Bereavement Services

Wind Phones Across Dufferin/Caledon

Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team’s (HOHC OHT) Bereavement Group, in partnership with Headwaters Health Care Centre, unveils the first of many HOHC OHT wind phones across Dufferin County and Town of Caledon, to support bereaved individuals in the community. The wind phone, inspired by a Japanese concept, is a tool for people to communicate with loved ones who have passed away. The wind phones will offer a unique space for individuals to find solace and connect with lost loved ones.

The first HOHC OHT wind phone in Orangeville was unveiled at Headwaters Health Care Centre’s Friendship Gardens during National Hospital Palliative Care Week, observed from May 5 to 11, 2024, to honour and remember lost loved ones, and to serve as a reminder to acknowledge and care for those who are mourning. More wind phones to be added at additional locations in the coming months.

The wind phones are set to be installed in five initial locations across Dufferin County and Town of Caledon, including:

  • Friendship Gardens at Headwaters Health Care Centre, 100 Rolling Hills Dr, Orangeville, ON
  • Town of Shelburne Cemetery, 156035 Highway 10, Shelburne, ON
  • Hereward Farms, 141051 Sideroad 15, East Garafraxa, ON
  • Bethell Hospice, 15835 McLaughlin Rd, Inglewood, ON
  • Kay Cee Gardens, 29 Bythia St, Orangeville, ON

Resources to support someone who is grieving

Click the button below to see additional grief and bereavement resources in Caledon-Dufferin. This webpage also includes a list of books and websites to help young children, adolescents, teenagers, parents, and adults understand and cope with their grief.

Bethell Hospice - Bereavement Services and Supports

Bethell Hospice has a comprehensive bereavement program. Support from the team of highly skilled professionals is available to individuals of all ages, and is free of charge. Services include: 1:1 supportive counselling, support groups, spiritual care, music and art therapy, therapeutic touch, special interest workshops and webinars, and more.

Hospice Dufferin - Bereavement Services and Supports

Hospice Dufferin Bereavement Programs include: one-on-one support from a spiritual care coordinator, monthly mailing to grieving family members, and a lending library of information for adults and children.