as the winner for the Not-for-Profit category. We were honoured to have been nominated alongside the Canadian Canoe Museum and the YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton, and to win takes our breath away.  

Shelley Barrie, President of the Hospice Peterborough Board of Directors, accepted the award for Not-for-Profit Excellence on behalf of Executive Director, Linda Sunderland, saying,

“We are in the middle of a transformation at Hospice Peterborough which will see us expand our services to include 24/7 end-of-life care in our stunning new Care Centre, at the corner of London and Reid streets. I look out in the room tonight and see so many who have invested their time, advice, support expertise, and made significant donations to bring this project to life.”

Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce and our category sponsor, Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough for this privilege. And thank you to our community. Without the support of our donors, sponsors and volunteers, our mission to provide care for those facing life-threatening illness and grief would not be possible.

“Together we are building our community’s hospice – this award is for you!”- Shelley Barrie, President, Board of Directors, Hospice Peterborough