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Fall 2009

Our volunteers in the community            The Hospice Mayors’ Cup, hosted (as
                                           always, with thanks) by Lou Rinaldi,
While our main task as volunteers is
                                           Angie Rinaldi and the Speedway
to provide trained and caring support
                                           crew, was to have been held at the
to palliative and bereavement clients,
                                           Brighton Speedway in late June but
families and caregivers, many of you
                                           had to be cancelled due to torrential
generously give time to other areas of
                                           rains. The event was rescheduled for
our work.
                                           August 29th. The mayors continued to
                                           collect pledges competing for the
“Our Hospice is a very vibrant
                                           ‘winningest’ mayor in the County’ in
organization with committed
                                           amounts raised. Unfortunately, once
volunteers at all levels,” says Peter
                                           again, the event was rained out. The
Chilibeck, Board Development Chair.
                                           tally is still in progress.
Peter looks after board and
committee recruitment. “We have            Volunteers came out to help collect
excellent board support but terms are      pledges at Ribfest and supported the
limited and we are always available for    Port Hope Sidewalk Sale. Big thank
inquiries for both board and               you’s go to Deirdre Finnan, Lynn
committees.”                               McMillan, Anne Grant, Carol and
                                           Bob Irvine, Barb Bowman, Andrew
“The volunteers on the fundraising         Chatwood and his son, Andrew.
teams are key to any event’s success       Special thanks to Brent Wilcox who
and we have a great time, too!” says       revised and produced the promotional
York Bell-Smith, Special Events &          materials for the Cup event.
Outreach Chair, responsible for
planning and overseeing activities,        More than 20 volunteers will have
managed by volunteers who are              contributed to make the Divide &
involved in a variety of projects in the   Plant Sale, September 12th, at the
community.                                 Cobourg Memorial Temple, 412
                                           Victoria Street, Cobourg, a success.
                                           The sale takes place from 9 to 2 p.m.
On the day before this event,                  as the team leader in this situation.
volunteers will be potting the donated
plants and getting them ready for the
sale. If you have plants you can
contribute, please bring them in.
Coordinator, Pauline Knox, is taking
care of poster distribution
throughout Northumberland

Our Administrative Volunteers
provide office coverage and support
to staff. The roles of our current             Welcome New Palliative Volunteers -
roster, Barb Bowman, Iris Milne,               Mary-Anne Dempsey, Lynne
Carole Carman, Brent Wilcox,                   Hamilton, Jessica Barlow, BJ
Sharon Mulholland, are growing. We             Brideau, Kathleen Boggs, Aileen
would like to fill at least 3 more half        Farr, Sally Francis, Elizabeth
day time slots to round out the week           French, Crystal Hussey, Nancy
and provide coverage when these                McClellan, Kim Quigley.
volunteers are away.
                                               View from the Board Room
                                               The board members and staff met for
                                               a potluck at the home of President
        Volunteers in Brighton                 Lynn Hardy on August 11th. Given
Hospice has been growing and                   what has been an unusually busy
expanding in Brighton thanks to the            summer time for many board members
dedication and compassion of the               and for the staff (new and current), it
special volunteers who commit their            was a great chance to connect in a
time and energy. Our statistics show           lovely setting and celebrate Hospice
that Brighton and Colborne area                achievements.
clients are receiving more than twice          Volunteer Sally Duncan was
as many hours of support than were             presented with her 2008 June
delivered last year.                           Callwood Award. Other guests
A number of clients are benefitting            included a few of our key community
from the support of a team of                  partners, from whom Hospice gets its
volunteers. We have implemented a              expert advice – John and Lynne
pilot model where one volunteer acts           Lillico, Sharron Wharram-Spry and
                                               Adam Giddings.

Please check our website for upcoming events and new opportunities                                                    Page 2
“Every moment and every event of               something in his or her soul.”   -
every person’s life on earth plants            Thomas Merton

                                                    Invitation to all
                                                 Volunteers to attend
                                                    Farewell to Pete
                                                 Marrocco, Potluck, at
                                                  the Cobourg Office,
                                                 September 30th11:30-
                                                       1:30 p.m.

