NOTICE OF AGM
Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Chinese Buffet & Short AGM
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 5:00pm
4602 Simpkins Rd., Davis Bay
Celebrate our year-end and the beginning of summer. Hear what we’ve been up to and where we’re going, meet our newest volunteers, reacquaint yourself with our experienced volunteers, and enjoy the schmoozing.
RSVP by Wed., June 12 firstname.lastname@example.org
so we know how big a table to set.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Your voice matters to us!
Renew your membership ($15)
by June 18 to vote on Society matters
Thanks to the dedication of participants and the generosity of our community $17,000 was raised to support hospice. Of course, we welcome donations all year, so if you weren’t able to participate in this year’s hike, please consider signing up as a monthly donor through our CanadaHelps.org link. See you next year!
The mission of the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, a community-based, non-profit organization, is to provide support and advocacy and respect the dignity of those in our Coast community who are coping with grief, bereavement and their end-of-life.
Our trained volunteers provide palliative care services to residents of the Lower Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Egmont.
“You matter because you are you. And you matter until the last moment of your life. We will do all we can to help you, not only to die peacefully, but to live until you die.” – Dame Cicely Saunders (1976) Founder of the modern concept of Hospice
Hospice volunteers are trained to provide support to individuals and families dealing with life threatening illness. For persons going through the grieving process we provide bereavement support as well. Our services can be provided in the home, hospital, hospice or other venue as required. All of the services provided by hospice volunteers are free of charge.
The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society supports two palliative care rooms as well as a family room at Shorncliffe in Sechelt. Care is provided there on a 24/7 basis by professional staff.
* The visiting program is a major part of what our volunteers do.
* Vancouver Coastal Health Authority own and operate Shorncliffe and they charge a per diem rate to patients that occupy the palliative care rooms. This money is paid directly from the client to the Health Authority and hospice is not involved in paying, collecting or accounting for any monies towards the daily cost of the rooms. The staff at Shorncliffe provide all patient care and meals. The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is a part of the provincial health care system, which is a branch of the provincial Health Ministry.
* Hospice does provide almost all of the furnishings and amenities for the palliative care and family rooms. Items such as TV sets, books, CD players, draperies, microwave ovens, sofas and many other things that ensure a high level of comfort and convenience in the rooms.
For further information regarding our services please visit our services page. You may contact us by phone at 604.740.0475 or email at email@example.com.
The History of Hospice as a Service:
- Medieval Hospices provided a resting place on a journey where care was given to both the body and the spirit of travellers.
- 1967- Dr. Cicely Saunders founded St. Christopher’s Hospice in London, England and started the modern hospice movement.
- 1974- The first Hospice established in Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- The first hospice in BC was established in Victoria in 1980.
The vision of the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society is to be an innovative leader in providing compassionate, respectful end-of-life and bereavement care to all residents of the Sunshine Coast.