Unchartered waters ahead …

As summer fades into autumn, we all share reservations about what lies ahead. One thing is certain, however, this pandemic has taught us to value human connections more deeply. We want to nurture those links in the safest ways possible in the coming months.

The community Wellness Centre understands these needs and we will continue to support caregivers and their senior loved ones via teleconference sessions as well as individual phone or email support.  We have created a line-up of interactive activities to help you stay connected with one another as well.

Our Taking Care of Me Series continues on September 24 as psychologist David Martin explores practical ways to manage stress and overcome caregiver anxiety even in the midst of a pandemic. To register for this event simply reply to this newsletter.

We will also be starting a new Art Therapy series later this month for grieving caregivers. We have almost reached capacity for this activity. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in participating.

In October, we will be taking time to delve into the timely topic Straight Talk about End of Life Care  guided by Jennifer Hobbs-Robert.  Participants will gain a better understanding of what is meant by the terms palliative care, do not resuscitate orders; refusal or withdrawal of treatment; refusal of food and drink; palliative sedation to ensure comfort, medical assistance in dying and advanced medical directives. Two sessions will be offered 10:00 am and 7:00 pm to better accommodate our working caregivers.

The Wellness Centre would like your input on topics of interest for upcoming caregiver sessions. Kindly take a moment to help us understand what you would like to discuss at future encounters by sending me a quick email: janderson@jhpartners.net

To see what other activities are planned please consult our online calendar or our Caregivers’  Circle webpage .  I hope to “see” you on my screen very soon! Together we will navigate the uncharted waters ahead.

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Jan Anderson, Community Organizer

May our voyage be smooth with the wind at our back,

Jan

 

 

 

 

 

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