What We Do
The Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care Society:
- promotes awareness of palliative/hospice and continuing care;
- raises funds;
- purchases enhanced equipment and special services;
- assists those in need;
- helps families and caregivers of terminally ill patients.
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 nearly three decades, 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.
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 of Parkland County, Stony Plain and Spruce Grove.
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 equipment, such as sheepskins
- Patient bed alarms
- Mobile hospice care kits
- Entertainment systems and comfort carts
- Furnishings, decor and other items as needed for the six exceptional Hospice rooms
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 Fundraising Campaign and Events page for more details on all our fund-raising ventures, which include:
The Light Up Your Life Annual Campaign, November/December:
Light Up Events:
Each $20 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.
Boxes are located at businesses in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Wabamun, Seba Beach and Parkland County
These can be made throughout the year in recognition of someone’s birthday or anniversary
Other annual events:
These include our Silent Auction, LUYL Raffle, Orient Restaurant Family Luncheon, and the Spice Up Your Life Charity Variety Show
Update for 2020, due to Covid-19 restrictions: Sadly, LUYL has had to cancel, for 2020 only, our Silent Auction, Orient Restaurant Luncheon, and the Spice Up Your Life Variety Show. However, your generous donations are needed more than ever, and will continue to be most gratefully accepted. Look for us to be back better than ever in 2021!
The Light Up Your Life Society is very proud of the fact that on average 95% of funds raised are used to help those in need in palliative/hospice and/or continuing care in the Tri-Community area of Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.
Donations are gratefully accepted throughout the year and may be sent to:
Light Up Your Life Society
4405 South Park Drive
Stony Plain AB T7Z 2M7
Charitable Business Number 86282 5544 RR0001
IMPORTANT: ***We need your MAILING ADDRESS to issue tax receipts for donations. Please email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org***.
Thank you for your ongoing support.