Serenity House Hospice

February Newsletter

Who is ready for SPRING? I am!!


UPCOMING EVENTS



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!

519-637-3034

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....

TERI PETERKIN

FRANCIS WHITE

CINDY WEBBER


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"

"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: lynn.serenityhh@gmail.com



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!



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 lynn.serenityhh@gmail.com




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.


Please Keep Reading!!! Stay Informed!


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!