2019 Hike for Hospice/Battle River Watershed Event

Ten thousand thanks to David Samm and the crew from Battle River Watershed Alliance for partnering with our 2019 Hike for Hospice.

BRWSA provide food for the day, the keynote speaker, Sarah Skinner, as well as a piper (David Samm)  to start us off on our walk.  Approximately 45 walkers turned up to support Hospice and learn about the watershed.

About Us

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Hospice Office

Hospice office space is located at
5415-49 Ave, Camrose.

We are in the lower level of
the Mirror Lake Center.
Access is via the south-side lower-level entrance (facing the lake).

The space is available for program functions,
meetings, and one-on-one consultations.

Stop in for coffee or tea and chat about accessing Hospice support, how you can change lives as a Hospice volunteer, or any questions you may have about our work in east-central Alberta.

Call ahead to be sure we're in:
Bill Harder - 780.608.0636
Joy LeBlanc - 587.322.9269
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Phone, Email or Text

If you have questions or comments please give us a call or send us a note - we are glad to hear from you.

E: camrosehospice@gmail.com
P: 780.608.0636
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The goal of NavCare is to improve the quality of life of older rural persons with advanced chronic illness via:
  • Navigation services
  • Community partnerships
  • Coordinated access to services and resources
  • Promotion of active engagement of older adults. 

Utilizing trained volunteers, the outcome of NavCare is that navigation services provide individuals with support, education and connection to resources in the community to help improve their quality of life and remain in their communities.

Check out the Nav-CARE video 
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HSCD Resource Library

Located at the HSCD office in the lower level of the Mirror Lake Centre, our resource library is a one-stop shop for topics related to palliative/end-of-life care, grief and bereavement, and caregiver concerns. Browse books, DVD’s, and pamphlets for adults and children (click here to view our children's grief books)

No registration or fees are involved. Simply fill in the library clipboard with the material title, your name and contact info, and the date borrowed. No late fees – keep the materials as long as you need them, and return them when you are done.

Upcoming Programs & Events

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Men's Cooking Circle

Men's Cooking Circle is an opportunity to learn basic cooking skills, meet other men, cook and eat together, and to engage in conversation with men who are experiencing grief.

The program runs one evening per week for seven weeks.
Upcoming Dates:
May 28- July 9
Location: Camrose Open Door (4825 51 St, Camrose)
Cost: No cost to participants
Register: Call Hospice at 780.608.0636
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National Hospice Palliative Care Week

May 5-11, 2019 marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada.

National Hospice Palliative Care Week is a time to celebrate and share achievements of hospice palliative care throughout the nation, but it also provides a platform to look at shortcomings and create bridges for these gaps.

This year, CHPCA responded to a call for an updated “Busting the Myths” campaign. Myths circulate about accessibility, ease of access, illness criteria and cultural misperceptions of hospice palliative care and impacts care that is accessed and provided.
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Art for the Heart: A Child-Grief Support Group

This 5-week program is for children ages 7-12 who are grieving a loss. Children will engage various art forms as a way to explore their grief.

Through art and conversation participants will be skillfully guided by our team of trained and enthusiastic facilitators in a safe, welcoming and compassionate setting.

As with all Hospice programs, there are no fees to participate in this program

To register, or for more information contact the Hospice office at 780.608.0636 or email:

For upcoming dates check our What's Happening page
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Change the World: Volunteer with Hospice

You will raise somebody's quality of life by volunteering with Hospice!

Hospice Society of Camrose and District is inviting you to consider sharing your gifts by volunteering.

We are seeking individuals for palliative and grief care, special-event support, and administrative roles. Our exceptional volunteer program provides extensive training and ongoing support.

Click Here for More Information

Programs From Our Colleagues 


Service Options for Seniors

The SOS Program (Senior Options for Seniors Society) mission is to assist seniors and their support networks to access needed programs, services and supports, this way seniors can sustain their independence.

SOS is a charitable society under the Alberta Society's Act
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Camrose Primary Care Network

Hospice Society of Camrose and District is pleased to be a partner with the Camrose Primary Care Network in providing palliative and grief supports to East-central Alberta.

Check out the Camrose PCN's excellent website for more on their home health programs.


Thank You to Our Sponsors


Battle River Rock and Gravel

Thank you to Ross and Myra Penner for their generous support of Hospice.
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Safeway Sobeys

Thank you to the people of Safeway Sobeys for sponsorship of the Men's Cooking Circle food costs for the next year! Hospice is pleased to partner with Safeway Sobeys in this unique and much appreciated program.
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Vision Credit Union

Thank you to the people of Vision Credit Union for sponsoring our 2018 Fall Symposium, Compassionate Communities: Caring for our Caregivers

Camrose County

Thank you to the people of Camrose County for their ongoing support of Hospice.

Battle River Community Foundation

Thank you to the people of Battle River Community Foundation for supporting HSCD volunteer training, our lending library, and new program endeavors.
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Wildrose Co-op

Thank you to the people of Wildrose Co-op for choosing Hospice as the recipient of silent auction funds from the Camrose Agro Centre grand opening. Co-op customers donated over $9000 to the silent auction!
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Bank of Montreal

Thank you to the people of BMO for their contribution of $500 toward this year's Hike for Hospice. BMO held a draw for  a $500 contribution to be given to the winner's charity of choice event. Paul King, Camrose County Administrator, entered the draw at a municipal event and his name was drawn.

As a supporter of Hospice, the Paul, and the County, were quick to allocate the funds to our upcoming event. Ten thousand thanks to BMO, Paul, and the County of Camrose for supporting our work in palliative/end-of-life and grief care.
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Battle River Watershed Alliance

Thank you to the people of Battle River Watershed Alliance for supplying food, speaker, and bagpipes for our 2019 Hike for Hospice. As well, BRWSA is a daily collaborative partner with Hospice as we share office space in Mirror Lake Centre.

What is Hospice?

Thank you to hospicebasics.com for creating this excellent video explaining the essentials of hospice care.


Hospice by the Numbers - 2018

1336: Number of individuals who accessed Hospice programs
893:  Number of times grief programs were accessed
935: Individuals accessing educational programs

9: Programs offered
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