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 to learn more about upcoming events.
- Dying To Talk – Conversations About Facing Death and Embracing Life
90% of Americans recognize the importance of talking with loved ones about their end-of-life care, but fewer than 30% have actually done so. Often this is due to a lack of understanding about a person’s choices and rights as well as the fear of facing one’s own mortality.
Dying to Talk is designed to stimulate a lively conversation about a subject we shouldn’t be so quiet about. Hospice is teaming up with partners around the county to offer this program in convenient locations.
Please check out our Calendar to find upcoming “Dying to Talk” events near you!
- Volunteer Training
Next Hospice Volunteer Training – November 3,7 and 8, 2018
Hospice Volunteer trainings are held on a Saturday from 9:00AM-4:00PM, and two evenings the following week from 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.
- Hospice Book Group
Book Club meetings are held quarterly, usually on a Wednesday, 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. Book selections have included Being Mortal, The Four Things That Matter Most and Extreme Measures.
The next book up for discussion is featured in the sidebar to the right. If you purchase the book through Amazon by clicking the link in the sidebar, Amazon will donate 5% of the purchase price to Hospice!
We also have a limited number of copies to borrow from our library and copies may be available at your local library.
For more information contact Linda Caamaño, Volunteer Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 315-265-3105
- Fort Drum Mountain Warriors Sled Hockey Tournament
Held annually in March 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 Annual Fort Drum Mountain Warrior Sled Hockey Tournament. Please see the calendar for this year’s dates.
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.