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Public Workshops and Programs

Public Workshop

Workshops are open to the public and may be attend by clients, volunteers, staff and any member of the community. You can attend a public workshop by calling Hospice Welllington and having your name registered.

There is no cost to participate.
Contact Intake at Hospice Wellington
Phone: 519-836-3921

Grief Education Workshops

Grief education workshops are open to the public and may be attended by clients, volunteers and staff.  These 90 minutes workshops are designed to gently introduce common themes in griefwork. Each one of us carries our own life experiences connected to grief. Through interactive discussion, we will explore each topic. These workshops are meant to encourage thought and help support you during this difficult time. Through this workshop you may become more familiar with the grieving process.

End-of-Life Volunteer Vigil Program

Hospice Wellington Vigil Volunteers provide a compassionate presence during the last 24-48 hours of life for residents of Long-Term Care Homes in Guelph Wellington.   

Referrals are received by email from the LTC homes that are participating in the program and a volunteer vigil team is assigned.  During the development phase of this program, the program is available in a limited number of LTC homes in Guelph Wellington. 

What is vigiling? 

  • Based on the belief that no one should die alone.
  • Emphasis on patients who are in the last 24-48 hours of life in Long Term Care settings. 
  • Focus is on those who are alone or whose family/friends are exhausted or have limited resources available.
  • Is provided round-the-clock when possible.
  • A service of compassionate presence.

Advance Care Planning (ACP) Education Program

This program engages residents in Guelph Wellington to start the conversation about Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario. Volunteers are available to give presentations in the community to increase awareness and understanding of Advance Care Planning and to encourage everyone to engage in conversations about the care they would like to receive at a time when they are too ill or injured to speak for themselves. Presentations are available for service clubs, faith communities, corporate wellness lunch-and-learns and community organizations. 

Hospice Wellington Ambassadors Program

Ask us about our team of Ambassadors who are available to speak to your group about the many palliative, caregiver and grief support services and programs available to individuals and families in Guelph Wellington.

2019 Fall Programs

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How to Register

Please contact Intake at 519-836-3921 or info@hospicewellington.org to learn more about these programs and what might be right for you. All programs are provided at no cost.