REPORTING · 9th November 2010
The Kitimat Hospice Palliative Care Society has moved out of the Canadian Cancer Society Offices and into the old clothing store next door. The move began in May of this year.
“We were finding there wasn’t room in the shared space to be able to provde programs so we asked for extra space and were offered this psace. We’ve had volunteers come in and train and a lot of donations from the community for furnature and now we’re looking at programming and training for volunteers,” said Kerry Davie.
The Hospice Society is looking for volunteers with compassion for fundraising and client visitation for people in palliative care at the hospital. They also run support groups, the rainbows program in schools, the self care clinic and office volunteers.
“Hospice provides support and care for clients who are considered palliative. Pallitive is considered the last three months of a person’s life. We are also hoping to be able to offer more support to families as they are going through this,” said Davie.
Volunteers are a large part of the programs they offer. There will be further training in November.