NICOL INSURANCE MAKES BIG DONATION!
Tiverton Park Manor, Tiverton, ON
On Giving Tuesday, Nicol Insurance Inc. has donated $10,000 to Huron Shores Hospice, making it the Family Support sponsor to kick off Phase II on the fundraising efforts to bring a second residential hospice bed to south Bruce County.
Tim Nicol, CEO of Nicol Insurance Inc. stated, “When we heard that help was required to support such a great initiative, we felt it was extremely important we step forward to support our community. Being the family support sponsor is not only a great honour but also fits with our desire to give back to families that support us and allow us to be in a position to give back. There is no more important time to support family than when they are going through hard times and we hope that this makes life a little easier in a very difficult time. Our company philosophy is to be a great corporate citizen and recognize that we would not exist if not for those in our communities that put their trust in us every day.
This donation is from Nicol Insurance, all its employees and also from those who choose us as their insurance provider. I certainly hope that everyone involved is as proud as I am to be a part of supporting such a worthwhile cause.”
Huron Shores Hospice is a non-profit organization working to bring a centre for excellence in hospice palliative care to the Kincardine area. The volunteer group plans to provide holistic care to meet the physical, psychological, social, cultural, emotional, and spiritual need for people facing the end of life, as well as offering support for their loved ones. The board of directors is moving towards opening the first residential hospice bed at Tiverton Park Manor in the first quarter of 2018.
“We are very pleased to be moving into our Phase II fundraising efforts and to have Nicol Insurance make our first donation showing such generous support,” said Cheryl Cottrill, Chair of the Huron Shores Hospice Board of Directors.
Sleepers Bed Gallery in Kincardine donates over $1,250 in comfort bedding to Huron Shores Hospice
Tiverton Park Manor, Tiverton, ON
Sleepers Bed Gallery in Kincardine has donated $1,250.00 in quality bedding and accessories to Huron Shores Hospice to outfit the beds for the resident room and family room in the one-bed residential hospice suite.
Heather Shewfelt, owner of Sleepers Bed Gallery approached board members to ask how she could help with the hospice project. She generously donated a pillow and cover, duvet and duvet cover for the resident hospital bed and a headboard, mattress cover, pillows and covers, duvet and duvet cover for the family bed. Shewfelt said, "We are very proud to be able to offer these quality items to help make the resident and family stay in hospice as comfortable as possible. On a personal note, my Mom was in hospice and we couldn't be more grateful for the love, support and care for her and our family."
Huron Shores Hospice is a non-profit organization working to bring a centre for excellence in hospice palliative care to the Kincardine area. The volunteer group plans to provide holistic care to meet the physical, psychological, social, cultural, emotional, and spiritual need for people facing the end of life, as well as offering support for their loved ones. The board of directors is working towards opening the first bed, co-located with Tiverton Park Manor in the first quarter of 2018.
"This donation from Sleepers Bed Gallery, frees up budget money to provide direct care to our future residents and creates that home-like setting so important for the comfort of those dying and their families while staying in hospice. We can't thank Heather and her staff enough for this generous support to help bring residential hospice care to our community," said Cheryl Cottrill, Chair of Huron Shores Hospice.
Pictured here: Cheryl Cottrill, Chair of Huron Shores Hospice and Heather Shewfelt, owner of Sleepers Bed Gallery in Kincardine.
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Monday, October 2, 2017
KINCARDINE, ON — On September 28th, at Kincardine’s Pavilion, one hundred and seventy supporters enjoyed a dazzling evening of canapes and cocktails, fun and fundraising that netted the nascent Huron Shores Hospice $136,000 for its plan to operate a one-suite residential hospice at Tiverton Park Manor. The money was raised through a silent and live auction of over ninety handbags from well-known designers as well as several experiences involving area restaurants. MC Mike Brough managed the evening, and Layne the Auctionista wowed the crowd with her auctioneering skills and humour, while Duncan Hawthorne, former CEO of Bruce Power, who attended with his wife Lesley as the title sponsors, spoke passionately about the need in the community for the service. “People have the right to die with dignity and this community needs this.”
The $136,000 total included a very generous personal donation from the Hawthornes of $30,000 on the night of the event, bringing the couple’s total contribution to the project to $90,000. Chair Cheryl Cottrill stated, “We would not be looking at opening the doors for the residential hospice without their commitment to the project. We are so overwhelmed by the generosity of the whole community in support of this event and our larger goal to bring residential hospice to our community. On top of the $136,000, we had $18,000 donated through in-kind support. Just an amazing response from our caring and supportive community.”
The added fundraised dollars put the organization in a position to open the doors of its initial one-bed suite as soon as the policies, volunteers and furnishings are in place, potentially by the end of 2017. The group plans to continue to raise funds for Phase II of the plan, which will add a second suite. Cottrill shared, “We are very aware that one bed will never be adequate to look after the end-of-life needs of our community. The additional suite will require an extra $175,000 for two years of operating, plus capital costs for furnishing the space.”
Anyone interested in the organization can locate more information at www.huronshoreshospice.ca.
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BRUCE POWER DONATES $75,000 TO HURON SHORES HOSPICE
May 24, 2017
A $75,000 donation from Bruce Power will help the Huron Shores Hospice committee open a one-bed residential hospice in 2017.
Huron Shores Hospice, which aims to open a centre for excellence in hospice palliative care in southern Bruce County, will open its first bed in Tiverton Park Manor this year, said Cheryl Cottrill, chair of the committee.
