Caregivers Blog – How to Submit a Caregiver’s Blog Post

At Hospice Northwest, we acknowledge the rewarding but difficult role of the caregivers and celebrate the differences they make in the lives of others. This blog offers an opportunity for caregivers to share their stories, poems, images or quotes that describe their caregiving experiences, while maintaining full confidentiality for those in their care. If you are a caregiver who would like … Read moreCaregivers Blog – How to Submit a Caregiver’s Blog Post

On Becoming a Hospice Northwest Volunteer

Submitted by Peter Strawson, Hospice Northwest volunteer In 2011, being long retired and feeling somewhat bored reading and watching TV, I noticed a newspaper article about Hospice Northwest and their need for volunteers, particularly of the male gender. I was already familiar with Hospice Northwest from my volunteer days with the United Way when I … Read moreOn Becoming a Hospice Northwest Volunteer

Louise Wilson

Louise Wilson

When your world has been unexpectedly turned upside down with a life-threatening diagnosis, the new world of medical appointments, tests and procedures presents a harsh, cold reality. Family and friends, while offering support in whatever way they can, are coping with the inevitable changes the crisis brings to the family unit as a whole, and … Read moreLouise Wilson

Robert Fenton

Robert Fenton

To serve each other, to respect each other, to trust each other, to honour each other, to love each other, to cooperate with each other, to care for each other, to forgive one another, to focus on people’s good, to laugh with one another, to learn from one another, to pray for each other – … Read moreRobert Fenton

Anne Lappalainen

Anne Lappalainen

Hospice volunteering has given me a new purpose in life. I’ve always wanted to help others, and now I feel like I am. It’s been such a wonderful experience and I’ve met such wonderful people! It’s changed my life!

Katherine Poulin

Katherine Poulin

A few years ago, after my training with Hospice Northwest was over, I was paired with my first client in Long Term Care. I had a wonderful experience with that client and now I can’t imagine working with anyone other than a resident in LTC. I have shared many afternoons with clients; sometimes we are … Read moreKatherine Poulin