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December 2018 eNews

 

In this issue:

  • Caregivers Alberta is relocating.
  • Self-Care Fair - BIG success
  • Casino 2019 Volunteers
  • Have your say.....
  • and much more... please read on!
Caregivers Alberta will be moving to a new location before the holidays. We will be moving on Dec 17th.
Our new location will be:
Jerry Forbes Centre
12122 - 68 Street.

Our phones and e-mails will be off-line December 14 - 17.  We will be able to answer e-mails on Dec 18th.
Our phone numbers and e-mail addresses will all remain the same.
We will be planning to have our programs up and running in January 2019

 CGA November Events

Self-Care Fall Fair, November 7th
Our Fall Fair was a great success thanks to our sponsors and donors:
West Jet
Senior Homecare by Angels
Chartwell Retirement Residences
Parkinsons Society
Devin from MC College
Olivia from Bloom Therapy
Winner of our Raffle Prize provided by West Jet was
Mavis from Canmore, Alberta

There were approximately 70 attendees who enjoyed good food, activities and chances to make new friends.

 MLA Breakfast

Tuesday, November 27th - Caregivers Alberta hosted an MLA Breakfast in the lower rotunda of the Alberta Legislature. Our thanks to MLA Annie McKitrick for sponsoring us for this event.  It gave us the  opportunity to speak to MLAs about caregiver issues and the importance of our programs.
 
Casino Volunteers 2019

We are still in need of volunteers for our Casino on January 23-24, 2019.  It will be located at Casino Edmonton on Argyll Road.  These funds are vitally important to support the work we do, so if you can volunteer some time, it would be a great way to help Caregivers Alberta continue to assist caregivers across the province.   
For more information please call Sharon at 780-453-5088.
Caregivers Alberta Office will be closed for the Christmas Holiday Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2019
We will reopen on January 2.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri  9am-4pm.

Have your say.....

By participating in research, you have the opportunity to influence the supports that are developed for caregivers.
General Social Survey - Caregiving and Care Receiving
This survey concerns Canadians who provide care to family/friends with long term health conditions. Questions about challenges that caregivers and care receivers encounter. Findings will be used to allow policy makers to design support programs and services. Survey is available from  April 3 - Dec 28, 2018.
Click Here

The Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control - asks for feedback from caregivers, patients, family members and friends; anyone that has been touched by cancer in some way.
https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/canadian-cancer-survey-aims-to-get-feedback-on-needed-improvements-in-care-1113631

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).

Information/Support 
Sessions via Phone
Pilot Program 

The last of our Support Phone Chats, a Pilot program done in collaboration with the Edmonton PEGASIS project and the Southside PCN Senior Centre Without Walls, will be this month.  Topic will be: 
Merry Holidays? (Dec 17
from 7-8pm.
To register please contact us by phone or e-mail or check our WEBSITE for more information

Winter
Caregiver Programs

COMPASS -   We will be planning COMPASS workshops at our new location in the early part of 2019. For groups in other locations throughout the province please check our website  CLICK HERE

COMPASS Facilitator Training    Find more information on our website CLICK HERE or contact us to register at programs@caregiversalberta.ca

Information Sessions -   One remaining session at Fulton Place:
Dec 5 -  The Gift of Self Care (afternoon only): learn how to take care of yourself during the busy holiday season
Information Sessions will resume in the new year, please watch for our upcoming topics.

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.
The Board Members and Staff of Caregivers Alberta want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!!
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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