The 2018 Grey Bruce Hike for Hospice will take place all around Grey & Bruce counties this Sunday. (May 6th, 2018)
People are coming together in order to raise funds and awareness for hospice palliative care programs and services.
100% of the funds raised in our community help benefit Chapman House, our local hospice.
The hospice palliative care services provided by Chapman House are at least 50% funded by charitable donations which make this annual fundraiser a key component to ensuring the future of our community hospices.
Chapman House is a community-owned, community-operated facility that operates in a space which was built for the care they provide.
Their service is free to all patients and their families, because they believe a person’s financial condition should not determine whether they have access to specialized end-of-life care.
Their residential hospice is staffed with professionals of many disciplines - 24 hours per day,7 days a week.
The average daily cost per bed of $600 is less than half the cost of a hospital bed in Ontario. Residential Hospice Grey Bruce opened its doors in 2013 and moved into its permanent home Chapman House in 2017.
Since 2013 dignified end-of-life comfort care has been offered to over 500 residents and their families.
Although the Province of Ontario fully supports the palliative care Chapman House provides,funding is only provided for nursing and personal support worker staffing.
This means all other aspects of the operation such as patient meals, medical equipment and the comfort of the rooms are only possible through donation.
Each year they rely heavily on our community to help cover these costs and make ends meet.
Find a Hike for Hospice location near you listed below:
Owen Sound - Harrison Park Pavilion, 75 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound Community Captain:
Jane Weber 519-379-0063
Meaford - Harbour Pavilion, 3 St. Vincent Street
Meaford Community Captains:
Wes Sparling 519-538-3196
Holly Richardson 705-441-0346
Town Of The Blue Mountains - Thornbury Town Offices, 32 Mill Street
Town Of The Blue Mountains Community Captains:
Neil Thain 416-998-5558
Katie Thain 705-812-0627
Markdale - Grey Gables, 206 Toronto St.
Markdale Community Captain:
Gay Wieringa 519-986-2616
Durham - Durham Town Hall, 185 George Street
Durham Community Captains:
Claire McEachern 416-454-7528
Arelene McNaughton 519-369-1555
Darlene Doherty 519-369-2889
Hanover - Pavillion Park, 742 7th Avenue, Hanover
Hanover: Sandra Schreinert 519-364-5677
Chesley: Brenda Gordon-Ginter 519-363-0029
Elmwood: Grace Osterndorff 519-506-1669
Neustadt: Don & Mary Zettler 519-799-5773
Ayton: Wayne Pfeffer 519-665-7756
Brockton - Agricultural Society Building #2, 206 Durham St. Walkerton
Brockton Community Captains:
Laurelyn Nielsen 519-901-0679
Ken Brown 519-881-5518
Saugeen Shores - Port Elgin Pavillion-Main Beach, 100 Green Street
Saugeen Shores Community Captains:
Norm Smits 226-435-6676
Brenda Vanderploeg 519-797-5067
Hiker Check-In begins at 1pm at all locations
Families, individuals, teams, or co-workers can sign up to participate. Officials say that more participants are always needed.
Get more information at www.greybrucehospice.com.