Beverly Lashbrook (left), executive director for Hospice Huntsville, and Melissa Polischuck, fund development and public relations co-ordinator, visited Rotary Club of North Muskoka president Cara and members in December to share a bit about the end-of-life care organization's programs and how club members could help.
Beverly and Melissa say that Hospice Huntsville has offered end-of-life support to individuals and their families or caregivers in north Muskoka and southern Almaguin for more than 30 years. 
The visiting volunteer program, for example, brings specially trained volunteers into clients homes, nursing homes or hospitals for caregiver respite, while grief and bereavement programs for children, teens and adults, whether one-on-one or group, offer another kind of much-needed support. 
The not-for-profit registered charity also operates a five-bed residential hospice on Frank Miller Drive in Huntsville, for those who cannot stay at home at end-of-life, but do not want nor require an acute-care hospital bed. 
Bev and Melissa say that not only are volunteers welcome at the organization, but so to are donations to help cover unfunded portions of residential hospice operation as well as several programs and materials, include grief support activities. 
Find out more at Hospice Huntsville's website at