Bereavement Support

The following services are available to Oceanside residents who have lost a loved one.  All services are provided free-of-charge.
 

Individual Counselling

We have a team of clinical counsellors who provide bereavement support in the form of counselling sessions for individuals and families who have lost a loved one. Counselling sessions are open to members of the Oceanside community, as well as those who have lost a loved one at the hospice. There is no charge for this service.

For more information, please contact the Hospice Office between 9:00 and 4:00, Monday to Thursday, at 250-752-6227.

 

Grief Walking Group

The weekly walking group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.  It is a time to walk and talk at a relaxed pace with others who are grieving, share ideas and support while benefiting from some fresh air and exercise.  Joining in on the walk are trained caring volunteers who provide a listening ear.  Each walk ends with tea and treats.  Once registered, client’s can attend on a drop-in basis.

 

New Beginnings Support Group

This is an on-going weekly group for people who have lost a spouse.  This group allows participants to share their experiences, feelings, and challenges around the loss and what they now face.  It is facilitated by a volunteer and guided by the group’s needs. 
Registration is required.
 

Companionship in Grief and Loss

The central role of the Grief Companion Volunteer is to provide a safe and non-judgmental listening space for people to acknowledge the reality of the loss, embrace pain, review memories and search for meaning, as they integrate the loss into their lives.  
For more information please call the Hospice Office between 9:00 and 4:00, Monday – Thursday, at 250-752-6227.
 

Self-Care Friday

Trained Reiki and Healing Touch practitioners provide a safe and peaceful place for people who are living with a life threatening illness or who are dying, care giving or grieving to be cared for and nurtured. Reiki and Healing Touch are also available in a client’s home.
Services are provided free of charge but donations are always welcome.
 

Hospice Lending Library

A lending library is available to anyone seeking information about living with a life threatening illness, dying, grieving or care giving. Resources include a large assortment of up-to-date books and may be signed out on loan.

Drop by the Hospice office Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to explore the library.