Hill House Hospice

Hill House Hospice Hill House provides expert medical care at no cost to people living with a life-threatening illness.
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"Sharing our compassionate approach to hospice care and creating comforting memories for everyone in our home."

105.9 The Region dropped in to Hill House today to present Cathy a plaque honouring her for 16 years of volunteer servic...
04/24/2024

105.9 The Region dropped in to Hill House today to present Cathy a plaque honouring her for 16 years of volunteer service. Thank you Cathy for the difference you make in the world and at Hill House!

Chag Sameach! Wishing everyone a Happy Passover filled with love, peace, and cherished moments with loved ones.
04/22/2024

Chag Sameach! Wishing everyone a Happy Passover filled with love, peace, and cherished moments with loved ones.

Where Fashion Meets Philanthropy! Mark your calendars and get your tickets now for a wonderful evening on Thursday, May ...
04/19/2024

Where Fashion Meets Philanthropy!

Mark your calendars and get your tickets now for a wonderful evening on Thursday, May 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an immersive evening of fashion, art and culture at the Royal Rose Art Gallery in Aurora, Ontario. Attendees of the event will experience the designs for the finest women’s and men’s clothing while enjoying cocktails in an exclusive, immersive and memorable evening.

Hill House Hospice is grateful to be one of the recipients of funds. Thank you Rossy Bustamante, CFP®, CEA. We'll see you there!

https://royalroseart.ca/beyond-the-runway-painting-the-path/

Hill House Hospice volunteers are second to none! Each year, they spend thousands of hours giving their time and using t...
04/17/2024

Hill House Hospice volunteers are second to none! Each year, they spend thousands of hours giving their time and using their skills. From baking in the kitchen to paperwork in the office, from conversations in the rooms to outreach in the community, they share Hill House’s passion and mission of providing compassionate end-of-life care.

Why do they volunteer at Hill House?
“It is the one place I love to be every week. It is a place of love, hope, joy, compassion, caring and life” Kathy V.
“I knew I would volunteer here after I retired … best decision I ever made” Susan C.
“I am passionate about the care provided to the patients and their families” Ruth S.
“Talking and listening to the patients’ stories and sharing my own” Cathy P.

Our volunteers know that “Every moment matters” at Hill House 💝

“Caring about people transcends time, wealth, location, country of origin, we all share love of family and devotion to helping others” Elaine G.
“A little compassion goes a long way … it means the world to the families” Andrea B.
“The experience has been extremely humbling” Rhonda C.
“… learned how to fold laundry really, really well 😊” Ruth S.
“There is a lot of caring in the world and a lot of it is in this house” June B.

During National Volunteer Week and every day, Hill House thanks all our volunteers for their selfless contributions!🙏

As the sun shines and the gentle breeze blows through the trees, we're delighted to see that spring has sprung at Hill H...
04/16/2024

As the sun shines and the gentle breeze blows through the trees, we're delighted to see that spring has sprung at Hill House Hospice. The gardens surrounding our home are beginning to burst with vibrant colors as magnolias, daffodils, hyacinths, and peonies awaken from their winter slumber, painting our surroundings with hues of joy and renewal. It's truly a magical time of the year, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share this beauty with you.

At Hill House, we're not only celebrating the arrival of spring but also the invaluable support we provide to our residents and their families. Our services remain free of charge, offering comfort, compassion, and a sense of home during challenging times. Hospices in Ontario are only partially funded by the government so we rely on our Walk fundraiser and the generosity of the community to fill the gap.

As we embrace the spirit of giving and growth, we're excited to share that the Walk for Hill House Hospice presented by Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. is only $13,000 away from reaching our $100,000 fundraising goal! Every donation, no matter the size, helps ensure our services continue to reach those who need them most at end of life. We invite you to join us in this journey of compassion by making a donation towards our Walk today.
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Thank you, MPP Laura Smith, for visiting Hill House Hospice. We are grateful for your support! Together, we're committed...
04/16/2024

Thank you, MPP Laura Smith, for visiting Hill House Hospice. We are grateful for your support! Together, we're committed to enhancing end-of-life care accessibility for all Ontarians.

