FREE WEBINAR: Children Experience Grief Too: Supporting Children through the Dying and Death of a Family Member
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenter: Candace Ray, ME.D., CAGS, Director of Services and Operations at the Lighthouse for Grieving Children

  • Discuss key factors to consider when talking with and supporting a child/teen to prepare for the death of a close family member.
  • Identify considerations and activity ideas for use with children or teens to assist in saying goodbye to their special person and to encourage continuing bonds. Explore considerations for assisting the surviving parent/caregiver in supporting their child/teen.

FREE WEBINAR: Funerals and Beyond: Using Rituals to Support Grieving Youth
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Pamela Gabbay, Brad Speaks, Kenneth Doka, Hospice Foundation of America
Rituals represent one of the oldest and most resilient tools that humans have used to deal with death. Even in Neolithic times, there is evidence of elaborate rituals used to bury the dead. Even rituals can be a powerful tool to help children and adolescents deal with loss. This webinar explores the ways that funerals and therapeutic ritual can support grieving youth.

A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS (live streamed from Hollywood)
presented by Okanagan Screen Arts and Vernon Towne Cinema

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Doors Open: 3:30 PM
Red Carpet: 4:00 PM
91st Academy Awards: 5:00 PM
Tickets are $10 and available at the Cinema Box Office or at Expressions of Time Book store
Proceeds raised from the event will be donated to NOHS

FREE WEBINAR: Living with Grief® Program - Surviving Loss in Later Life
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Brian DeVries, Pat Murphy, Kenneth Doka, Hospice Foundation of America

FINDING MY WAY: Grief Support Group

North Okanagan Hospice Society is offering a grief support group beginning Wednesday April 3, 2019 for eight consecutive weeks. Sessions will be held in the evenings.

The group provides a safe place for adults experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Participants will be introduced to the definitions of grief and mourning, discuss ways that grief affects people differently, and identify ways of getting through a time of loss and transition.

All interested individuals will be invited to meet with the Grief and Bereavement Counsellor prior to registering for the group to determine their current needs and readiness. For more information, call Panadda @ 503-1800 ext: 200

FREE WEBINAR: Managing Difficult Family Dynamics During Illness and Death
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

The very definition of hospice care centers on family-centered care. Yet this can be very complicated when dealing with difficult or dysfunctional families during the crises of a family member’s terminal illness. This webinar assists hospice and other professionals in assessing difficult families and offers strategies for effectively working with such families as they cope with illness and loss.

FREE WEBINAR: Best Practices in Counseling Survivors of Sudden and Traumatic Loss
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Terese Rando, Bret Moore, Hospice Foundation of America
Sudden and traumatic loss complicates the grieving process. In this webinar, participants explore factors unique factors in sudden and traumatic loss as well as effective strategies for assisting survivors of such devastating death.

12th Annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars
Friday, September 27, 2019
Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre
Doors open at 5 PM
Watch for further details here about ticket sales next summer

Should you be interested in our sponsorship package, please click HERE to download.