Where Compassion Meets Community

Jan 28, 2021

New resource partnership between Strathmore Municipal Library and Wheatland & Area Hospice Society!

Strathmore Municipal Library (SML) is partnering with Wheatland & Area Hospice Society (WAHS) by adding dedicated space within the library for access to resources on death, dying, supportive care, and copy with end of life.  The resources are for any age group, and will focus on all aspects of grief, stress of caregiving, and loss during illness and death (i.e., job/role, coping, abilities, etc.).  

An important resource available is the newly published book "Tell Me Your Story, Please" in celebration of Wheatland & Area Hospice Society's 5th Anniversary.  This book was a collaborative effort between Grade 8 students at Samuel Crowther Junior High and Wheatland & Area Hospice to help create a compassionate and caring community.  The contains artwork by the students, and lines for families to record memories, facts, and stories.  It is WAHS's hope that this small book may capture and create precious memories for families and loved ones.  It is an excellent resource for palliative, sick, or dying family members.  The book is available to purchase for $10.00 at the library or Strathmore Value Drug Mart.

The resource area at SML is a comfortable, quiet space hosting resources for all ages.  The library has a full inventory of existing materials (books, videos, etc. ) on death, dying, supportive care and end of life, and WAHS will donate and supplement additional resources when needed.  Anyone seeking information, comfort or direction for facing the natural order of life is welcome to visit the library.  As of January 28, 2021, the library still remains closed to the public, but the library does offer curbside services to access these resources. 

Thank you to all who have organized, donated, volunteered, and supported palliative patients and their families with Wheatland & Area Hospice Society.  Thank you also to the Grade 8 art students at Samuel Crowther Junior High School for use of their artwork based on the book "Tuesdays with Morrie." 

Tell Me Your Story, Please

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