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October 2019

Join us on October 29th for an evening of wellness, connection, and rejuvenation! This is a great opportunity to connect with other caregivers and learn different ways to take care of all aspects of yourself: mind, body, and spirit.

Fall into Wellness features vendors and speakers who are passionate about helping others and focus on all areas of wellness.

You can also enjoy different wellness inspired activities such as DIY bath bombs and mala bracelets!

There will be a raffle featuring prizes kindly donated by many amazing Edmonton retailers! Raffle tickets are one for $5 or three for $10. Money raised through the raffle goes towards supporting caregivers across Alberta.

Refreshments are provided. This event is FREE to attend but registration is requested by October 28th. This is not an evening you want to miss!

This event is proudly sponsored by Duncan Craig LLP.


Caregivers Alberta believes that caregivers need care too.

The Caregiver Support Community is a monthly drop-in program at the Jerry Forbes Centre that aims to empower caregivers well-being by providing a supportive group where you can connect with other caregivers, have open conversations about the ups and downs of caregiving, and learn about topics relevant to caregivers. 

This group is lead by a trained facilitator who is there to help guide your caregiving journey by way of education and support.

October's Topic: Overcoming Guilt

Caregivers often have very high and therefore, unrealistic expectations of themselves. They want to do the right thing, and constantly place pressure on themselves to put their care receiver’s needs first. But the truth is, we’re human, and when our own needs aren’t being met, it becomes increasingly difficult to meet the needs of someone else. Join our peer support group as we discuss management strategies for overcoming patterns of “unhealthy” guilt in our caregiver role.

Let's Talk About Guilt
October 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Everyone has that little inner voice telling us how to act, what to do, or what not to do, and scolding our short-comings. But what if you could rid yourself of unnecessary guilt and set yourself free? Here’s the message: you can! Join this brief workshop as we discuss management strategies for overcoming patterns of “unhealthy” guilt in our caregiver role.

A link to the online workshop will be provided to you upon registration. 
Join us on October 8th from 9:00AM - 11:00AM at the Jerry Forbes Centre for Funeral Planning 101, presented by Bonnie Hoffmann from Pine Box Funerals Inc.

Bonnie’s focus is supporting families through funeral care to meaningful farewells. Bonnie’s energy mixed with a no nonsense style and sense of humour create safe spaces for hard conversations. Bonnie’s goal is to change the current culture of funeral care, one family at a time.

This session will cover many of the most frequently asked questions regarding funeral planning and celebrations of life. 

Through stories and experience, Bonnie will engage the group with ideas, suggestions and the encouragement that you can do it!
Your Holistic Earth is having a book launch! Tickets are by donation with proceeds going to Caregivers Alberta and AIMHH. 
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Caregivers In The News

In the CBC Radio podcast White Coat, Black Art, Dr. Brian Goldman talks about the caregiving crisis with Donna Thomson, a caregiver advocate and Dr. Samir Sinha- who is calling on the federal parties to do more to support unpaid caregivers in Canada. Listen here.

Did you know that 1 in 4 Canadians aged 15-19 is a caregiver? CBC Edmonton shines light on the unique challenges that young caregivers face, such as trying to juggle school, starting a career, and caregiving. Read more.
COMPASS for the Caregiver 
There are upcoming COMPASS workshops in Calgary and St. Albert! Not sure if COMPASS is right for you? Learn more about the program.

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 using the chat box.

Caregiver Research

By participating in research you have the opportunity to influence the supports that are developed for caregivers.

For a list of surveys and research opportunities please go to our website.

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
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