Merritt + District Hospice Society offering a
free supportive and safe space for:
Living with Loss and Grief Support Group
Six sessions every Tuesday beginning January 16, 2024
For more information: call 250 280 1701
Merritt and District Hospice Society presents the 2023 Celebrate-A-Life tree in two new ways this year.
Look for our tree in the Memorial Arena Dec 2 and Dec 16, 2023 during the Merritt Centennials Games.
Secondly, share your cherished stories of those you have lost and lets celebrate their enduring impact together. The names,
stories and tributes will be collected and saved until the Spring when our Hospice Volunteers can attend a special
ceremony to turn these tributes into ashes.
Remember your loved ones while supporting Merritt and District Hospice Society.
Merritt Hospice is providing Advance Care Planning Sessions, reaching out to the Nicola Valley Community. This project is funded by the BC Centre for Palliative Care through All Together-Spreading Community Innovation Seeds Grant Program.
We will provide a series of sessions ending December 2023. Call 250-280-1701 for more information.
Don't leave your health care decisions to chance.
April 2023 is a busy time for Merritt & District Hospice Society. April 1 we moved into our new location at the Nicola Valley Hospital. At 11:00 am Saturday April 29, 2023 we opened our space with Prayer, Singing, Drumming, ribbon cutting and cake. Thank you to the CNA and friends, Merritt Mayor Goetz and City Council members Chaney, Etchart, Newman, MLA Jackie Tegart and MLA Elenore Sturko for welcoming Merritt Hospice and celebrating its new office location at the Merritt Hospital. Continue to reach us at 250 280 1701, our wonderful and supportive trained volunteers of Merritt Hospice serve the community members within the Nicola Valley. Our office is open every Thursday 9:00 am to noon or call for an appointment.
Merritt & District Hospice Society is moving April 1 2023 to the Nicola Valley Hospital. Details coming soon re: Grand Opening on April 29th
Merritt Herald Golden Years Supplement, Fall 2022
The Merritt and District Hospice Society provides a number of services and resources to those facing illness and their families. The local non-profit looks to address this uncomfortable but necessary topic.
Initially forming in 1986, the society has been providing support to terminally ill patients and their families for over 36 years. Their programs and services are offered by a team of roughly 20 volunteers, and one paid administrative position.
It is the firm belief of the society that no one should die alone, and their philosophy of care focuses on helping people “live until they die.” Hospice services are nondiscriminatory, and always free-of-charge.
Merritt Herald, April 2022 - Marius Auer
The Merritt and District Hospice Society is reminding Merrittonians that hospice services are as diverse as wildflowers, with the Wildflowers Bloom campaign bringing awareness to the cause from April 4 to 29.
Merritt Herald, May 2021 - Morgan Hampton
The Merritt Hospice Society has been providing services to the community of Merritt for 35 years, supporting the terminally ill and their families since 1986.
You may be wondering, what is hospice? If you have never had a terminally ill loved one, you may be unfamiliar with the service this organization provides to those who are reaching the end of their life.
“Hospice is caring people working in cooperation with physicians and other members of the health care team to offer support to the terminally ill and their families,” said Jill Sanford, chairman of the Merritt Hospice Society.