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Lawrence - This is your life

We asked one of our volunteers some questions about his life to share with you all

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Linda smashes her target for Hospice Care!

Linda Stark, 61, from successfully completed her own personal challenge of running the Edinburgh Marathon. Due to restrictions in place for the Pandemic, this had to be done virtually – but that didn’t stop Linda! “I’m 61, on my own and no children. I was widowed at 31 (Drew had a sudden and fatal heart

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‘I Remember’

‘I remember’: Scottish  Covid Memorial, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow Alec Finlay (artist) & Lucy Richards (designer)

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Burns Zoom on Thursday with DTU

ACCORD Burns Day Zoom - We couldn’t let this time of year pass without a nod to the bard.

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Kathy Gray presents her music playlist

Recently Kathy presented her Music Playlist on Accord Day Therapy Zoom, we had a fun afternoon enjoying her choices and sharing some of our own. A Music Playlist consists of your top pieces of music in life and the stories behind them…it is really a life journey. Here is Kathy’s playlist, if only you could

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Helen Fleming Whitelaw This is your Life!!

Helen Fleming Whitelaw - This is Your Life

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Weekly Zoom by Ishbel Murdoch

We are still carrying out weekly Zoom Groups at ACCORD with enthusiastic participants.

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ACCORD receive £120,000 cash boost

ACCORD has secured a vital cash boost of £120,000 from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.

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Ryan thought of brave Mum every step

Ryan Ayr from Linwood, conquered the 26-mile Virtual Kiltwalk challenge alongside four of his best friends and is on track to raise a fantastic £16,000 for the Hospice – smashing their original fundraising target of £500. The team has raised over £7,000 and counting from generous family and friends, but their overall total is set

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ACCORD Impact Report

Please click here if you would like to look at the latest ‘Impact Report’ for ACCORD Hospice, we hope this gives you an insight on all the things we have achieved in the last year because of the help and support the community around us gives us. You made this happen, you made an impact

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ACCORD Hospice continues to put life into days

For the past 25 years the community of Renfrewshire as a whole has supported our organisation financially and physically to continue to put life into the days of all the patients and families we care for. Brian Hunter (Clinical Services Manager at ACCORD) wanted to clarify that the restrictions associated with Covid 19 has not

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ACCORD prepares to re-open its Store and Shops

ACCORD is delighted to advise that it intends to re-open its Store and shops on a phased basis starting on 13 July. The plan is to open the flagship Store on Glasgow Road and the shops in the Paisley Centre on that date. The other shops in Johnstone, Renfrew and Barrhead at on Causeyside Street

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Thank you St Vincent’s Staff!

We want to thank all our nursing friends from St Vincent’s who have joined in collaboration with us over the past few months during the pandemic.

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Bereavement Support Volunteers

Written by Joy Elliot – Patient and Family Support at ACCORD Hospice I write this with great gratitude for how the Bereavement Support Volunteers support the bereavement service at ACCORD.

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ACCORD: Rainy Day Scenario Pays Off

ACCORD Hospice: readiness for rainy day scenario pays off Jacki Smart, recently appointed Chief Executive of ACCORD Hospice in Paisley,

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Day Therapy Zoom Session

‘Fly me to the Zoom’ Its amazing what grown adults will do…and that is the attitude that will keep you going.

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10 Top Tips for Stress Busting

Here are 10 simple activities that you can easily incorporate into your routine to help you manage stress. Even if you are not stressed, these techniques can be used as a preventative measure or suggested to someone you know dealing with stress. 1. Breathing: breathe in slowly through your nose counting from 1 – 3,

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Joining Forces with St Vincent’s

ST VINCENT’S AND ACCORD HOSPICES JOIN FORCES TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF CARE St Vincent’s Hospice, Howwood and the ACCORD Hospice in Paisley have joined forces to ensure they can deliver a continuous level of care to families and the community in the wake of COVID-19 crisis. The hospices have come together to temporarily consolidate inpatient

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Coronavirus Update from ACCORD

The Coronavirus position is rapidly changing and we at ACCORD are working hard to respond to the current situation.

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Guidance on visiting the Hospice

Whilst the risk to individuals remains low, we take the well being of those using or working in the Hospice seriously and appreciate your support in following the current guidance There are a number of risks posed by CoronaVirus that everyone will need to be aware of, and it is important to remember that the

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