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Volunteering: It’s a Joy – Carol Milner

Carol with Hospice Day Program client, Darlene For me, volunteering for Pilgrims Hospice Society as a massage therapist is all about the people. Offering a bit of comfort and a listening ear to those who are going through incredibly tough challenges. Massage can play an important part in end-of-life care, providing comfort [...]

2019-04-09T11:52:02-06:00 April 9th, 2019|Day Program, Volunteer Stories|

Celebrating Care and Kindness – Donna McIsaac: Coordinator, Volunteer Services

National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), is an opportunity to highlight the amazing contributions volunteers make in all walks of life. Each volunteer is an essential part of our team, appreciated every day, and Pilgrims Hospice Society couldn’t do the work we do without their selflessness. I am struck by such an incredibly diverse, talented [...]

2019-04-09T11:52:43-06:00 April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized, Volunteer Stories|

Bringing Hospice Closer to Home

2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of Pilgrims Hospice Society (PHS) and we couldn't be more excited for our future! PHS is at the forefront of evolving hospice care in the Capital Region - bringing forward a vision that will change and improve the way we support death and loss in our community. A year [...]

2019-03-19T13:48:59-06:00 March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Spiritual Side of Bereavement

We are often asked whether Pilgrims Hospice Society is affiliated with a particular religion. The answer is no – but we welcome people from all faiths and backgrounds, and those without any religious beliefs. In his short article, The Spiritual Side of Bereavement, Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, (Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of [...]

2019-02-14T11:39:20-06:00 February 14th, 2019|Grief & Bereavement, Stories|

A Valentine’s Message

It must be LOVE... It's called hospice It’s hope and more… More than traditional healthcare – it’s providing solutions for difficult times when hope is in question, it’s being close in a time of fear, it’s a friend with time to share, it’s laughter in the midst of tears, it’s dignity… it’s humanity… it’s [...]

2019-02-14T11:33:42-06:00 February 14th, 2019|Stories|

A Great Start to the Year!

We're delighted our 2018 year-end appeal (including Giving Tuesday) raised over $32,000 towards Hospice Home Visits. The generosity of our supporters is heartwarming, and truly helps the growing numbers in our community needing someone to share their hopes, dreams, worries and fears with as they near the end of life. What makes the Hospice [...]

2019-03-19T14:27:33-06:00 January 17th, 2019|Campaigns & Fundraising|

Grief Care for the Holidays

The Holidays are often a difficult time for those who are actively grieving and those who continue to mourn over the years. In a Season where we are expected to be joyful and giving, it can be hard to be present when tears are flowing and our heart is aching. The message that this [...]

2018-12-11T14:47:24-06:00 December 10th, 2018|Grief & Bereavement, Support Articles|

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like…

…Christmas! And what better way to get in the holiday spirit than with homemade gingerbread! We rolled, we cut, we baked, and after some quality assurance testing, were ready for some little friends to come by and decorate. What a great surprise later, to find beautiful ice sculptures built outside! A huge thank you [...]

2018-12-11T12:40:37-06:00 December 6th, 2018|Day Program, Uncategorized|