The mission of Hospice Peterborough is enhanced comfort, dignity and quality of life for people and families living with cancer, advanced illness or grief.
About Hospice Peterborough
Hospice Peterborough offers support to individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness, end of life, and grief. Thanks to generous volunteer and donor support 26+ Hospice programs and services are offered free of charge to area residents of all ages living in the City and County of Peterborough.
Since 1988, Hospice Peterborough has created a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment. Hospice staff and volunteers actively listen and offer non-judgmental support and respect for personal choice regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability, age, socio-economic or cultural background, or type and stage of life-threatening illness or grief.
Offered programs and supports include 24-hour end of life care, home-support, day hospice, caregiver support group, grief groups, family support, and wellness programming. Staff and volunteers also work with clients and their families to advocate for excellent hospice palliative care within the health and social service care systems. The scope of Hospice also includes a 10 bed hospice residence, offering another choice for end of life care in the community. The focus is on expert and compassionate care and quality of life, not cure.
What People Are Saying
"My family is forever grateful to Hospice Peterborough staff and volunteers - to you [donors] for making our journey bearable. Our family credits Hospice for helping us to move through our pain and rebuild our lives – as Dad would have wanted."
"There is a very special energy in a room filled with people who care, and that energy permeates the very walls of Hospice Peterborough. "
— Hospice Volunteer
"It felt oddly comforting to be with other parents who intimately shared our agony. Hospice staff and volunteers were tremendously caring and supportive. Hearing other stories I found the courage to talk about my son."
— Bereaved Parent Support Group Participant
"Getting involved with Hospice Peterborough changed the whole tone of my husband’s last weeks to one of acceptance and love. I truly thank you for this gift."
— Amy, Hospice Client