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November 2018 eNews

 

In this issue:

  • Caregiver Self-Care Fair
  • Casino 2019
  • Continuing Phone Information Sessions
  • Caregiver Programming/Updates
  • Have your say.....
  • and much more... please read on!

Caregivers Alberta Upcoming Events

Self-Care Fall Fair
Enjoy an evening of respite and connect with fellow caregivers.  Activities include:
  • Beauty Treatments
  • DIY Painted Rocks
  • Soup mix in a Jar
  • Refreshments and snacks
AND.. our BEST Raffle Prize yet!!
You could win a Gift of Flight voucher for one(1) roundtrip flight for two(2) guests to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination!!  You can purchase your tickets online or at the event.  One for $10 and three for$25.00.
Register and purchase Raffle Tickets online: http://www.caregiversalberta.ca/get-involved/events/fall-self-care-fair/
If you would like to volunteer to help at the Fair - please contact Sharon at: office@caregiversalberta.ca.
 
Casino 2019

We are in need of volunteers for our Casino on January 23-24, 2019.  It will be located at Casino Edmonton on Argyll Road.  The funds that we get from working Casinos are vitally important to supporting the work we do, so if you can help, please consider volunteering....          
January 23-24, 2019
For more information please call Sharon at 780-453-5088.

Information/Support 
Sessions via Phone
Pilot Program 

In collaboration with the Edmonton PEGASIS project and the Southside PCN Senior Centre Without Walls, we are continuing our pilot program -  monthly Information and Support Phone Chat on the third Monday of each month from  7-8pm.  Topics will include: 
Conflict (Nov 19)  and Merry Holidays? (Dec 17)   
To register please contact us by phone or e-mail or check our WEBSITE for more informatio

Fall
Caregiver Programs

COMPASS -   COMPASS at Fulton Place started Tuesday October 9. For future COMPASS groups or 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 -   Please check our website for the complete FALL SCHEDULE.  These sessions are offered at our office location every other Wednesday, FREE of charge.  Topics this fall include:
Nov 21 - Boundaries: strategies on setting healthy limits and when to say "no"
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
There was a workshop held on Monday, October 22.  We are hoping to have more scheduled in the new year.
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 for upcoming workshops.

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.

PLEASE NOTE - the Office will be closed for Rememberance Day, Monday November 12th. 
Office Hours are: Monday to Friday from 9am-4

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

SPOR - Strategies for Patient Oriented Research
SPOR's defintion of "patient" includes caregivers, family and friends and encourages their involvement in the research process and the integration of research into care.
Check their website for opportunities to take part in research, training or education - much of which is online.
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/41204.html

University of Alberta - Enhancing Caregiver Well-Being
Being a caregiver can impact your health, employment and financial well-being. This survey explores the goals caregivers have and the role technology may have in achieving their goals.  For an opportunity to complete the survey:
Click here

City of Edmonton -
The City of Edmonton does many surveys each year, online, telephone and in-person.  Please check the link provided below, for surveys that may interest you.
Citizen Services Performance Customer Surveys 
The city has a diverse collection of facilities, programs and services and this survey is an on-going performance measurement and reporting system.
Click here

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).
Edmonton's Bus Network Redesign Project
The new bus network is scheduled to be implemented in 2020.  This fall, ETS will be gathering input from the public to advise on the final draft bus network that will be going to City Council in the new year. ETS wants to make sure that the final draft reflects the public's input that was gathered last Spring as the first phase of public engagement;
From October 25th  to December 9th - ETS will be hosting 13 Public workshops along with an online survey.  For an opportunity to have input in this planning, please check:
https://www.edmonton.ca    Then look under Bus Network Redesign or Public Engagement.
Lest we Forget...
 
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.
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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