“The core values that will guide our decisions and actions while providing hospice palliative care are compassion, dignity, collaboration, accountability, excellence, and respect for diversity,” Cottrill said.
The second phase of the project will be to operate a stand-alone, three-bed residential hospice in 2019-20, depending on funding from the Southwest Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and fundraising. Phase III, in 2021, will incorporate a day-wellness, respite care, and online networks that allow patients and caregivers to ask for help from the community and acute illness care planning, dependent on community and LHIN funding, she added.
Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, said residential hospice care is becoming more important with the area’s aging population.
“By matching a 2016 donation to the Owen Sound hospice project, Bruce Power is extending its commitment to the people of Grey and Bruce counties, whose families may be impacted by these compassionate organizations during a difficult time in their life,” Rencheck said.
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LINDA BOWERS PROVIDES GENEROUS DONATION!
Huron Shores Hospice was recently the beneficiary of a very generous donation from local realty broker, Linda Bowers of Royal LePage Exchange Realty in Kincardine. Seen here receiving the cheque from Linda (ctr) is Joan Eaglesham (l) and Peggy Zeppieri(r), members of the Huron Shores Hospice Board of Directors. The funds will help the organization toward its goal of improving hospice services in the community.
HIKE FOR HOSPICE 2017 MAY 14th
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Residential hospice coming to Kincardine
Duncan Hawthorne honorary chair of fundraising campaign
By Barb McKay
Planning is underway to open a residential hospice in Kincardine.
Huron Shores Hospice will offer compassionate, dignified and holistic end-of-life care in a home-like setting. Efforts began three years ago by a volunteer steering committee made up of local residents Peggy Zeppieri, Cheryl Cottrill and Joan Eaglesham, and after a great deal of research and site visits to several hospices across southwestern Ontario, a business plan is complete and will be submitted to the South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN) this month.
“This is about enhancing what services are already here in the community,” Cottrill said.
There are currently well-run services available, including a volunteer hospice visiting program, but what is lacking is a physical setting to provide end-of-life care for individuals who are terminally ill.
“We saw it as a real gap in service for the community,” Cottrill said.
Individuals in this area requiring palliative care are limited in their choices. They can remain at home and receive care, which can be limited or costly or require a family member to act as caregiver. They may have the option to stay with a family member or be placed in long-term care facility, which may be in another community. The closest hospice to Kincardine is Residential Hospice of Grey-Bruce in Owen Sound, which has six beds and is often at capacity.
Huron Shores Hospice will be developed in two phases, beginning with a one-bed suite in an existing facility in the municipality of Kincardine with a goal of building a stand-alone residential hospice. The suite will provide a separate room for family members, and will be designed to be as home-like as possible.
“It is really about living well until you die,” Cottrill said.
Residential hospices allow individuals to live out their remaining days in comfort by incorporating as many elements of their home life as possible. They can have their pets visit them, even bring in their own furniture, all while receiving 24-hour care from qualified health care providers at no cost. It also offers respite for family members who have taken on the role of caregiver.
“It is hard to be a caregiver and still be a daughter or friend,” Eaglesham said. “It changes the relationship.”
Removing family members from the caregiver role allows them to enjoy the time they have left with their loved one.
The steering committee sees the hospice as a community project that will allow organizations providing palliative care services to work in co-ordination. In addition to the nursing staff, the hospice will require the efforts of volunteers to carry out non-medical tasks, such as driving, family support or even dog walking.
A hospice in the community will also help to reduce emergency room visits for individuals who require end-of-life care and use of acute care beds.
“We’re really pleased that this initiative is finally moving forward, and we’re heartened to see that it’s a grass roots effort addressing locally identified needs,” Kincardine hospital chief of staff Dr. Lisa Roth said. “It’s an important service — an important part of an integrated system of care for our patients at end-of-life.”
The committee is relying on the community for fundraising to support the first phase of the project, prior to SW LHIN approval. Zeppieri said it could be several years before the hospice receives provincial funding allowing the second phase to proceed. Provincial funding when in place covers the cost of staffing only.
The committee got a healthy kick start to its fundraising campaign last week when former Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthorne and his wife Lesley pledged $20,000 to the effort. Hawthorne has also taken on the role of honorary chair of the fundraising campaign.
Prior to leaving for the U.K. last week, Hawthorne was presented with a sketch of Kincardine and Southampton lighthouses by artist Scott Duncan, commissioned by members of the health community to commemorate Hawthorne’s personal contribution to health care within the local communities. The Hawthornes have offered the profits from the sale of 100 limited edition prints of the sketch to go to the operating costs of Huron Shores Hospice. The prints will be available for purchase for $199.
“People have the right to die with dignity and this community needs this,” Hawthorne said. “I’d like to give it a chance.”
He gave credit to the steering committee for taking on the initiative.
“It takes champions to start it off. I like to help people who help themselves.”
The committee is grateful for the high profile support and the vote of confidence.
“We are thrilled with Duncan’s commitment to Huron Shores Hospice, and look forward to working with him to realize our vision of a new compassionate and holistic service for our local families who need end-of-life support,” Zeppieri said.
They are also thankful for the support they have received from other hospices across the region, including Residential Hospice of Grey-Bruce for assisting them in developing the business plan.
The Huron Shores Hospice steering committee plans to hold a public information session in the fall. For further information or to pre-order a limited edition print, email firstname.lastname@example.org.