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In This Month's Edition

   During these unprecedented and difficult days dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic the reality of our mortality becomes more evident, and many of us start to think about how we will be remembered after our deaths.   It is natural to want to leave a legacy behind to help keep our memories alive, and to know that what we have accomplished in our lifetime has made a difference for others.   Recognizing the importance of leaving a legacy, we are pleased to share with you some ideas for Legacy Building Projects - feel free to bookmark and check back often for updates.     

    The answer to what it means to leave a legacy is as individual as each of our fingerprints.  For some of us our goal for a legacy may be as huge as to move a mountain, for others it may be enough to climb a mountain, or it may be simply to know how to not make mountains out of molehills.  No legacy is too large or too small. 

   In this edition of The Journey Journals we are celebrating the legacy that is being created every day thanks to the more than 200 Home Hospice Association volunteers.  Each dedicated volunteer works to help ease the suffering and to offer care to those for whom a cure is no longer possible.    No act of volunteerism is too small, and each builds upon the legacy left by others. 

Great Things are Still Happening

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During this time when in person activities and events are cancelled in order to keep people safe, we are looking at innovative ways to continue our work and stay in touch with those in our communities.   

National Capital Region virtual event: To celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation week our National Capital Region Chapter held an online “Grab Your Mug and Join Us” meet and greet with their chapter volunteers on Friday, April 24.  

Ottawa Public Library Virtual Death Cafe: On April ​27, 2020 we welcomed 10 participants to our first virtual Death Café event hosted by Ottawa Public Library.