Now, more than ever, people are longing for connection, comfort and a sense of community. At Beth Donovan Hospice we are striving to grow our “Network of Support” by offering a variety of complimentary programs for those seeking community in their grief and bereavement journey. These programs will aim to support this need for connection and will be available for clients, family, caregivers, volunteers, and our greater North Grenville community.
Lights of Love- Service of Remembrance
Grief and Caregiver Support
Individual and group therapy is provided by a Certified Counsellor. Those diagnosed with a life-limiting disease, as well as their caregivers, are eligible for service, as is anyone in the community who has been bereaved. An art project has been recently launched to support grieving children and their families.
Spiritual care is offered through our Hospice Pastoral Care team.
Guided Journaling Group
Take a moment to connect with yourself. Develop a journaling practice where you can process your thoughts and feelings. Learn to use both practical and creative writing techniques to engage in a deeper conversation with yourself.
Guided Journaling is taught by Amy Tibben, a former English teacher, who believes in the importance of self expression and creative outlets for everyone.
Breathe, unwind, and enjoy a time of calm and peace.
Beth Donovan Hospice is inviting you to join us for a Zoom guided meditation series led by Peggy Vandervoort and Tina Gasser.
The next series begins January 4th
Grief Support Group
Exploring the Impact of Virtual Funerals on Bereavement- A Call for Participants
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges for many, but in particular for family members who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Being denied access to be with their dying loved one and not being able to participate in community rituals of mourning has put families at risk for complicated grief. Public health restrictions have also seen live-stream funerals being normalized. However, little is known about how family members experience live-stream funerals; and how this virtual alternative impacts their grieving process.
To that end, researchers at the University of Manitoba are conducting a research study to evaluate how family members experience livestream funerals; and how this virtual alternative impacts their grieving process. This study invites community members belonging to all religious institutions who have attended a virtual live-stream funeral to participate. This program of research is being led by Principle Investigator Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov - Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, Senior Scientist at the Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology, CancerCare Manitoba, and Co-Founder of the Canadian Virtual Hospice.
Interested participants will be invited to complete a survey, eliciting feedback on multiple facets of their experience. If you are interested, please click on the link below to consent. We anticipate that this survey will take 20 minutes of your time.
Harvey Max Chochinov OC OM MD PhD FRCPC FRSC
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba
Surround yourself with the peace and tranquility of nature as you relax and reflect in the Beth Donovan Hospice Healing Garden.
Thanks to a dedicated and imaginative group of volunteers and staff, and Kemptville Fencing and Decks, a circular healing garden with paths leading into a treed labyrinth has been created at the Hospice.
The Healing Garden uses the symbol of a circle. Throughout history, circles have symbolized life, connection, and eternity, as they have no beginning and no end.
Within this circle there are quadrants representing the4 directions- North, East, South, West and the 4 elements- Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
The healing circle can be visited to care for our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health and can offer peaceful time in nature to help us restore our balance and harmony.
Chair Yoga - COMING SOON
Book Club - COMING SOON
Check our calendar for when the next session is offered.