Wow! What an amazing evening! Hill House Hospice was honoured this past Friday evening to be the Charity of Choice at Ph...
04/09/2024

Wow! What an amazing evening! Hill House Hospice was honoured this past Friday evening to be the Charity of Choice at Philip Chan & Music Friends Concert hosted by Xinflix Media and Patrick Hung. It was inspiring and uplifting and it was also exciting to see the support provided by Richmond Hill Councillor Michael Shiu. The event helped to provide greater awareness about hospice palliative care across the community and all proceeds from the event are going to support the expansion of Hill House Hospice. Thank you Philip Chan and Patrick Hung!

Laura Smith, MPP for Thornhill, recently met with Hill House Hospice's Board Chair, Dr. Janet Morse, Vice Chair, Elaine ...
04/09/2024

Laura Smith, MPP for Thornhill, recently met with Hill House Hospice's Board Chair, Dr. Janet Morse, Vice Chair, Elaine Walsh, and Executive Director, Michelle Hambly , to discuss the exciting expansion plans of Hill House, increasing our capacity from 3 resident beds to 12 resident beds. Together, we're committed to enhancing end-of-life care accessibility for all Ontarians.

Hill House Hospice is delighted to announce that we've been chosen as the beneficiary of the funds raised during the Cit...
04/09/2024

Hill House Hospice is delighted to announce that we've been chosen as the beneficiary of the funds raised during the City of Richmond Hill's putting tournament at their annual fall golf event. Michelle Hambly, our Executive Director, and Joanne Giannakopoulos, our Director of Development, extend heartfelt gratitude to Dan Di Ruscio, Manager, Cultural Services, and Risa Healey, Events Coordinator, for their generous contribution. Together, we're providing compassionate end-of-life care and support, making a significant impact in our community, and beyond.

Such vibrant energy today at Mayor David West's Maple Syrup Festival! The Hill House Hospice team, including our dedicat...
04/07/2024

Such vibrant energy today at Mayor David West's Maple Syrup Festival! The Hill House Hospice team, including our dedicated staff (Joanne Giannakopoulos, Director of Development; Yoke Wong, Communications & Engagement Coordinator; Rosetta Ng, Social Worker) and volunteers (Andrea, Elaine, Jacquie, Louis, Mayurita, Nayna), were out in full force, raising awareness about the importance of end-of-life care.

It was wonderful to see participation from all levels of government and enjoyable to have visitors at our booth including David West, Mayor, Richmond Hill, Ontario, RH Councillor Scott Thompson, Leah Taylor Roy, MP, Daisy Wai, MPP, and Michael Parsa, MPP. Together, we're bringing compassion, comfort and vital support needed during one's end-of-life journey.

walkforhillhousehospice.comHurry! Your T-Shirt Deadline is Fast Approaching! If you're planning to register and haven't ...
04/04/2024

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Hurry! Your T-Shirt Deadline is Fast Approaching!

If you're planning to register and haven't done so yet, we encourage you to do so now. To ensure t-shirts arrive in time prior to the event, the deadline for registering to get one is this Sunday, April 7.

T-shirts will be available for pick up prior to event day at Hill House Hospice located at 36 Wright St., Richmond Hill, on Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Act fast! There are only a few days left!

After your delicious maple syrup pancake breakfast courtesy of David West, Mayor, Richmond Hill, Ontario, come over to t...
04/04/2024

After your delicious maple syrup pancake breakfast courtesy of David West, Mayor, Richmond Hill, Ontario, come over to the Hill House Hospice booth ( #18) for trivia fun and prizes! Find out what's happening on Sunday May 26th at Hill House!

Hill House is so excited for this Friday evening! Philip Chan + Music Friends will present their "Dawn Fly to See the Wo...
04/02/2024

Hill House is so excited for this Friday evening! Philip Chan + Music Friends will present their "Dawn Fly to See the World" concert to benefit Hill House Hospice at the Xinflix Auditorium in Markham on April 5th. Thank you to Xinflix Media and the great artistes for their kind support! Please read on for concert details and ticket purchase. See you there!

