Huron Shores Hospice accepts federal grant Friday

Huron Shores Hospice will accept a $25,000 federal grant Friday at the Tiverton Manor.

The Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program has provided funding to develop a bereavement program.    It will effectively help grieving residents recover from loss and assist in their personal healing.

The grant will also provide funding to develop and offer local education sessions to help change the conversation around death and dying and help with end-of-life planning.    Local seniors will aid in the development of the programs to ensure the content meets the needs of the community.

A cheque presentation will take place Friday at 4 p.m. at Tiverton Park Manor, home of Huron Shores Hospice, in Tiverton.

“We are very pleased to have the support of the federal government in the expansion of our services to the community,” said Carol Rencheck, co-chair of Huron Shores Hospice Board of Directors.   “The $25,000 grant will allow us to run focus groups to ensure our community’s needs are met, form an Advisory Committee to develop programs and support the costs of offering these new services within our community.    The grant will also support the capital costs of much-needed equipment to operate the focus groups and deliver the programming.    Without the support of the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program [NHSP], these new services would not have been possible. We very much appreciate their commitment to helping us deliver quality bereavement and death and dying education to our community.”

Huron Shores Hospice is a volunteer-led, charitable not-for-profit, with 100% of the operating costs being community-funded.   The residential hospice provides quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss, Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas.