BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association - ECPv5.3.2.1//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:20210406T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210406T200000 DTSTAMP:20210417T172556 CREATED:20210406T200417Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210406T200417Z SUMMARY:Conversations About the "D" Words: Death\, Dying and Dignity DESCRIPTION:If death is inevitable\, why is discussing it socially taboo? We spend months planning for the MIRACLE of BIRTH\, why aren’t we doing the same for the MIRACLE of DEATH? \nConversations About the “D” Words has no set agenda\, although will include discussions to increase awareness of the choices\, experiences\, and preparations when it comes to dying and death. \nWhat does it mean to “get your affairs in order?” \n\nWills / Insurance\nAdvanced Care Directives / Goals of Care / DNR\nDying Well & Support\nMAID\nPlanning – Legacy\, Vigils\, Rituals\, Living Funeral\, Material Disposition\n\nRegister by contacting Lisa at 780-349-9446\, \nPresented by: \nLisa Patrick\, Certified End-of-Life Doula &  Reiki & Crystal Practitioner \nWestlock and District Palliative Care Society URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Awareness Event END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210408T080000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210408T170000 DTSTAMP:20210417T172556 CREATED:20210317T191815Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210317T191815Z SUMMARY:Airdrie: Spring Grief Support Program DESCRIPTION:The Airdrie and District Hospice Society is offering another free Grief Support Program beginning next month for adults grieving the loss of a loved one. The program\, which is designed for small groups of adults\, will be run by trained volunteer facilitators and will use the Alberta Health Service’s curriculum developed by Bob Glasgow. \n“Dealing with the death of someone close to you is not easy\,” noted Wendy Timmermans\, a board member with the Hospice Society. “We can gain much from others in the same situation and can benefit from learning some healthy ways to move through those intense emotions.” \nSessions will be held online via Zoom on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45 pm beginning on April 8th and running until May 20th\, 2021. This format is in accordance with provincial health regulations and does make it easier for participants who may live a distance outside the city of Airdrie. \nThis will be the last program offered by the Hospice Society until the fall.  Those interested in this program may register at www. or call 403-880-0420 for more information. URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Grief Support ORGANIZER;CN="Airdrie%20and%20District%20Hospice%20Society" END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210416T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210416T200000 DTSTAMP:20210417T172556 CREATED:20210406T203821Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210406T204508Z SUMMARY:Advance Care Planning: An Essential Conversation for Everyone DESCRIPTION:Join Rayne & Julie for a lively conversation! \nHaving the conversations and doing the paper work on Advance Care Planning will help reduce the stress and enhance ease for the journey. \nJoin us to find out more! \nRayne Johnson: \nJulie Handrahan \n1 780 267 5007 \nTo register: URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Awareness Event,Webinar - ONLINE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210416T233000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210416T233000 DTSTAMP:20210417T172556 CREATED:20210406T213831Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210406T213831Z SUMMARY:Red Deer Hospice 50-50 Cash Lottery DESCRIPTION:Get your tickets for the first ever Red Deer Hospice Society 50/50 Cash Lottery and win up to $50\,000! Tickets start at just $10 and all funds raised will stay in Red Deer to support end of life care at the Red Deer Hospice Society. Get your tickets today at: \n  \nEarly Bird Deadline: March 31st\, 2021 @ 11:59am \nGrand prize Deadline: April 16th\, 2021 @ 11:59pm URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Fundraiser END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210420T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210420T103000 DTSTAMP:20210417T172556 CREATED:20210416T171337Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210416T171337Z SUMMARY:Public Conversations in Palliative Care - Online DESCRIPTION:Pilgrims Hospice Society is proud to present Public Conversations about Palliative Care. Every third Tuesday of each month join us with a guest speaker for a presentation\, discussion and Q&A. \nJoin us for our virtual conversation April 20 from 10:00-10:30am \nJoin us for our virtual public conversation with Dr. Zhimeng Jia. Dr. Jia is a palliative care consultant in Edmonton. He recently completed a research fellowship at Harvard which included an extensive study of Advanced Care Planning in Chinese Americans with serious illnesses and their families. He will be leading a conversation on having end-of life conservations and cross culture considerations. URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Education END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210420T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210420T193000 DTSTAMP:20210417T172556 CREATED:20201214T180631Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210104T190235Z SUMMARY:Dying to Know - Family Dynamics during Serious Illness 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. \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 URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Webinar - ONLINE ORGANIZER;CN="Hospice%20Calgary" END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210430T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210430T173000 DTSTAMP:20210417T172556 CREATED:20210224T192431Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210224T193015Z SUMMARY:DEADLINE - Call for Abstracts for 32nd Annual Palliative Education & Research Day DESCRIPTION:We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation for consideration.  Deadline for submissions is Friday\, April 30\, 2021. \nTo submit an abstract for consideration please click here.  The online form will guide you through the process. \nOur conference theme this year is: My Grief – Your Grief – Our Grief: Grieving Together in Times of Loss \nThe conference will take place on Monday\, October 25\, 2021 – Virtual Conference (Zoom platform) \nRegistration will open in June 2021. \nEnsuring that the needs and wishes of each person with a life-limiting illness and their family are understood. \nLearn about palliative care needs and enhance your knowledge of the practical aspects of palliative and end-of-life care. Explore current trends\, issues and research with our invited guest experts and your colleagues. \nTopic areas include: \n\nBack to Basics: Symptom management\, direct clinical care\nEmerging Issues & Trends: Innovations and research in palliative and end of life care\nChallenging clinical care needs for palliative and end of life patients and their families\nPsychosocial/Spiritual & Wellness\n\nTo submit an abstract for consideration please click here \nThe online form will guide you through the process. \nMore information about the conference can be found on our website at: \nWe look forward to hearing from you and reviewing your submissions! \nQuestions?  Please contact us at URL: CATEGORIES:Conference END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210501T080000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20210501T170000 DTSTAMP:20210417T172556 CREATED:20210406T211917Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210406T211917Z SUMMARY:Run Hike for Red Deer Hospice 2021 DESCRIPTION:Red Deer Hospice’s 14th Annual Run Hike for Hospice presented by RSM Canada kicks off National Palliative Care Week and is a special time for many participants. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one\, spend time with family and friends & raise money in support of end of life care in Central Alberta.  Help us reach our goal of $30\,000! ​ \nWe still want to encourage connection (while practicing social distancing) so we are hosting a FREE virtual Run Hike for Hospice May 1st & 2nd\, 2021. \nComplete an individual Run or Hike in your own time & pace at any destination of your choice while raising funds for Red Deer Hospice. Participants can register as individuals or create a team!\n​*Thanks to our generous Presenting Sponsor RSM Canada\, individuals that raise a minimum of $25 will receive a FREE t-shirt! (while supplies last)  \n​*Prizes will be awarded for top fundraisers.\n​ \nRegister/donate/find out more at \n  \nAgain thank you for your continued support. URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Hike for Hospice END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR