Volunteer Training

Do you have a heart for volunteering? Do you feel called to bring comfort to others in their time of need? Do you have an hour or so each week to do something meaningful?

If you answer yes to any of these questions please consider joining us!

 

September
15 & 16

AND

September
29 & 30

 

Fridays 5-8:30 and Saturdays 9-4:30

Please note both weekends are required to complete the training.

To register or for more information please call (250) 364-6204

NCARE Study Results Brief

NCARE: Volunteer / Healthcare Provider Navigation
Supporting Older Adults Living with Advancing Chronic Illness
Summary Report August 2016

Summary
In this one-year intervention, volunteers were trained in navigation and provided navigation services to older adults in the home. Evaluation of the intervention was conducted at six- months and twelve-months.

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Volunteer Training

Do you have a heart for volunteering? Do you feel called to bring comfort to others in their time of need? Do you have an hour or so each week to do something meaningful?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, please consider joining us!

September 30, October 1, and October 14, 15
(Fridays 5:00pm - 8:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am - 4:30pm)

To register or for more information, please call: (250) 364-6204 or email info@trailhospice.org


Support Group for Children Who Have Suffered Loss

This is an opportunity for children to meet one another, share experiences, learn about loss, grief, death, and dying and to have some fun through art and play.

Who: Children aged 6 to 9 years, preferred

What: 6 weekly sessions. Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00

When: Beginning Wednesday, April 6th thru Wednesday, May 11th

Where: St. Michael's School

There is no charge for this group.

Limited space. For further information or to register, please call:
Margie - (250) 368-5054
Krista - (250) 368-1055

Support Group for Children who have suffered loss

Sponsored by Greater Trail Hospice Society

This is an opportunity for children to meet one another, share experiences, learn about loss, grief, death, and dying and to have some fun through art and play.

Who: Children aged 6 to 9 yrs

What: 6 weekly sessions. Wed 2:30-3:30

It is recommended that children attend all 6 sessions. Examples of themes are: “fears” and “good-byes” coping strategies

When: Beginning Sept 30th thru Nov 4th

Where: Webster School

There is no charge for this group.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For further information call Trail Hospice at 250-364-6204 to register.

Support Group for Children who have suffered loss

Sponsored by Greater Trail Hospice Society

This is an opportunity for children to meet one another, share experiences, learn about loss, grief, death, and dying and to have some fun through art and play.

Who: Children aged 6 to 9 yrs

What: 7 weekly sessions. Wed 3-4:30

It is recommended that children attend all 8 sessions. Examples of themes are: “fears” and “good-byes” Coping strategies

When: Beginning Feb 11 thru Apr 8th (no sessions during spring break)

Where: Trail United Church lounge

There is no charge for this group.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For further information call Trail Hospice at 250-364-6204 to register.

An Uneventful Evening

What you've been waiting for!
Trail & Castlegar working together to bring you an evening of...

Absolutely Nothing!

Please don't join us on Friday November 14th.

There won't be dinner.

There won't be entertainment.


AN UNEVENTFUL EVENING

The cost to stage a formal fundraising evening dinner with entertainment is in the thousands of dollars. We feel this money can be used more productively to deliver hospice palliative services to people in our community. We are therefore giving you the opportunity to “buy the tickets” but not attend. We will put all funds raised to good use and you can stay home in your jammies and relax. You won’t need to get a babysitter, get your hair done, buy a new outfit or get a safe ride home! That’s not to say we won’t be hosting any more events, but you’re off the hook for this one!

Unfortunately you will not get to groove to the sounds of Bryan Adams. He has graciously agreed not to perform. You will not have to lis- ten to heartfelt, but often too long speeches. Once again – you’re off the hook!

We urge you to look at the menu items and pick one or more! You can never have enough of a good thing!


MENU

"Beggar’s Banquet" - Spare Some Change

A toothpick and a breath mint, thoughtfully prepared for you for practically nothing!
What? No need to track down a babysitter!..................................................$25.00

"Minced Words" - It Will Leave You Speechless!

Faux French Onion soup, served with a fraudulent French baguette.
What! I don’t need to find something to wear!...............................................$50.00

"Chef’s Surprise" - And What a surprise it is!

Phoney Philet mignon accompanied by a bed of bogus rice, smothered in a nebulous Neptune sauce.
What! I don’t need to mingle or socialize...................................................$100.00

"The Silver Tongued Platter" - You won’t believe you eyes!!

For starters our “Mirage du jour” followed by the “Catch of the day” (your guess is as good as ours, and that’s no fish tail).
We Won’t be adding a gratuity or tax to your bill.................Priceless $___________

And by the way: Your meal will not be made by Gordon Ramsey!!!

Swimathon 2014 Results

Chris McEwan (L) and Dieter Bogs (R) congratulate each other on a job well done at the Hospice Swimathon held March 6 at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre.  Dieter Bogs raised the most individual pledges with $2,350.00 and Chris McEwan swam 120 laps or six (6) kilometers to take the longest swim prize.  Fifteen swimmers and the sponsorship of Teck Metals Ltd. contributed to a very successful event.  Over $12,500.00 was raised for the Greater Trail Hospice Society.


Tasha Neufeld was the first swimmer in the pool at the 2014 Hospice Swimathon.  She did a 2 kilometer swim with ease.


Volunteers Anne symington (L) and Ellen Ferguson sit ready to accept swimmers pledges and count laps at the 2014 Swimathon.

Special Thanks Gail Potter

The board wishes to thank Gail Potter for her service as chairperson to the Greater Trail Hospice Society. Her leadership, expertise and dedication to the Society was recognized and appreciated by all who she had contact with. She will be greatly missed by the board, staff, volunteers and all those connected to the work of the Society.

Grief & Spirituality A Workshop For Pastors

Event: Grief & Spirituality A Workshop For Pastors

Date(s): Nov. 15th 2012

Description: Topics Include:

  • Healthy and unhealthy grieving process
  • Factors that influence grief
  • How spiritual needs change during the grieving process
  • 3 part process to work through guilt
  • Helping grievers to forgive
  • Ritual as a psychotherapeutic tool
  • Readiness to make a major change after a loss
  • Supporting Extroverts, Introverts, and Omniverts
  • Helping grievers through the Christmas season