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									                                                                        Volunteer
                                                                        Newsletter
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                                                                               Fall 2009
In life, many people feel the
presence of Angels
watching over us. At
Hospice we know with
certainty, there are angels
watching over us.

From the moment we turn
into the driveway from
Empress Street, drive along
the paths of the main
building, slowly make our
way past the Pain Clinic, the
Kids Home and finally to the                                                           Hospice Refreshes Webs
front doors of the Residential   Sally Macdonnell may be        passionately planted flowers, week of Ju
                                                                                   As of the first
Home, we are greeted by          seen quietly moving through                       allows the visitor to
                                                                arranged ornamental shrubs, of the navi
                                                                                   The segments          site
splashes of multi-colored        the main building on           given shade trees a new and Essex Coun
                                                                                   Windsor
flowers, ornamental plants,      Wednesdays, watering can       home and diligently and so much more.
                                                                                   is
maturing trees and yes, the                                                        Important campaigns and
                                 in hand, maintaining all the   removed those ever-present
                                                                                   the site often.
conspicuous “absence of          lush green                     weeds.             Help us “Celebrate 30 Ye
weeds”.                          potted plants which grace                            The site will remain up to
                                 the entrance ways, offices Rest assured that         Visit it often…
                                                                                     as another www.the
The Hospice landscapes           and the grand meeting      Fall season approaches,
have been lovingly created       spaces.                    Sally will be making new
and cared for by hard-                                      plans for the gardens and
working, dedicated           Sally has created an oasis for preparing them for next
volunteers, affectionately   visitors, clients and their    Spring and
referred to as, “OUR GARDEN  families and Hospice staff.    Summer.
ANGELS”.                     Move over Colassanti’s, Sally
                             is here! On week-ends, Sally   Thank you, Sally.
Allow me to introduce you to and let us not forget her      You truly are the Heart of
them.                        husband, Stan, have            Hospice!

   In this issue...
     Hospice               volunteers             nominate a                           a
      garden                                                                         must
                             needed                volunteer                         read!
   volunteers
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                       A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Welcome back!                            Many new and exciting                       projects. If you think you
                                         things are happening at                     might be interested in
I hope everyone has had a Hospice. We have                                           leading a project get in
relaxing summer. As                      launched the Storytelling                   touch with me.
volunteers, you give so                  Project where trained
much so it’s very important volunteers are assisting                                 Just a reminder as we enter
to take time for yourselves              patients in telling their life              into the flu season to keep
and your families.                       story. We are bringing back you and others safe,
Hospice is entering its 30        th
                                         ‘Walking the Labyrinth’,                    frequent and good hand
year of providing services               under the direction of Music washing is recommended
and programs free of                     Therapy Intern, Demian                      and proper coughing
charge to the residents of               Kogutek. Presentations in                   etiquette is advised. As well
Windsor & Essex County and the county will include an                                as staying home if you are
    Hospice Refreshes Website
                been a leading           overview of our newly refreshed look. A change in page set up as well as esthetics
you have first week of June our Hospice website now sports acurrent
    As of the
                                                                                     ill.
             this                        programs and services,
force in the visitor to navigate much faster, read the content with ease and enjoy images of the Village as well as events.
    allows
    The segments of the I hope           Music such a way that those who visit will be able to learn more about The Hospice of
accomplishment. site have been organized inTherapy and
    Windsor and Essex County, all the services we offer, how to volunteer, newsletters, where to find assistance, when our next event
            join us to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine.
you will so much more.
    is and
                                                                                         Sue MacTaggart
    Friday, campaigns and celebrations will be noted on the landing page, and news events on the Media page, so be sure to check
on Important October 16 at     th
                                                                                         Director of Volunteer Services
     Evening
ourthe site often.Gala at the            We are always looking for
    Help us “Celebrate 30 Years”
                                         volunteer team and Communications Coordinator.
                                                      guestbook
Cabota Club. I look dateby visiting the newKathy Vincent, leave a note for all to read.
    The site will remain up to     and monitored by
                                                                 leaders to
forward to seeing you there. take ‘ownership’ of different
    Visit it often… www.thehospice.ca


