Welcome to the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley’s Website. We hope that you are able to find the information you are looking for easily. If you have any difficulty navigating the website or if you have questions that we can answer directly, please don’t hesitate to contact us at our office phone number: (778) 526-5143 or our emergency phone line: (250) 688-1143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We look forward to hearing from you.
The Hospice Society 12-week Bereavement Support Group
Hospice Society Bereavement Support
Dates of the course are Monday’s October 29th – December 3rd and January 14th – February 18th, 6:30-8 pm at the Hospice Office. The course is FREE to all participants. For more information please call Daneve at 250-349-5515.
The Hospice Society is hosting the following training sessions this November
These two courses will be facilitated by Death and Grief Studies Certificate Graduate, Maria Kliavkoff. The courses include a binder of course material, tea, water, snacks and lunch Friday-Sunday.
End of Life Visitor Training Invermere, BC
21-hour Certificate Training Program (must register by October 26) Based on the BCHPCA 7 Modules of Training for Hospice Volunteer Visitors, this training is good for anyone who wants to learn more about how to effectively companion someone who is going through the end of life process.
Thursday, November 1 6:00-9:00 College of the Rockies Friday, November 2 10:00-4:00 Invermere and District Hospital Board Room Saturday, November 3 10:00-4:00 College of the Rockies Sunday, November 4 10:00-4:00 College of the Rockies
Bereavement Visitor Training Invermere, BC
21-hour Certificate Training Program (must register by November 9) Based on Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s Companioning Model, this is the basic training for Hospice Bereavement Visitor Volunteers. This training is good for anyone supporting a loved one going through the grieving process.
Thursday, November 15 6:00-9:00 College of the Rockies Friday, November 16 10:00-4:00 College of the Rockies Saturday, November 17 10:00-4:00 College of the Rockies Sunday, November 18 10:00-4:00 College of the Rockies
5th Annual Tree of Lights – Friday November 30th, 2018
On Friday, November 30th at 6:30 four trees will be lit in remembrance of those who are no longer with us. Here are some images from last year. If you would like to purchase a light in remembrance of a loved one, please click here. The names of all who are being remembered this year are added to the Book of Remembrance which is permanently housed in the Hospice Resource Centre in Frater Landing in Invermere.
Columbia Valley Flu Clinics
October 13th, 2018 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Senior Health Fair
November 2nd, 2018 10:00 – 11:30 am – Edgewater Flu Clinic
November 5th, 2018 11:00-12:30 pm – Canal Flats Flu Clinic
November 8th, 2018 10:00 – 3:00 pm Invermere Flu Clinic
The Hospice Society is looking for our next Executive Director
Our current ED, Maria Kliavkoff, is stepping down effective January 1, 2019. We are searching to find our new Executive Director, someone to take us through our next evolutionary step.
The Hospice Society is also looking for MALE Volunteer Visitors for both End of Life and Bereavement Support
If you are interested in becoming an End of Life or Bereavement Visitor please contact the office, we would love to hear from you. Interviews will be held in September and next training will be in November.
Hospice Society Endowment Fund
- Click on the upper right corner, “Donate Now” tab.
- Scroll down and click on the donate online link.
- You will be directed to the CVCF donation link to CanadaHelps.org.
- Under the Fund drop down option, you’ll see Designated Fund – Hospice of the CV Fund. Select that choice and complete the form as they require.
- A tax deductible receipt will be issued directly to your email address.
If you wish to become a member of the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley you can do so by stopping into our Hospice office (Monday through Friday from noon-4 pm) or online here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/hsc_membership
Thanks to the wonders of our database system we can now process monthly pledges and process a tax receipt at the end of the year, so that a $5.00 or $10.00 monthly charge to your credit card by the end of the year accumulates so that we can give you a tax receipt in December. If you are interested in participating in this program simply click here. It is a wonderful way for you to contribute and by doing a monthly commitment it enables the Board to actively plan for next year.