Hospice Calgary

Hospice Calgary We promise to journey with you, through end-of-life and grief, for as long as you need us.
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Hospice Calgary guides children, teens and adults through the grieving process as they face a life-threatening illness and death of a loved one. Our team of professionals provide individual, family and group support as well as 24 hour end-of-life care. At our two centres of care, Sage Centre and Rosedale Hospice, our specialists provide individual counselling, group support, workshops and 24-hour end-of-life care.

Father’s day can be so challenging for someone who is grieving the death of a father or anticipating a death due to an a...
06/16/2024

Father’s day can be so challenging for someone who is grieving the death of a father or anticipating a death due to an advanced illness. School is often a place highlighting and “making crafts” for father’s day. This is often what is so tough about the holiday. It hurts. You are not alone in your grief. Take the time you need today. ❤️

Explore how music serves not just as a source of entertainment, but as a profound therapeutic tool in end-of-life care.R...
06/15/2024

Explore how music serves not just as a source of entertainment, but as a profound therapeutic tool in end-of-life care.

Register for our Dying To Know webinar on Tuesday, June 18th to hear Jennifer Buchanan (trailblazing music therapist and best-selling author) share how music can enhance emotional well-being and offer a unique pathway to healing and connection in the face of loss and transition.. Register through the link in our bio.

At Rosedale Hospice, we provide the best comfort we can for our patients and their families. For this year’s summer camp...
06/14/2024

At Rosedale Hospice, we provide the best comfort we can for our patients and their families. For this year’s summer campaign, your gift will help keep the feeling of HOME at Rosedale. Let’s raise $10,000 in 80 days. That’s only $125 a day!

When you donate $110 or more and tribute your gift, we will place a beautiful temporary name card in the back garden at Rosedale with the name you choose. This card will be displayed for the summer of 2024.

Donate here: https://www.hospicecalgary.ca/support/rosedale/

Loneliness is something we all face, but moments of illness, grief, and loss can amplify things to an unbearable level. ...
06/13/2024

Loneliness is something we all face, but moments of illness, grief, and loss can amplify things to an unbearable level. We're here to help.

If your family or child is dealing with grief and loss, our Children's Grief Centre provides counselling and drop-in groups to reduce feelings of isolation. Our Living with Advanced Illness Centre combats loneliness by providing education, counselling, and even volunteers who will provide companionship and/or practical support.

Go to our website to learn more: https://www.hospicecalgary.ca/

06/06/2024

One month ago we hosted our 19th annual event! Thank you to all who supported through volunteering, participating, sponsoring, and donating! It was an incredible day and we raised over $70,000!

Thank you to our sponsors: Global Calgary, Country 105 : Calgary's Country, 770 CHQR, Sentinel Storage, Calgary Stampeders, Evan J. Strong Funeral Services, LAN Solutions Corp., Airdrie Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Altitude Communications, Carbert Waite LLP, Marshall Drugs

Also a shoutout to: Passing Time With Craig, Andrew Schultz, Wild Rose Duo , Artist Calgary Facepaint, Calgary Stampeders Outriders, The Calgary Ghostbusters, Landmark Cinemas Canada, Woods Edward Engineering Ltd., The Big Pink Chair Real Estate, LilyFire Photography, Persuasion Photography , Sunshine Studios YYC , and Barb Goulet.

It's Seniors' Week in Alberta! We are so thankful for all the ways that seniors show up in our community to volunteer wi...
06/05/2024

It's Seniors' Week in Alberta! We are so thankful for all the ways that seniors show up in our community to volunteer with our programs, donate to our organization, and use our services - all the while sharing their wisdom and experience! Thank you for all you do!

Did you know that we have  sandboxes in some of our counselling rooms at the Children's Grief Centre? One of a child's m...
05/31/2024

Did you know that we have sandboxes in some of our counselling rooms at the Children's Grief Centre? One of a child's most natural forms of expression is PLAY. We create a safe space so that we can use art, play, movement, and writing to explore the tricky feelings that kids may have during times of grief and loss.

Curious about how our Companion Program works? Check out this infographic to get a better understanding!We match volunte...
05/30/2024

Curious about how our Companion Program works? Check out this infographic to get a better understanding!

We match volunteers with clients living with an advanced illness based on the needs of the clients, the skills of the volunteer, and shared interests. Weekly visits could include activities/hobbies, accompaniment, appointment prep, caregiver respite, errands, pet care, and unfinished projects.

If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in (as a client or volunteer), please go to https://www.hospicecalgary.ca/livingillness/companion/

Are you passionate about client and family centered care? Are you interested in providing short and long term grief and ...
05/29/2024

Are you passionate about client and family centered care? Are you interested in providing short and long term grief and trauma-focused counselling to children, teens and their families who are grieving a sudden or expected death?

