The VON Oxford Hospice & Bereavement program is pleased to present a full-day Grief & Bereavement Education Day to coincide with National Bereavement Day, and Children’s Grief Awareness Day, both observed in November. Our line-up of speakers and topics are: Andrea Warnick: Kids Grieve Too: Supporting Children Grieving a Death Dr. Carrie Arnold: Fostering Resilience […]
VON Week is happening May 19-25! We will be celebrating our 105 year old history in Oxford County, raising awareness about VON programs and sharing how we help individuals in our communities live their lives to the fullest. Join us for two community events next week: Thursday, May 23, BBQ from 11am-1pm at 550 Ingersoll Ave […]
Join us January 17, 2020 at the Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock from 7:00pm to 11:00pm for our 10th annual Handbags for Hospice! This fabulous purse auction is an evening full of fun, friends, and fundraising for Sakura House residential hospice. With over 300 handbags, 300 Thirty-One Bags, and many more prizes! Through the generosity and support of our sponsors, guests, donors, & […]
At VON Canada, we’re focused on extending the reach of health care providers into communities to enhance the quality of life for our clients — and to create the conditions that help people become and stay healthy and well. Through the use of Sensory Technologies’ eShift platform, VON Canada has been part of an innovative […]
Friday December 1, Whitby, ON – Whitby residents showed their overwhelming support for hospice care Thursday evening, during a fundraising event designed to help pay for community hospice services and to announce the building of a new 10-bed residential hospice. More than 200 people attended the Handbags for Hospice event organized by the VON Durham […]
Different tastes and smells are often nostalgic, and usually conjure memories of happy times in a person’s life. Homemade brown bread; tea biscuits with jam and butter; the incredible aroma of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven—the list goes on. But what happens when those sweet treats you once enjoyed making for family and […]
Tessa describes her Mom, Cathy, as extremely stubborn, savvy, smart and a perfectionist. She was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. “There wasn’t much she couldn’t do…she was an artist, baker, and handy with power tools.” “She was an avid walker. She would walk three hours every day from Innerkip side road and loop back.” The […]
A person’s wallet can say a lot about someone. Stuffed with credit cards, rewards cards and old receipts of course. But, often, hidden gems like photos are found within the layers of paper and plastic of everyday life. Meet Laura. Teacher, Mom, Hiker and Volunteer. On a beautiful sunny day in July, Laura Poirier reached […]
Kelly Maloney remembers meeting Louise for the first time two years ago – “she was spunky, intelligent and had a sparkling light behind her eyes.” Louise was living in an apartment geared towards individuals with disabilities. Louise is deaf and has cerebral palsy. Louise’s sister Faith is her primary caregiver, managing her day-to-day living, and […]
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