Thank you all for attending and supporting the Changing Minds Seminar on 4th September 2015. The energy in the Little Theatre was tangible and showed us there was desire to make a difference to people living and dying with dementia.
There will be an evaluation form on Survey Monkey with a certificate of attendance sent out to you all. We welcome your comments and suggestions for future topics for Changing Minds Seminar 2017.
The Conference Committee would like to thank all the presenters and the sponsors who supported the seminar. Without the support of these people the conference would not have been possible or as successful. Any surplus made from the seminar will be placed in a Special Education Fund for palliative care education for those working in aged care in the Hutt Valley. Your attendance has made on going learning possible.
We trust you went away feeling empowered and enthused to action positive change to make a difference today.
Keep up the great work and continue to work together!
Kate Gellatly, Te Omanga Hospice (Chairperson), Raelee Jensen, Te Omanga Hospice, Theresa McGlynn, St. Joseph's Home of Compassion, Ros McIntosh, Te Omanga Hospice, Karen Rhind, Wesleyhaven Village, Trish Watts, Aroha Care Centre
Presentations: Please click on the following links:
Bereavement Walking Group
Our Family Support team are launching a fresh schedule of Bereavement Walking Group opportunities on 7 October. Please download our flyer below for more information.
Bereavement Walking Group
Learn more about the services we deliver by downloading our Fact Sheet
Te Omanga Hospice provides palliative care through an interdisciplinary team of specialist doctors, nurses, therapists and specially trained volunteers to those living with a life limiting condition in the Hutt Valley. To find out more, please discover our Fact Sheet here ... Te Omanga Fact Sheet
Entertainment Books are available now - please support us by buying one
2015-16 Entertainment Memberships are here. To those of you who have already placed your order, thank you, and for those of you who have yet to order, please use the link below to order online your book or digital membership. If you are able to forward this onto friends, family or colleagues who may be looking for a charity to support on our behalf, please do. Please remember that from every purchase, $12 comes to Te Omanga Hospice. We have a target of $5,000 to reach from the sale of these books - please help us exceed this if you can! It would be fantastic if you could help us. Please order by clicking on this link ... https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/1042g50. Thank you!!!
Good in the Hood - the results are in!
Te Omanga was the charity which received the most lovely orange tokens at Z Vic Corner's Good in the Hood event. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to those who voted for us, and to the amazing team at Z Vic! Here are Julie McMeeken, Funds Development Manager and Leanne McLean, Fundraising & Marketing Director, with the fab team from Z Vic collecting our cheque for $1,600.00.
Te Omanga Hospice 2015 Learning Opportunities
Our Palliative Care Learning Opportunities brochure is downloadable here ... Te Omanga Hospice 2015 Learning Opportunities.pdf. Please register for your course now by completing the registration form on the brochure. We look forward to working with you throughout the year.
Thank you for your amazing support of our three hospice shops!
Thank you for having our shops in Petone, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt in your hearts. Because of your donations, as well as your treasure hunting, you help Te Omanga Hospice continue to deliver our excellent palliative care to patients and their family living throughout the Hutt Valley region, free of charge. From gorgeous crystal to fabulous furniture and amazing clothes, we've got everything you need. Please visit us at 374 Jackson Street Petone, 50 Queens Drive Lower Hutt and 226 Main Street Upper Hutt. We're open 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm at all three shops. We also have an 0800 number for those wanting to find out more about donating goods to our shops. Please call 0800 836 626, listen to the menu, choose the shop you would like to receive your goods and you will be automatically put through to them. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please click on the link below to see how you can help by giving a little to Te Omanga Hospice
Family Support services new home - Cooper Cottage
In November 2013 we welcomed a beautiful new addition to the grounds at Woburn Road - a new home for our Family Support team called 'Cooper Cottage'. This new cottage is the home for our Art Therapy Service, Bereavement Counselling and Care Co-ordination Service, Biographers Service, Home Support Service, Maori Support Service, Music Therapy Service, Social Work Service, Spiritual Service and Touch Therapy Service.
Te Omanga's Garden of Appreciation
This joint project between Te Omanga Hospice, Hutt River Vallley Rotary Club and the Hutt City Council, since November 2005 has enjoyed the support of local families looking to create a permanent tribute to a loved one or to commemorate a special event or memory. Engraved bricks are laid along the pathways in the garden, each one a lasting reminder of someone or something special. The garden is located in Bracken Street in Petone and has increasingly become a popular space in which to spend time in quiet thought, in remembrance and reflection.
The established trees, the bird life along with the tranquil ambience make this a place to appreciate the services provided by Te Omanga while at the same time providing a permanent record. Quality clay bricks are supplied for $100.00 each, which entitles people to have a loved one's name or message (containing up to 28 letters in 2 lines of 14 characters, including spaces), engraved on the brick. If you would like to remember someone special this way, please contact Te Omanga's Fundraising & Marketing team on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.