Hospice hosts a number of events throughout the year that are open to community members and are offered free of charge. These are not fundraising events, they are meant to provide education, information, and support.
- Grief workshops
- Film and book discussions
- Training events
- Educational presentations
- Youth camps
- And more….
Click on the tabs below for our upcoming events.
- Volunteer Training
Saturday, May 20, 9:00AM-4:00PM, Monday, May 22, 6:00-8:00PM, Tuesday, May 23, 6:00-8:00PM all training sessions take place at the Hospice Center
Are you looking for a way to give back that fits your busy schedule? You’re in luck! – Volunteering for hospice offers flexibility and assignments are based on your time and geographic location. Hospice volunteers provide support, compassion and relief to families and patients. They are essential to the care provided each day. Whether they are helping families, lending companionship to a patient, working at one of our special events, or assisting with administrative duties, each minute contributes greatly to the organization’s mission. Do you have a special interest? Our Patient Enrichment programs offer volunteers an outlet to showcase their talent in a meaningful way. Call Linda Caamaño at (315)265-3105 for more information!
Note: Individuals interested in volunteering indirectly will receive a different orientation/training process. All interested individuals are subject to the same vetting process and background checks as Hospice employees.
Please register by Linda Caamaño, Volunteer Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 315-265-3105.
- Being Mortal Film Screening
Monday, April 24th from 7:00pm- 9:00pm at the Potsdam Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm Street
“Hope Is Not a Plan” Join us for a FREE screening and discussion of the Emmy nominated PBS Frontline film, Being Mortal based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD. This documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.
Be part of a national conversation that brings medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis.
For more information contact Mary Jones, Director of Family Support Services (email@example.com) or call 315-265-3105.
- Legal & Financial Planning
Thursday, March 30th from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Hospice Center
This education program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association is intended for individuals and family members affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. This program will give an overview of pertinent legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies, as well as an overview of financial issues and options like Medicare, Medicaid or veterans benefits.
Please register by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, (315) 621-4025 ext. 100 (www.alz.org/cny)
- Hospice Book Group
Wednesday, March 15th from 5:00pm- 6:30pm at the Hospice Center
The purpose of this book club is to create discussion about very real, and very inevitable issues we all will face at one time or another in our lives. The book selection for the 1st Quarter is The Four Things That Matter Most by Ira Byock, MD.
“Please forgive me”, “I forgive you”, “Thank you” and “I love you”. In The Four Things That Matter Most, Dr. Byock explains how we can practice these life-affirming words in our day-to-day lives and improve our emotional well-being. He demonstrates the value of “stating the obvious” in letting the people we love know that we love them and provides practical insights into the benefits of letting go of old grudges and toxic emotions.
For more information contact Linda Caamaño, Volunteer Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 315-265-3105
- Fort Drum Mountain Warriors Sled Hockey Tournament
Friday, March 3rd- Sunday, March 5th at the Roo’s House, SUNY Canton
As a Level 4 Partner of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s We Honor Veteran program, Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley is proud to help present the 5th Annual Fort Drum Mountain Warrior Sled Hockey Tournament. Founded by Canton native, Mark McKenna in 2011, the team serves to facilitate a way for disabled veterans and athletes to pursue sports and be part of a competitive team. In the adaptive sport, each player is seated in a sled mounted on two blades. They propel themselves using two shortened sticks with ice picks mounted at the handle of the stick. Each of the players on the team face certain challenges, but they move quickly and compete fiercely.
Each day the staff at Hospice works to assist patients and their families in living to the fullest, despite the circumstances they face with serious illness. These athletes exemplify living to the fullest each time they take the ice.