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Mother's Day and Grieving

Grief can be especially difficult during special days throughout the year, such as Mother’s Day.

We've collected some resources that may be of interest for those grieving their mothers or children on this holiday, or those who know someone who is.

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IMPRINTS: Spring 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Miriam March

March/April 2022

 

I had the wonderful pleasure of sitting down for a nice chat with our next spotlight volunteer Miriam March.
  
“What’s important to me and fills my heart, is knowing that our Residents and their loved ones are being cared for and supported” 

Miriam started voluntee…

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Happy National Volunteers Week!

 

Dear Volunteers,

On behalf of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society, we would like to thank each of you so much for continuously going out of your way to not only help provide support and care for the clients and residents, but to also provide comfort and compassion to their families and t…

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IMPRINTS: Winter 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Katja Strube

AVHS is happy to announce Katja Strube as our first 2022 Volunteer Spotlight for January.  Katja joined our hospice team in September 2021 and began volunteering at Ty Watson House, and as of this past November began facilitating our weekly Walk & Talk Bereavement Group.  Katja will be adding to…

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities.

At Alberni Valley Hospice …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Leigh-Ann

We are excited to introduce a new volunteer team in this month's Volunteer Spotlight!

This team will bring Pet Therapy to Ty Watson House, and we couldn't be happier to introduce them. The Pet Therapy team is a volunteer named Leigh-Ann and her therapy dog Penny.

We got to sit down with Leigh-A…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Gwen Hayhurst

This month we are featuring longtime volunteer Gwen Hayhurst. We asked Gwen to tell us some fun things about herself, and she replied, "I have fabulous grandkids and kids I was missing due to COVID-19. I like to walk on the dyke, go camping, sew and crochet, and cross-country ski."

Gwen found abo…

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Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day.
Each year, Canadians celebrate their diverse heritage and the contribution of many cultures to the growth and development of the country.

This year, Multiculturalism Day comes on the heels of the discoveries of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops In…

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