The counsellor assesses clients to identify goals and required interventions, knowing that each person has different needs and requires a different approach. They are willing to be flexible to meet the needs of their clients, including meeting with them at the location that makes the most sense for them, whether that’s at the Children’s Grief Centre, home, or school.

Does this sound like something you or someone you know would be interested in? Go to the link below to learn more!

https://www.hospicecalgary.ca/about/careers/

In March we had a special tea event for some of our Living with Advanced Illness Centre clients. Music and engaging conv...
05/24/2024

In March we had a special tea event for some of our Living with Advanced Illness Centre clients. Music and engaging conversation could be heard throughout our building. It was a privilege to host the event and see clients spend time together and share with each other.

Photos by: Janet Pliszka-Hughes

STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Yingying first got connected with Rosedale Hospice as a UofC medical student taking part in the Commu...
05/23/2024

STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Yingying first got connected with Rosedale Hospice as a UofC medical student taking part in the Community Engage Learning Course. She was paired with different team members that would share their perspectives and also shadowed multiple roles to get a sense of what different staff members and volunteers did.

When asked what part of her time at Rosedale stands out the most, one thing she said was; "...at rounds, when physicians consulted each other and the nursing team about how and what symptoms to manage, it was clear everyone had the patient’s and their family’s comfort in mind."

She went on to describe the tangible space: "The first thing you notice when you enter the hospice is how cozy and thoughtful the place is set up. Little things like a tea/coffee station on the patient care floor, to the various accommodations available to make family/friend visits as easy as possible."

Thank you for sharing your experience Yingying! We appreciate you!

You may have seen a   billboard around town the last month! We want to thank OUTEDGECanada for generously promoting our ...
05/17/2024

You may have seen a billboard around town the last month! We want to thank OUTEDGECanada for generously promoting our event to Calgary and beyond!

Terry began volunteering almost seven years ago after retiring and wanting to do something meaningful with his extra tim...
05/16/2024

Terry began volunteering almost seven years ago after retiring and wanting to do something meaningful with his extra time. He helps with transferring patients, feeding patients, laundry, filling birdfeeders and more!

"Volunteering at Rosedale is very fulfilling. The humanity is inspirational, and I feel fortunate to be able to be a part of it." -Terry

Interested in volunteering? Visit https://www.hospicecalgary.ca/volunteer to learn more!

Each Thursday afternoon at Rosedale, our kitchen chef makes a homemade loaf of bread and fills our tea cart with butter,...
05/15/2024

Each Thursday afternoon at Rosedale, our kitchen chef makes a homemade loaf of bread and fills our tea cart with butter, jam, teas and coffee. Our Director of Clinical Care, and our Spiritual Health Practitioner, visit each patient room to share a casual and often meaningful time of connection around the bread and tea. This is a special time for patients and staff as well.

Have your healthcare wishes known by those close to you should you become unwell or unable to speak for yourself. Regist...
05/15/2024

Have your healthcare wishes known by those close to you should you become unwell or unable to speak for yourself.

Register for our Dying To Know webinar on Tuesday, May 21st to hear Corinne Spronken (Education Consultant for Alberta Health Services) guide attendees through information on Advance Care Planning, Personal Directives, Goals of Care Designations and more.

https://www.hospicecalgary.ca/education/dyingtoknow/

One week ago we hosted our 19th annual  . Thank you to everyone who joined us at Hike for Hospice Calgary 2024 and to al...
05/12/2024

One week ago we hosted our 19th annual . Thank you to everyone who joined us at Hike for Hospice Calgary 2024 and to all those who have donated! Because of you we have raised over $63,600! Help us go even further to reach our goal of $100,000 by May 31, 2024! Ask your employer if they will match your donation, share your fundraising page with a friend, or simply donate to our main page at: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/hikeforhospiceyyc2024

To wrap up National Hospice Palliative Care Week we want to show gratitude to our Nurse Clinician, Spiritual Health Prac...
05/11/2024

To wrap up National Hospice Palliative Care Week we want to show gratitude to our Nurse Clinician, Spiritual Health Practitioner, and Director of Clinical Care. The time you take with each patient and their family to ensure their stay is the best that it can be is so important. Thank you for the kindness and intentionality that you bring to Rosedale Hospice.

We are looking for new team members! Please share this post with your network to help us find the right people for these...
05/10/2024

We are looking for new team members! Please share this post with your network to help us find the right people for these crucial roles!

Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found. For full details, visit hospicecalgary.ca/about/careers/

It's National Hospice Palliative Care Week, and today we want to acknowledge the important work of our House Manager, Ad...
05/10/2024

It's National Hospice Palliative Care Week, and today we want to acknowledge the important work of our House Manager, Admin Assistant, Manager of Volunteer Services, and Volunteer Receptionists. We appreciate each of you and the organizational skills and and problem solving you bring to the Rosedale Hospice Team. Thank you for your attentiveness to make sure things are running as they should be!

