Merritt Hospice has been providing service to the Nicola Valley since 1986.

N E W    :    The third and final of this set of Death Cafes, Thursday November 2 has a time change starting at 2:00 pm.  As always, we will have a comfortable, confidential space for discussion as we drink tea and have fabulous cake. Our aim is to increase awareness of death so we can make the most of life. Looking forward to having more come and join us.  Enter the Hospice office through the basement of the hospital, our sign will be out next to the ambulance bay, ring the door bell. 

Merritt & District Hospice Society is committed to providing support and understanding to the individual, their families, caregivers, and the bereaved.  A Palliative Approach focuses on comfort and support to the person and family, optimizing quality of life. Merritt & District Hospice Society provides trained volunteers who support the emotional and spiritual needs of individuals and their families coping with advancing and life limiting illness. 


Volunteers visit in the home, the hospital or the care facility, offering such services as bedside sitting, respite for the caregiver, companionship in the form of letter-writing, reading or other small tasks, and listening without judgement.


Merritt Hospice engages in public education for Advanced Care Planning, Serious Illness and goals of care conversations, and optimizes community supports and education surrounding bereavement and grief supports. 


Merritt Hospice has been providing service to the Nicola Valley since 1986. We are a registered non-profit society and are a member of the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, and the BC Bereavement Helpline.



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