To find out more about Hospice and the services we can offer, download our Brochure and view this very informative video
from the Penticton Hospice, describing the benefits of Hospice.
A wealth of information on death, dying, and bereavement can be accessed on the sites below:
Hospice Events, Documents and Links
Books on Green Burial
Greening Death (2015) by Suzanne Kelly
Kelly writes on topics about current funerary rites that are affected by the environmental movement. The possibility of a more sustainable death care is throughly explored. Old practices are being reclaimed in new ways, leading to a greener, simpler and less costly funeral.
The Green Burial Guidebook (2018) Elizabeth Fournier
Elizabeth started the first green burial funeral home in Oregon years ago and in this book she provides very practical advice. She offers strong rebuttal against our north American expensive and ecologically unsound traditional ways of burial. The book has a resource list cross referenced for Canadians.
WEBSITE LINKS FOR IDEAS ON GREEN BURIAL
GREEN BURIAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
Green Burial BC
NATURAL BURIAL IN BC RESOURCE LIST
WEBSITES TO SEARCH FOR THE “PRIVATE TRANSFER OF BODY FORM” AND HOW TO ORGANIZE BURIAL ON PRIVATE LAND
www.consumerprotectionbc.ca (search Private land burial & blog gives you protocol on burial on private land)
www.consumerprotectionbc.ca (search for Private Transfer of Body)
WEBSITES PROVIDING INFORMATION ON PRIVATE BURIAL IDEAS AND LEGALITIES
BC GOVERNMENT FUNERALS ACT
servicebc.ca scroll a-z directory or search for information
nidus.ca “Personal Planning Resource & Registry Centre”(Excellent advice on advanced care planning & representative agreement plus much more)
www.gov.bc.ca/sdpr (site offering financial help)
Carpenter Creek Last Wishes Society – A site with useful information drawn up by New Denver group
CINDEA – Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives
The Coda Alliance is dedicated to helping you comfortably deal with one of life’s most difficult situations – starting your end-of-life conversation.
Healthlink BC – Whether you or your family member has a specific health concern or if you are looking for information about a health topic you saw on TV, you have come to the right place. In this section, we have easy-to-understand health topics.
Covid-19 Resources from the BC Centre for Palliatve Care
Information you need to know about life-support treatments that may be offered in severe COVID-19 illness
Wholistic Advance Care Planning A CBC Radio interview with Christa Ovenell
Conversation starter with your family: This easy-to-use tool can help you start a conversation with your family and close friends about what matters to you and your goals of care.
How to prepare for a conversation with your health-care providers about your serious illness, risk of getting sick with COVID-19, fears, preferred treatments and goals of care.
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