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Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care
Light Up Your Life Society
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What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care looks after the special needs of a person facing the end of life by providing comfort and support to the person, family and friends. Palliative care aims to ease pain and suffering and to sustain quality of life and dignity during a person’s final days. People sometimes think that palliative care is only for the elderly but the truth is that it may be needed by individuals of any age facing a terminal illness, including children.

How are funds used?
We purchase enhanced equipment and special services to help terminally ill persons living in their homes or in designated publicly funded facilities in the Tri-Community area.

Equipment includes such items as:
  • Specialized beds & mattresses
  • Specialized wheelchairs and walkers
  • Portable ramps
  • Patient lifts and trapeze bars
  • Bathroom equipment, such as special tubs, hygiene shower chairs and commodes
  • Doppler BP system and blood pressure cuffs
  • Ultrasound equipment
  • Skin care protection products, such as sheepskins
  • Patient bed alarms
  • Mobile hospice care kits
  • Entertainment systems and comfort carts
  • And many more items


Education Support is available to palliative/hospice front line staff and volunteers on a limited, applied for basis.
How are funds raised?
Please read our Events page for more details of all our           fund-raising ventures:

  • Light Up Your Life Annual Campaign, November/December:  

Each $10 donation lights a clear bulb on one of the community symbols of hope:
    The Murals (Stony Plain)
    Doves of Hope (Spruce Grove)
    Wave of Hope (Seba Beach)
    Circle of Hope (Parkland County)
    Tree of Hope (Wabamun)
These lights glow in memory of someone dear to you, and the names of those remembered are published in local newspapers after the Christmas season.

  • Donation Boxes located at businesses in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Wabamun, Seba Beach and Parkland County

  • “Gifted Donations” throughout the year for someone’s birthday or anniversary.

  • Memorial Donations.

  • Other annual events, such as the Silent Auction and Raffle.

How much of the funds support palliative care in the local communities?
The Light Up Your Life Society is very proud that on average 97% of funds collected 
are used to help persons in palliative/hospice  and/or continuing care.

Why should I donate?
Many people are reluctant to talk about death and dying, even though this end stage of life is something all of us must face. The cost of special equipment and services needed to make this transition as comfortable as possible is often too much for individuals or families to manage on their own, adding to an already stressful situation. We need your caring generosity to enable us to help all those in the Tri-Community area, maybe your own family members, friends or neighbours, who need this special assistance. Please consider donating today.

How can I help?
  • Participate in the various events of the Light Up Your Life Society (please see our Events page).

  • Donate throughout the year, either through the donation boxes at the time of the Annual Campaign, Memorial Donations or Gifted Donations. These may be sent to 
                Light Up Your Life Society
             4405 South Park Drive
             Stony Plain AB T7Z 2M7

A tax deductible receipt for a minimum $10 donation will be issued to you, and, if you wish, an acknowledgement will be sent to the recipient of a Gifted Donation.  A list of the names of all Memorial Donors will be sent to the family.   
Charitable Business Number: 86282 5544 RR0001

  • Donate your time by becoming a Member at Large or an events volunteer. Please contact Linda McCreath at 780-963-5691.

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"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."
-Longfellow
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Newsflash!

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the Light Up Your Life Society.


Our 2016 Campaign was another huge success, thanks to you!  Our fundraising goal was $85,000, and we raised an outstanding $115,084.32!  Complete details and photos on our Events page.

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

25 years ago Light Up Your Life became a registered society, serving the Tri-Municipal region. Help us celebrate this momentous occasion! We'll be serving cake in each of the 5 communities, riding in a 1956 Mercury in the Stony Plain Parade on June 3, and more. We're also thrilled to announce the planting of the special "Anniversary Garden" with help from Kiwi Nurseries outside the WestView Health Centre Hospice for the appreciation of residents and guests for years to come. More information and pictures coming soon on our Events page.

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The Palliative Care Philosophy is practiced daily, routinely and lovingly at the WestView Health Centre Hospice in Stony Plain which is truly a "Home of Hope".  Please read about this philosophy on our WVHC Hospice page.  For more information on WVHC Hospice call: 780-968-3656.  For more information on Palliative Care visit the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association website at ​http://www.chpca.net/

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The Light Up Your Life Society is a charitable society established in 1992 in Stony Plain, Alberta.  Our dedicated and compassionate volunteers work tirelessly to support palliative, hospice and continuing care in the Tri-Community area of Alberta (Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Parkland County).  

This is what we do: 
  • promote awareness of palliative/hospice and continuing care;
  • raise funds;
  • purchase enhanced equipment and special services;
  • assist those in need;
  • help families and caregivers of terminally ill patients. 

Please read our About Us page for details. 

Message from the Chair

The members of the LUYL Society are people who believe in "giving back" and "paying it forward".  We have all at one time or another been the recipient of the kindness and generosity of others or support at a difficult time in our lives.  And being aware of this, we realize the importance of sharing our time, and doing what we can to help those in need in our communities.  The Directors and members of the LUYL Society have worked diligently, and with pride for 25 years, and we are grateful for the recognition we have received during that time.  The awards and recognition are a testament to everything we are working to achieve, and we humbly accept them as incentive to continue doing what we can to provide enhanced support to all those who will benefit from our efforts.

-Linda McCreath, Chair
Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care Society
January 2016
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