NORTH BAY, Ontario
There are three main streams of services NNPCN offers: 1) Palliative Care 2) Grief and Bereavement Support 3) Training and Education. Our volunteers who are trained to be hospice volunteers travel throughout the region to offer physical, psycho, social, and spiritual support to those who are palliative, as well as providing respite for family members. Bereavement volunteers are trained to give grief support to those who are mourning any loss. Our volunteers help clients to "move through' their grief, supporting them along the road towards well-being. We educate all our volunteers for free. We also hold monthly meetings titled, "Seniors Helping Seniors". They are educational seminars on topics ranging from "Advanced Care Planning" to "How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Appointments". The Executive Director of NNPCN has recently taken on the role of Chairman of Palliative Care Education Services. This past year, the role included running a full day tele-conference with Richard Groves titled, "Through the Lens of Reality: Dying, Death, and Grief". All services NNPCN provides directly impact the seniors within the catchment area of NNPCN. Most palliative clients and a large number of bereavement clients are seniors. All the training and education NNPCN is involved in helps to improve the well-being of seniors living in the Nipissing and eastern Parry Sound Districts.
"The services I received through NNPCN truly changed my life. I am able to continue my journey without the weight of guilt and sadness bringing me down. I am beyond thankful for the service and highly recommend anyone struggling or needing help to self refer. Thank you NNPCN! "
"My experience with your Bereavement and Grief sessions has been one of great pleasure. Very helpful and freeing! I'm looking forward to the new journey I've just started. Thank you."
"This has been extremely beneficial for the survival of my child loss. I felt alone, broken, and at the edge of insanity. Being part of this helped me to vent, not feel so alone and be able to see some light and feel encouraged. To start a new identity and look at a future. I feel like I will always have someone with me on this new journey. Thank you!"
OUR MISSION: To enhance the comfort, dignity and quality of life of individuals with a
terminal illness, and to offer bereavement support throughout the community.
OUR VISION: Our Vision is that every resident of Northeastern Ontario can experience
their end-of-life with dignity and comfort, pain free, and with physical, psychological,
social and spiritual support provided to them wherever they may be living: in the
hospital, in hospices, in long-term care facilities or at home.