Our May & June evening webinars are coming up and we are so honoured to bring this information to you for only $5!HOW TO...
05/09/2024

Our May & June evening webinars are coming up and we are so honoured to bring this information to you for only $5!

HOW TO MAKE YOUR WISHES KNOWN: Learn about ways you can have your healthcare wishes known by those close to you should you become unwell or unable to speak for yourself. (Presented by AHS Education Consultant, Corinne Spronken).

COMFORT & CONNECTION THROUGH MUSIC: Learn how music serves as a profound therapeutic tool in end-of-life care. (Presented by Music Therapist, Jennifer Buchanan).

Register Today: https://ow.ly/twl250RAJLx

To our   2024 sponsors...THANK YOU! With your help, we were able to put on our 19th annual fundraising event. We are so ...
05/09/2024

To our 2024 sponsors...THANK YOU! With your help, we were able to put on our 19th annual fundraising event. We are so grateful for your commitment to Hospice Calgary's mission.

Global Calgary, Country 105 : Calgary's Country, 770 CHQR, Evan J. Strong Funeral Services, Sentinel Storage, Calgary Stampeders, LAN Solutions Corp., Airdrie Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Altitude Communications, Carbert Waite LLP, Marshall Drugs

Today we want to celebrate National Hospice Palliative Care week by giving a shoutout to our Patient Care Volunteers, He...
05/09/2024

Today we want to celebrate National Hospice Palliative Care week by giving a shoutout to our Patient Care Volunteers, Health Care Aides, Physicians, and Off-Site Pharmacists. Your dedication to providing the best care possible and commitment to making sure our patients are as comfortable as possible is crucial. We commend you for all you do at Rosedale Hospice.

Congratulations Leo S., on winning our raffle donated by the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee! Thank you to all who par...
05/08/2024

Congratulations Leo S., on winning our raffle donated by the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee! Thank you to all who participated!

In support of National Hospice Palliative Care Week, today, we want to acknowledge the Maintenance People, Lead Cooks, K...
05/08/2024

In support of National Hospice Palliative Care Week, today, we want to acknowledge the Maintenance People, Lead Cooks, Kitchen Volunteers, and Housekeepers at our Rosedale Hospice. Your hard work is imperative to maintaining a smoothly run house. We are so thankful for your unwavering attention to detail and commitment to the behind the scenes tasks for our patients and their families.

We have lots of reasons to celebrate: it's not only National Hospice Palliative Care Week, but Nursing Week as well! Tod...
05/06/2024

We have lots of reasons to celebrate: it's not only National Hospice Palliative Care Week, but Nursing Week as well! Today we want to highlight the RN's & LPN's that work so hard for our patients and their families. Your diligence and compassion makes such a difference in the live of Rosedale's patients, our community, and beyond.

Thank you to all of the participants who are signed up and are fundraising for Hike for Hospice Calgary. We are looking ...
05/04/2024

Thank you to all of the participants who are signed up and are fundraising for Hike for Hospice Calgary. We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow so we can celebrate our clients and families, honour those living with advanced illness, and remember loved ones who have passed away.

Yahoo! LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR TICKETS. The winner will be drawn on Monday, May 6. They will receive:-Seats aboard The B...
05/04/2024

Yahoo! LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR TICKETS. The winner will be drawn on Monday, May 6. They will receive:
-Seats aboard The Best Seat Wagon & Heavy Horse Hitch in the Calgary Stampede Parade and a parade day Pancake Breakfast.
-Seats in the Friends of Stampede VIP Seating Area during the Calgary Stampede Parade.
-Invitation to the Calgary Stampede Committee’s Pre-Parade BBQ held the evening before.
-Tickets to the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races & Grandstand Show.
-Invitation to a White Hat Ceremony complete with Smithbilt Stetsons.
Raffle ticket prices are: 1 for $10, 3 for $25, and 10 for $50. Buy tickets and see more details at the link below. Good luck!
https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/2024bestseatintheparade
Tickets must only be purchased or sold within Alberta. Total of 888 tickets available. Draw will take place on May 6, 2024 at 1245 70 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2H 2X8. All proceeds to Hospice Calgary Society (raffle licence # 686683).

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1245 70th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2H2X8

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm

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+14032634525

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We promise to journey with you through end-of-life and grief for as long as you need us.

What we offer:

Child & Family Grief Counselling through the Children’s Grief Centre: We provide programs and services that guide grieving children, teens, and families as they face advanced illness and life after the death of someone close to them (including sudden or accidental deaths).

Support during Advanced Illness through Sage Centre Community Hospice Services: We offer individual and group support for those living with advanced illness.


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