Carpenter Hospice annual hike - June 1st

By Staff

May 23rd, 2024

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It is a week or two away – but you might want to make a note of it on your calendar.

The annual  Carpenter Hospice annual hike takes place on June 1st. Participants will spend the morning walking the five-kilometre planned route around the neighbourhood with staff, volunteers, families, and supporters. Registration is open now at www.thecarpenterhospice.com/hike.

The Carpenter Hospice

 All four Rotary Clubs of Burlington will act as the presenting sponsor for the event, which they have done for many years. “We are honoured each year by the support of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, community partners, and donors,” said John Gilbert, Manager, Fund Development at Carpenter Hospice.

“To ensure our services are free of cost, we annually raise funds to provide home-cooked meals for our residents, counselling and wellness programs, and ongoing upkeep of our facilities,” said Kim Pearson, Executive Director of Carpenter Hospice.

Among the activities on June 1, the Memorial Quilt has become a beautiful tradition. The Halton Quilters Guild has partnered with the Hospice to provide the necessary materials to capture messages in memory of loved ones on a small fabric square. Following the Hike, the

Guild will assemble the quilt, which will later be displayed in the Hospice. Like creating a quilt, providing compassionate palliative care is more than the sum of its parts. It is the work of many hands collectively supporting moments that matter.

About Carpenter Hospice

 Carpenter Hospice has been an integral part of Burlington since 2002. It provides compassionate palliative care in its 11-bed residence to people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness in a home-like setting in the heart of Burlington. It is a home away from home for its residents, families, and caregivers.

The Hospice’s specialized team of dedicated professionals and experienced volunteers help residents navigate their journey, provides guidance and support, and, most importantly, take the time to understand their needs and wishes in a peaceful, comfortable, and meaningful environment.

Carpenter Hospice also offers community-based services such as bereavement and supportive care, a wellness program, music therapy, spiritual care, and more. These essential services ensure that everyone feels well-supported and cared for.

 

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