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Palliative Care…it’s more than you think.
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Thinking about, talking about and considering care choices is something Mr and Mrs Bev and Barry Leach confronted together after Barry was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. “We had a wonderful life together, being there for each other for 61 years,” said Bev as she thought about her experience of palliative care. The couple were…

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Posted: May 24, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

VALUING OUR VOLUNTEERS
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Ballarat Hospice Care CEO, Mrs. Carita Clancy said “Our volunteers are important and valued every day. National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to share one of many volunteer stories that shows the individual impact volunteering has on the people, the volunteer, communities and organisations”. Mr. John Elliott began volunteering for Ballarat Hospice Care early…

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Posted: May 11, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

Country Rock Fundraiser Dance
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A Country Rock fundraising dance to support Ballarat Hospice Care. Live music, door prizes, raffles and more. Cost:  $25 per ticket Date: Saturday June 26, 2021 Time: 6pm til late Venue: Victoria Bowling Club, 231 Victoria Street Ballarat Tickets: Contact Lola – 0411 355 533  

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Posted: April 29, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?
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If someone you love became unwell and could not communicate their choices, would you know what matters to them? Could you make decisions on their behalf? Have you thought about what matters to you? Have you shared your thoughts with anyone? Join us to explore Advance Care Planning: What’s it all about? Thinking about, talking…

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Posted: March 5, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

GIVE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING A GO
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In the words of Mrs Kath Connors, “If you have thoughts of volunteering for Ballarat Hospice Care; why not give it a go and just do it?” Kath has volunteered for Ballarat Hospice Care for 35 years and recently retired from direct patient support. While Kath continues her connection to Ballarat Hospice Care, she shares…

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Posted: March 2, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray