REPORTING · 17th February 2011
On Saturday, February 12th, the Kitimat Hospice Society held an open house. Mayor and Council were invited to attend the open house as were people from the community. Speakers had been lined up to address the community.
“[It’s] to let the community know what we are about, the services we are offering through out the community and what we are hoping and dreaming to offer the community of Kitimat,” said Frank DaSilveira.
The Hospice Society offers the community palliative care. Volunteers make up this service to relieve people who are caring for family members in their last months of their life and cannot be with them at all times.
Presentations were given by Margaret McDaniel, representing Northern Health. She explaining what palliative care is. Roger Lumanlan spoke about those who have been touched while Margaret Irvine provided a volunteer’s perspective. Finally, Barb Webster explained about what the hospice society is.
The first week of May is Hospice week. They will be holding a hike for Hospice and the office will be open for people to find out how they can join the Hospice Society as a volunteer.
Margaret McDaniel spoke about what palliative care is