When every day matters, your year end gift makes a difference

If you have accompanied a loved one as they die, perhaps you can relate to Terri and Patti’s reflections on their experience earlier this year. Their dad’s illness had progressed and they were faced with the time they dreaded since his diagnosis. “We found ourselves preparing his room at the continuing care facility for [...]

2020-01-09T12:24:14-07:00 December 30th, 2019|Grief & Bereavement, Home for Hospice Campaign|

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|

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|

A Foundation of Care

Building the Roozen Family Hospice Centre has begun! In the photo, you see the foundation walls of program rooms that will support grieving children and teens – a demographic that are often forgotten when we think of end-of-life or hospice care. The entire lower level of the new hospice centre will be dedicated to [...]

2019-10-07T10:06:49-06:00 October 7th, 2019|Home for Hospice Campaign|