“The Circle” at Hospice House – January Sessions

“The Circle” at Hospice House – January Sessions

Participate in a ‘day away’ and enjoy these workshops and connections with others.

“The Circle” is a Wellness Day Program offered at Hospice House in Davis Bay, to provide opportunities for people diagnosed with a progressive life-threatening illness to gather together with others who may share similar experiences. This program focuses on enhancing well-being and developing community and connection. It offers the caregivers of participants the opportunity for a few hours of much-needed respite and peace of mind each week. It is a valuable addition to the existing suite of palliative health care services delivered on the Coast.


Each week, a selection of activities is offered, including those delivered by guest presenters. These include meditation, gentle movement, art, music, legacy projects, educational workshops and more. In addition to the scheduled activities, participants will have access to support, information and resources, as well as the opportunity for social  interaction with others attending the program. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. Programming will also be made available virtually for participants who cannot attend in person.

Days and Hours of Service:

The program is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Doors will be open for arrival by 9:30 am, and staff and volunteers will be available until 12:30 for participants to be picked up.  Each day ends with a light lunch.

For more information, please call Hospice at 604.740.0475.

January Schedule

DEC 30th update: PLEASE NOTE that due to the omicron variant, we have decided to postpone the re-opening of the Circle program for at least the first two weeks. The sessions for January 4, 6, 11 and 13th are cancelled. We will revisit this in mid-January. 

  • Tuesday, January 4th:     Birding Craft with Hospice volunteers
  • Thursday, January 6th:   Art Therapy with Catherine Dunlop
  • Tuesday, January 11th:    Pizza Making with Hospice volunteers (Guess what’s for lunch?)
  • Thursday, January 13th: Art Therapy with Catherine Dunlop
  • Tuesday, January 18th:   Collage Art with Hospice volunteers
  • Thursday, January 20th: Storytelling with Marlena Blavin and David Roche
  • Tuesday, January 25th:   Geometric Painting with Hospice volunteers
  • Thursday, January 27th:  Awareness through Movement and Meditation with Marlena Blavin

Art Therapy:  Discover your creative process through art making, which will help you to release emotions as you face your current health situation. You are invited to participate in these two sessions with Catherine Dunlop.

Story Telling:  Sharing our stories is a powerful way to connect and build community. Storytelling does not depend on words. Our eyes, faces and bodies can also tell our story. Come and join us for a powerful community building session with Marlena Blavin and David Roche

Awareness Through Movement and Meditation:  Join Marlena Blavin and learn meditation techniques that will help you attend to emotional and physical challenges, deepen interpersonal connections, build resilience, and explore feelings of love and gratitude.

FUNDED BY the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and the Sunshine Coast Foundation

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