IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to current COVID related public health orders, our hospice and bereavement support services are limited. As the restrictions change, we will adjust our programs and services accordingly.
In partnership with the Fraser Health care team, Heron Hospice Society volunteers provide practical assistance, emotional support and comfort to those facing end of life and their loved ones. They can assist with meal service, one on one visits, family support and more.
Vigil Services allow for family members and caregivers to take some time to rest, reflect and tend to any aspects of daily life knowing a caring person is at their loved ones bedside. This involves a team of volunteers who make themselves available to sit at the loved ones bedside. Vigil services are provided to long term care homes as requested.
When we ache from the loss of a loved one, we need to grieve, to give peace to the grief. Using a variety of techniques, grief is explored in a small group setting, with time for each participant to share their grief journey. Led by a professional counsellor, the groups sessions may be offered online or in person.
Our remembrance ceremonies are unique opportunities to honour your loved ones in a meaningful way. These ceremonies are open to all residents of Delta, not only those served by the hospice residence. Our events are designed to welcome people of all ages and are non-denominational.
Bereavement Peer Support
When life gets in the way, it can feel like there is no time to sit and acknowledge your grief. When this happens, it can be helpful to carve out a specific time each week to pause, breath, and process your grief. Once a week for up to 12 weeks, you will have the chance to meet one of our specially trained Bereavement Peer Support volunteers.
Therapeutic Touch® can have a relaxing effect for those who are experiencing grief or anxiety. Upon request, qualified volunteers offer Therapeutic Touch® in clients' homes or onsite. Clients often find an improvement in their energy and capacity for healing.