                                                                TD Waterhouse presents
    Upcoming Events                                             Wealth, Wine, & Wellness
                                                                Tuesday, November 10, 2009
                                                                Ambassador Golf Club
                                                                    T h e Hos p i c e , a l on g wi t h t h e V ol un t e e r
                                                                    Department staff, would like to take this
                                                                    opportunity to thank Gala
                                                                Six Great Charities ALL of our Volunteers for their contin-
                                                                    ued       support,          commitment           and
                                                                Friday, December 11, 2009
                                                                    dedication.
                                                                Caboto Club




                                                                                 For more information visit our website
                                                                                          www.thehospice.ca


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                             VOLUNTEER NEWS
Garden Angels
“My Garden is a reflection of my Soul”. I     course ongoing weed control.
read this somewhere and thought the           As you can see from the pictures, Gladys
phrase was appropriate for introducing        and Andrea have a tireless and
our next group of “Garden Angels”.            motivated group of volunteer gardeners!

This past June, Gladys Marion and Andrea      In an e-mail to me, Gladys inserted the
Misfud organized a gardening blitz which      following bit of inspiration: may the
created those beautiful and inviting bursts   wonder, the wisdom and the beauty of
of colour you seen as you approach the        nature always bring joy to your soul!
Residential Home.
                                              Thanks to Gladys, Andrea and volunteers
Twenty-two volunteers arrived with tools      for watching over us and our gardens.
and high spirits to produce a landscaping                                      Hospice Refreshes Web
                                                                               As of the first week of J
work of art.                                  You are “Our Garden Angels’.
                                                                               allows the visitor to nav
                                                                               The segments of the site
Top soil, mulch and                                                            Windsor and Essex Cou
hundreds of annuals were                                  “may the wonder,     is and so much more.
                                                                               Important campaigns an
donated by                                                 the wisdom and      the site often.
volunteers and                                                                 Help us “Celebrate 30 Y
staff of                                                     the beauty of     The site will remain up t
                                                                               Visit it often… www.the
Hospice.                                                     nature always
Thanks to the
                                                            bring joy to your
Residence                                                         soul!”
Kitchen Staff who
kept the
volunteers’ physical
energy matching
their high spirits.
Food and
refreshments were good
for the body and the soul.

Staff, friends and family
volunteers continue to
maintain the garden
spaces with weekly
watering, pruning and of
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                                     VOLUNTEER NEWS
Everyone loves a                        Windsor Western on the 4th.
volunteer                               Floor. In 2005, Kerry was                      Kerry made it very clear
                                        involved in Scouting With                      that her decision was due
                                        Hospice at Camp                                to the inspiration,
                                        Cedarwin, where she                            motivation and
                                        logged in a minimum of 65                      encouragement received
                                        hours.                                         from Hospice Staff and
                                                                                       undoubtedly her
                                            Along with her volunteering, connection with patients
                                            Kerry received a degree in                 and their families.
                                            Engineering and moved
                                            into her career as an                      In September 2009, Kerry will
                                            Environmental Engineer.                    attend McMaster University.
                                            After a period of time, Kerry She has been accepted
This Hospice Volunteer has a acquired an Education
  Hospice Refreshes Website
                                                                                                                of
                                                                                       into the Facultyup Medicine
  As of love to give and has                website now sports a newly refreshed look. A change
lot of the first week of June our Hospice Degree and proceeded to and willin page seta 3as well as esthetics
                                                                                                     beginwell asyear
  allows the visitor to navigate much faster, read the content with ease and enjoy images of the Village as         events.
  The segments of and
given it freelythe site have been organized in such a way that those who visit willResidency program. Hospice of
                                            teach at General Amherst                     be able to learn more about The
consistently. Her name is services we offer, how to volunteer, newsletters, where to find assistance, when our next event
  Windsor and Essex County, all the
  is and so much more.
                                            High School. During all this,
Kerry Mayrand and she, at                   Kerry also found time and                  Kerry’s future page, so be sure to
  Important campaigns and celebrations will be noted on the landing page, to news events on the Mediawill hopefully check
her young age, has gone
  the site often.                           become engaged and get bring her back to Hospice.
  Help us “Celebrate career
through various30 Years” by visitingmarried. the new guestbook and leave a note for all to read.
                                                                                       Perhaps then, we will know
changes and continues to
  The site will remain up to date and monitored by Kathy Vincent, Communications Coordinator.
  Visit it often… www.thehospice.ca                                                    her as Dr. Kerry Mayrand.
aspire to new heights.                      Well, two degrees later and
                                            active in volunteering with                We wish you continued
Kerry started as a Hospice                  Hospice, Kerry is looking                  success and happiness.
Volunteer in 2002. Her                      forward once again to                      You will always be at the
duties included Roster at                   another career change.                     Heart of Hospice.

