Events


Hike for Hospice returns for 2022

SUNDAY June 5th, 2022 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The North Okanagan Hospice Society’s (NOHS) is pleased to announce that we are reviving our participation in the national Hike for Hospice fundraising event on Sunday June 5, 2022. We invite you to join us in supporting respect, comfort, and compassion in life’s final journey.

The Hike for Hospice is coordinated in part by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, the national association that provides leadership in hospice palliative and end-of-life care in Canada. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Hike For Hospice nationally. Join thousands of others across Canada, hiking in support of hospice palliative care or in memory of a loved one. Locally, the funds raised from the Hike supports operations and programs at Hospice House where those at end of life and their loved ones are cared for.

NOHS encourages ‘hikers’ of all ages and abilities, as well as their beloved four-legged friends, to come out for this fun community event that begins at Polson Park in Vernon. “Hikers” gather donations and pledges from their supporters to benefit North Okanagan Hospice Society by creating or joining a team. You can also pick up a pledge sheet at NOHS or request one by email. Please watch our website at www.nohs.ca/events and pledge your support now.

9:30am Check in to enjoy the opening celebration!

10:00am Hikers will complete a 4km walk around Polson Park followed by refreshments.

For more information please click on this LINK.

To register yourself or your team please click on the link below:

REGISTER TODAY!

Our goal is to raise $20,000 for North Okanagan Hospice's expanding programs and services.



UPCOMING FREE WEBINARS

The Development and Clinical Use of the Coping Assessment for Bereavement and Loss Experiences (CABLE) Assessment Tool
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)

This presentation is hosted by North Okanagan Hospice Society and presented by the Hospice Foundation of America.

Abstract: The Coping Assessment for Bereavement and Loss Experiences (CABLE) is an instrument designed to assess potentially constructive strategies for coping with grief. This webinar will focus on the initial development and validation of the CABLE, as well as practical strategies for using the CABLE in clinical settings with individuals who have lost a loved one.

Presenter: Elizabeth Crunk-Sikhuashvili, PhD, NCC, LGPC, is a mental health counselor and an Assistant Professor of Counseling at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She specializes in treating diverse issues in grief and bereavement, including complicated grief, anticipatory grief, non-death loss, and life transitions.

This is a free webinar and everyone is welcome. To register, click HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/th...

*Please note that "Continuing Education" credits are available for North Okanagan Hospice Society members, staff and volunteers only.


Enduring Qualities of Hospice Excellence
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)

This presentation is hosted by North Okanagan Hospice Society and presented by the Hospice Foundation of America.

Abstract: Hospice professionals are drawn to this person-centered care for individual and sometimes very personal reasons. Yet, meeting the needs of patients and families with professional excellence, while sustaining one’s own sense of purpose, can be a challenge—due as much to external factors as to what each team member brings to their job. Join Dr. Joy Berger to explore answers to these powerful and timely questions: What brought you to this end-of-life care work? What experiences keep you in this work? How do you best negotiate the compliance and regulatory demands facing the hospice profession while staying true to your own mission? To ensure enduring qualities of hospice excellence in the future, what can you be preparing to do now to grow and give for the work ahead?

Presenter: Joy Berger, DMA, FT, BCC, MT-BC, is Founder/CEO of Composing Life Out of Loss, equipping individuals and end-of-life care organizations nation-wide with empathic, 24/7 education resources for end-of-life care professionals, families, and the communities they serve.

This is a free webinar and everyone is welcome. To register, click HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/th...

*Please note that "Continuing Education" credits are available for North Okanagan Hospice Society members, staff and volunteers only.