May 2nd to the 8th marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week. This year’s theme, “The Light of My Life” is a campaign with a dual purpose – to provide us with an opportunity to shine a light on those who matter to us most, and to bring hospice palliative care issues to light. Learn more in this week's episode of Hospice Quinte's Changing Lives Podcast.
April 16th marks National Advance Care Planning Day in Canada, an annual day of awareness that organizations, like Hospice Quinte, use to educate communities on the importance of Advance Care Planning and to encourage individuals to have conversations about their wishes for their future health care.
April 7th is National Caregiver Day! Celebrated on the first Tuesday of April, this annual day of awareness has been unanimously adopted by the Members of Parliament of Canada to formally recognize the importance of the “invisible” unpaid work and the valuable contribution caregivers make to care recipients, our communities and our economy.