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The Value of a Welcoming Community

One of the key differentiators of a community hospice is the setting – inside and out.  The renderings of the homelike building and the warm and welcoming rooms of the Roozen Family Hospice Centre are always met with smiles and nods of appreciation. But, the hospice experience will really begin before entering the building [...]

2019-12-17T16:21:41-07:00 December 17th, 2019|Home for Hospice Campaign, Stories|

GRIEF CARE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays are often a difficult time for those who are grieving. In a season that celebrates joy and giving, it can be hard to be present when our heart is aching. Individuals and families that are grieving may need extra support during holidays.  If you are grieving, or you are in the role [...]

2019-12-05T14:14:27-07:00 December 5th, 2019|Grief & Bereavement, Support Articles|

HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE AND MAiD

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPC) issued a joint statement on the relationship between hospice palliative care and MAiD. The disparity between the number of Canadians with access to high quality palliative care and the number of Canadians who could benefit from high quality [...]

2019-11-27T21:22:56-07:00 November 27th, 2019|Press|

2019 PHILANTHROPY AWARDS

Pilgrims was delighted to honour a few of our philanthropic  heroes that help make community hospice care available to our community at this year’s AFP philanthropy awards. PARKER POTHIER - YOUTH Parker Pothier first accessed our Expressive Arts for Grieving Children, Teens and Families as a young teen grieving the loss of his precious [...]

2019-11-27T21:03:38-07:00 November 27th, 2019|Events, Press, Stories|

Allowing Families to be Families

The buzz at this year’s Sunflower Fundraising Luncheon (Friday, October 4) was palpable, as a full house of 275 guests raised over $200,000 to help build Edmonton’s first residential community hospice. “The Roozen Family Hospice Centre will house our wrap-around support programs for the whole family, in addition to a 24/7 hospice palliative residence [...]

2019-10-21T12:31:38-06:00 October 16th, 2019|Events, Home for Hospice Campaign, Stories|

12th Annual PHS Charity Golf Classic

After a rainy summer, great weather made for a great day at the 12th Pilgrims Hospice Society (PHS) Charity Golf Classic last month! Outstanding community support raised just over $50,000 towards PHS programs and to help build the new Roozen Family Hospice Centre, due to open its doors by the end of 2020. Richard [...]

2019-09-23T14:29:32-06:00 August 28th, 2019|Events|

Construction Starts – A Good News Story

Almost 100 people joined us for the milestone Building Commencement Ceremony, on Monday, August 12, celebrating the construction start of the Roozen Family Hospice Centre. Garnet Clark, Pilgrims Hospice Society Board Chair, captured the excitement of the event: "Volunteers and champions, donors and client families, neighbours, construction partners, and community representatives coming together to [...]

2019-08-19T11:31:29-06:00 August 18th, 2019|Campaigns & Fundraising, Events, Press, Stories|