During the months of November and December, the Airdrie & District Hospice Society (ADHS) is taking pledges to honour the memory of loved ones passed, or to offer greetings of hope to those suffering. All proceeds from the pledges support the programming needs of the ADHS. Please join us inside the main Festival Tent for… [More…]
Inspired by both ancient and contemporary traditions from around the globe, Equinox Vigil is a creative, respectful evening to honour the deceased and celebrate the natural cycle of Life and Death itself. Each year on the autumn equinox, people of all ages and beliefs gather in historic Union Cemetery. There, surrounded by fresh flowers, fluttering… [More…]
This is a 7 week yoga class designed to support people after the death of a loved one. Education around grief and bereavement is combined with the wisdoms and philosophy of yoga to provide compassionate and holistic support. No prior yoga experience necessary. This class is very gentle. Pre-registration is required.
The memory of the scent of the disinfectant squirt on my hands I used prior to entering my client’s hospice room still permeates my nostrils weeks later. If that is what lingers for me, what do the dying smell on their last few days? Our sense of smell is linked to the limbic system which… [More…]
You’ve been living with a terminal illness and your care team has said that the focus of treatment is changing from curative to comfort care; this may be the time to consider where and how you want to spend the last weeks and months of your life. If you wish to remain at home, you… [More…]