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National Volunteer Week 2021

The Value of One, The Power of Many is the theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week – April 18-24, 2021.  

This theme captures the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose.

The Alberni Valley Hospice Society…

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Advance Care Planning Day Events

National Advance Care Planning is April 16, 2021!

Ensuring our wishes and values for our future health care starts simply, with a conversation.
Learn more about Advance Care Planning by joining any of the online events or visiting the online resources we’ve collected below.

 

Free O…

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National Caregiver Day

National Caregivers Day is April 6th, 2021.

This National Caregiver Day comes at a time when there are much uncertainty and unrest. Whether we know them personally, socially, or professionally, caregivers are often referred to as invisible health partners in our lives. This National Caregiver Day…

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National Advance Care Planning Day is coming!

Your wishes, your care – It’s time to talk about Advance Care Planning
 
April 16 is National Advance Care Planning day, a day to promote conversations about your wishes and values for your future health care.

Over three quarters of British Columbians agree that it is important to talk…

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Return It for Hospice

For years, the Port Alberni community has supported Hospice by donating their bottle return refunds – either by bringing them to us directly, or by directing the refund to our account at the depot.

Now it’s easier than ever, with the Return-It Express process!

Donors can label their clear ba…

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Who was Ty Watson?

Who was Ty Watson? Many residents of Ty Watson House and their family members ask this very question. Through the eyes of France (last name withheld by request), we get a glimpse of the man - a retired pharmacist who so generously bequeathed his magnificent home to the community. 

France met Ty …

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IMPRINTS: Winter 2021

The Black Ty Gala: A Fundraiser Extraordinaire

Each year, the Alberni Valley Hospice Society has to work hard to raise the funds needed to operate all its programs, including its flagship palliative care facility, Ty Watson House. Because of the unique model that Ty Watson House is, operated entirely by the A.V. Hospice Society, with the medical…

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Lynn Turner’s Fight for Ty Watson

(Written in 2012)

The genesis of Ty Watson House seeded in the mind of Lynn Turner some fourteen years ago. Lynne had cared for a dying friend in her home for several weeks but it was the when another friend lay dying in the hospital with little support except a daily visit from Lynn and the care o…

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The Making of a Compassionate Warrior: Lynn Turner

A series of columns have been written over the last ten years that highlighted the faces of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society. They shed light on the people who brought Hospice services to the Alberni region way back in 1982; on those who nurtured the concept of Hospice for the citizens of the Vall…

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