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Hospice Quinte's weekly 4-5 minute podcast brings you important information about end of life issues, bereavement, grief, hospice palliative care, and Hospice Quinte's services and events. Hospice Quinte also hosts 15 minute interview specials called "Heart to Heart with Hospice Quinte". Changing Lives and Heart to Heart can also be heard on 91.3 Loyalist Radio in Belleville, ON.

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Hospice Quinte's weekly 4-5 minute podcast brings you important information about end of life issues, bereavement, grief, hospice palliative care, and Hospice Quinte's services and events. Hospice Quinte also hosts 15 minute interview specials called "Heart to Heart with Hospice Quinte". Changing Lives and Heart to Heart can also be heard on 91.3 Loyalist Radio in Belleville, ON.

    Who Cares for the Caregivers?

    Who Cares for the Caregivers?

    Caregiving is a challenging and rewarding part of many people’s lives.  Caregivers face many adversities, with unknowns, stressors and worries being a normal part of the caregiving journey.  The mental health and wellbeing of caregivers however is often overlooked.  This is an issue that caregivers and the organizations that support them are acknowledging and trying to address.  With approximately one in four Canadians caregiving for family members, partners, friends or neighbours, who is caring for the carers?  Find out more in this week's Changing Lives podcast.

    Listen on 91x FM
    You can listen to episodes of "Changing Lives"  on 91x FM each Monday (except for holidays) at 9:05am.  Hospice Quinte is grateful to the support that 91x FM provides in producing the "Changing Lives" podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.
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    Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

    Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

    Many non-profit organizations could not survive without the assistance provided by loyal volunteers. In fact, a report by Volunteer Canada revealed that Baby Boomers and Senior Adults provided more than 1 billion volunteer hours in 2010! Clearly volunteering provides non-profits and charities a wealth of expertise, which allows these organizations to provide a multitude of services for free or a very low cost to their communities. However, the benefits of volunteering runs both ways and seniors can also gain many rewards from their volunteer efforts.  Find out more in this week's Changing Lives podcast.

    Listen on 91x FM
    You can listen to episodes of "Changing Lives"  on 91x FM each Monday (except for holidays) at 9:05am.  Hospice Quinte is grateful to the support that 91x FM provides in producing the "Changing Lives" podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.



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    Challenges Men Face as Caregivers

    Challenges Men Face as Caregivers

    Even though caregiving is often thought of as a role assumed primarily by women, a recent survey found that 44% of caregivers are men.  Like their female counterparts, approximately 3.4 million male caregivers face tremendous challenges as they simultaneously try to balance work and raise a family with the physical and emotional demands of helping an ailing or aging loved one.  Find out more about the challenges men may face as caregivers in this week's Changing Lives podcast.

    Listen on 91x FM
    You can listen to episodes of "Changing Lives"  on 91x FM each Monday (except for holidays) at 9:05am.  Hospice Quinte is grateful to the support that 91x FM provides in producing the "Changing Lives" podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.



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    Advance Care Planning Basics

    Advance Care Planning Basics

    ** Please note:  this podcast mentions the April 2022 Advance Care Planning workshop offered by Hospice Quinte, which has now been completed **

    Imagine for a moment that you were not able to speak for yourself. Who would you want to make decisions on your behalf? Do your family or friends know what your end-of-life wishes are? Many people think that because they have a will and perhaps even pre-planned their funeral that they have discussed advance care planning. However, advance care planning is actually about your health while you are still alive.  Find out more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

    Listen on 91x FM
    You can listen to episodes of "Changing Lives"  on 91x FM each Monday (except for holidays) at 9:05am.  Hospice Quinte is grateful to the support that 91x FM provides in producing the "Changing Lives" podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.




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    Preparing a Child to Visit a Dying Loved One

    Preparing a Child to Visit a Dying Loved One

    There is a question that often surfaces in the hospice environment:   How much should we involve children in dying process family members?  And that leads to another eventual question - at what age is it appropriate for children to attend funerals? Family members struggle with both of these questions.  And different cultures in our world address the topics from opposite perspectives.  How do you know what is right for the children in your life as a loved one approaches death?  Find out more in this week's Changing Lives podcast.

    Listen on 91x FM
    You can listen to episodes of "Changing Lives"  on 91x FM each Monday (except for holidays) at 9:05am.  Hospice Quinte is grateful to the support that 91x FM provides in producing the "Changing Lives" podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.



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    • 4 min
    Hospice Quinte's Companionship Programs

    Hospice Quinte's Companionship Programs

    *** Please Note: This Content May Contain Information Regarding Programs That Are No Longer Offered by Hospice Quinte ***

    In 2020 Hospice Quinte introduced two new programs – Bereavement Companionship and Caregiver Companionship.  Often, people who are caring for someone with a terminal illness don’t have the time or energy to come to a support group.  The Caregiver Companionship program allows caregivers to schedule a weekly call with a compassionate volunteer that can be done at a time that works for them without leaving their home.  While many people who are grieving find a benefit from support groups – some people are more private and prefer to have one on one conversations about their loss.  The Bereavement Companion program answers that need.  Empathetic volunteers are matched with people who are grieving the loss of a loved one for weekly supportive telephone calls.  Find out more in this week's Changing Lives podcast.
    Listen on 91x FM
    You can listen to episodes of "Changing Lives"  on 91x FM each Monday (except for holidays) at 9:05am.  Hospice Quinte is grateful to the support that 91x FM provides in producing the "Changing Lives" podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.
    Support the show

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