A warm cup of caring

January 15, 2018

This past summer the Palliative Care unit at CapitalCare Norwood was blessed to receive a gift in honour of Roger deBorja. Although Roger’s time in palliative care was brief, his family was so thankful for the caring and support received that they wanted to give back in a way that would help other families as they go through the palliative journey.

Together with unit staff an idea was initiated - a warm cup of caring. The hope was to bring a bit of comfort to families spending long days sitting at the bedsides of their loved ones. So a special tea cart was purchased and set up with amenities including beverage options and lovely china.

The first service from the tea cart began in the fall, and many families have been recipients of the afternoon soothing tea and friendly faces. The idea of creating community and support for those who are saddened by life’s challenges has been a great success and many have been thankful for the service.

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