Hospice News

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.

Rock and Roll Black Tie Affair raises almost $15,000 for Hospice Huntsville (Published: April 18, 2018)

For the second year running, the Rock and Roll Black Tie Affair has raised thousands for Hospice Huntsville.
The event, hosted by local band Myrle, is a night of music, canapés and cocktails, accompanied by a silent auction. Myrle singer-songwriter Jamie Clarke launched the Rock and Roll Black Tie Affair in support of Hospice after his dad spent his final days there and he learned how much the organization relies on donations.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/rock-and-roll-black-tie-affair-raises-almost-15000-for-hospice-Huntsville

Purple Tea Party raises $16,000 for Hospice Huntsville(Published: April 9, 2018)

The tea was flowing freely, as was the goodwill at the fifth annual Hospice Huntsville Purple Tea Party. The event, which was held this year on Saturday, April 7, was a sold-out affair, attracting 125 tea-lovers to Huntsville Place Mall.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/purple-tea-party-raises-16000-for-hospice-huntsville/

Purple Tea Party at Huntsville Place Mall (Airing on: April 6, 2018)
View the Cogeco TV Interview:  https://yourtv.tv/node/76581

Fascinators and all things purple are part of the fun at Hospice Huntsville’s Purple Tea Party (Published: April 3, 2018)
It’s almost time for high tea again.
Hospice Huntsville’s Purple Tea Party is this Saturday, April 7, at Huntsville Place Mall. The party’s silent auction begins tomorrow, April 4.
Read the full article: https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/fascinators-and-all-things-purple-are-part-of-the-fun-at-hospice-huntsvilles-purple-tea-party/

Studio K with Jo Jordan  Hunters Bay Radio  (Airing on: April 1, 2018)
Today we welcome Melissa Polischuk and Jane Weiland from Hospice Huntsville. We talk about their many services and upcoming fundraisers. Always inspirational and worth getting involved in!
Listen to the podcast:  https://clyp.it/yzgzctdg

Hospice Huntsville 500 Club (Airing on: March 15, 2018)
View the Cogeco TV Interview: https://yourtv.tv/node/69881

Gerhard Schlenker Memorial Bonspiel raises funds for Hospice Huntsville (Published: March 24, 2018)

A Huntsville Curling Club (HCC) in-house bonspiel for seniors—”The Schlenker” in memory of long-time HCC member and volunteer, Gerhard Schlenker—has been held on four occasions in support of Hospice Huntsville.
Read the full article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/annual-gerhard-schlenker-memorial-bonspiel-raises-funds-for-hospice-huntsville/

Hospice Huntsville to host Purple Tea Party (Airing March 2018)
View the Cogeco TV Interview:  https://yourtv.tv/node/76571

Angel love: Meet Angel Benn (Published: March 9, 2018)
Hospice Huntsville boasts a team of more than 100 volunteers. That’s impressive, and no doubt a testament to the fact the people from this community value the organization and what it offers.
Read the full article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/angel-love-meet-angel-benn/

New cottager donates $1,800 of well draw winnings to Hospice Huntsville (Published: February 9, 2018)

When Frank Claro had a well drilled at his new cottage property on Bay Lake Road last year, he likely didn’t expect to get that money back. But as the winner of F.C. Hammond Well Drilling’s annual well draw, he did just that — it’s the ninth year that company owners Norm and Jeff Yearley have given one of their customers back the cost of their well.
Read the full article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/new-cottager-donates-1800-well-draw-winnings-hospice-huntsville/

Ontario Realtors Care Foundation donates $3,264 to Hospice Huntsville (Published:  December 19, 2017)
The Lakelands Association of Realtors presented an early Christmas present to Hospice Huntsville this morning, December 19: a cheque for $3,264.00.
The funds are from the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation, which all area realtors contribute to.   “We donate monthly through our dues and at the end of the year we donate back to our community,” said Mike Stahls, President of the Lakelands Association of Realtors. “We give about $18,000 per year (to shelter-based organizations) throughout Muskoka, Haliburton and Almaguin.”
Read the full article: https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/ontario-realtors-care-foundation-donates-3264-to-hospice-huntsville/

Today is the inaugural National Bereavement Day; Hospice Huntsville can help if you’re grieving (Published: November 21, 2018)
It’s time to talk grief and bereavement in Canada, says the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).
The organization notes that “as a society, we are so focused on prolonging life and curing illness that very little thought is given to what happens to us during our end of life journey and to those we leave behind. Improving the end of life care process also means allowing caregivers and family members who have lost a loved one the time to grieve, to remember, and to heal.”
Read the full article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/today-inaugural-national-bereavement-day-hospice-huntsville-can-help-youre-grieving/

Hospice Huntsville helps grieving children and teens through special programming (Published: October 24, 2018)
Everyone grieves differently, and that’s particularly true for children. Whether it’s the death of someone they love, a change in family circumstances like separation or divorce, or even the loss of something treasured, children from preschool age through to teens might struggle to process and express their grief. And it can continue for many years.

Rock and Roll Black Tie Affair is back in support of Hospice Huntsville (Published: October 11, 2017)
“I hope that people come out and support it,” said Clarke. “I hope they realize that hospice is an important part of our community and that people keep lending their support to these type of things in our town.”
Read the full article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/rock-roll-black-tie-affair-back-support-hospice-huntsville/