Storytelling: “My Life through theTYears”i c e ,
                                   h e Hos p                            a l on g wi t h t h e V ol un t e e r
                                                  Department staff, would like to take this
                                                  opportunity to thank ALL of our training of 13
The Erie St. Clair LHIN and VON Canada have provided support for the Volunteers for their contin-
                                                  ued       support,            commitment           and
                                                   tell their
volunteers to use the “Journal” to assist patientsdedication. life story. The journal was
developed by the Erie St Clair Hospice Volunteer Partnership Committee. The journal is a
series of questions designed to help someone chronicle their life story. Volunteers are
matched with a patient. A binder is provided with a step by step guide to facilitate the
telling of their unique story.

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming involved, please contact:
Linda Sabatini at ext. 2202 or Susan MacTaggart at ext. 2236

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     Get involved!
                Become a Volunteer
  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer please
  contact the Volunteer Department to schedule a volunteer orientation session.

  An application, orientation, police record check, interview and references are
  required to become a Hospice volunteer.

  Hospice provides any necessary training for our volunteers.


Radiant Touch® in Hospice Care Volunteer Training
This fall 2009, The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County together with TRT® Authorized Refreshes Webs
                                                                                Hospice
Instructors are offering new training for Hospice Volunteers who have completed Patient week of Ju
                                                                                As of the first
                                                                                allows
Care Training. Would you like to expand your service in Hospice Care? Come learn athe visitor to navi
                                                                                The segments of the site
gentle touch technique that is both comforting and soothing to the giver and receiver. Essex Coun
                                                                                Windsor and
                                                                                      is and so much more.
What you will learn:                                                                  Important campaigns and
                                                                                      the site often.
How to effortlessly release stress & tension in yourself & others                     Help us “Celebrate 30 Ye
How to meditate                                                                       The site will remain up to
How to help others experience a higher quality of life                                Visit it often… www.the
How to support someone experience a more
peaceful transition.
                                                       What is Radiance Touch®?
The training
This 3-month training involves 50 hours of class       The Radiance Technique® is a simple
time and additional home time for practice,            method to balance energy from within
reading and case studies. Hospice will pay 30%         a person.
of your training fee for a commitment of at
least one year of service.                             It is generated through the hands and
                                                       directed to oneself or others through
Volunteer Tuition: $332 payable in installments.       the simple act of touch. This is
                                                       referred to as Radiant Touch®.
          For more information, please contact:
          Pat Bachand                                  This ancient system will enable you
          phone: 519-728-1045                          to access higher levels of frequencies
                                                       of energy beyond ordinary touch.
          email: pat.bachand@sympatico.ca

