Supporting someone who has recently lost a loved one can be tough. You don’t want to make things worse or overwhelm them, but you don’t want to disappear or seem unavailable either. So the question is, how do you support someone who has lost a loved one? Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
Volunteers are necessary for running any not-for-profit organization, and Hospice Quinte is no exception. Learn more about the integral role that volunteers play at Hospice Quinte and listen to their testimonials in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
When you find out that a friend of yours is dying, you may experience a wide range of emotions. Sometimes it's difficult to know what to say, or to ask questions like "what can I do to support you?". What is too much? And what is not nearly enough? Learn more about how you can help a friend who is facing their final days, and how you can make sure they don’t do it alone, in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
After the loss of a loved one, it’s not unusual for an individual to experience a wide range of feelings and emotions. Grief is a completely natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. But whether we want to admit it or not, we all need some kind of support system to help us when we’re grieving. Learn about some of the benefits of attending a bereavement support group in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
One of the questions people ask the most about losing a loved one is, “when does it get better or easier?”. The real answer is different for everyone, because no one grieves in exactly the same way, and there is no timeline for bereavement. Learn more about grieving in the second year of a loss in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
Death is often a difficult subject for adults to discuss, but it becomes even harder when we need to talk to children about it. We might choose to use words that we think will make it easier for them to grasp, when in all reality we’re making it even harder for children to understand what’s really going on when someone close to them dies. Learn tips for how to talk to children about death in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.