Hospice News

Hospice Huntsville survey aims to improve services for the community
Do you know what Hospice Huntsville provides for our community?
The short answer, and the one most people would reply with, is end-of-life care but it’s much, much more than that.
Through a new survey, the organization hopes to better understand both how its services are understood and viewed by the community, as well as how it can better serve community members with its programs.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/hospice-huntsville-survey-aims-to-improve-services-for-the-community

When the holidays aren’t so merry: Coping with Grief
The holidays are a jolly time for many, but it can be a particularly difficult time for people who are grieving the death of loved ones.
“Grief is a normal response to a significant loss,” says Jane Weiland, program coordinator at Hospice Huntsville. “When you add in the Christmas season, we feel that everything needs to be perfect and wonderful and yet when you’re grieving, it’s not perfect and wonderful.”
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/when-the-holidays-arent-so-merry-coping-with-grief

Men of Grandview Benevolent Fund donates $15,000 to local charities
“It’s the right thing to do,” said Paul Guimond on behalf of the newly formed Men of Grandview Benevolent Fund. “I think anyone that’s in the position to give back has a bit of an obligation to.”
Several members of the fund were at Hospice Huntsville to present three $5,000 cheques to local organizations—Hospice Huntsville, Community Living Huntsville and the Chrysalis women’s shelter—in time for the annual Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following American Thanksgiving.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/men-of-grandview-benevolent-fund-donates-15000-to-local-charities/

Difficult year on Eagle Lake leads to Friends of Almaguin Hospice
According to residents Katy Anderson, Lynne Kennedy and Lynne Edwards, the last year has been a difficult one for residents along Eagle Lake and they decided it was time to do something to help raise some awareness.
“The three of us were sitting here one day chatting and lamenting the fact that we have lost several people on Eagle Lake from about November 2017 to late summer this year,” said Anderson. “And then we got to talking about how few people seem to know about hospices and all of the services that are offered in the area.”
Read the entire article:  https://www.northbaynipissing.com/community-story/9000860-difficult-year-on-eagle-lake-leads-to-friends-of-almaguin-hospice/

Rock and Roll Black Tie Affair back for a third year in support of Hospice Huntsville
When local musician Jamie Clarke’s father died from cancer in 2016, Clarke knew he had to do something to help keep Hospice Huntsville going.
“We kept him at home as long as we could but when it got too difficult we turned to Hospice,” said Clarke. “They afforded us the time we needed to just sit and enjoy his final days the best we could.”
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/rock-and-roll-black-tie-affair-back-for-a-third-year-in-support-of-hospice-huntsville/

Studio K with Jo Jordan Hunters Bay Radio and Melissa from Hospice Huntsville (Airing on: October 21, 2018)
Listen to the podcast: https://tinyurl.com/y7kglso7

Don’t miss the Antique Road show and Artisan Fair in support of Hospice Huntsville

Huntsville’s Faith Baptist Church is sponsoring an Antique Road show and Artisan Fair on Friday Oct 26, from 9 am to 2 pm for the artisans, and 9 am to 4:30 pm for antique appraisals, at 169 West Road, Huntsville. The event is a fundraiser for Hospice Huntsville.  Faith’s hope is that the event will encourage local artisans, help Hospice Huntsville and create a fun day for many in the community.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/dont-miss-the-antique-road-show-and-artisan-fair-in-support-of-huntsville-hospice/

Hospice Huntsville unveils new In Memoriam donor wall at Algonquin Grace
Hospice Huntsville appreciates every one of the donors who help the organization provide excellent end-of-life care in our community.  Hospice recognizes those donors in a variety of ways, and today unveiled a new one.
As people enter the Algonquin Grace reception area, they will be greeted by a serene floor-to-ceiling photograph of a Muskoka chair overlooking a sun-dappled lake at sunrise. Hanging above the image of the chair is a plaque honouring the people who had significant memorial donations made in their name in the first quarter of this year. The names will remain on the plaque for a year and with each new quarter more will be added.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/hospice-huntsville-unveils-new-in-memoriam-donor-wall-at-algonquin-grace/

Annual Swim for Hospice a cause close to participants’ hearts
On Sunday, August 12, the Muskoka River was awash with purple compassion. Local swimmers took to the waters between Lake Vernon and the Town Dock to raise funds for Huntsville’s very own Hospice during the seventh annual Swim for Hospice, with participants swimming in honour of loved ones and for a great cause.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/annual-swim-for-hospice-cause-close-to-participants-hearts/

Create A Swim for Hospice!

Hospice Huntsville is giving you the opportunity to Create A Swim in support of Swim for Hospice on Aug. 12. Here is how you can do it.
View Your TV Muskoka/Cogeco News Interview:  https://www.yourtv.tv/node/111116

Hospice Huntsville getting ready for their next signature event

Year seven for Swim for Hospice is happening on Sunday, Aug. 12. The goal is $25,000
View Your TV Muskoka/Cogeco News Interview: https://www.yourtv.tv/node/106076

Hospice Huntsville Looking for Volunteers   (airing May 28, 2018)
View the TV Cogeco story:  https://yourtv.tv/node/98091

ProActive Rehab hosts egg-cellent fundraiser for Hike for Hospice (May 5, 2018)
First it was pies in the face. Then it was a chilly (7.8°C!) dip in the Muskoka River. And this year, the staff at ProActive Rehab continued their annual tradition of holding a creative fundraiser in support of Hospice Huntsville’s Hike for Hospice with a round of egg roulette.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/proactive-rehab-hosts-egg-cellent-fundraiser-for-hike-for-hospice

Hospice Huntsville medical director, Dr. Deb Harrold, receives provincial award  (May 4, 2018)

It couldn’t have been a better way to have her work honoured.
The award that Dr. Deb Harrold, Medical Director at Hospice Huntsville, recently received from Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HCPO) was not only the result of a nomination from the palliative care team she works with, it is named for her mentor, Dr. Larry Librach.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/hospice-huntsville-medical-director-dr-deb-harrold-receives-provincial-award/

Studio K with Jo Jordan Hunters Bay Radio (Airing on: April 22, 2018)
Today we welcome Melissa Polischuk from Hospice Huntsville. We talk about the organization, volunteering and upcoming fundraisers.
Listen to the podcast: https://tinyurl.com/yavusym9


Dr. Harrold awarded the Lawrence Librach Award for Palliative Medicine in the Community
This award is given annually to a physician who demonstrates excellence and leadership in palliative care and advances palliative care in their communities through mentorship of family physicians.
The award was created to honour Dr. Larry Librach who began his medical career in 1970, and became an early presence in the field of palliative care in 1978 and was instrumental in shaping the Canadian approach to palliative care and palliative medicine. Throughout his 35 years in palliative care, Dr. Librach was a teacher and mentor, an encouraging and enthusiastic colleague and friend who embraced every opportunity to give of himself, and who consistently inspired others to do the same.
This is a tremendous honor so please join our organization in congratulating Deb!

Sundridge Legion provides financial help to Hospice Huntsville

Hospice Huntsville just received a little help from the north.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 467 from Sundridge has provided Hospice Huntsville with $2,462 in funding to assist in the purchase of clinical equipment for Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice. The funds from the legion come from the Poppy Trust Fund.