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Red Deer Hospice Society

99 Arnot Avenue

Red Deer, AB  T4R 3S6

Telephone:  (403) 309-4344

Fax:  (403) 347-4356

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Only a Few Tickets Left For The

Sunflower Ladies (Handbag) Luncheon!

Don't Delay!!

Buy Your Ticket Today!!


DATE: Wednesday, September 24

LOCATION:  Sheraton Hotel

TICKET PRICE:  $40.00 each

Invite your grandma, mom, mom-in-law, sisters, aunts, daughters, nieces, girlfriends, co-workers and plan to attend!!

This year's event will feature a

Handbag Auction!

Click Here to buy your Tickets!



Red Deer Hospice is proud to be

a Charity Partner in the

1st Annual

We are looking for

interested cyclists to join our

Red Deer Hospice Team

Choose between cycle routes

10 km, 25 km or 40 km

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Registration will be at 8:00 a.m.

View the Routes here!

We Can't Stop Tomorrow,
But We Can Be There Today!

For those who face a life threatening illness time takes on a new importance. The quality of that limited amount of time becomes paramount. Superior end-of-life care means the physical and emotional needs of the dying are sensitively met; pain is effectively managed, patients and their loved ones are well informed active decision makers and no one faces this journey alone. Hospice palliative care meets those needs by providing physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and practical support to both patients and their loved ones. Red Deer Hospice brings family members, friends, volunteers, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals together as a care-giving team so that residents can live their remaining days with dignity and in comfort.



Over the last few months we have held an Online (and parallel In-House) Art Auction, as a way to disperse the many beautiful pieces of art that once adorned the walls of our Hospice Home, prior to our Hospice Home Makeover.

Thanks to a wonderful Hospice supporter, who shared his idea to hold an Art Walk for Hospice, we've been able to modify his idea slightly and have been successful in raising funds via this method instead.

Each month we display a new piece of art right here on our website, as well as on our Facebook page. The original piece of Art will also be on display at the Hospice. Bids will be accepted via Facebook, by email to or by phone at 403-309-4344 ext. 108.

For the month of September, the following "Summer's End" print is up for Auction. This beautiful sunset picture measures 19" tall by 23" wide.


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The following video will give you a good introduction to the philosophy of

Hospice Care - that is

"to live fully until you die".

Introduction To Hospice Video


Or watch our recent video that was shown

at our 2014 Gala - Thank you to our sponsor Redcore Enterprises for assisting with the production costs of this video.



To the amazing women associated with the Hillsdown Women's Institute - an organiza-

tion that has benefited many people and many other organizations for the last 68 years!

After many years of owning and operating the Hillsdown Community Centre, the decision was made by the Hillsdown W.I. membership to sell their property and use the funding to assist other community groups and charities.

Red Deer Hospice is very grateful for the generous $10,000 donation provided from the sale of that property!

Pictured above are: Carol Janssen, Ada Fox, Shirley Glover and Roberta Peters, members of the Institute presenting a cheque to two of our Hospice Board Members, Suzanne Alexander-Smith and Noreen Stuart. Missing from the photo is Helen Vincent from the Institute.



General and Memorial donations have always been and will continue to provide a solid foundation for our Society. Our belief is that with good stewardship they will continue to be a major source of income.

Current plans to foster and build a Legacy / Planned Giving program has included the re-introduction of Compassion`s Circle and the promotion of Legacy gifts to ensure a sustainable source of funding for the future of Red Deer Hospice. If you have any questions with respect to providing a Legacy gift to Hospice, please contact Marian at

403-309-4344, ext. 108.

Fund a Day is our Annual Fundraising Campaign and each year it continues to grow. It is being viewed as a vehicle to sustainability as more and more supporters come on board. In 2013, we gathered support for 373 days of care, so for the first time in the 5-year history of Fund a Day, we can say that one of our ten rooms at Hospice is fully funded by Fund a Day supporters! We have set our 2014 goal at 420 days of care (or $151,200), and with the generous support of the Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT Division we are well on our way!

Events will always be an integral part of our Fundraising Programme. Recent events include our Voices for Hospices on October 12, 2013, our winter Gala on January 17, 2014 and our Hike for Hospice on May 4, 2014. Next in line is our Sunflower Ladies (HandBag) Lunch being held on September 24, 2014. As well, we will continue to seek and support Third Party Fundraising events and we will continue to run our Mulligans for Hospice fundraiser each summer.

We are so THANKFUL for the generosity of Central Albertans to provide compassionate end-of-life care to all in need.

If you have any questions about Fund Development please contact Marian Cloutier at 403-309-4344.



If you wish to take an 'interior' tour

of our Hospice, we are thrilled to announce

that it is now available on Google Maps.

Click here to go directly there!


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