Connie Galavan, general manager of Nanaimo Hospice Thrift Shoppes, accepts a $2,000 donation from Susan Urban, Mid Island Co-op marketing and community relations manager. The money will help fuel Hospice’s Life’s Transitions Shoppe van. (Photo submitted)

Hospice hoping to ease transitions

Donation from Mid Island Co-op helps fuel Nanaimo Community Hospice Society’s transitions van

Nanaimo Community Hospice Society has different ways of helping families in difficult times.

The society’s Life’s Transitions Shoppe program helps families dispose of loved ones’ belongings.

“This can be overwhelming,” noted a hospice society press release. “Often family members from out of town are stretched for time and may find it difficult to know where to turn for help in a strange city.”

Hospice’s Life’s Transitions Shoppe program tries to help with solutions.

“Whether you are bringing items to our thrift store of asking for a home assessment, our staff and volunteers will remain sensitive to your situation,” the press release notes. “All interactions occur in an atmosphere of care and respect, allowing the transition to be completed with as much dignity and as little stress as possible.”

All funds raised through the hospice shoppe stay in the community to support the society’s programs and services,

For more information about the hospice society or how to donate, please contact Jeanne Fahlman at 250-591-8811.