Comfort, Care, Compassion: bringing residential hospice care to Durham Region

There is an undeniable need for palliative care in Durham Region – help us bring residential hospice care to our community!

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Once constructed, both Durham Region Hospice – Whitby and Durham Region Hospice – Clarington will need volunteers to help care for residents and to support their family members. At Durham Region Hospice we feel strongly that volunteers are a cornerstone of the hospice residence team and recognize that volunteer support can mean the world to an individual with a palliative care diagnosis.

Volunteers will be screened by staff, required to provide references, and must undergo a Vulnerable Sector Check Individuals interested in working directly with residents will be required to take a Fundamentals of Palliative Care course, which will be offered free of charge.

Volunteers will provide support in numerous capacities including:

  • Providing comfort measures such as hand and foot massage and helping with position changes.
  • Offering companionship including simply listening to or sitting with both residents and family members as they journey through this difficult transition.
  • Assisting with transportation, shopping and kitchen duties.
  • Gardening and grounds keeping.
  • Light housekeeping duties.

More information about how to get involved as a volunteer will be available once construction is underway.

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Durham Region Hospice
Wow! What an amazing event we had on Wednesday, November 17 as we held our fourth annual Handbags for Hospice Durham - virtual for the first time. A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors and especially Deighton Associates Ltd. for your community leadership and support as we bring two new hospice residences to Durham Region. Thank you to Layne the Auctionista. Your energy is beyond belief. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to the event and golden tickets for the Louis Vuitton package. A special thanks to LiveWire Media Productions who taught us a lot about producing an event with patience and calmness every step of the way. And most of all thank you to everyone who attended, who bid and bid again on both our silent and live auction items, and who made direct donations to either the Clarington or Whitby hospice. The number of attendees was off the charts according to Trellis who hosted the event on our behalf. We’ve had such positive feedback and we are thrilled you had a great time and even more thrilled that we raised over $95,000. Again, wow!@@handbagsforhospicedurham Committee ... See MoreSee Less
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The Bowmanville Kinsmen Club presented a cheque in the amount of $10,000 to Durham Region Hospice - Clarington. Durham Region Hospice Clarington Board members in attendance for the cheque presentation were Leo Blindenbach, Charles Ewert, Kirk Kemp, Joe Tilley and Willie Woo.Thank you Bowmanville Kinsmen Club for your generous donation and your ongoing support!#durhamregionhospice #bowmanvillekinsmenclub ... See MoreSee Less
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