Hospice Quinte is hosting a series of Advance Care Planning seminars for adults 55 and older thanks to $24,000 in funding received from Ontario’s ‘Seniors Community Grant’ program. An Advance Care Plan (ACP) is a way for people to express what they wish to take place should they become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment, or personal care. This includes deciding who will make decisions on one’s behalf should that happen.
Hospice Quinte is delighted to have received $225,000 from the City of Belleville today. This latest contribution is part of the municipality’s $1M commitment that helped Hospice Quinte establish its six-bed, world-class hospice residence known as the Stan Klemencic Care Centre. To date, the City of Belleville has paid $775,000 toward the 6-year pledge.
Last weekend, the Harvesting Hope for Hospice Quinte Charity Car Rally and Artisan Market, presented by Tara Lyons Royal Lepage Proliance, raised over $25,700 in support of local hospice palliative care services. More than 200 people turned out for the event that was held Saturday, September 24th at Grills Orchards with all proceeds going to Hospice Quinte’s ‘The Comfort of Home’ annual fundraising campaign.
Hospice Quinte is pleased to have received a $12K gift thanks to the Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance Company who raised the money at their annual charity golf tournament held on August 3rd. Over 100 golfers took part in the event at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Brighton, with all proceeds benefitting Hospice Quinte’s The Comfort of Home annual fundraising campaign.
Family of Sidney & Naomi Spiegel proudly presented Hospice Quinte with a gift of $250K today, in support of the future Hospice Quinte Care Centre. Sidney Spiegel, Founder and Chairman of the Board, of Crawford Steel, is well-known for boosting economic viability across the Quinte Region and sharing the wealth with local charitable organizations by supporting key community projects.
Mayor Mitch Panciuk, on behalf of the City of Belleville, proudly presented Hospice Quinte Executive Director, Jennifer May-Anderson, with a cheque for $225,000 this afternoon.
Hospice Quinte staff, board members and volunteers were joined by local dignitaries, friends and other significant supporters yesterday to celebrate milestones reached to date with respect to the future Hospice Quinte Care Centre and to kick-off the official community phase of the organization’s Heart & Home Building Campaign.
Local MPP Todd Smith is happy to hear that Hospice Quinte has raised more than half the funds needed to build the new Hospice Quinte Care Centre. Smith says, “I was very pleased to hear that Hospice Quinte has surpassed the halfway mark in their fundraising efforts to build a hospice residence for the Quinte area. This facility will meet a real need in the community and will help us work toward ending hallway healthcare.”