You’re invited to a Community Health Education Program (CHEP) Videoconference
Subject: What’s New is Palliative Care?
“At some time, in some way, we must all face the end of life. And most of us share a common hope—that when
death comes to us or to a loved one, it will be peaceful and free of pain. We hope to face death surrounded by those
we love, feeling safe, comfortable and cared for.” (Living Lessons, 2001). Please join us to learn more about caring for
someone and end-of-life care.
You will have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about
• What is palliative care?
• How to access palliative care
• When to get palliative care
• Support and Resources
Presenter: Zelda Freitas is presently Coordinator of the Development of Leading Practices in Support of
Caregivers at the Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology. She lectures at local, National and
International conferences and educates professionals, students, volunteers and the general public about the
challenges faced by caregivers. Since 1998, Zelda is an active member of the McGill Council on Palliative Care.
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 10 am to noon
Where: Foundation Room in the basement of St. Brigid’s Home (1645 ch. St-Louis in Sillery, Qc G1S 4M3) Free parking is available for this activity, however pre-registration is necessary.
About this Session: This health education session will address increased community awareness of palliative and comfort care.