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Expansion, renovation and renewal – Boutique Hospice Shoppe bigger and better than ever!

NEWS RELEASE

February 19, 2021
For immediate release

Expansion, renovation and renewal – Boutique Hospice Shoppe bigger and better than ever!

MONCTON, N.B. – Greater Moncton’s premiere consignment boutique has expanded!

Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB)’s Boutique Hospice Shoppe at 164 Collishaw Street has expanded its floor space by about one-third. The organization bought the building in late 2020 and began renovations last month by tearing down the wall between the Shoppe and a small retail space next door. Office and change rooms have been shifted, the layout of the store has been redesigned and the whole space has been refreshed with new paint. The result of weeks of work is a more spacious, vibrant layout of gently used, top-quality clothing and household items, ready for shoppers to enjoy.

“The Hospice SENB Board of Directors decided to buy the building as a good investment for the future of the organization,” says Dennis Cochrane, Chair of the Board. “The Shoppe has been growing thanks to our generous donors and hard-working volunteers, so we needed more space. It also saves us money by improving our cash flow. And for a non-profit, that’s always important.”

Betty Rooney, volunteer chair of the Hospice Shoppe Committee, oversaw a small army of volunteers who worked long hours packing, unpacking, sorting, cleaning and in some cases building and assembling displays and shelving. “We are so proud of the work everyone has done to make the Shoppe look great and provide a wonderful shopping experience for the public,” she says.

“We are so thankful for the Hospice volunteers who have been so diligent and hardworking, the members of the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club who also came to help us with the heavy lifting,” Mrs. Rooney says. She also wants to thank a few of the volunteers’ husbands who came to lend a hand. “We can’t forget them!” she said with a laugh.

Michelle Tupy, Manager of the Boutique Hospice Shoppe, also appreciates how well the store will now work. “We had many good quality items in storage and now we have more room to display them,” she explains. “Our new layout is roomier, making it easier for shoppers to social distance, and our volunteers have more space to sort all the lovely donations that come through our doors. Not only is it a more appealing store, it will operate more efficiently, getting our donations out for sale much quicker.”

The Shoppe re-opened on February 16, soon after the region switched back to the orange phase. Regular store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. During the ongoing COVID-19 restriction period, donations to the Shoppe are by appointment only by calling 506-855-7467 during regular business hours.

The Boutique Hospice Shoppe will also soon launch a new online service on the Hospice SENB website at hospicesenb.ca! The new page will feature photos and full descriptions of collectables, antiques and top-quality clothing and household items for sale. Shoppers can pay and arrange for pickup online from the comfort of their home.

Established in 2004, Hospice SENB is a registered charity that promotes awareness about end-of-life issues, provides grief and bereavement services and support for palliative clients and their families, and raises funds to support its residential hospice. Hospice SENB services are free, confidential and available to all citizens of Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties.

For more information, to donate or volunteer, please call Hospice SENB at 506-383-2404 or visit the Hospice SENB website at hospicesenb.ca.

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Media contact:

Dennis Cochrane
Chair
Hospice SENB Board of Directors
(506) 471-2861
dcochrane@stu.ca

The Feb. 8-21, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Who asked for this? Kraft launches limited edition pink mac and cheese that tastes like candy!
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Superheroes in advertising
– Woman forgets she has intimate adult toy on bookshelf before appearing on TV interview
– No Grape-Nuts for you! (At least for now.)
– Awards season heats up with Golden Globe nominations
– Country star Morgan Wallen’s racial slur puts kibosh to soaring career
– “Wine windows” in Florence make comeback during pandemic
– Texas mistakenly sends Amber Alert for horror movie icon Chucky
– And the winner is…
– Happy Valentine’s Day!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

Hospice SENB launches 2020 Angels Remembered and Virtual Angel Tree campaigns

Hospice SENB Angels Remembered 2020
Hospice SENB Angels Remembered 2020

Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB) launched its fifth annual Angels Remembered campaign on November 18.

Established in 2004, Hospice SENB provides free, confidential palliative care and bereavement services to residents of Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. The annual Angels Remembered campaign is a flagship event wrapping up the year’s events and celebrating loved ones who have passed away to become the “angels we remember”. The campaign runs from November 18 to December 18, 2020.

Hand-made angels, angel bookmarks, glass angels and a virtual angel tree are available at Hospice SENB’s The Hospice Shoppe located at 164 Collishaw Street in Moncton, online (www.hospicesenb.ca) and at the Salisbury Baptist Church Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 5. Crafted with love by Hospice SENB volunteers, hand-made angels of every variety will be available for purchase at The Hospice Shoppe. Again this year, Hospice SENB’s partners at Kent Building Supplies will be selling paper angels at stores in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview. Paper angels will be available at Kent Building Supplies starting December 1.

The Angels Remembered campaign is a key fundraising initiative for the not-for-profit organization. This year, the public is also invited to make $50 donations on the Hospice SENB website. Each $50 donation will help light up the Virtual Angel Tree for all to enjoy. The goal for the Virtual Angel Tree campaign is 200 donations for a total of $10,000.

