|After Hours Phone||voice mail|
|Primary Contact||Wendy Graham, Coordinator of Client Programs & Services, Matthews House Hospice; Phone: 705-435-7218; Fax: 705-435-2755; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Kelly Borg, Coordinator of Volunteer Services; Phone: 705-435-7218; Fax: 705-435-2755; Email: email@example.com|
|Address||6028 Hwy 89|
Alliston, ON L9R 0B7
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|Address Notes||Hwy 89 across from the Nottawasaga Inn|
|Mailing Address||c/o Matthews House Hospice |
P.O. Box 10060
6028 Highway 89
Alliston, ON L9R 0B7
|Description and Subjects|
|Description||Matthews House Hospice is a community based charitable organization, serving the New Tecumseth and South Simcoe area. We provide non-medical, psycho-social and emotional support to individuals facing a life-threatening illness and their families and caregivers, and also the bereaved. Matthews House Hospice is an active member of the local health care team working cooperatively to support all members in our community. |
Programs at Matthews House cover 4 areas of support:
Wellness, Day Hospice, Visiting Hospice and Education and Outreach:
Wellness includes: Yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi, reflexology, Meditation Circle, Men’s Group, Garden Group, Art Therapy and Playing with Colors, Holistic Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Foot Care Clinic and Art Group.
Day Hospice includes: Circle of Friends Caregiver Group and Youth Bereavement.
Visiting Hospice includes: in-home visiting for palliative care clients, caregivers and/or the bereaved, case management, assistance with advance directives and child bereavement support.
Education and Outreach includes: the use of our library for resource, presentations to groups and training in Advance Directives, advocacy, Grief and Bereavement and how to support at End of Life.
Hugs-Support for bereaved Children via group support.
Call or visit our website for more information.
|Subjects||Bereavement ; Caregiver support ; Hospices ; Palliative care ; Terminal illnesses ; Volunteer opportunities|
|VOLUNTEER_DESC||* support to families of individuals who are coping with a life threatening illness at home, tending to patients in the home (e.g. visiting, emotional support, transportation). Mandatory training sessions provided for caregiver work. A one year volunteer commitment is asked of those undertaking this course. Volunteer opportunities also available for office reception, fundraising work and support to day and evening programs.|
|Hours||Core Hours: Mon-Thu 9 am-4pm, Fri 10 am-4 pm, additional activities as required and advertised|
|Areas Served||Adjala-Tosorontio ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Essa ; Innisfil ; New Tecumseth ; South Simcoe and New Tecumseth, including Alliston, Beeton, Bond Head, Bradford, Cookstown, Tottenham, Adjala-Tosorontio, South Essa, and Tecumseth Township.|
|Eligibility||Children; Youth; Young Adults; Adults|