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Dying to Know – As the Last Chapter Approaches

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Dying to Know is open to anyone interested in a variety of topics that help us to live well while facing uncertainty. The seminars provide information on preparing for end of life, offer strategies for staying resilient through challenging times, and help family caregivers become
more confident in their roles.

The sessions are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm on Zoom, and feature expert speakers and professionals. Register online at hospicecalgary.ca/education. All sessions are free of charge.

FEBRUARY 16 – As the Last Chapter Approaches
People remember the death of their family members or friends until their own last breath. Hospice Calgary’s Dr. Kim Finvers and Lisa Lysak RN will provide information on what to expect in the last months to days of life and how we can help.

MARCH 16 – Caring for Oneself through Self Compassion & Self Care
No matter what the many roles are that we fulfill, this journey requires us to care for and pursue wellness in a variety of ways, so that we can care for others. Through the practice of self compassion and self-care, we become aware of ourselves and ways in which our well-being
can be sustained. Kristy Gauld Dyer, Hospice Calgary’s Spiritual Care Coordinator will share insights into the practice of self-compassion and ideas/resources for self-care.

APRIL 20 – Family Dynamics during Serious Illness
The diagnosis of a life-threatening illness has an impact on family dynamics and functioning. Stacey Van Dyke and Jessica Carroll, Family Counsellor, will share strategies and resources that can help keep your family afloat as illness progresses.

MAY 18 – Reflections on Caregiving
Family caregivers say their role is rewarding and stressful. Heather Lucier, COMPASS facilitator, and Karen Cuthbertson, Caregivers Alberta, draw from personal caregiving experience, outline strategies for managing this important role as well as resources that are available to support caregivers.

JUNE 15 – Cross Cultural Beliefs, Traditions, and Funeral Customs
Would you like to learn more and understand the basic beliefs, customs, and traditions of cultures that may be unfamiliar to you? Kathy S. Cloutier with McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, shares her extensive experience with the human need that crosses all cultures – the
need for understanding in the sorrow of death.

SEPTEMBER 21 – What is Hospice and Palliative Care?
OCTOBER 19 – Advanced Care Planning (Crows in a Row)
NOVEMBER 19* – Funeral Planning (Crows in a Row)
*National Bereavement Day


February 16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hospice Calgary
403 263 4525