Meeting Minutes - Ron Heipel: Getting to Know Hospice Wellington - Aug. 22nd. 2019
Vice-President Frank Webster opened the meeting with 40 members in attendance. Special welcome was made to Ron Heipel.
Announcements - Bruce Folkard informed us that the Riverside Rib Fest is being held this coming weekend at Riverside Park starting on Friday at noon and going right through to Sunday with the car show being held on Sunday. - Del Campbell updated us on two members: Warren Gregg was experiencing some difficulty in moving around and walking and will not be attending meetings for a while. Del further informed us that John Pawley has now moved to Riverside Glen and is able to have visitors.
Activities – Ken Marchant - The theatre event at the Hamilton Theatre in Cambridge to see “12 Angry Men” was well enjoyed by those who attended. - The night at the races in Elora is now full with no more tickets available. - There will be a walk at the Arboretum on Sept. 11th and those wishing to attend can show up at the Arboretum building at 10:00 am. - There is now a sign up sheet for people to purchase tickets for the Christmas Dinner on Dec. 12th at the Victoria Golf Club. - On November 11th the Club is invited to attend the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Sleeman Centre when the Club will be laying a wreath in remembrance. - The Village-on-the-Arboretum Cabaret is scheduled for November 21st to 23rd. If people are interested in attending we will order tickets for those who sign up.
Coffee – Andy Curtis - Next Thurs., August 22nd the Airpark Café will be closed but coffee is taking place @ 10:00 am at the Boathouse.
David Moller introduced today’s presenter, Ron Heipel, Ambassador for Hospice Wellington.
Bio: Ron Heipel has been a Hospice Wellington volunteer since 2005. He provides one to one support for palliative and bereavement clients and also facilitates Adult Grief Support groups at Hospice Wellington.
Topic:Hospice Wellington Hospice Wellington provides a multitude of services to support those individuals in Wellington County living with a life-limiting illness and our family centred services also extend to support their loved ones and caregivers. Ron Heipel, one of Hospice Wellington's Volunteer Ambassador's will be speaking about the many palliative, caregiver and grief support services and programs available to individuals and families.
Presentation: Ron Heipel He started his presentation by saying that the perception people have of Hospice Wellington is that it is a place where people go to die. But while that is partly true historically it takes a holistic approach to people with a life-limiting illness and also provides support for the whole family around them.
Hospice Wellington’s Mission: To provide and promote hospice palliative care for individuals and their families.
Hospice Wellington’s Vision: Hospice Wellington is recognized by their communities for its leadership in meeting the hospice palliative care needs in Guelph and Wellington County.
Hospice Wellington is run by volunteers. Mr. Heipel went on to describe the physical arrangement of services at their location at 795 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph. He outlined the services provided and the programs available for the people needing the various kinds of grief and other counselling.