Click here for the Spa Day Schedule until May 2018.
Join us for In-Office Spa Days. Appointments available each month. A trained wellness volunteer will be delighted to personally treat you to a complementary therapy of your choice (reiki, therapeutic touch, or aromatherapy hand and foot massage), at no cost. To book your appointment, please call us at 905-712-8119. For more details and dates, visit this link
There are many opportunities to explore our wellness programs. Upcoming events include:
Individual Art Therapy Sessions – Fridays – 1 pm – 7 pm – 1 hour sessions
Gentle Hand and Arm Massage Training for Volunteers and Caregivers – February 2, 1 pm – 4pm
Qijong Presentation and Demonstration by Nuno – February 13, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Self Discovery Workshop – February 28, 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Tai Chi Presentation and Demonstration by Nuno – March 12, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Discovery Your Skills and Talents Workshop – March 14, 6:30 pm – 9 pm
For a description of these sessions please click on this link and scroll to the second page.
Contact Nancy Umphrey, Coordinator of Health and Wellness, for more information or to register for any of these wellness programs at 905-712-8119 x 237.
The goal of our Health & Wellness Program is to support the individuals and families in our community who wish to die at home or remain at home as long as medically possible. Pain and symptom management is primarily addressed with medication and medication interventions. Heart House Hospice is offering complementary therapy programs that address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness as an additional intervention to these traditional methods. Many times physical pain is exacerbated by emotional and psychological stress. Alternative therapies and spiritual support are often effective in addressing this existential distress.
The Health & Wellness Program provides support through an array of noninvasive complementary therapies: These therapies include Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and Aromatherapy with relaxation massage and guided imagery.
Spa Days at Heart House Hospice office
1st and last Monday of the month from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (unless the Monday lands on a holiday)
2nd Thursday afternoon of the month from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
We would like to acknowledge the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) support of this initiative. As the leading grant-making foundation in Canada, the OTF strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities: www.otf.ca.
Heart House Hospice is also grateful to the Baxter International Foundation, for providing pilot funding to this program.
Heart House Hospice programs are offered at no cost to the individuals and families. We receive partial funding from the government but to bridge the gap, we must raise $437,200 each year relying on the generosity of corporations, foundations, community minded citizens, service clubs and special events. Contact Lisa Hoekstra if you are interested in supporting Heart House Hospice.
Click here, if you are interested in volunteering as a part of this team.
You can contact our office to book an appointment at 905-712-8119 x 237 or email Nancy Umphrey, Coordinator of Health and Wellness.