Staff Updates

Shelley Morland joined the staff on July 20th. She comes to Hospice with a wide
range of training and experience. Shelley began her career as a Personal Support
worker and then went on to earn her nursing diploma at Durham College. One of her
first nursing jobs was in the palliative unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital, which
is where Shelley decided to further her education by completing her palliative care
certificate. She took Hospice palliative training and continued to work at the
hospital until the summer of 2009 when she came to work for Hospice. Shelley is a
full time coordinator who is also responsible for organizing volunteer training and
in-services, convening community education seminars and information sessions.

Karen Steel is our newest Program Coordinator, joining Peggy Crowther and Shelley
in the Cobourg office. Karen has worked in almost every department of
Northumberland Hills Hospital from neonatal to geriatric care. In the past, she has
provided infant and school-aged palliative care in her community nursing role. Most
recently, Karen has been the discharge planner at the hospital. She brings a wealth
of knowledge about community services and resources in Northumberland to her
work with us.

Please check our website for upcoming events and new opportunities                                                    Page 3
Fall 2009 In-Service Opportunities

                                BRIGHTON OFFICE
Monday, September 21 , 1:30 to 2:30 - falls prevention
Monday, October 19th - topic to be determined
Friday, October 30th – Potluck Lunch, 11:30-1:30 p.m.

                             COBOURG OFFICE
Tuesday, October 27 10:30 a.m., Reiki In-Service
Wednesday, November 18th 10:30 a.m. Vigils In-Service

Fall 2009 Palliative and Bereavement Training

                                  COBOURG OFFICE
October 8th to December 10th, on Thursday afternoons, 1 to 4 p.m. Combined
training for new volunteers wishing to offer palliative or bereavement support.
Please call to register.
                                 BRIGHTON OFFICE
October 7th, 14th 21st 28th 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., – combined training for new volunteers
wishing to offer palliative or bereavement support.

November 4th & 11th - bereavement training for current palliative volunteers, or
volunteers who have completed the combined training above.

November 14th - This Saturday session will be held in Cobourg, at Northumberland
Hills Hospital.

                       Hospice Northumberland Lakeshore
 Cordially invites volunteers, members and community partners to attend the 15th
  Annual General Meeting, to be held in the Conference Room, King Edward Park
Community Centre, Elizabeth Street, Brighton, Ontario, on September 22nd, from 7
                                      to 9 PM
                         Light refreshments served, RSVP to

Please check our website for upcoming events and new opportunities                                                     Page 4
  Hospice Northumberland gratefully acknowledges its major and ongoing sponsors
    whose contributions are a necessary part of its ability to meet client and
                                community needs.

       Hospice is the recipient of net revenues from these Nevada area sites
         Cozy Corner Cafe, Port Hope         Baltimore Gas, Baltimore
         Cobourg Gas & Wash, Cobourg         Z Variety, Trenton
                             Fillo’s Cafe, Brighton

                         Major donors and sponsors include
  Community Life Care Inc. R. Twiddy                  MacCoubrey Funeral Home
  Lynn Hardy                Allison Funeral Home      Don Conway
  Gilmer’s Home Hardware    Henriette Toepe           Carpenters Local 397
  Trinity College School    A. E. Cox                 Veridian Corporation
  Ruth Thompson             Rotary Club of Brighton   Linda McCracken
  D.L. Services Inc.        Henderson Developments Fellowship Christian Church
  RBC Dominion Securities   Friends with Faith        Ontario Limited 952849
                            J.F. & M. Logan

   Please identify yourself as a Hospice volunteer when meeting with our donors and

  Hospice receives financial support from:
  Health & Long Term Care - Central East LHIN
  Northumberland United Way
  Ontario Trillium Foundation

Note to all volunteers: It is natural to ask volunteers to help on individual projects such
as the Memory Trees, special events and community information sharing events. If you
definitely do not wish to be contacted, please advise one of the Coordinators, who will
put a “do not call” note on your file. If you cannot help at the time we call, we appreciate
that there may be another time or event you’d like to help with. We try to work through
emails to reduce pesky call backs, unless you tell us otherwise.

  Please check our website for upcoming events and new opportunities                                                    Page 5

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