April 20th – “What Should I Do: Visiting at End-of Life” with Rev. Kenn Balzer Register Here Introduction – includes information about me I. Are You Prepared – what do you know about yourself? II. How Much Time Can You Commit – have you considered your schedule and life situation  III. Who Should I Connect…

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EVENT DATE: March 31st, Noon to 1pm SPEAKER: Alexandra Kushliak, Education Consultant, Alberta Health Services National Advance Care Planning (ACP) Day in Canada is held every April 16th. It is focused on promoting conversations among Canadians about their wishes and values for their future health care. This year’s ACP Day is based on the theme…

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EVENT DATE: January 27th at Noon Palliative Care Community Resources in the Bow Valley: A Panel Discussion Join our panelists for a one-hour discussion with a Q&A session to learn about what palliative care resources exist in the Bow Valley for patients and families. Panelists: Carolyn Henry Manager of Community Care Bow Valley Tara Gilchrist…

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February 17th and February 24th, 2021, 530pm to 830pm MST LEAP Online is a facilitated online learning program that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. The Palliative Care Society of Bow Valley is pleased to announce that we are hosting a new opportunity for health care…

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Margaret Claveau, Grief and Loss Counsellor, spoke with The PCSBV Bulletin and shared insights and ideas for managing grief over the holiday season. Grief through the holidays can be difficult for many experiencing it, and exploring ways to navigate through the season can be incredibly important. What many experience is a sense of emptiness and a lack of…

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PCSBV provided 43 care professionals with palliative care training between March 2018 and January 2020. PCSBV delivers the Pallium Canada LEAP Program curriculum and the training provides health care professionals with essential skills and competencies in palliative care approaches.  We have put on three LEAP courses from March 2018 to January 2020. The first two…

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by Martin Tweeddale The Precious Belongings Bag.   It exemplified for me what the Society is all about – identifying something (however small) that could improve the palliative or end-of-life journey. One of our previous board members spoke to us of his wife’s death in the hospital at the end of a long illness.  He…

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The Palliative Care Society of Bow Valley is growing. We started more than four years ago with a group of passionate volunteers with the dream of building palliative and end-of-life care supports in our community to complement the services already available. The driving question was “How can we make support for those in our community…

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