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Hospice Orillia Launches Specialized Support for Caregivers

Pictured above are Stefanie Collins, Community Social Worker, and Daniela Accomando, Volunteer Coordinator, Community Social Worker, both of Hospice Orillia. Hospice Orillia Launches Specialized Support for Caregivers Hospice Orillia knows all too well how taxing the role of caregiver can be. As an organization that supports those living with life-threatening illnesses, they have witnessed firsthand the…

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Kiwanis Club of Orillia provides Hospice Orillia with a boost to help local youth!

Pictured above are Louise Brazier, Bereavement Services Coordinator and Amanda Tevelde, Communications, Fundraising and Community Relations Specialist, Heidi Mueller, Owner of Rushmount Equine Sports, Heather Breckles, President of Kiwanis Club of Orillia and Trooper, Hospice Orillia Facilities Dog. Hospice Orillia was recently presented with a generous donation from the Kiwanis Club of Orillia for their newly…

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Volunteers are the Lifeline at Hospice Palliative Care Organizations

Volunteers are the Lifeline at Hospice Palliative Care Organizations (Pictured above: Janette Mainey, Volunteer, Mariposa House Hospice; June Gunn, Bereavement Services Volunteer, Hospice Orillia; Anneke Sharpe, Volunteer, Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice) ORILLIA, ON – Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice continue their series with part two of three focusing on what it is like…

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Through the lens of a loved one!

Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice Collaboration Series Part 1 of 3: Through the lens of a loved one! Pictured above is Daina Johnstone holding her grandfather, Everett Johnstone’s, Footprint project book. ORILLIA, ON – Welcome to a three-part series focused on Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice. This series will take our readers through what…

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Candles of Remembrance Ceremony Goes Virtual

Candles of Remembrance Ceremony Goes Virtual (pictured above is Louise Brazier, Bereavement Services Coordinator with Hospice Orillia) ORILLIA, ON – Each December Hospice Orillia hosts its annual Candles of Remembrance ceremony where communitymembers gather to honour those who are no longer with us. Traditionally guests were treated to poetry readings, live music, plus the opportunity to…

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Hospice Orillia launches Tree of Life

Hospice Orillia launches Tree of Life in recognition of community support! (Pictured above is Amanda Tevelde, Communications and Fundraising Coordinator with Hospice Orillia, viewing the Tree of Life.) ORILLIA, ON – Hospice Orillia has been providing practical, emotional, and spiritual support to those in our community coping with advanced illness, death, and bereavement since 1989.…

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2021 June Callwood Award

Congratulations Tina! Congratulations to Tina Rennett on being nominated into the June Callwood Circle of Outstanding Volunteers. Tina joined Hospice Orillia in 2017. Tina came to us with many years of experience volunteering in Hospice Palliative Care and has selflessly volunteered her time and talents in the Bereavement Program, delivering care to numerous clients as…

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Choose Your Own Adventure – Hike for Hospice

(picture: Katelyn Ross with Mariposa House Hospice and Amanda Tevelde of Hospice Orillia go for a walk in Orillia, Ont.) BARRIE, ONT. April 23, 2021 (David Sullivan/CTV News) https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/choose-your-own-adventure-to-help-orillia-s-hospices-1.5401826 Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice aim to provide an environment that feels like home those nearing the end of their lives. But that kind of…

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Hospice Orillia Celebrates Dedicated Volunteers

HOSPICE ORILLIA CELEBRATES DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS Orillia, ON | From April 19 to 25, Volunteer Canada and Hospice Orillia celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week (NVW). At Hospice Orillia, volunteers have the opportunity to foster genuine connections with community members and are able to truly be there for those who are at a…

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Candles of Remembrance Goes Virtual

Each December Hospice Orillia hosts its annual Candles of Remembrance Ceremony where community members gather to honour those who are no longer with us. Traditionally guests were treated to poetry readings, live music, light refreshments plus the opportunity to light a candle in memory of their loved ones. This year things will look a bit…

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Hike for Hospice

Click for 2022 Hike for Hospice Information 2020 Orillia Hike for Hospice Goes Virtual The 2020 Orillia Hike for Hospice is going virtual!  Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice are once again collaborating on the annual Hike for Hospice to help ensure that the communities of Orillia and surrounding areas have access to the Hospice…

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Volunteers Needed

    Calling for Hospice Orillia Volunteers!  Do you feel as though you need to play a more active role in your community? Do you find meaning in impacting the lives of others? Then volunteering for Hospice Orillia may be the perfect opportunity for you! At Hospice Orillia, both staff and volunteers have the opportunity…

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Handling Grief During the Holidays

While most of us find the Holiday season to be a cheerful and exciting time, Hospice Orillia understands that for those grieving the loss of a loved one and the end of traditions as they once were, it can be a very lonely and unfamiliar time. The holiday season can magnify one’s grief, there is…

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