新動力K歌夜之陳國權+音樂好友「曙光飛翔看世界」慈善音樂會將會 4月5號星期五晚上在新動力演奏廳舉行。
門票$25/$35,慈善受惠機構 Hill House Hospice 善終服務機構。

Date: Friday, April 5th. 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Venue: Xinflix Auditorium, 421 Bentley St Unit #8, Markham
Tickets: $25/$35. To purchase tickets, please whatsapp 6478076629.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1124024368911938/

Wishing all a blessed Easter filled with faith, hope, and love. 💖
03/31/2024

Wishing all a blessed Easter filled with faith, hope, and love. 💖

Woohoo! 20 teams have registered for the Walk! Don’t delay … register before Apr. 7 to get a Walk t-shirt! walkforhillho...
03/26/2024

Woohoo! 20 teams have registered for the Walk! Don’t delay … register before Apr. 7 to get a Walk t-shirt!
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What a privilege it was for Hill House Hospice to attend the Interfaith Iftar this past Sunday March 24, 2024 at the Jaf...
03/26/2024

What a privilege it was for Hill House Hospice to attend the Interfaith Iftar this past Sunday March 24, 2024 at the Jaffari Community Centre. This year's theme was 'Together in Peace.' What a wonderful way to come together to embrace the essence of Ramadan - human solidarity, empathy, reflection and giving! Thank you Muhammad Kermalli, Latif Fazel and the entire team from the Jaffari Community Centre who were so welcoming to our team who were able to attend the amazing event including Board Chair, Dr. Janet Morse, Shannon Leighton, Yoke Wong and Michelle Hambly. We will definitely be coming next year as well!

To our Hindu community, may the Holi festival of colours bring harmony and renewal of relationships.
03/25/2024

To our Hindu community, may the Holi festival of colours bring harmony and renewal of relationships.

See you tomorrow! Hill House will be at the Richmond Hill Senior Health Services Forum hosted by RH Councillor Simon Cui...
03/22/2024

See you tomorrow! Hill House will be at the Richmond Hill Senior Health Services Forum hosted by RH Councillor Simon Cui on Saturday March 23, 2-4pm at Elgin West Community Centre!

Happy Nowruz to all celebrating the Persian New Year!
03/21/2024

Happy Nowruz to all celebrating the Persian New Year!

walkforhillhousehospice.comThe Sunday, April 7th deadline is quickly approaching to get your t-shirt for the Walk for Hi...
03/20/2024

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The Sunday, April 7th deadline is quickly approaching to get your t-shirt for the Walk for Hill House Hospice presented by Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. Register today to get yours!

After a resident at Hill House passed away following an extended stay, their sibling “Mary” thought she was managing her...
03/19/2024

After a resident at Hill House passed away following an extended stay, their sibling “Mary” thought she was managing her grief. Knowing that “Mary” finds it hard to cry or to seek help, Hill House’s social worker, Rosetta, had consistently encouraged “Mary” to reach out, keeping her door open for further support.

After several months, “Mary” called Rosetta to seek bereavement supportive services. “I appreciated her reaching out and could offer practical support,” recalls Rosetta.

Hill House's social work initiatives and programs are designed to meet the unique needs of its residents and their families. Key programs at Hill House include personalized counseling sessions for residents and families, care cards to express condolences, follow-up calls to families, referral services for grief and bereavement, and support cards.

Rosetta explains that these efforts focus on fostering a sense of care, trust, emotional support, and bereavement support, ensuring that the end-of-life journey for a loved one is as comfortable and meaningful as possible.

On World Social Work Day, we acknowledge the contributions of social workers like Rosetta in hospices everywhere and the benefits of our social work programs for residents and families at Hill House.

Often, you can hear the sounds of piano music, guitar strings and lovely singing fill the halls and rooms at Hill House....
03/15/2024

Often, you can hear the sounds of piano music, guitar strings and lovely singing fill the halls and rooms at Hill House. That’s Briana, our certified music therapist, engaging our residents and families to make lasting memories. Sometimes, it’s a performance for one, and other times, for an entire family.

Briana says, “Many residents can still communicate while at Hill House, and music therapy allows them alternative ways to express themselves. It’s also an enjoyable way to promote comfort and pain management during the residents’ end of life journeys. I can help residents cope and grieve with music or work with residents on legacy projects through songwriting incorporating their own recorded heartbeats.”