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                                Patient Care Volunteer Training: two new
  VOLUNTEERS
                                sessions offered
        NEEDED
                                The Patient Care Volunteer Training Program began Thursday,
                                September 17, 2009 and finishes Thursday, November 26, 2009,
 We are in need of
                                with two new sessions being offered.
 volunteers in the
  following areas:
                                Paul Sharrow, who provides Spiritual Care Services at the Hospice
                                Residential Home, is combining his talents with those of Janet
• Respite and Home
                                Elder, Hospice Palliative Care Coordinator, to provide a session
  Visiting
                                called “Sitting at the Bedside” from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday
• Transportation
                                September 24, 2009.
  Drivers
• Hospital Roster
                               Paul and Janet will present information about how to be helpful
  Visiting
                               to the critically ill patient while also providing support to family
• Hospice
  Hospice Refreshes Website and other caregivers who may be present. On Thursday October
  Residential Home our Hospice website now sports a newly refreshed look. A change in page set up as well as esthetics
  As of the first week of June 15, 2009, Dr. Jim Gall, Hospice Palliative Physician, will introduce a
  (all roles i.e. to navigate much faster, read the content with ease and enjoy images of the Village as well as events.
  allows the visitor
                               session called “Hope” from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  housekeeping,site have been organized in such a way that those who visit will be able to learn more about The Hospice of
  The segments of the
  Windsor and Essex County, all the services we offer, how to volunteer, newsletters, where to find assistance, when our next event
  is and so much kitchen, Based on a “Pearl” from the Palliative Medicine Team, this
  reception, more.
  and patient care celebrations will be noted on the landing page, and news events on the Media page, so be sure to check
  Important campaigns and
                               presentation outlines the four stages of hope experienced by the
  assistants)
  the site often.
                               by visiting the new guestbook the progression to each stage. Both of
  Help us “Celebrate 30 Years” patient and discusses and leave a note for all ofread.
  The site will Team
• Volunteerremain up to date and monitored by Kathy Vincent, Communications Coordinator.
                               these beneficial sessions are open to our Patient Care volunteers,
  Leaders
  Visit it often… www.thehospice.ca
                               and all you need to do is attend one or both.
Note: Training is
                                For more information, please contact Mary Jane Finn in the
required and
                                Volunteer Services Department at ext. 2250 or by email at
provided for all
                                mfinn@thehospice.ca.
volunteer roles

For more                        Volunteer Team Leadersp iNeeded
                                                T h e Hos c e , a l on g                       wi t h t h e V ol un t e e r
information, please                                             Department staff, would like to take this
                                                                opportunity to thank ALL of our Volunteers for their contin-
contact:                              “Share the Care        Model”d
                                                                ue        support,
                                                                                                 Display &
                                                                                      Hospicem m i t m e n t
                                                                                            co                        and
                                                                dedication.           Information Booth
      Mary Jane                 How to support the organization
     519-974-7100               of a group to care for someone                       Volunteer team leader to
       ext. 2250                   who is seriously ill. We are                    coordinate requests for the
                                looking for one or more persons                    information booth and call
                                  who will attend this workshop                   volunteers to attend at health
                                 and be willing to orientate the                    fairs, school functions, and
                                families we serve on this model.                   various community events.
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Volunteer Awards                 The Circle of Life Award:         volunteer must have
                                 This award is for a volunteer     displayed dedication,
The Hospice Volunteer            who has been volunteering         flexibility, loyalty, initiative,
Awards will be held in April     directly with our families        creativity and stand above
at our Annual Volunteer          and has been a volunteer          the rest.
Appreciation dinner.             for less than five years. In
                                 his/her years here the            Jan Denis Youth Volunteer
All volunteers have the          volunteer must have               Award:
opportunity to nominate a        displayed loyalty, honesty,       This award is for a youth
fellow volunteer in a            integrity, ingenuity and          volunteer, or a group of
specific category. The           dedication.                       volunteers who has
nomination process and                                             demonstrated leadership,
form will be sent out in the   RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT                initiative, perseverance and
January 2010 newsletter.       AWARDS                              originality. They must be 18
The award categories are:      The Jane Boyd Award:                years or under and have
                               This award is for a volunteer       volunteered their time in
The Stuart and Marjorie        that has been a volunteer                                 Hospice
                                                                   any capacity on behalf ofRefreshes Webs
                                                                                         As of the first week of Ju
Leschied Award for             with Hospice for more than          Hospice.              allows the visitor to navi
Volunteerism:                  five years. A resource                                    The segments of the site
This Award is to honour an     development volunteer                                     Windsor and
                                                                   Hospice Volunteer Business/ Essex Coun
                                                                                         is and so much more.
outstanding volunteer who can be one that helps in a               Community Group Important campaigns and
shows dedication, loyalty,     variety of capacities. He/          Recognition:          the site often.
flexibility, compassion and    she could help in the office,                             Help us
                                                                   This award is for a business“Celebrate 30 Ye
                                                                                         The site will remain up to
sincerity. It is awarded to    booths, special events and/         or professional group thatoften… www.the
                                                                                         Visit it
any volunteer that stands      or fundraising events. The          has demonstrated
above the rest. This award is volunteer must have                  leadership, initiative,
in memory of Stuart and        displayed dedication,               perseverance and
Marjorie Leschied.             flexibility, loyalty, initiative,   originality. They have
                               creativity and stand above          volunteered their time in
PATIENT CARE AWARDS            the rest.                           any capacity on behalf of
The Companion Along the                                            Hospice.
Journey Award:                 The Spirit of Growth Award:
This award is for a volunteer This award is for a volunteer        NOTE: These awards can be
who has been volunteering that has been a volunteer                given posthumously (after
directly with our families     with Hospice for less than          death)
and has been a volunteer       five years. A resource
for more than five years. This development volunteer
volunteer must have            can be one that helps in a
displayed loyalty, honesty,    variety of capacities. He/
integrity, ingenuity and       she could help in the office,
dedication.                    booth, special events and/
                               or fundraising events. The
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                         The Labyrinth represents a Facilitated by Demian
Labyrinth Event for
Volunteers                                 journey to our centre and                  Kogutek, Music Therapy
                                           back out into the world.                   Intern at Hospice, and
                                                                                      Rosemary McGregor,
                                           The Labyrinth will include                 Hospice Volunteer.
                                           Music Therapy and Energy
                                           Work to bring the most                     RSVP your attendance to
                                           meaningful experience for                  the front desk by calling
                                           participants.                              519-974-7100


