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February 2019 eNews

 

In this issue:

  • Caregiver Movie Night
  • Call out for Volunteers
  • COMPASS Opportunities
  • Have your say.....
  • and much more... please read on!

Join Us for Movie Night

“For tickets visit: https://thecaregiversclubscreening.eventbrite.ca
 

Share Your Story

Caregivers Alberta believes that every caregiver has an important story to share. That’s why we’re creating a new blog series that focuses on the real experiences of caregivers across Alberta. If you are interested in sharing your story with us, or have any questions please contact our Communications Coordinator, Tristyn Wilm: (TWilm@caregiversalberta.ca).
 
 
January 23-24, Caregivers Alberta worked at Argyll Casino and we want to sincerely thank the 31 volunteers who made this a success.
3 Members of Service Union 52 of the City of Edmonton
4 CGA Board Members
9 Casino Angels and
15 amazing caregivers and friends
Thank you one and all!

Interested in Volunteering?

Caregivers Alberta would welcome anyone who would like to volunteer time for special events, office work or seasonal activities.  If you are interested or for more information please call Sharon at 780-453-5088.

Alberta Lung Cancer Continuum Consensus Forum

Edmonton Conference
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
More Albertans died of lung cancer in 2017 than breast, prostate and colo-rectal cancer combined, yet the continuum fro lung cancer is relatively unsupported when compared to other cancers.  Join the Canadian Cancer Society along with Alberta's greatest minds working to study and treat lung cancer, along side leaders in primary prevention and supportive care as well as everyday Albertans touched by the disease, as they aim to share, learn and build consensus on a strategy progress to:
  • reduce the stigma and isolation impacting patients
  • improve and support primary prevention processes
  • improve access to screening
  • improve patient and caregiver support
Register at:  www.lungcancerconsensus.ca.

Have your say.....

By participating in research, you have the opportunity to influence the supports that are developed for caregivers.
AHS - Provincial Seniors Health Portfolio - Palliative and End of Line Care
While establishing the importance of keeping the public informed about initiatives/best practice, there is a survey to find if their resources (newsletter/bulletin) are meeting the public needs.  You can find the survey at:https://survey.albertahealthservices.ca
Survey ID is 8lK35m630/
Survey will close March 1, 2019.

Winter
Caregiver Programs

COMPASS - We are taking registrations for a COMPASS workshop in Edmonton at our new location: 12122 - 68 Street.  It will start Tuesday, March 12th from 1:00-3:00pm. Sessions will run until April 30th.  If you are interested, please call to register.
For groups in other locations in Alberta, please check our website  CLICK HERE
There are several sites that are still accepting registrations.

COMPASS Facilitator Training    Find more information on our website CLICK HERE or contact us to register at programs@caregiversalberta.ca
We are presently looking to schedule a COMPASS Facilitator Training program in the Strathmore/Calgary area... if you are interested please call our office.

Information Sessions -   Please note that Information Sessions will now be on Thursdays.  Some session will have a guest speaker and will be afternoons only.
February 21 - Afternoon ONLY
    Topic:  Holistic De-Cluttering
March 7 and 21
April 4 and 18
May 2
Topics will include: Time Management, Conflict, Transitions and several more. Dates for specific topics will be scheduled soon.

Navigator workshop -  Please watch our website for 2019 workshops.

To register, or for more information about any of our programs please call 780-453-5088 or e-mail
programs@caregiversalberta.ca or watch our website.

The Caregiver Advisor is available for one-on-one support. Call or email us today.
Looking for groups near you? Use our support finder to view programs and supports in your area.
Donations to help support Caregivers Alberta can be made online, please check out the details on our website.
Founded in 2001 as a non profit charity, Caregivers Alberta has helped tens of thousands of families across Alberta care for their loved ones while ensuring they care for themselves, too. To ensure we provide accessible services to all caregivers in Alberta, we rely on the generous support of our donors - please consider making a gift to help others in their caregiving journey. Donate today!
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