Dear Hospice Supporters,

Welcome to a new year for Hospice! At our January board meeting, we revisited our strategic plan and mapped a path forward for this, the second year of our 3-year plan. There will be many opportunities for you to be involved as we move ahead with our plans.
 
Thank you again for your ongoing support of Four Tides Hospice Society. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like further information on any hospice-related topic.

Cathy Fisher, President
Hospice House Development Campaign Update

The Hospice House Steering Committee is comprised of the Four Tides board, staff and five community members. The committee met on December 2, 2022, to draft a development plan based on the community engagement campaign. The report documenting the retreat’s outcomes is posted on our website.

The Hospice House Development Plan is also drafted and pending approval at the next Steering Committee meeting which will be held in early February. Steering committee sub-committees will also assume responsibility to execute tasks associated with our first quarter goals. The plan is a ‘living document’ and will change as we move through the process. The job for all our board, staff, and volunteers is to get out into community and talk up the Hospice House initiative. We need to create a lot of ‘buzz’ around town and build up knowledge and excitement.
 
Board members will be meeting with the qathet Division of Family Practice to follow up on their generous offer to assist us with a media campaign for Hospice House and with the roll-out of a name change strategy.
Update from Our Program Coordinator

Join our Grief Support Walking Group
This group provides light exercise, fresh air, and company for those who are grieving. The walks are held on the last Tuesday of every month at 10am. Upcoming dates are January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 30 & June 27. The meeting place is the Sea Walk parking lot.
 
Everyone welcome!
 
If you have questions, please reach out to Leslie at programs@prhospice.org
Update from Our Client & Volunteer Coordinator

The 2023 Volunteer Training is underway with 12 participants attending weekly for 8 weeks. We are grateful that so many people are so interested in hospice work!

Do you know what to do after a loved one dies? 

Check out this website, that includes a checklist of things to do at gov.bc.ca/afterdeath

In British Columbia, when someone dies and you need to look after their affairs, you will make decisions about what to do next. This checklist helps you determine who to notify and keeps you organized. The After a Death website also has detailed information and links to resources such as needed forms. The website includes:
  • First Steps: The first things to do when someone dies
  • Get Support: Access emotional, financial and legal support resources
  • Plan a Funeral or Memorial: Find a funeral home and learn what they can do to help
  • Manage Wills and Estates: Learn how to find a will and how to carry out the will.

The checklist can be used on its own or with the website. It’s also a good idea to have a journal or create a file folder on your computer to keep track of key information. Each death is different. Handling the affairs of someone who died is also always different. Not everything on the checklist will apply to you, but it will point you in the right direction.
Connect With Us!
604-223-7309
powellriverhospice@gmail.com
PO Box 33 Powell River, BC V8A 4Z5