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Jan 27, 2021

What is there to talk about? You and Your Substitute Decision Maker

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Hospice of Waterloo Region was founded in 1993 by Lucille Mitchell, a local resident who recognized the need for hospice palliative care services in Waterloo Region. Hospice’s core program is our Volunteer Visiting Program. Individuals living with life-threatening illness are matched one on one with a highly trained hospice volunteer who commits to making weekly visits to the client’s home to provide emotional and practical support Over the past twenty years that we have served the community, we have been able to expand the scope of our services substantially and now provide hospice palliative care and bereavement support to individuals and their families who are affected by a life threatening illness.

Our mandate from the very beginning is to provide ALL of our services free of charge to the community.




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Due to the success of this session , Hospice Waterloo Region is repeating this session and inviting you to the session "What is There to Talk About -You and Your SDM? " Advance Care Planning has received unprecedented attention in the media as a result of COVID 19 however we need to remember that these conversations are about love and about how we care for each other. It starts with conversation, however we are often uncertain what to talk about so we invite you to explore the conversation with us. After a very brief review of health care decision making in Ontario , our team will lead a very interactive session on what you should consider sharing in these conversations. .What is there to talk about – You and Your SDM” will focus on the questions everyone wants answers to : what do I need to share with my SDM in order to prepare them ? What is most important to me, what do I value that could guide someone else to make decisions on my behalf? How do I want to be cared for in the event I cannot decide for myself? We look forward to this very interactive session and encourage you to bring along your SDM as the greatest gift is in the conversation that you share with each other!

Hospice of Waterloo Region - ACP Ambassador team/ Session Facilitators

Patti Haskell had an extensive career in education, and retired as the director of Education for the Waterloo Region District School Board. She has also led many leadership and mentoring programs while also serving on numerous boards. She spends much of her time in retirement volunteering for a number of local organizations, including Hospice Waterloo Region.

“Having lost friends and family members, who experienced exceptional care and loving support through hospice locations across Ontario, I want to give back in appreciation for the support my loved ones have received. I would like others to realize that they are not alone and that Hospice can support them on their journey.”

Wanda Manning is a trained registered nurse, who has dedicated her life to supporting people of all ages at crucial times in their life journey. She has also worked as an educator for those entering the health care profession, and is an active local volunteer.

“I want to share the experiences, knowledge, and information I have gained, and I want to be part of the process of bringing death out of the closet and into everyday life. My hope is that the presentation will provide a framework for participants to explore their ideas about dying in a supportive and factual environment.”


Date And Time

Wed, January 27, 2021

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM IST








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