Hospice Simcoe Education and Awareness

ending the stigma

At Hospice Simcoe, we strive to create open communication and provide support for those who are dying and bereaved. There can be feelings of apprehension and sadness when it comes to talking about death and grief, and often in our culture it isn’t always openly discussed with family, friends and those in our community. Through different educational opportunities, workshops and events, Hospice Simcoe wishes to help guide those conversations and encourage everyone to start talking about dying, death and bereavement. We are here to help.

Dying Matters Event

Dying Matters Event

Thursday October 15th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
VIRTUAL

Dying Matters is an open forum presented by Hospice Simcoe, designed to encourage individuals in our community to start talking about dying, death & bereavement.

This event is open to all community members, free of charge.

Bring your questions, comments, and thoughts for an open discussion with our panelists. All are welcome to participate and/or listen in. We want to engage with you! Our panelists will share information, experiences and strategies on different topics related to this event.

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Advanced Care Planning

Let’s Start the Conversation

Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let people know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future if you were unable to speak for yourself. It means having discussions with family and friends, especially your Substitute Decision Maker – the person who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. It may also include writing down your wishes, and talking with healthcare providers and financial or legal professionals.

View our ACP Toolkit to Learn More

Videos & Resources

Our YouTube channel provides videos and resources around palliative care, living with life limiting illnesses, death and bereavement. This platform allows us to share educational videos and create awareness that extends beyond our community. You will find video recordings of virtual presentations on different topics around palliative care, testimonials and personal experiences, and presentations from our staff and volunteers.

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Visit our youtube channel for more resources

View our Event Calendar

Stay connected with us through our events calendar. Here you will find our Hospice hosted events along with community hosted fundraising events.

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