“Why is it that in our society we believe our first breath is so much more important than our last? I think we have it backwards.” These were the words spoken by Audrey Parker as she accepted her honouree award at Hospice Halifax’s Hats Off event in 2017. Her bright personality radiated as she… Read More
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On Sept 27th we celebrated our second annual Hats Off: an evening of Jazz, Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres with a room full of wonderful supporters! We wanted to write a quick blog post to THANK all of the amazing support we received from all of those that purchased a ticket, bid on an auction item… Read More
Hospice Halifax is excited to introduce its new look today, July 16, 2018. Designed by Revolve Branding & Marketing, the new look and the refined values, mission, and vision statements embrace the elements of comfort, inclusion, family focus, and peace of mind. In addition to the standard stationery, website, and social media changes, the new… Read More
Thank you everyone! Teams, families, couples, and co-workers raised about $40,000 toward developing Nova Scotia’s first hospice residence during Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Photo credit: Richard Hall It was a beautiful day with heartfelt speeches, great entertainment, and good company. Thank you everyone for your support. We extend special thanks to our… Read More
It’s about living QEII a national leader in the delivery of palliative care This article was published June 15, 2018 in the QEII Times. Author: Nicole Topple Many Nova Scotians may be surprised to learn that palliative care actually has very little to do with dying. “Ultimately, it’s about helping individuals live a better life… Read More
(Thursday, May 10, 2018. Halifax, NS) Six rotary clubs presented Hospice Halifax with a $167,330 contribution toward hospice residence construction, underway at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax. The hospice residence will be the first in Nova Scotia when it opens October 1. The collective fundraising effort from the Rotary Clubs of Halifax Metro – with… Read More
Four major themes: atmosphere, values, approach and access will guide the services and supports that Hospice Halifax will provide when the hospice residence opens. Community members highlighted these themes during an in person consultation on March 26, 2018 and an online consultation from January to March 2018. Approximately 60 community members attended the consultation and… Read More
What will Feeling the Love serve its guests on Saturday, February 10, 2018? We’re keeping a bit of mystery in the whole affair…but we can reveal that dinner guests will enjoy a ‘romantic duo’ entrée and dance guests will nosh on a late-night dessert bar. Chef Pierre from the Halifax Convention Centre fills us in… Read More
Hospice Halifax has been chosen as one of 18 successful applicants under the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot Program, receiving a 0.26 kilowatt rate for a solar array that will be mounted to the new residential hospice roof. The solar panel system will use high performance monocrystalline cell technology to generate energy for the… Read More
Together with Hats Off for Hospice partners Shannex, CIBC Wood Gundy, Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Gaming Corporation, and the evening’s guests, on October 19, 2017 we raised $34,000 in net proceeds toward developing Halifax’s first residential hospice! Thank you! Mirror Image Media and Shelly Slaunwhite Photography captured the evening’s glow and activity perfectly.
Originally published in The Chronicle Herald By Gina Brown, Chair, Hospice Halifax Communications Committee October 17, 2017 When Nova Scotians identify a need for the good of all in the community, there’s a long and proud tradition of working together to get the job done. That’s the case with Halifax’s first residential hospice, where a… Read More
For immediate release Hospice Halifax Construction Underway October 16, 2017 (Halifax) – Construction of Halifax’s first purpose-built facility to provide end-of-life care and family support is now underway with an anticipated fall 2018 opening for Hospice Halifax. Hospice Halifax board chair Dr. Jane Henderson said, “After years of planning and months of site preparation, it… Read More
Jeff Van Horne and Matt Boyle of The Clever Barkeep have whipped up a cocktail especially for Hats Off for Hospice, a classic cocktail party supporting the development of Halifax’s new residential hospice. They will be serving cocktails and ‘mocktails’ at our premiere event on October 19, 2017 at Parkland at the Gardens in Halifax.… Read More
Our administrative assistant, Robyn McPhee, sits down with Jeff Van Horne and Matt Boyle, of The Clever Barkeep, to learn more about their decision to support Hats Off for Hospice on October 19, 2017 at Parkland at the Gardens in Halifax. Watch the thoughtful parallels Jeff and Matt draw between their experience, their service, and hospice… Read More
Jeff Amos with Amos Wood Mouldings & Millwork talks about the beams that were salvaged from the former buildings at 618 and 620 Francklyn Street. He plans to use the beams as features in work stations, benches, hallways, and entryways and other design projects in the new residential hospice. Video and photo credit: Robyn McPhee… Read More