RESOURCES

LOCAL  OFFERINGS

VON (Victoria Order of Nurses) offers a variety of different programs to the residents of Grey Bruce, free of charge:

Bereavement Support Groups

TO REGISTER:  Please contact Jessica Slater-Hamilton, RSSW, Co-ordinator, Caregiver Support Circle, 519-376-5895, Ext. 222 or Jessica_Slater@von.ca

Bereavement Support Groups

Bereavement Support Groups meet once a week for 6 - 8 weeks in either the afternoon or evening and are led by a trained facilitator.

PLEASE CONTACT:  mary.winkler@von.ca or call 519-371-5331 ext. 247 to get specifics on this program and when and where it will be offered next.

 

Supportive Care Volunteer Visiting Training

VON trains and places volunteers who offer social and emotional support to individuals and families living with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness.  Support is available in a client’s home, long term care home, hospital or residential hospice.

 PLEASE CONTACT:  mary.winkler@von.ca or call 519-371-5331 ext. 247

 

Caregiver Support Circle

VON provides support for informal caregivers who are caring for an adult with a long-term health condition. Volunteers offer caregiver respite and companionship to individuals in the community and long term care homes. Support can be on a one time basis, a series of visits or ongoing support, based on the needs of the caregiver and availability of volunteers. There is one-to one help available and we also offer workshops around managing stressful situations, community resources and the importance of self care.

 PLEASE CONTACT: jessica.slater@von.ca or call 519-371-5331 ext 222

 

 

SUPPORT FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING LOSS OF A LOVED ONE TO MESOTHELIOMA

This site has helpful infomation for all who are experiencing grief, and special information for those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one to mesothelioma.

https://www.asbestos.com/support/mesothelioma-grief-guide/

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN  HOSPICE

There is a large volume of resources on-line if you are interested in the hospice movement or what is happening on the hospice scene across Canada.  Here are a few places to start:

http://www.hpco.ca

http://www.chpca.net

http://www.fraserhealth.ca

http://swpalliativecare.ca/

http://www.virtualhospice.ca