Families also benefit from music therapy. Just a few months ago, Briana helped stage a song and dance show by the young children of a Hill House resident, capturing a spirited and uplifting moment in the hearts and minds of the children that they may treasure forever.

During Music Therapy Awareness Month, we appreciate the benefits of music therapy that Briana brings to Hill House, and the comfort it brings our residents and families!

03/14/2024

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Mark your calendars! Come hear our team talk about hospice care at Hill House! RH Councillor Simoncui will host the Rich...
03/14/2024

Mark your calendars! Come hear our team talk about hospice care at Hill House! RH Councillor Simoncui will host the Richmond Hill Senior Health Services Forum at the Elgin West Community Centre on March 23 from 2-4pm. See you there!

Thank you Oak Ridges Lions Club for supporting the Walk for Hill House Hospice presented by Canso Investment Counsel Ltd...
03/13/2024

Thank you Oak Ridges Lions Club for supporting the Walk for Hill House Hospice presented by Canso Investment Counsel Ltd.. President Lion Kathrine Mabley, Past President Lion Walter Haluza and Lion Stan Johnson dropped off a generous $2,000 donation to help Hill House continue to provide at no cost, expert medical care, dignity, kindness and compassion to our residents during their end-of-life journey. Accepting the donation from Hill House are Michelle Hambly, Executive Director, and Joanne Giannakopoulos, Director of Development.”

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03/11/2024

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Hurry! Register by Sunday, March 31 for Walk for Hill House Hospice presented by Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. and you'll be automatically entered into our draw to win one free loaf of bread per week for 52 weeks at COBS Bread Rutherford Marketplace!

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, we send our warmest wishes to our Muslim community. May this time of fasting, praye...
03/10/2024

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, we send our warmest wishes to our Muslim community. May this time of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community bring spiritual growth and blessings.

walkforhillhousehospice.comThe Walk for Hill House Hospice presented by Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. is on Sunday, May ...
03/09/2024

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The Walk for Hill House Hospice presented by Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. is on Sunday, May 26. If walking isn't your thing, please consider making a donation to Hill House and here's why...

Not long ago, Hill House welcomed 5-year-old twins who regularly visited their father. As you might imagine, their presence brought immeasurable joy to our team and residents. You could hear their hushed whispers and small footsteps as they sneaked into the kitchen to gather home-made chocolate chip cookies to bring back to their dad’s bedside, carefully balancing the plate together as the cookies teetered with each step. On one particular day, this duo had some extra energy to burn so we cleared the living room and the rug transformed into their dance floor.

Many children have visited Hill House. You may question whether a hospice is a suitable place for children. We assure you, it truly is.

Hill House is a home filled with comforting, familiar sounds of life - conversations, laughter, the hum of a vacuum, the clicking of TV remotes, the chime of a doorbell, and the ring of a timer signaling dinner is ready. Our dining table transforms into an art studio. The backyard walkway becomes a racetrack for toy cars and dump trucks. It’s a place where Paw Patrol and Dora the Explorer bring smiles to children’s faces as they enjoy an after-school snack cuddled up to their loved ones.

Fond memories that are created in their own homes, continue to be made at Hill House as children prepare to say good-bye and spend final moments with their grandmother, their papa, their uncle, their aunt, their mother or father.

A couple of weeks following their father's passing, the twins walked through our front door with no fear, no hesitation. They had happy memories of our home. Hill House had been a place of joy, abundant treats and abundant love. It was safe. It was comfortable. It was their home, away from home. As we prepare for our Walk fundraiser, help Hill House provide a home away from home for those who need it most. Give today.

Hill House Hospice is excited to present at the Richmond Hill Senior Health Services Forum hosted by RH Councillor Simon...
03/06/2024

Hill House Hospice is excited to present at the Richmond Hill Senior Health Services Forum hosted by RH Councillor Simoncui on March 23, 2-4pm at Elgin West Community Centre!

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36 Wright Street
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C4A1

Telephone

905-737-9308

Website

https://hillhousehospice.com/donate

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