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Advanced Illness Education

Empowering the Community

For over 30 years, Hospice Calgary has served Calgary and Area, offering palliative and hospice care, support during advanced illness, and grief counselling to patients and clients. Using our experiences and expertise, our educators offer learning opportunities designed to strengthen, engage, and equip our community. They share practical tools and offer resources to support professionals and community advocates in their day-to-day work. 

Hospice Calgary offers counselling and support to those living with advanced illness, as well as their close family members and friends of all ages. Our seminars provide participants with the awareness, skills and knowledge related to people living with advanced illnesses. 

Expert-led seminars include topics such as:

  • Managing illness
  • Facing the changes of life when someone is dying
  • Caregiver support
  • Self-care
  • Advanced care planning
  • Grief during end-of-life
  • How to talk to your family about Medical Assistance in Dying
  • Spirituality
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Community response to dying & death

Almost 2000 people a year benefit from our in-service consultation, training, seminars, and accredited workshops. Individuals and groups that call on us for training and resources include anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief as well as:  

  • Individuals Grieving or Facing Advanced Illness (grieving individuals and families, people living with advanced Illness, and caregivers) 
  • Community Representatives (volunteers, community agencies, public forum organizers, and not-for-profit professionals) 
  • First Points of Contact (educators & school support staff, health & mental health care professionals, first responders, and spiritual care providers
  • Student Bodies (grades 1-12 and post-secondary)

To download our Education information sheet, click here

Dying to Know - Registration is now Open!

Our monthly education program, Dying to Know, is open to anyone interested in the variety of topics related to death and dying. 

These interactive sessions provide information on preparing for end of life, offer strategies for staying resilient through challenging times, and help care partners become more confident in their roles. Participants will have the opportunity to share and network with others while learning about the many available resources. 

The sessions are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6 – 8 pm and always feature expert speakers and professionals. They are free of charge with donations at the door welcomed.

All Dying to Know sessions are at Sage Centre (1245 70 Avenue SE) with free parking available in front of the building and across the street at Trail Appliances. Register for upcoming sessions below.

To download a printable version of the Dying to Know program, click here

Customized for You

Designed to meet your group’s specific learning needs, we create customized sessions that are delivered at a time and in a location that best works for you. Our specialized team can also offer consultation on Palliative Care and Grief.

For current information on our educational opportunities, to book a speaker, or to access additional resources, contact our team: 

Hospice Calgary Education
403-263-4525
info@hospicecalgary.ca

Upcoming Education Opportunities

Our education is for anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief. Visit our Education page for more

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Advanced Illness Education

Dying to Know Education Program

 

SEPTEMBER 17 - Care Partners at Home

Are you a care partner, a volunteer, or a friend providing support to someone at home? Would you like to feel more confident in giving hands on support for someone as they approach end of life, now or in the future? In this session, Grace Saunders, Care Coordinator & Educator with Home Instead Senior Care, and Shawna Maynard, Registered Nurse with Hospice Calgary, will share practical information about providing personal care in the home. Some of the topics include medication administration, positioning, back care, fall prevention, and available resources. 

Register Online | More Info

 

OCTOBER 15 - As the Last Chapter Approaches

People remember the death of their family members or friends until their own last
breath. During this session, two Hospice Calgary team members, Dr. Kim Finvers,
Medical Director, and Lisa Lysak, Registered Nurse at Rosedale Hospice, will help us
understand how a person’s body and mind changes as death approaches. They will
provide information on what to expect in the last days and the interventions used
to ease the experience. A new resource booklet produced by Hospice Calgary will
be available.

Register Online | More Info

 

NOVEMBER 19 - Near Death Experiences 

Raymond Moody coined the term ‘Near Death Experiences’ (NDE’s) in the 1970’s. Continued research has sparked a high level of interest and curiosity, and people beginning to feel more confident in sharing their stories publically. Elaine Munce, Director of Community Hospice Services for Hospice Calgary, will share some of the research around NDE’s and those experiences. She will also present segments of a poignant interview with renowned inspirational speaker, Toben Anderson, during the final 48 hours of her life.

Register Online | More Info

 

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Child & Family Grief Education

Customized Sessions & Consultations

Designed to meet your group’s specific learning needs, we create customized sessions that are delivered at a time and in a location that best works for you. Our specialized team can also offer consultation on Grief and Palliative Care. More Info

October 7th 6:30-8PM - South Health Campus Wellness Centre, Calgary: Supporting our Grieving Children and Teens: Practical Considerations for Parents and Caregivers  More Info

November 25th 6:30 - 8PM: Child Grief During the Holidays: Honouring the Loss in a Time of Celebration More Info

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Hospice & Palliative Care Education

Customized Sessions & Consultations

Designed to meet your group’s specific learning needs, we create customized sessions that are delivered at a time and in a location that best works for you. Our specialized team can also offer consultation on Grief and Palliative Care. More Info

October 7th 6:30-8PM - South Health Campus Wellness Centre, Calgary: Supporting our Grieving Children and Teens: Practical Considerations for Parents and Caregivers  More Info

November 25th 6:30 - 8PM: Child Grief During the Holidays: Honouring the Loss in a Time of Celebration More Info

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