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August 2019 

Meet our new Caregiver Advisor, Lisa Adams! 

Lisa Adams is a Life Coach, trainer and professional speaker. Lisa has been a part of the military family for over 20 years. She brings a very unique approach to dealing with trauma that stems from her marriage to a Military member who was injured and diagnosed with PTSD in 2006. Lisa has experience working in education, helping those who have had trauma, special needs and learning disabilities. She has also been a volunteer with the Peer Support Program with OSISS for the past 3 years.
 
Lisa has multiple diplomas in Professional PTSD Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Techniques, Empowerment Life Coaching, Reiki Master, Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner, Fitness and Nutrition, and is continually updating her trauma training.
 
Her mission is to "Educate and empower one person at a time.”

If you'd like to connect with Lisa please call our office at 1-877-453-5088 or send her an email!

Laughter is one of the best medicines. That's why Caregivers Alberta has partnered with The Laughing Hour for LAUGH FOR A CAUSE! Join founder of The Laughing Hour, Maude Bombardier on September 10th as she leads a one hour laughter yoga session at the Jerry Forbes Centre!

Everyone is welcome! Absolutely no yoga experience needed, only your willingness to laugh and have a blast. Join alone, with a friend, with your husband, or your daughter. Laughter is for everyone, and all the money raised through this event will be donated to Caregivers Alberta.

Tickets are priced from $5 to $100- you choose what you can donate!

Caregivers Alberta would like to thank The Laughing Hour for kindly donating their time to put on this event!

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"Laughter yoga is a laughing technique that requires us to laugh for absolutely no reason. No jokes and no yoga poses. The best way to describe this is if you think of a laughing workshop where you are encouraged to spark laughter from within." - Maude Bombardier, Founder of The Laughing Hour

Join Caregivers Alberta in partnership with Covenant Health, on September 10th, from 9:00am – 11:00am for Ask the Experts, a presentation by the world renowned research team behind two caregiver and patient interventions (CSNAT and SNAP). A panel Q&A and meet & greet featuring Dr. Gail Ewing, Professor Gunn Grande, and Dr. Morag Farquhar along with local caregiver experts will follow the presentation.

This is a great opportunity for you to not only learn about their research in the caregiving field, but to also participate in an engaging Q&A and meet with other caregivers, community partners, and experts. Refreshments will be provided!
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If you’re caring for someone living with dementia, you need help accessing resources in a timely manner so you can cope without feeling overwhelmed.

Caregivers Alberta is supporting beta testing of a new Dementia Caregivers Navigation Tool – and we need YOU to participate! We are looking for current caregivers of persons living with dementia, who are comfortable using computers and smart phones, to help test a new technology tool that will help caregivers manage busy days, promote self-care, and offer better support to those living with dementia.

If you’re interested in participating, please respond to Johnna Lowther, our program manager at:
jlowther@caregiversalberta.ca or phone direct 587-415-8999
We are sad to announce that Debra Paches has left the organization. 

Debra has been with Caregivers Alberta for over five years as the Caregiver Advisor and Navigator Coordinator. Her passion for helping others, immense knowledge, and sense of humor will be sorely missed by staff.

We thank her for her hard work and dedication and wish her happiness and success in her new ventures!
COMPASS for the Caregiver 
In Calgary there are Fall COMPASS workshops open for registration! More COMPASS workshops will continue to be added for the fall in communities across Alberta. Not sure if COMPASS is right for you? Learn more about the program.
Fall Programs
We're excited to announce that starting in September we will be offering in-person programs, online workshops, and the caregiver support community every month! Check out our programs & events calendar for a growing list of upcoming workshops and events!

Looking for groups near you? Use our SUPPORT FINDER to view programs and supports in your area.

Caregiver Advisor

 
The Caregiver Advisor is available for one-on-one support across the province. They can help you find resources, navigate the system, and be a listening ear if you just need to talk.

Call our toll-free phone number 1-877-453-5088, email us, or visit our website and chat with us live using the chat box (located in the bottom right corner)!

Printables


Did you know that we have a collection of free printable resources on our website?

Print, save, or share them with friends and family!

COMPASS Facilitator Training


Are you interested in becoming a COMPASS for the Caregiver facilitator? Facilitator training allows you to put on COMPASS workshops in your community! 

If you would like to learn more about Facilitator Training please email Johnna or call 1-877-453-5088.

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 our volunteer positions click here.
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