Media contact:

Germaine Robichaud
Events Coordinator
Hospice SENB
events@hospicesenb.ca
506-854-7013

Hospice SENB receives unanimous support from all municipalities and LSDs in Albert, Kent and Westmorland Counties

October 8, 2020

News release
For immediate release

Hospice SENB receives unanimous support from all municipalities and LSDs in Albert, Kent and Westmorland Counties

MONCTON, N.B. – After conducting approximately 40 presentations to all municipal and local service district (LSD) councils across Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties, Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB) is pleased to announce that all local governments and LSDs have opted to financially support the organization’s Celebration capital campaign. Collectively, municipalities and LSDs from Southeastern New Brunswick will contribute $448,675 to the Hospice SENB capital campaign over the next five years.

“Upon starting the campaign, we felt that we needed to reach out to all municipalities and LSDs to ensure that the whole population would get a sense of ownership of the new hospice,” said Dennis Cochrane, chair of Hospice SENB’s board of directors and co-chair of its Celebration Capital Campaign. “We are building this for the whole population of Southeastern New Brunswick and feel it is necessary to make sure that everyone feels at home there.”

“Hospice SENB is a perfect regional project, the benefits are clear and the regional support is clear as well,” said Daniel Allain, New Brunswick’s new Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform. “We hope we can build on this success story as we look at regional projects throughout New Brunswick!”

“In the beginning, it seemed like a huge task to reach out to everyone,” Mr. Cochrane said. “A small group of dedicated volunteers, led by Chuck Steeves, took on the challenge and met all local government elected officials from Albert, Kent and Westmorland Counties. They responded very well to the proposition and connected with the project. They also liked the fact that every local government was asked to make an equitable contribution on a per-capita basis.”

In recognition for their support, Hospice SENB will erect a plaque with the names of all participating municipalities and local service districts. This plaque will be installed in the lobby of the new hospice. “When people come to our hospice, no matter where they’re from, they will get a sense that they are home,” Mr. Cochrane said.

Hospice SENB is a registered charity, established in 2004, that seeks to promote awareness about life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life issues, provide grief and bereavement services and support for clients and their families, and raise funds to build a residential hospice. Its services are free, confidential and are available to all citizens of Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties.

For more information on donating to Hospice SENB or volunteering, please call (506) 383-2404 or visit the Hospice SENB website at www.hospicesenb.ca.

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Media contact:

Dennis Cochrane
Chair, Board of Directors
Hospice SENB
(506) 471-2861
dcochrane@stu.ca

Hospice SENB launches public fundraising campaign and breaks ground for new residential hospice

Members of the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club, proud sponsors of Hospice SENB, have donated land worth $200,000 to support the building of the new 10-bed bilingual residential hospice, which will serve Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. Hospice SENB Capital Campaign Co-Chair Dennis Cochrane (far left) and Hospice SENB Executive Director Tradina Meadows-Forgeron (second from the right) joined the Lions at the site of the new facility on Pleasant Street in Moncton.
Members of the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club, proud sponsors of Hospice SENB, have donated land worth $200,000 to support the building of the new 10-bed bilingual residential hospice, which will serve Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. Hospice SENB Capital Campaign Co-Chair Dennis Cochrane (far left) and Hospice SENB Executive Director Tradina Meadows-Forgeron (second from the right) joined the Lions at the site of the new facility on Pleasant Street in Moncton.

 

NEWS RELEASE

October 1, 2020
For immediate release

Hospice SENB launches public fundraising campaign and breaks ground for new residential hospice

MONCTON, N.B. – Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB) is launching a public campaign to raise funds for its new 10-bed bilingual residential hospice that will serve Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. This appeal follows a successful corporate fundraising campaign that saw donations come in from a variety of sectors, says campaign co-chair, Dennis Cochrane.

“We have been fortunate to receive generous donations from all levels of government, private corporations and foundations,” he says. “Now we’re turning to the general public, who will all be able to use this facility free of charge, to help us establish and sustain this important service to our region.”

Hospice SENB invites the general public to donate to the residential hospice online (www.hospicesenb.ca), to drop donations off at its Hospice Shoppe (164 Collishaw Street, Moncton) or mail donations to the administrative offices at 640 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1C 2P3. Donations via credit card will also be accepted by calling (506) 850-4673. Hospice SENB is a registered charity and income tax receipts will be issued.

One of the first donors to the project is the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club. The Lions donated their land at 156 Pleasant Street, Moncton for the new building. Construction has begun and Hospice SENB is planning to have the new residential hospice open by May 1, 2021.

“The Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club feels strongly that there was no better purpose for the land than to offer it for the building of a residential hospice,” says Lions Club Secretary Maurice Dallaire. “That’s why our members, under the guidance of Lion Gordon Hicks, decided to donate the property a few years ago. Since then, the Lions Club building has also been deeded to Hospice SENB; a 10-year lease has been signed back to the Lions Club for our use.”

“On behalf of Hospice SENB, I wish to once again extend our most sincere appreciation to the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club for providing the land, and even offering their building to the cause,” Mr. Cochrane says. “This collaboration is a shining example of community service at its finest and will serve palliative care patients and loved ones for years to come.”

Established in 2004, Hospice SENB provides free, confidential palliative care and bereavement services across the region to residents of Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. Renderings of the new residential hospice and floor plan are available to the public on the Hospice SENB website at www.hospicesenb.ca.

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Media contacts:

Hospice SENB
Dennis Cochrane, Chairman
dcochrane@stu.ca
506-471-2861

Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club
Lion Maurice Dallaire, Secretary
moedal@nbnet.nb.ca
506-856-5833