                                           October 20, 2009                                Energy volunteers
                                           5:00 pm - 6:30 pm                                are needed to
The Labyrinth is an ancient                (for volunteers + staff)                          help with the
symbol that relates to                                                                    Labyrinth Program.  
wholeness.
    Hospice Refreshes Website
                                           October sports a newly
    As of the first week of June our Hospice website now21, 2009 refreshed look. A change in page set up as well as esthetics
                                           12:00 pm - 1:30 ease                               Please contact
It combines the imagery of faster, read the content withpm and enjoy images of the Village as well as events.
    allows the visitor to navigate much
                                                                                         Demian more about The Hospice of
the circle and the site have been organizedvolunteers that those who visit will be able to learnat ext. 2213.
    The segments of the spiral into (for in such a way + staff)
    Windsor and Essex County, all the services we offer, how to volunteer, newsletters, where to find assistance, when our next event
meandering but purposeful
    is and so much more.
path.
    Important campaigns and celebrations will be noted on the landing page, and news events on the Media page, so be sure to check
    the site often.
    Help us “Celebrate 30 Years” by visiting the new guestbook and leave a note for all to read.
A Message from the Advisory Committee
    The site will remain up to date and monitored by Kathy Vincent, Communications Coordinator.
    Visit Broga, Chair and Board
By Mary it often… www.thehospice.caof Directors representative

The Volunteer Advisory Committee has met several times this year. It has reviewed its
Terms of Reference, making the term for each member two years in length with a
maximum of two terms. The Committee also decided to include a representative from
‘youth’. The Committee has reviewed the Recruitment and Recognition Plan of the
agency.
                                                 T h e Hos p i c e , a l on g wi t h t h e V ol un t e e r
                                                 Department staff, would like to take this
                                                 that the goals ALL of our Volunteers for
Goals were set for 2009/10 with an aim to ensure opportunity to thank align with Hospice’stheir contin-
Strategic Plan and the Volunteer Departmental Goals. Thepmembers ofothe Volunteer a n d
                                                 ued       su port,          c mmitment
                                                 dedication.
Advisory Committee include: Marianne Angus; Mary Broga (Chair and Board of
Directors representative), Elaine Cline, Cheryl Thomson, Diana Coscarella, Katie Tubb,
Gerry Malofey, and Susan MacTaggart (Hospice staff).

