Fred Douglas Society is committed to partnering with residents and their families to provide quality end-of-life care. In this spirit, we offer the following resources:
Advance Care Planning – WRHA Info
Everyone should have a say in their health care. Plan ahead today to ensure that your wishes are known, no matter what the future holds for you, your family and your health. Click here for more information.
Canadian Virtural Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to residents and patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators. For helpful information, discussion forums and leading practices research, click here.
The United Church of Canada
“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”
– Abraham Joshua Heschel
“Aging begins with birth and unfolds in stages throught out our life–throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. In late adulthood, aging unfolds in still further stages: we speak of the young old, the old old, and the oldest old, or as some say, the frisky, the frail and the fragile. To grow older is normal. It is a fulfillment of the cycle of life, a process of maturation, of becoming more fully who we are.”
-An Ethical and Theological Statement on Aging
– Statement approved by the 37th General Council of The United Church of Canada