Serenity House Hospice
Who is ready for SPRING? I am!!
50/50 tickets going on sale!! ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUESTED TO PARTICIPATE!!
looking for local businesses and volunteers to sell 50/50 tickets.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED OR KNOW OF A BUSINESS WILLING TO PARTICIPATE GIVE US A CALL!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
WORDS FROM CINDY WEBBER
I wanted to share the email I received from HPCO with you. It is because of the hard work of our volunteers that we have made it this far….
Hello Cindy – Congratulations on achieving your Level I Accreditation!
Attached is your accreditation seal. Your official letter will be mailed today and your certificate will be presented at our Annual Conference in April.
This is now posted on our website under “About us”…. Check it out!
Have a great day all!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO....
If it wasn't for these ladies hard work and dedication, the accreditation would not have been possible. THANK YOU!!!!
New Pathways group starting for younger adults with minor children at home.
Dates and times to follow.
It's not too soon to let us know YOU would like to PARTICIPATE!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Pamper Day for Active Caregivers
St. Thomas Christian Church
Morning or Afternoon Session
Cost $10.00 - includes lunch - Limited Space available
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Hike for Hospice -
We are looking for individuals, Family and CorporateTeams to register for this great fundraiser!
Prizes for top fundraisers and a BBQ
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Port Stanley Theatre
"Drinking Alone" is a Norm Foster classic. Trivial Pursuit gone bad - a role-playing first-time escort, a hard drinking news anchor, and a whole lot of family history! Family reconciliation takes centre stage in this masterful mix of comedy and drama.
If you are interested in tickets or details about this Serenity House Hospice fundraiser please call
For further information on these events, please call Lynn at the office or email: email@example.com
Spring Crop: Knights of Columbus, on Saturday, May 18th
We will need:
- Kitchen staff
- people to arrive at 9 am and 9 pm for about 1 hour each to help people with their supplies in and out of the building.
- people to gather prizes for the prize table
- people to post posters
- food donations
WORDS FROM LYNN DAVIS
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Will Schwalbe, the author of “The End of Your Life Book Club”
Will and his mother Mary Anne loved to read and discuss what they were reading—a love that grew even more important after Mary Anne was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.
The “End of Your Life Book Club” is a very wise book which meditates on death, dying and parent-child relationships. Interspersed between this motif, are countless smaller grains of wisdom, sometimes from Will and sometimes from his mother. In each chapter, the author uses a book or several books as a conduit for his message.
There is a possibility that Mr. Schwalbe may visit us in the Spring. In the Meantime, I am trying to determine if there is any interest in forming a small book club, based upon his book and the books they read. Some of the books on their book list deal with cancer or death, but other books, on their list are “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Olive Kitteridge. Our club could meet at serenity House Hospice and take any form we want…. Anybody interested in pursuing this? Call or e mail Lynn firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT VOLUNTEER MEETING
Wednesday February 13th, 2013 at 5:00pm
When I book volunteer meetings, I hear a lot of people being unable to come due to the time. I have changed the time of the meetings to hopefully suit the volunteers better.
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Inspirational Thought of the Month
A Glimmer of Hope
Written by: Rita Appel, August 2010
To Serenity House Hospice
For two years of Hope and Renewal and many more to come
Lord this is quite the journey I'm on
Battling cancer, facing death
I know it's just a step on the path
But how do I learn to live with dying
I know we are face our mortality
sooner or much later
But lord, I never thought
I would be facing it RIGHT NOW
I'm confused and afraid
And, sadly, alone too
Trying to put on a brave face
For family and friends, to ease their pain
I know others have gone through
A journey similar to mine
But where are they
How do I reach them?
I think you should call them,
The folks at Serenity House Hospice
Said my health care manager.
on my god, I guess I AM dying!
With trepidation I make the call
As I speak at length
with the angel on the other end
I realize things aren't so bad after all.
I'm so glad you called; we're here to help you
To cope with a life threatening illness
To overcome the fear of the journey
And to live your life fully.
We have many complementary programs
That work with your treatment
That will help bring peace and restoration
To your weary burdened spirit
Laughter Yoga will help you
Learn to laugh through it all
Meditation will guide your focus
To ease the overwhelming stress
Art for the Heart allos you to express
The feelings you cannot voice
While Reike and Reflexology
Will bring a healing touch to you
These and other programs offered
Have been designed
To bring harmony to your spirit
Which the illness tries to destroy
The most important thing of all
Is that everyone here
Has been on a journey
Similar to yours
As I listen to my telephone angel
I begin to feel hope
A second chance to learn
To Love, Laugh, Live
P.S: After all, a place with angels named Cookie and Candy can't be all that bad!