Central Okanagan Hospice Association mission is offering compassionate care, comfort, support and learning to those who are dying or grieving within our community.
Central Okanagan Hospice Association is creating a community where no one has to die or grieve alone.
About Central Okanagan Hospice Association
The Central Okanagan Hospice Association has been supporting the Central Okanagan for 35 years providing compassionate supportive care services at no cost. Through the dedication of many trained volunteers we’ve been able to support thousands of individuals and their families living with life-limiting illnesses or coping with grief and loss. Last year alone, we helped over 650 individuals and their families, and our volunteers contributed over 22,000 hours. For more information, please visit www.hospicecoha.org
In partnership with the Central Okanagan Hospice Palliative Care Program of Interior Health, the Central Okanagan Hospice Association is committed to "Helping people with a terminal illness live to the fullest until they die, and to help their loved one to be supported in their grief."
In extended care facilities, at the Kelowna General Hospital, Central Okanagan Hospice House, residential facilities, and in private homes, our more than 200 carefully screened and trained volunteers provide practical and emotional support for terminally ill people and their families. Bedside vigil, respite for caregivers and patient advocacy are a few of the important components of this support.
Services provided by the Central Okanagan Hospice Association also include bereavement group supports, professional counselling, and a comprehensive lending library.
We are a non-profit organization and all our programs and services are provided free of cost.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the Governance of the Association. Elections are held once a year at the Annual General Meeting in June. To be elected into office you must be a member in good standing, 19 years or older and a resident of the Central Okanagan. The Board meets once a month for two hours and more meetings are scheduled when the need arises.
What People Are Saying
"Hospice palliative care means many things to me, but most of all it is a place where people with life limiting illness and their loved ones can come to be treated with love, kindness and respect in a home-like environment by people who really care."
— Anon, Read More
"What Hospice means to me is the opportunity to provide unconditional regard to an individual at the end of their life"
— Anon, Read More