“Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift our self with people, place, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health – body, mind, and spirit.” – Laurie Buchanan Self-care is a hot topic in society today. The rising use of the word ‘self-care’ has caused many people to consider what

Grief During the Holidays

Friday, 16 November 2018 by

Grief During the Holidays While most of us find the Holiday season to be a cheerful and exciting time, Hospice Orillia understands that for those grieving the loss of a loved one and the end of traditions as they once were, it can be a very lonely and unfamiliar time. The holiday season can magnify

Sometimes you just need a little understanding   In recognition of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, Hospice Orillia Volunteer, Peggy, talks about the importance of providing compassionate support for those losses that often go unacknowledged or undiscussed. You see, 28 years ago, Peggy and her husband had a full-term stillborn baby boy. The loss

Michael Williams says he couldn’t have gotten through without the support of Hospice Orillia   Michael describes his late wife, Sheila MacFeeters, as a very social woman who had a huge heart and simply loved people. Sheila had a strong passion for volunteerism and she was always looking for ways to give back to her

Christine Cox wanted to turn grief into something positive   In July 2016, my father, Paul, passed away after a very courageous battle with cancer. During this time, my mom, with the support of our family and friends, cared for him at home until his last day. It was important to my dad to remain at