Welcome to our Summer 2021 Newsletter,

As we head into Summer, we would like to remind you that we are still providing services to the community to the best of our ability during the COVID-19 pandemic. One-on-one support continues, and our staff and volunteers are working hard to provide our services and programs.

Our office hours have been adjusted to Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00-1:00 and we are available by phone (604-223-7309) and email (manager@prhospice.org) Monday to Friday, 9:00-5:00.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance or would like to book an appointment.

Please see below for information about the following:
  • Walk, Run & Hike 2021 Update
  • The Great Canadian Giving Challenge
  • A Walk to Remember Grief Support Walking Group
  • The Grieving Caregiver
  • In Loving Memory (poem)
  • Meet Our Volunteer, Patti Anderson

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope”.
- Lady Bird Johnson
Walk, Run & Hike for Hospice Update

Our Walk, Run & Hike for Hospice was our most successful to date. Thanks to your generous donations, we raised over $20,000!

This year's event took place virtually for the first time since we started hosting the Hike, and we were overwhelmed by the level of participation from the community and beyond. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and helped collect donations, and we can't wait to do it again next year!
Great Canadian Giving Challenge

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is here! For the entire month of June, every $1 you donate to PRHS through this link is an entry for a chance for us to win $20,000! The more you give, the more chances for us to win!
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work with our clients and volunteers to provide our services and programs to the community as public health orders allow. We are working hard to meet the needs of people living in Powell River, Tla'amin, and the qathet Regional District, including Texada Island.
 
If we were to win the $20,000 grand prize, this would go a long way to help us with our operational costs and programs. Your support is vital to our continued service delivery in 2021 and into the future.
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The Grieving Caregiver

If you were the principal caregiver of a person that has passed away, there is a good chance you are not only grieving the loss of them being gone, but are also grieving the loss of purpose - what do I now? Whether it was for an extended period of time or a short period of time, your day was dictated by the routine of taking care of that special person in your life. Being a caregiver defined you. The experience of death can affect you for some time.

Here are some motivational steps to help you transcend your feelings of loneliness:
  • Take time off without the feeling of guilt
  • Practice stress reducers such as yoga, meditation and prayer
  • Identify and express your feelings
  • Engage in activities you enjoy: cooking, reading and taking warm baths
  • Pay attention to your own healthcare needs
  • Set goals

There is no shame in seeking support if you are having a difficult time. It is important to take care of you.

Adapted from The Caregiver's Guide To Self Care Help For Your Caregiving Journey
In Loving Memory
Meet Our Hospice Volunteer, Patti Anderson!

Patti Anderson has been a Hospice Volunteer for 7 years. 

One of the greatest gifts that retirement gave me was the opportunity to meet and make friends with a special part of our Powell River community. I spend time in homes, ECU, Willingdon Creek, the Hospital and Kiwanis Assisted Living.

I visit our ECU regularly. My goal is to form a relationship/friendship with the residents so when they are at their end of life, and I’m with them, I am not a stranger. My dream is when everyone dies, someone is holding their hand and they feel loved.

I have learned more about life and what’s important from my new friends than I learned in my lifetime. I am truly fortunate. 
Hospice has taught me that it takes such a small action of “giving my time” and listening, to leave a huge impact on others and fills my heart.

I love being a Hospice Volunteer.
Connect With Us!
604-223-7309
powellriverhospice@gmail.com
PO Box 33 Powell River, BC V8A 4Z5