HPCO Continues Compassionate Communities Virtual Wellness Hub Programming

HPCO is excited to be continuing the Virtual Activity Wellness Hub beginning Tuesday, January 12th due to high interest from participants. We are piloting virtual activities via Zoom meetings for seniors, people isolated at home, caregivers, and hospice volunteers. Activities will be run by facilitators in a fun and interactive group setting to increase social connection. We invite you to join our Wellness Hub on the following dates: January 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27.  Click here to see the activity flyer for details of programs that will be offered, and information on how to connect.

HPCO understands that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are finding it more difficult to gather with family, friends, and peers for support in dealing with grief or loss.  We are continuing to explore our options for expanding access to virtual support groups to address this need.

Many local hospice providers do offer bereavement support. You can find out more by calling your local hospice directly. You can also find out more about these and other local or virtual programs and groups by calling the 24/7 Ontario Caregiver Helpline: 1-833-416-2273, using the live chat Mon-Fri from 7am-9 pm at ontariocaregiver.ca , or by checking out information and resources listed at 211ontario.ca

You can find information and resources at MyGrief.ca to help you understand and work through your grief. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed in MyGrief.ca, you can ask questions confidentially and at no charge to an online team of health experts through Canadian Virtual Hospice “Ask A Professional” at virtualhospice.ca You can also check out Discussion Forums that cover a range of palliative care topics, including grief. Professional moderators monitor the forums to ensure a safe environment in which to share, find and offer support.