Any volunteer who has input, suggestions, or feedback to offer the Advisory Committee,
please do not hesitate to contact any committee member. The goal of the
Volunteer Advisory Committee is to enhance the role of the Hospice Volunteer so your
thoughts are always welcome!
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 What’s new at Hospice? We’re bringing it to you!
 Volunteer support night + music therapy presentation
 Monday, October 26, 2009 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Belle River - St. Simon and St. Jude Hall
 Open to friends, family, and neighbours. RSVP your attendance to the front desk by calling 519-974-7100

“Share the Care”:
How to organize a                                                          The contents of the book
                                                                           include:
group to care for
someone who is                                                             Part 1 – What’s a Caregiver
seriously ill.                                                             Group & Who Needs One?

A book by Cappy                                                            Part 2 – Starting Your Group
Capossela & Sheila                                                         and Making It Run Hospice Refreshes Webs
Warnock                                                                                              As of the first week of Ju
                                                                           Part 3 – Being Part of a the visitor to navi
                                                                                                allows
The book is an insightful and                                                                   The
                                                                                                     Jobs of the site
                                                                           Group and Sharing the segmentsEssex Coun
                                                                                                Windsor and
step-by-step guide for how                                                                     is and so much more.
to develop and run a                                                                            Group
                                                                           Part 4 – Keeping theImportant campaigns and
functional community of       step by step directive for
                                                                                               the
                                                                           (and Yourself) Going site often.
                                                                                               Help us “Celebrate 30 Ye
care for someone who is       creating a nurturing,                                            The site will remain up to
seriously ill.                heartfelt group of                           Part 5 – Beyond the Group:
                                                                                               Visit it often… www.the
                              supportive partners in the                   Changed Lives
Some of the tasks outlined    caring process for an
include: housekeeping,        individual who is terminally                 Erie St. Clair LHIN has
shopping, cooking,            ill, chronically ill, or disabled.           endorsed this book and its
transport to the doctor,      It helps in maintaining their                model. A workshop is
listening and taking notes,   dignity and independence                     being held in Chatham on
insurance paperwork,          so they may live their lives                 October 29, 2009. If you or
house repairs,                more fully; the program is                   your group are interested in
entertainment, errands and innovative, builds                              learning more about this
personal care for the         community, and is the                        model of care, contact
person. Charts and sample wave of the future for                           Susan MacTaggart.
forms are provided to help    caregiving.”
you organize your group.                                                   Copies of the book are
                                     - Gail R. Mitchell, president,        available for loan from the
“Share the Care transcends             National Organization for           Hospice Library on site at
the pictures of what                   Empowering Caregivers               the main building.
volunteerism is about. It is a         (NOFEC), www.nofec.org
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Pet Therapy
Program:                                                                             As they entered into patient
                                                                                     Darryl’s room, his face lit up
Gentle Ben                                                                           and he sat on the floor and
                                                                                     started to talk and play with
Last summer, Sandra Kroh
                                                                                     Ben. Ben responded so well
received a call from Donna
                                                                                     to Darryl that Sandra knew
Vickers, asking if we were
                                                                                     this dog had great
interested in a Pet Visitation
                                                                                     potential. She also wanted
Program at the Hospice
                                                                                     to see how Ben would
Residential Home.
                                                                                     respond to a patient who
                                                                                     was confined to bed, so
She said her dog Ben was
                                                                                     they entered patient
certified with St John’s
                                                                                     Wilma’s room. Ben
Ambulance Pet Therapy
                                                                                     immediately put his large
Program and that he was a                       “Ben is truly a                      head on the bed rail and
  Hospice Refreshes Website
gentle five-year-old Bull
                                        dedicated newly refreshed look. A change in page as long as
  As of the first week of June our Hospice website now sports a volunteer stayed there set up as well as esthetics
  allows Dog. Sandra, not
Mastiff the visitor to navigate much faster, read the content with ease and enjoy images of the Village as well as events.
                                         that such a way very hard Wilma wanted to pet his
being familiarthe site the been organized in worksthat those who visit will be able to learn more about The Hospice of
  The segments of with have
                                                                                     head.
  Windsor breeds of dogs,
differentand Essex County, all the services we offer, how to volunteer, newsletters, where to find assistance, when our next event
  is and so much more.                      with our patients”
but was excited to develop will be noted on the landing page, and news events on the Media page, so be sure to check
  Important campaigns and celebrations                                               Prior to his HRH visit, Ben had
   Pet Visitation Program for
a the site often.
                                                                                     taken a fall on hardwood
                                            the door was and leave a and
the patients and families visitingThenew guestbook opened note for all to read.
  Help us “Celebrate 30 Years” by at
                                                                                     floors and
  The site will remain up to date and monitored by Kathy Vincent, Communications Coordinator. broke his hip, so
our Residential Home,                     Ben took one step inside
  Visit it often… www.thehospice.ca                                                  when he saw the wood
decided to set up a                       the residential home and
meeting to meet both                      immediately stopped dead floors of the residential
                                                                                     home, his fears overcame
Donna and her dog Ben.                    in his tracks and laid down
                                                                                     him. Like so many of our
                                          and would not proceed
                                                                                     patients that are diagnosed
The day of the meeting,                   any further.
                                                                                     with a life threatening
Sandra looked outside and
                                                                                     illness, they must learn to
saw this very large, but very He was terrified ofTthe shiny i c e , a l on g wi t h t h e V ol un t e e r
                                                                      h e Hos p deal with their fears and
beautiful chocolate brown laminate floors. There was                 Department staff, would like to take this
                                                                                     learn ways of coping.
dog walking proudly up the something in Ben’s eyes to thank ALL of our Volunteers for their contin-
                                                                     opportunity
                                                                     ued       support,           commitment               and
sidewalk of the residential               that told her to give him adedication.     Over the next several
home.                                     second chance. It was
                                          suggested that Donna bring months, Donna continued
At first glance you might                 Ben through the patio doors to make progress with Ben,
                                                                                     helping him to over come
think Ben is an intimidating              of a patient’s room so she
                                                                                     his fears.
looking dog but give him a could see how the patients                                          continued on next page...
few minutes and he will                   responded to this large
change your mind.                         dog.

