National Hospice Week

Posted by | June 22, 2015 | Events | No Comments

May 2nd – 9th, 2015

In May, join folks across the country in a conversation about hospice palliative care. The theme of the annual event is, “The Power of 10: Let’s talk about hospice palliative care.” http://www.chpca.net/news-and-events/national-hospice-palliative-care-week.aspx People are encouraged to chat with at least ten other people — whether it be friends, co-workers or family members – about what palliative care is and its importance. The goal is to generate
dialogue about an essential service that has touched — and will continue to touch — many lives.

The more people discuss the services available and learn of the immense benefits of hospice palliative care, the enhanced quality of life for all. Locally, there’ll be lots of opportunity for the people of Cape Breton to learn more and be involved. There’ll be information booths set up throughout the community, along with a flag raising ceremony at the Civic Centre on Monday, May 4th. You’ll see hospice palliative care volunteers and staff in malls, banks and other retail outlets eager to share their first-hand experience and knowledge. All people should be aware of hospice palliative care. The services provided are invaluable and this week will shine a spotlight on that care and its benefits to patients and their family. Take part, talk together and allow the “The Power of 10” to strengthen
this essential dialogue.