Compassionate Communities

A compassionate city is a community that recognizes that all natural cycles of sickness and health, birth and death, and love and loss occur every day within the orbits of its institutions and regular activities. Its residents recognize that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not simply a task solely for health and social services but is everyone’s responsibility.

A Compassion Community has 3 social Aims. They are;

Recognize all cycles of natural life

Accept that caregiving, dying, death and grieving exists in our everyday activities and interactions

Recognize that care is not only the job of healthcare professionals and social service, but that it is everyone’s business.

Check out these two videos to help you better understand the idea, benefits and impact of building, and being part of, a compassionate community.

Limericks Compassionate Communities

Bills World by Milford Care Facility

Compassion communities are inspired and built by propelling work through different partnerships including;
  • Schools – Will have guidance documents for dying, death, loss and care.
  • Workplaces – Will have guidance documents for dying, death, loss and care.
  • Trade Unions – Will have guidance documents for dying, death, loss and care.
  • Churches and Temples – Will have at least one dedicated group for End Of life (EOL) care.
  • Hospices and Nursing Homes – will have community development programs that focus on EOL care and will involve local area citizens.
  • Museums and Art Galleries – will hold exhibitions on the experience of ageing, dying, death and loss or care.
  • Our city will celebrate and highlight the most creative compassionate organization, event or individual(s) through an incentive scheme, for example a “Mayor’s Award.”
  • Through various forms of media, our city will publicly showcase our local government policies, services, funding opportunities, partnerships, and public events that address our compassionate concerns. As well, all EOL services will be encouraged to share this material.
  • Our city will work with local social or print media to encourage an annual city-wide short story or art competition to raise awareness of ageing, dying, death, loss or caring.
  • All services and policies will demonstrate an understanding of how diversity shapes the experience of ageing, dying, death, loss and care.
  • We will encourage and support institutions for the homeless and the imprisoned to have support plans in place for EOL care.
  • Our city will establish and review these targets and goals in the first two years. Thereafter will add one new sector annually to our action plan.
• Based on Compassion Cities: Public health and end of life care, by Allan Kellehear

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Olive, Book Club Participant
"I have really appreciated my time with the Book Club and have learned so much about Grief and Mourning that I will be very disappointed to miss the last meeting. I will be in touch with you in the New Year to learn more about how I can gain more experience and knowledge on the subject we are studying."

Compassionate Communities

A compassionate city is a community that recognizes that all natural cycles of sickness and health, birth and death, and love and loss occur every day within the orbits of its institutions and regular activities. Its residents recognize that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not simply a task solely for health and social services but is everyone’s responsibility.

Olive, Book Club Participant
"I have really appreciated my time with the Book Club and have learned so much about Grief and Mourning that I will be very disappointed to miss the last meeting. I will be in touch with you in the New Year to learn more about how I can gain more experience and knowledge on the subject we are studying."

A Compassion Community has 3 social Aims. They are;

Recognize all cycles of natural life

Accept that caregiving, dying, death and grieving exists in our everyday activities and interactions

Recognize that care is not only the job of healthcare professionals and social service, but that it is everyone’s business.

Check out these two videos to help you better understand the idea, benefits and impact of building, and being part of, a compassionate community.

Limericks Compassionate Communities

Bills World by Milford Care Facility

Compassion communities are inspired and built by propelling work through different partnerships including;
  • Schools – Will have guidance documents for dying, death, loss and care.
  • Workplaces – Will have guidance documents for dying, death, loss and care.
  • Trade Unions – Will have guidance documents for dying, death, loss and care.
  • Churches and Temples – Will have at least one dedicated group for End Of life (EOL) care.
  • Hospices and Nursing Homes – will have community development programs that focus on EOL care and will involve local area citizens.
  • Museums and Art Galleries – will hold exhibitions on the experience of ageing, dying, death and loss or care.
  • Our city will celebrate and highlight the most creative compassionate organization, event or individual(s) through an incentive scheme, for example a “Mayor’s Award.”
  • Through various forms of media, our city will publicly showcase our local government policies, services, funding opportunities, partnerships, and public events that address our compassionate concerns. As well, all EOL services will be encouraged to share this material.
  • Our city will work with local social or print media to encourage an annual city-wide short story or art competition to raise awareness of ageing, dying, death, loss or caring.
  • All services and policies will demonstrate an understanding of how diversity shapes the experience of ageing, dying, death, loss and care.
  • We will encourage and support institutions for the homeless and the imprisoned to have support plans in place for EOL care.
  • Our city will establish and review these targets and goals in the first two years. Thereafter will add one new sector annually to our action plan.
• Based on Compassion Cities: Public health and end of life care, by Allan Kellehear

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Event Calendar

To learn more about our upcoming events, visit our full calendar.