Cochrane and Area Hospice Society

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What is Hospice?

Thank you to hospicebasics.com for creating this informative video explaining the essentials of hospice care.

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What's New


Comfort Kits!


In an effort to assist families experiencing an end of life journey, with a goal keeping those with illnesses in their homes as long as possible, we are pleased to annouce our new Cochrane and Area Hospice Society Comfort Kits. The kits are intended to add a combination of information resources and comfort items such as journals and comfort blankets/quilts (created and donated through many caring volunteer individuals). The kits also come with a request form of services that families can ask for that range from assistance in shovelling walks and driveways and picking up groceries to assistance from palliative trained volunteers who can provide friendly visitation and respite visits. The volunteers support has been coordinated with Cochrane Helping Hands, who have become a valued partner organization to the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society.

Kits are distributed on an as needed basis through Cochrane Home Care, who are acting as the distribution network in support of the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society. For information on Comfort Kits please contact us at info@cochranehospicesociety.ca.

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Up and Coming Events

Please refer to our Events & Programs page to see what the Cochrane Hospice Society and it's partners and collaborative organizations have to offer in 2019 and 2020.


Events & Programs


Walking Through Grief and Loss Support Walk

'Walking in nature is therapy for the body and soul" - Unknown

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We will continue our Support Walks into the winter months as a drop-in group that will meet at Spraylakes Sawmill Family Sports Centre (Main Doors) every Tuesday. We meet at 10 am and walk outside if weather premits with the options of walking inside. We start walk at 10:00 am. We share an enjoyable 45-minute walk with the option of continuing the conversation and socializing at a local coffee shop afterwards.

Please note: This is NOT intended to be therapeutic group but to provide participants with an opportunity to experience the beauty of nature (or the companionship at Spraylakes indoors) and walk alongside others who are on a similar journey.

Our walks are free, with drop-in fees at Spraylakes covered by the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society.

Any questions about this group please email: info@cochranehospicesociety.ca.

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Please join Cochrane and Area Hospice Society for a celebration! 

For a donation your loved one can be remembered on the Remembrance Tree”. A white light on the tree will be changed to a coloured light to shine throughout all of December. 

Your loved one's name will also be added to the “Remembrance Book” and read out at the celebration

Celebration will be held outside. Please dress for the weather. Refreshments will be served inside the Club House after celebration.

Joining us will be the Cochrane Misic Sosiety’s River Reeds, who we thank for joining us to perform at this special event.

To make a donation and pre-register for the event please email: info@cochranehospicesociety.ca. Drop-in guests also welcomed.


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www.cochranehospicesociety.ca

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Thank You’s!

Thank you to the volunteers who have been participating in our Cochrane and Area Hospice Society Palliative Training Program.

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Get Involved

Cochanre is a town that takes great pride in it's community and it is the people which makes our town and surrounding area a great place to live. If you are one of those great people and you are looking for a way to give back, the Cochrane Hospice Society is always looking for new volunteers to assist at events, such as Hike For Hospice, or particiaption in one of our committees that support our goal to ensure availability of exemplary palliative, end of life, and bereavement care options in the community of Cochrane and Area. If you may be interested, please contact us at Volunteer for Hospice.



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