Kamloops Hospice launches new video

By Tanya Cronin
July 28, 2016 - 5:35pm

KAMLOOPS — A captivating new video is helping to generate awareness about hospice care in our community. 

Mastermind Studios has produced an informational video featuring the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops. The 5 minute piece is designed to open the hearts and minds of the community, show people hospice is much more than just a beautiful home in Sahali, allow them to understand what hospice does, and feel comfortable talking about end of life. 

"We want our community to know, that if they're grieving, we're here for them, some people just think of us as a house, which is beautiful for sure, but we also have supports within the community, we have a visiting program for patients and their families, we have a day program so people with a life-limiting illness can come together here at the hospice, and we also have counselling available for people in the community," says Wendy Marlow, Executive Director for Kamloops Hospice.

Hospice provides caregivers with some relief, and is a support system for families during a loved-one's final days. To keep the doors open, the association relies heavily on funds raised through the community, and its thrift store 'Flutter Buys' in the Brock Shopping Centre. It's hoped the video, entitled "Our Hospice" will draw attention to the help needed ,and encourage people to volunteer.

"It's a beautiful place to be and the people we work with are beautiful, we're looking for volunteers all the time to bake, or garden, to be a patient volunteer to sit and hold a hand, and musicians, photographers, we're just thankful for all the ideas that our community brings to us to support us," says Marlow.

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