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...continued from page 10                   The St. John Ambulance Pet                Ben exemplifies what Pet
                                            Therapy Program allows                    Therapy is all about. He
Last Christmas, Ben walked                  that special gift to be                   loves being around people
proudly down the halls of                   shared with others.                       and it shows.
the Residential home,
wishing all the patients,                   They not only meet with the               A person or their family
families and staff a Merry                  dog owners, they test the                 member may be having a
Christmas.                                  dogs to ensure they are                   bad day and Ben just
                                            ready for this commitment                 seems to know. He will
We say that Volunteers are                  by testing their                          immediately snuggle up
the heart of Hospice. Ben is                temperament in various                    next to them to let them
truly a dedicated volunteer                 situations.                               know “he is there for them”.
that works very hard with
our patients.                                                                         Whether he lays his head on
                                                                                      their bed or on their lap or is
                                               Donna                                                       he
                                                                                      “hamming it up” as Hospice Refreshes Webs
             om Ben and
 A message fr                                                              u
                                                                                      walks down the hallway the first week of Ju
                                                                                                           As of
                                                       first glance yo                                       grass
                                                                                      wearing a Hawaiianallows the visitor to navi
                     ear-old Bu      ll Mastiff. At                           e
 Ben is a five-y                                            g dog but giv
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                                                                                                           The segments of the site
                                                                                      skirt and beads, he will bring Essex Coun
                    en is an intim              hange your m
                                                                     ind.
 might think B
                                                                                                           Windsor and
                      utes   and he will c                                            a smile to your face. Even if
                                                                                                           is and so much more.
 him a few min                                                             ey         it’s only for a moment, it
                                                                                                           Important campaigns and
                                                          ecial gift. Th
                       that anim       als have a sp                                                       the site
                                                                                      makes it all worthwhile. us often.
  I truly believe               conditional lo
                                                      ve and                                               Help “Celebrate 30 Ye
               mfort and un                                          ulance
  offer co                                        St. John Amb                                               The site will remain up to
                             eryone. The                                   e
  acceptance
                      to ev                             ecial gift to b               The patients at the Hospice
                                                                                                          Visit it often… www.the
                     Program       allows that sp
  Pet Therapy                                                                         Residential Home look
                       thers.
   shared with o                                                                      forward to seeing Ben every
                                                                      y test the
                                                  g owners, the
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                                  are ready for                               n
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                         mperam         ent in various
    testing their te             t Therapy is a
                                                      ll about.
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                                                                         A person
                                                      nd it shows.                             are saying:
                         g arou    nd people a                               y and
     He loves bein                                         ing a bad da
                          membe         r may be hav                            le
     or their family                                           diately snugg
                         s to know.         He will imme                  for             “Volunteering with
      Ben just seem                                   w “he is there
                         em to    let them kno                            or on
      up next to th                                      on their bed
                                    lays his head                                e       Hospice is one of the
      them”. Wheth
                           er he                              walks down th
                          “hammin         g it up” as he                       s on
       their lap or is                                         irt and bead
                          ring a Haw        aiian grass sk                  Even if
                                                                                        most rewarding things
       hallway wea                                       to your face.
                         he w   ill bring a smile ll worthwhile.
        Hallowe’en,                        it makes it a
                                                                                       I’ve ever done. I feel I’m
        it’ s only fo r a moment,
                                                                    all about.           making a difference.”
                                                 y Program is
                             e Pet Therap
         That is what th

