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Being a caregiver affects your relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and even neighbours. While three in four caregivers say that caregiving has strengthened the relationship with the person receiving care, often this role can strain other relationships or leave caregivers feeling alone and isolated. This month come work on building stronger communication and maintain healthier conversations.
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Communication is key when building healthy relationships, but some caregiving conversations can be hard to navigate. 

Check out this article from Family Caregivers of British Columbia for some resources and tips to help you enhance your communication skills. And as the article notes, it's important to remember that you have a right to express your own wants, needs, feelings and ideas as well!
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The Caregiver Support Community is a place where you can connect with other caregivers and have open conversations about the ups and downs of caregiving. 

Our next group is on Thursday, February 20th from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the Jerry Forbes Centre. To register for this or any of our other caregiver support groups visit the link below!
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With Valentine's Day right around the corner it's important to remember that you deserve love too! As caregivers we often put ourselves last, but it's crucial that we take time to nurture our own well-being and give ourselves the same grace we give to others.
 

“Self-love begins when we observe our actions and words with compassion as if we were our own best friend." 
 
— Sara M Bosworth 


This month take some time to practice self-love as a reminder of your own worth and remember to try to treat yourself the way you would treat a loved one. 
8 Steps to Self-Love
We have a new Caregiver Community Facebook group! This private group is a place where caregivers from all across Alberta can connect with each other, share advice and experiences, and find support and community. 
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The journey to wellness starts with honoring the love and respect for yourself! Harpreet M. Dayal, founder of the Love Notes Project joins CMHA Recovery College Calgary in the One II One recording studio. In this podcast they take a closer look at what it means to practice self-compassion, self-love and increase our self-confidence while exploring our mental health and wellness journeys.
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Lisa & Kirstin talk about what you can expect to learn from our Feb 26th workshop, 'Help! My Doctor Doesnt Have Time For Me' presented by Navigate Your Health!

Help! My Doctor Doesnt Have Time For Me!

Managing your loved one's health can be confusing, overwhelming, and frustrating.

Join Kirstin Veugelers, Personal Patient Navigator from Navigate Your Health on Feb 26th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at the Jerry Forbes Centre to learn how you can work better with your doctor. 

Or watch the workshop LIVE from the comfort of your home on February 26th when you choose the "Register Online" ticket option!

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We have updated our COMPASS program and modified the workshop curriculum! We're excited to be offering both COMPASS Facilitator training and COMPASS Facilitator Refresher training in the coming months. 

Learn more about the training by checking out the links below, or contact Johnna Lowther.

COMPASS Facilitator Training (Edmonton)
COMPASS Facilitator Refresher Training (Edmonton and Cochrane)

Get Involved!


Volunteers are essential to the success of Caregivers Alberta. We need your help to lead caregiver groups, host successful events, and keep the office running smoothly.

To learn more about how you can get involved, please call 1-877-453-5088 or email office@caregiversalberta.ca
We all play a role in helping to make the world accessible for all. Let’s find out how to educate, advocate, and create a platform for caregivers to address concerns around accessibility in public and private spaces.
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