We aim to help build an empowered community through education on illness, end of life, death, grief and bereavement. Through public education we hope to build capacity and reinforce the support systems for community members, decrease stigma, reduce death and grief phobia, and advocate for the recognition of dying, death, and bereavement as normal and fundamental aspects of the human experience.
Community Presentations - Staff will provide public education on the topics of end of life care, death, dying, grief and bereavement to the Sarnia-Lambton Community. The program is flexible to meet the needs of those in the community.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Professional development for those working with grieving children/youth
- Consultation to other professionals in the community working with grieving individuals.
- Presentations in classrooms from elementary schools (How to support a grieving friend) to Post- secondary classrooms (“Understanding Grief and Bereavement”)
- Support to staff in other workplaces who are caring for someone who is receiving Palliative Care or who are experiencing grief in the workplace.
- Education on Grief and Bereavement to religious communities.
Information Sessions - Educational presentations are held at the Resource Centre location. These presentations can be delivered by hospice staff or guest speakers. The information sessions are geared towards those looking for more information on the topic or practical support.
Information sessions topics include, but are not limited to:
- Taxes and Estates After a Death
- Coping Through the Holidays
- How to Support a Grieving Child
- Advanced Care Planning
- Grief Dreams
Lending Library The library contains books that can be checked out for one (1) month at no cost. Books are related to caregiving, living with a life limiting illness, children’s grief, and grief and bereavement. The library is open to all community members.