This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society Calgary.

Caregiving can present challenges, especially during this time. Learn helpful strategies to help you take care of yourself while caring for your loved one.

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This event is hosted by March of Dimes Canada.

Join Rick Lauber author of Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians as he explores managing Caregiving and COVID-19.

Rick will share his personal caregiving story and highlight some of the challenges that COVID-19 presents to caregivers. Rick will also talk about managing multiple responsibilities, handling different visiting rules for seniors in long-term care during the pandemic and keeping active and participating throughout “self-isolation.”

All registered participants will receive a discount of almost 50% to be applied to purchase of Rick’s book, Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians.

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This event is hosted by Alzheimer Society Calgary.

This session focuses on the behaviour changes associated with dementia and explores the reasons behind these behaviour changes, common triggers and strategies to respond to them appropriately.

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This event is being hosted by Carya Calgary.

Learn strategies for self-care and staying mentally healthy as a caregiver during this challenging time.

Being a caregiver is more difficult than ever right now. In these unprecedented times, practicing self-care and being in tune with your own needs is key to managing the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic while taking care of someone else.

In this workshop you will learn about:

• the impact of care-giving on health and wellbeing

• strategies for self-care while managing the needs of the person you are caring for

• how to stay mentally healthy as a caregiver during this difficult time

• creating a plan to maintain self-care practices over time

Empowerment for Caregivers is for individuals who are involved with long‐term care, including those who work with individuals with developmental disabilities, aging parents, sick children, and/or anyone who require personal care on a daily basis.

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This event is being hosted by Hospice Calgary.

Heather Lucier is an advocate for caregivers. She is a a COMPASS facilitator and a family caregiver herself. During this online session, Heather will share with you her experiences and strategies for facing difficult life transitions and developing resiliency.

This session will be run via Zoom and a link and password will be sent to you via email from Eventbrite closer to the event date. If you run into any login issues please email sherry.hiebert-keck@hospicecalgary.ca

For current information on all of our education opportunities or to access additional digital resources, visit our website at Hospice Calgary.

Hospice Calgary is a not-for-profit organization. Donations in support of this program help us build capacity in our communities, and can be made on-site or online at donate here.

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This event is being hosted by Carya Calgary.

Learn strategies for self-care and staying mentally healthy as a caregiver during this challenging time.

Being a caregiver is more difficult than ever right now. In these unprecedented times, practicing self-care and being in tune with your own needs are key to managing the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic while taking care of someone else.

In this workshop you will learn about:

• the impact of care-giving on health and wellbeing

• strategies for self-care while managing the needs of the person you are caring for

• how to stay mentally healthy as a caregiver during this difficult time

• creating a plan to maintain self-care practices over time

Self-Care for Caregivers is for individuals who are involved with long‐term care, including those who work with individuals with developmental disabilities, aging parents, sick children, and/or anyone who require personal care on a daily basis.

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This Watch Party is brought to you by Caregivers Alberta, Kerby Centre, THIRD ACTion Film Festival, and Hospice Calgary.

Join us and your fellow caregivers for an evening of film and talk. It starts with a viewing of the short film “My Mom and the Girl” by Susie Singer Carter of Go Girl Media followed by an interactive talk on living with a person with dementia lead by Bryan Gilks. We are pleased to also have filmmaker, Susie Singer Carter joining us.

Susie Singer Clark is an American director and actress best known for her films “My Mom & the Girl” and “Soul Surfer”. “My Mom & the Girl” sees Susie in the roles of director, producer and actor and is based on a real life event that took place while caregiving for her Mom.

Bryan Gilks is a family caregiver and former Co-chair of the Calgary Westhills Dementia Friendly Communities Project. As Co-chair, he helped pilot the implementation of the Dementia Friendly strategy in Calgary before launching it throughout Alberta.

The film will be available to watch on Vimeo (link provided on the day of the event) starting at 6pm and runs approximately 30 minutes in length. After watching the film, take a moment to grab some goodies and get set up on Zoom for the interactive portion of the evening which starts at 7pm.

Links to the movie on Vimeo and the discussion on Zoom will be emailed on the day of the event.

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