This year Hospice Quinte invites local residents to mark National Hospice Palliative Care Week by lighting up the night on Friday, May 7 with people across the country.
National Hospice Palliative Care Week is coordinated by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) – the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada.
“This year’s theme, “The Light of My Life” is a campaign with a dual purpose – to provide us with an opportunity to shine a light on those who matter to us most and to promote greater awareness about hospice palliative care issues in Canada,” said Hospice Quinte Executive Director, Jennifer May-Anderson.
To help brighten these difficult times, and to commemorate National Hospice Palliative Care Week, Quinte residents can join the celebration by lighting a candle, a porch light, or a spotlight on Friday, May 7th, between 7 and 8 p.m. in honour of the special light, or lights, of their life.
“Hospice Quinte is pleased to participate in this year’s National Hospice Palliative Care Week and is committed to supporting the CHPCA’s efforts to bring hospice palliative care issues to light,” said May-Anderson. “We are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Hospice Quinte Care Centre this fall whichwill provide access to an even greater level of hospice palliative care for those in our community who require it”.
May 2nd to the 8th marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week – a time to celebrate and share the achievements of hospice palliative care throughout the nation, while also addressing areas in need of improvement. This year’s campaign has a spotlight on access, funding, advocacy, and awareness.
To learn more about hospice palliative care in the Quinte Region, please visit HospiceQuinte.ca.
Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups. All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family. Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.