Hike for Hospice 2018
The Hike for Hospice 2018 is set for the morning of Sunday, May 6th. Register your team and start collecting pledges for our biggest fundraising event of the year. Last year we raised a phenomenal $70,000, and this year we hope to do even better.
Please join in and help us get it done!
You will also need the Pledge Form found here.
What is the Nipissing Serenity Hospice?
The Nipissing Serenity Hospice is a home away from home where people of all ages are invited to spend their life’s final journey. It is a peaceful, caring and supportive environment that embraces all without discrimination. It is a place where quality end of life care is honoured in a compassionate and holistic manner. It is a place where spiritual, psychosocial and physical needs will be met to provide relief of pain and suffering.
The objective of hospice care is to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life and dying for both the patient and their family. Like a family, our hospice is there for you night and day, holidays and weekends; around the clock.
Why our community needs a hospice:
Our community really needs a hospice, where the terminally ill will find the comfort and tranquility of a home-like environment, rather than a busy acute care hospital setting. While many dying patients would prefer to die at home, it often becomes difficult for family members to care for their dying loved ones at home.
In a hospice, the patient, family and friends can spend quality time together, in a way where everyone’s needs are supported in a compassionate manner.
Hospices already exist in most northern communities including Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, and Huntsville. It is now time for the Nipissing Region to build a hospice.