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|

Is it Tuesday Yet?

Since her illness, and before receiving Compassionate Companion visits, life for Margaret could be summed up in one word: “Boring.” She's “cheated death” at least once but now is practically housebound. Her loving husband, Norman, takes great care of her, but for Margaret: “It’s a blessing that Janet comes over - to have someone to [...]