"I was hesitant at first...I wanted to deal with it on my own but there was to much pain and I gave in. I love group."
"Hospice provides a gift of making people feel safe, supported and comfortable expressing themselves while dealing with terminal illness and loss. There is a tremendous sense of trust at St. Joseph's Hospice; we're all there to help each other."
"The perception seems to be that hospice is where people go to die, and it's not. The services available through St. Joseph's Hospice improve the quality of life for anyone touched by terminal illness."
"I was totally unaware of St. Joseph's Hospice until a friend brought me into the Centre. I was immediately struck by the feeling of home, rather than an institution; you feel like you are in your own home, or a friend's home."
"Bereavement group helps you realize that the person you loved has died and won't be coming back...but it will be somewhat okay."
"St. Joseph's Hospice provided information that was helpful to me in caring for my wife who was terminally ill. It's been tough, but support from Hospice has helped ensure that she was properly cared for."
"St. Joseph's Hospice supported me while caring for my wife, with services like massage therapy to reduce stress and information about care giving and accepting death. I believe in the value of hospice and have found solace in having a place to go."
"I love coming to group because it takes your mind off of how bad things really are and helps you move forward a bit."
"It's truly amazing to know so many people and to be around people that have been through very simliar things."