BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association - ECPv4.9.14//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Edmonton BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:MDT DTSTART:20210314T090000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 TZNAME:MST DTSTART:20211107T080000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210107T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210107T194500 DTSTAMP:20210119T230032 CREATED:20201211T170939Z LAST-MODIFIED:20201211T170939Z SUMMARY:Thursday Evening Online Grief Support Group DESCRIPTION: \n  \nA new online grief support program will be offered to people in Airdrie and the surrounding area\nearly next year. \nThe Airdrie and District Hospice Society is pleased to be offering the program free of charge for\nadults grieving the loss of a loved one. The program\, which is designed for small groups of adults\,\nwill be run by trained volunteer facilitators and will use the Alberta Health Service’s curriculum\ndeveloped by Bob Glasgow. \nThis Christmas with health restrictions may be tougher than previous years for many of us. The\nHospice Society recognises that this may be even more difficult for those who are coping with\nthe death of someone close to them. \n“Dealing with grief is a very personal experience\,” noted Dr. Derick Dewaal\, a board member with\nthe Hospice Society. “Those who are bereaved may benefit from being in a compassionate\,\nsupportive environment where they are given some tools to help them move forward in a healthy\nmanner.” \nIn order to keep participants safe\, the program has been modified from its traditional in-person\nformat and will be held online via Zoom. Meetings will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30 to\n7:45 pm beginning on January 7th and running until February 25\, 2021. \nThose interested in this program may register at www. or call 403-880-0420 for\nmore information. \n URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Grief Support ORGANIZER;CN="Airdrie%20and%20District%20Hospice%20Society" END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210119T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210119T193000 DTSTAMP:20210119T230032 CREATED:20201214T175829Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210104T190716Z SUMMARY:Dying to Know - Being with Uncertainty and Finding Wholeness DESCRIPTION: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\nmore confident in their roles. \nThe 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 All sessions are free of charge. \nJANUARY 19 – Being with Uncertainty and Finding Wholeness\nHave you ever wondered how you could possibly find joy in the midst of suffering? To be at peace in time of uncertainty could be one of our greatest challenges. Dr. Allan Donsky\, Psychiatrist & Professor will help us understand how we can be with uncertainty and yet…\nchoose compassion. \nFEBRUARY 16 – As the Last Chapter Approaches\nPeople 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. \nMARCH 16 – Caring for Oneself through Self Compassion & Self Care\nNo 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\ncan 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. \nAPRIL 20 – Family Dynamics during Serious Illness\nThe 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. \nMAY 18 – Reflections on Caregiving\nFamily 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. \nJUNE 15 – Cross Cultural Beliefs\, Traditions\, and Funeral Customs\nWould 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\nneed for understanding in the sorrow of death. \nSEPTEMBER 21 – What is Hospice and Palliative Care?\nOCTOBER 19 – Advanced Care Planning (Crows in a Row)\nNOVEMBER 19* – Funeral Planning (Crows in a Row)\n*National Bereavement Day \n URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Webinar - ONLINE ORGANIZER;CN="Hospice%20Calgary" END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210125T080000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210125T150000 DTSTAMP:20210119T230032 CREATED:20201211T185657Z LAST-MODIFIED:20201211T185657Z SUMMARY:5-Day Certificate in Responding to Trauma & Grief for Indigenous Communities & Organizations DESCRIPTION:This is a 5-day online certificate program\, running January 25-29\, 2021. \nThis is an open enrollment public 5-day certificate program for those working in Indigenous communities & organizations. This program blends both Western and Indigenous perspectives\, and provides participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies for effectively responding to people experiencing trauma and grief. \nTrainers:\nNoela Crowe-Salazar\, MSW\, RSW. Noela is a Registered Social Worker and is a member of Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. \nCindy Deschenes\, MSW\, RSW. Cindy is a Registered Social Worker from the Kitigan Zibi and Kitiganik Algonquin communities in Quebec. \nWorkshops Include:\nVicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience\nTrauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress\nWalking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss \n URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Workshop END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR