2nd Annual Fall Symposium

Compassionate Communities: Caring for our Caregivers

This fall's annual symposium features Dr. Rob Rutledge, Radiation Oncologist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

November 16, 2018
Camrose Resort Casino

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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, and how you can change lives through Hospice in east-central Alberta.

Call ahead to be sure we're in:
Bill Harder - 780.608.0636
Joy LeBlanc - 587.322.9269
If you have questions or comments please give us a call or send us a note - we are glad to hear from you.

E: camrosehospice@gmail.com
P: 780.608.0636

Men's Cooking Circle

Men's Cooking Circle is an opportunity to learn basic cooking skills, meet other men, cook and eat together, and to engage in conversation with men who are experiencing grief.

The program runs one evening per week for seven weeks, and includes a grocery store tour, nutritional information, cooking instruction, dining on the meals we prepare, and of course, rich conversation on all things grief and mourning for men.

Next Cooking Circle dates:
Sept 25, Oct  2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov  6
Location: Camrose Open Door
To register by phone call Bill at 780.608.0636, or E: camrosehospice@gmail.com
B&G Workshop Sponsored by Camrose Primary Care Network

Grief and Bereavement Workshops

Two Workshops this fall - Oct 26 OR Nov 30
This free workshop is for:
•People who are coping with grief and loss; and
•Support People (i.e. friends, co-workers, family, and/or healthcare providers).

Register Here:
October 26
November 30

Camrose Public Library 
Workshops run 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Suicide-survivor Grief Support Walk

Grief for a loved-one who has taken their own life  may be complicated and difficult to navigate.

In conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day, Hospice, in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association and CARE Coalition Mental Health and Well Being , is hosting a grief-support walk specifically for survivors of a suicide death.

This drop-in group will meet Monday evenings at 6:30pm  for four weeks.

Dates: Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 2018
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Hospice Office at Mirror Lake Center (lower level, south side entrance).
Please register with the Hospice volunteer when you arrive.

We will walk around Mirror Lake together followed by coffee and conversation back at Hospice.

Change the World: Volunteer!

Are you generous with your time?

Hospice Society of Camrose and District is inviting you to consider sharing your gifts by volunteering.

We are seeking individuals for palliative and grief care, special-event support, and administrative roles. Our exceptional volunteer program provides extensive training and ongoing support.

For more information, check out our volunteer page by clicking on the "I want to Volunteer" button above.

Next training in Camrose: Oct 19-21, 2018

REGISTER for 2018 fall training

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

Battle River Rock and Gravel

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

Safeway Sobeys

Thank you to 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.

What is Hospice?

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

What is Hospice?

Hospice by the Numbers - 2017

  825: Number of individuals who accessed Hospice programs
      9: Programs offered
  100: Palliative individuals supported
  390:  Grieving individuals supported
  335: Individuals accessing educational programs
4902: Total number of points of contact with those accessing services (if an individual attended a program 5 times that = 5 points of contact)

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 

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.

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. And no late fees – keep the materials as long as you need them, and return them when you are done.