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2019 Lights to Remember

We join together for an evening of caroling, readings, and a candle lighting ceremony, all gathered around a lovely fire (dress warm), in memory of those who have died. The event closes as we move indoors to the for refreshments, stories, and conversation.

You are welcome to sponsor a light on our Remembrance Tree  (in front of the Bill Fowler Information Center on 48th Ave) in memory of a loved one. Use our secure server to make your gift online.

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When:  Wednesday, Dec 4th
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: Mirror Lake Center, south side

About Us

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Hospice Office

Hospice office space is located at
5415-49 Ave, Camrose.


We are in the lower level of
the Mirror Lake Center.
Access is via the south-side lower-level entrance (facing the lake).

The space is available for program functions,
meetings, and one-on-one consultations.

Stop in for coffee or tea and chat about accessing Hospice support, how you can change lives as a Hospice volunteer, or any questions you may have about our work in east-central Alberta.

Call ahead to be sure we're in:
Bill Harder - 780.608.0636
Joy LeBlanc - 587.322.9269
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Phone, Email or Text

If you have questions or comments please give us a call or send us a note - we are glad to hear from you.

program@camrosehospice.com
P: 780.608.0636
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Nav-CARE

The goal of NavCare is to improve the quality of life of older rural persons with advanced chronic illness via:
 
  • Navigation services
  • Community partnerships
  • Coordinated access to services and resources
  • Promotion of active engagement of older adults. 

Utilizing trained volunteers, the outcome of NavCare is that navigation services provide individuals with support, education and connection to resources in the community to help improve their quality of life and remain in their communities.

Check out the Nav-CARE video 
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HSCD Resource Library

Located at the HSCD office in the lower level of the Mirror Lake Centre, our resource library is a one-stop shop for topics related to palliative/end-of-life care, grief and bereavement, and caregiver concerns. Browse books, DVD’s, and pamphlets for adults and children (click here to view our children's grief books)

No registration or fees are involved. Simply fill in the library clipboard with the material title, your name and contact info, and the date borrowed. No late fees – keep the materials as long as you need them, and return them when you are done.

Upcoming Programs & Events

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Grief Companion Training in Killam

Interested in supporting someone who is grieving? Hospice is offering Grief Companion training in Killam.

When: February 29, 2020
Where: FFCS Office
Call 780.608.0636 for more information
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Child-Grief Support Training

Hospice is offering a two-day training workshop for professionals who work with grieving children.

January 23-24
Rosehaven Auditorium, Camrose
Cost: $50

Click here for more information

Programs From Our Colleagues 

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Wetaskiwin Rainbows, Sunbeams, and Prism

"Rainbows for All Children Canada is the largest national non-profit organization committed to helping children and teens grieve and grow after loss. Rainbows has served with more than 3 million youth since 1983. By partnering with schools, hospitals and social service agencies we provide support when they need it, where they need it, right in their communities." (Rainbows Website)

Wetaskiwin Community Learning Program is offering the Rainbows programs this fall. If you know a grieving child who would appreciate support call
P: 780-352-7257
or e: info@wetaskiwinlearning.ca

Read an article from the Wetaskiwin Times
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Service Options for Seniors

The SOS Program (Senior Options for Seniors Society) mission is to assist seniors and their support networks to access needed programs, services and supports, this way seniors can sustain their independence.

SOS is a charitable society under the Alberta Society's Act
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Camrose Primary Care Network

Hospice Society of Camrose and District is pleased to be a partner with the Camrose Primary Care Network in providing palliative and grief supports to East-central Alberta.

Check out the Camrose PCN's excellent website for more on their home health programs.

www.camrosepcn.com

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Battle River Rock and Gravel

Thank you to Ross and Myra Penner for their generous support of Hospice.
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Safeway Sobeys

Thank you to the people of Safeway Sobeys for sponsorship of the Men's Cooking Circle food costs for the next year! Hospice is pleased to partner with Safeway Sobeys in this unique and much appreciated program.
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Vision Credit Union

Thank you to the people of Vision Credit Union for sponsoring our 2018 Fall Symposium, Compassionate Communities: Caring for our Caregivers
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Camrose County

Thank you to the people of Camrose County for their support of Hospice. 2019 county grants will provide funding for volunteers travelling to clients within the county's rural population. As well, the county is sponsoring our virtual travel program for palliative patients. 
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Battle River Community Foundation

Thank you to the people of Battle River Community Foundation for supporting HSCD volunteer training, our lending library, and new program endeavors.
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Wildrose Co-op

Thank you to the people of Wildrose Co-op for choosing Hospice as the recipient of silent auction funds from the Camrose Agro Centre grand opening. Co-op customers donated over $9000 to the silent auction!
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Bank of Montreal

Thank you to the people of BMO for their contribution of $500 toward this year's Hike for Hospice. BMO held a draw for  a $500 contribution to be given to the winner's charity of choice event. Paul King, Camrose County Administrator, entered the draw at a municipal event and his name was drawn.

As a supporter of Hospice, the Paul, and the County, were quick to allocate the funds to our upcoming event. Ten thousand thanks to BMO, Paul, and the County of Camrose for supporting our work in palliative/end-of-life and grief care.
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Battle River Watershed Alliance

Thank you to the people of Battle River Watershed Alliance for supplying food, speaker, and bagpipes for our 2019 Hike for Hospice. As well, BRWSA is a daily collaborative partner with Hospice as we share office space in Mirror Lake Centre.
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Donna Lynne Erickson

Bereavement & Grief Workshop co-facilitator, author, and comedian Donna Lynne Erickson is a long-time friend of Hospice. Her recent book, "The Funny Thing About Death: Changing our 'No Tears, Please' Culture'" is available on Amazon.

Donna Lynne is donating $5 from every book sold at her workshops to HSCD. Ten thousand thanks for the work you do Donna Lynne - the world needs your compassion and laughter.
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Camrose Open Door Association

Thank you to the people of the Open Door for generously sharing their kitchen for our Men's Cooking Circle.

What is Hospice?

Thank you to hospicebasics.com for creating this excellent video explaining the essentials of hospice care.




















 

Hospice by the Numbers - 2018

2660: Number of times Hospice programs were accessed
1436: Number of individuals  accessing Hospice programs
935: Individuals accessing educational programs
893:  Number of times grief programs were accessed

9: Programs offered
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