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Hope and Healing Through Connection

DHH is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, as well as bereavement support.

Welcome to Doane House Hospice

a division of Better Living Health and Community Services
serving the communities of
north Aurora, Bradford, East Gwillimbury and Newmarket.

Doane House Hospice promotes living every moment, and offers individuals diagnosed with a life threatening illness, compassion, support and hope.

Our programs and services are designed to support the individual by meeting their emotional, spiritual and physical needs. This gives the individual the ability to make the right decisions for their care, through being able to navigate the system, access the right care at the right time, and help support their family and friends through caregiver relief and bereavement.

Doane House Hospice is a volunteer based organization and part of an interdisciplinary team that works towards helping our clients live life to the fullest with dignity, hope and comfort. 

Doane House Hospice Virtual Tour

Update about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Hospice Programs

Better Living, Margaret Bahen Hospice and Doane House Hospice have established an emergency management committee and is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.  We are following the advice of  health authorities in order to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, volunteers and visitors.

As a result, Doane House Hospice has been offering a variety of programs and services to our existing clients, in-house and virtually. Please note, our services are available to all in our community. For more information on how we can support you during these challenging times call 905-967-0259

For up-to-date information and resources regarding COVID-19 click this York Region link.

To learn more about our CURRENT PROGRAMS and WORKSHOPS

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Are you looking to see the world right from the comfort of your own home? Have you been waiting to see the Great Pyramids of Egypt? What about the beautiful Amalfi Coast? Or is it a dream of yours to experience the dazzling lights of the city of Paris at night? 

Well look no further!

Better Living Charitable Foundation is pleased to share our new event called Destination: Staycation that gives you the opportunity to embark on a tour to an awesome destination in your pajamas (if you like!)! Funds raised through our Destination: Staycation will support programs across the Better Living family of organizations. This includes seniors care in the community, support in our long-term care home, programs offered through our location sites, and our residential and community hospice services in York Region.

For more information about

Destination: Staycation

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Philosophy of Hospice

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Help sustain the Art Therapy program by purchasing prints of some of the art created by the clients.

Featured Art From the

Art Therapy Program

Art Therapy is a different approach to traditional talk therapy, where participants can use the art process to express thoughts and feelings they may not know how to otherwise express.