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                   UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Hospice Refreshes                       The segments of the site                   news events on the Media
Website                                 have been organized in                     page, so be sure to check
                                        such a way that those who                  the site often.
                                        visit will be able to learn                Help us “Celebrate 30
As of the first week of June,
                                        more about The Hospice of                  Years” by visiting the new
our Hospice website now
                                        Windsor and Essex County,                  guestbook and leave a
sports a newly refreshed
                                        all the services we offer,                 note for all to read.
look.
                                        how to volunteer,                          The site will remain up to
                                        newsletters, where to find                 date and monitored by
A change in page setup as
                                        assistance, when our next                  Kathy Vincent,
well as esthetics allows the
                                        event is and so much more.                 Communications
visitor to navigate much
                                                                                   Coordinator.
faster, read the content
with ease and enjoy images Important campaigns and
                             celebrations will be noted                            Visit it often…
of the Village as well as
events.                      on the landing page, and                              www.thehospice.ca
    Hospice Refreshes Website
    As of the first week of June our Hospice website now sports a newly refreshed look. A change in page set up as well as esthetics
                                                                  The Hospice, along with the
    allows the visitor to navigate much faster, read the content with ease and enjoy images of the Village as well as events.
    The segments of the site have been organized in such a way that those who visit will be able to learn more about The Hospice of
    Windsor and Essex County, all the services we offer, how toVolunteer Department staff, when our next event
                                                                  volunteer, newsletters, where to find assistance,
    is and so much more.                                   would like to take this opportunity to
    Important campaigns and celebrations will be noted on the landing page, and news events on the Media page, so be sure to check
    the site often.                                                 thank all of our Volunteers
                                                                   for their continued
    Help us “Celebrate 30 Years” by visiting the new guestbook and leave a note for all to read. support,
    The site will remain up to date and monitored by Kathy Vincent, Communications Coordinator.
    Visit it often… www.thehospice.ca                            commitment and dedication.



  Newsletter Contributors:
                                                                          Next volunteer
  Gerry Malofey, Volunteer
                                                                               newsletter:
                                                                     T h e Hos p i c e , a l on g wi t h t h e V ol un t e e r
  Maria Cristina Roy, Volunteer
                                                                               Winter c 2010m e n t a n d
                                                                     Department staff, would like to take this
                                                                     opportunity to thank ALL of our Volunteers for their contin-
                                                                     ued       support,            ommit
                                                                     dedication.




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