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Congratulations Eileen Harris!
January 14, 2022

Over the holiday season the Revelstoke Hospice Society was collecting donations and memberships for the chance to win a Cardinal Quilt. Congratulations go to Eileen Harris who was the winner of this beautiful creation. Special thanks to the Revelstoke Quilters Guild whose creative efforts made these donations possible. The Hospice and the Guild have beenRead more

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Welcome to 2022! Come, share with friends and strangers what its is to be human, and embrace our (in)finite lives. Death Cafe's are not grief counselling, rather a place for people to discuss all kinds of life and loss. All are welcome!Please RSVP to revhosp@telus.net for your spot, space is limited. ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosWant to help a grieving friend? Let them be sad.Sadness is a natural response to loss, hardship, and death. It just is.And it's hard to know what to do when your friends are hurting. It sucks to see someone you love in pain. The thing is, you can’t cheer someone up by telling them to look on the bright side, or by giving them advice. It just doesn’t work.⁣The trick is to lean into your helplessness in the face of your friend’s pain. Your job, honestly, is to feel awkward and stay there anyway. Just hang right out with their pain.⁣When things are dark, it's OK to be dark. Really. Not every corner needs the bright light of encouragement. In a similar vein, don't encourage someone to have gratitude for good things that happened to them in the past or for good things that still exist. Example: We recently we saw a person respond to someone's expression of sadness by telling them to shove down all the "bad feelings" and think about the good things they still have in their life. NO! First of all, just say no to unsolicited advice. When someone talks to you about how hard this is, notice your impulse to jump in with a solution, and then DON'T DO IT. Most of the time people are simply looking for acknowledgment about how awful this situation is. Second, good things and horrible things occupy the same space; they don't cancel each other out.⁣ Sadness is healthy. Telling someone to look on the bright side or appreciate what they still have just tells them you're not someone they can talk with about their pain. Instead, mirror their reality back to them. When they say, "This sucks," say, "Yes, it does." It may seem too simple, but it's amazing how much that simple acknowledgement helps.⁣ It is an unfathomable relief to have a friend who does not try to dismiss or take the pain away.To learn more about how to be the supportive friend you most want to be, visit this link: refugeingrief.com/helper-overview/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We are here to walk with you. Whether you are a client or a family member, we understand that from the time of a terminal illness diagnosis you are on a very personal journey.

Hospice is not just a place but also a concept. The focus is on caring, not curing; on life, not death. Quality of life, family wellness, community involvement and personal dignity are all part of the compassion and progressive vision of hospice care.

Revelstoke Hospice Society was incorporated in 1994 and is a registered non-profit with charitable status. Our work is community-based, and we collaborate with health care agencies, Queen Victoria Hospital, and other community resources.

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