Express your ‘heart’ on end-of-life care

The Comox Valley Hospice Society is looking for innovative art submissions expressing ideas about advance care planning.

The Comox Valley Hospice Society is encouraging you to start the conversation about your wishes for end-of-life care using your own creativity through an innovative artistic expression project called heARTful Expressions.

It allows community members to explore their beliefs, values and wishes about advance care planning in a creative format. These conversations and advance care plans are gifts to family members and friends in the event that one is ever incapable of consenting to or requesting treatment or other care.

The project is intended to value personal creativity as a beneficial avenue for advance care planning communication. Through heARTful Expressions, individuals and groups are invited to create works of art that reflect the significance of having the talk.

Residents of all ages are encouraged to speak from the heart and explore the issues, ideas, and concerns that may arise when trying to express one’s personal wishes about advance care planning.

“HeARTful Expressions is an engaging way to communicate with residents about this common issue, and the Comox Valley Hospice is hoping that the submissions will be as diverse as the community,” says local performer Judy Wing. “By expressing these ideas through the arts, the information becomes more personal, and allows for flexible views and outcomes.

“This is a great opportunity for artists of all kinds to contribute to the well being of the community and have their work shared in a public forum such as exhibitions or live performances. It may even inspire new collaborations within the Valley.”

Individuals and/or groups wishing to participate are asked to first register their project with the Comox Valley Hospice Society by June 30 at www.advancecareplanningcv.ca or by calling 250-339-5533.

Participants will be invited to submit their final heARTful Expressions creative work once their registration has been received and reviewed. Final artwork is due by Sept. 15.

The Comox Valley Hospice Society will host a two-hour interactive workshop May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Berwick Comox Valley at 1700 Comox Ave. in Comox. To RSVP, phone 250-339-1690.

For more information on this and other advance care planning events, call the CVHS at 250-339-5533 or visit www.advancecareplanningcv.ca.

— Comox Valley Hospice Society

Just Posted

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Taxing Vancouver Island

Big Read: find out which communities are paying the lowest and highest taxes on Vancouver Island

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

Heliports certified at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Both sites should see heliports up and running by late summer

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

Lawyer fired in B.C. courtroom during trial for dangerous driving causing death

Dustin Dennis Zinter was charged following November 2015 accident near Nanaimo, B.C.

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Feds announce measures to protect endangered whale species

Canada’s Whale Initiative is part of the federal government’s $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

Scott Hutcheson, chair of Calgary’s Olympic bid corporation — called vote a positive step forward

Mounties seize 1,500 pot plants in ‘extensive Shawnigan raid

Mounties searched a property in the 4800-block of Goldstream Heights Drive on May 30

B.C. man wins job he was denied after saying he had depression

Transport Canada has been order to give Chris Hughes a high-level job and nearly $500,000

Most Read