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;
• 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;
• 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.

Calling all Knitters to inspire Random Acts of Kindness

A big thanks to all the volunteers who knit these hugs for Heart House so we can share with grieving children and families in our community. What better way to let someone know you are thinking or them by sharing or sending a hug. Learn more here