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Men's Cooking Circle

Men's Cooking Circle

Beginning February 20th - STILL ONE SPOT LEFT!

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. This is a partnership program with HSCD, Alberta Health Services, The Open Door, and community facilitators.

This 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 sorrow for men.

All grieving men are welcome, however, first seats are given to those men who are bereaved of their partner.

Dates: Feb 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
Time: 5-8pm
LocationGateway Center (The Open Door) Kitchen
Cost: $20

Contact Bill Harder at 780.608.0636, or email  bill@insidewise.com to register.

Fashions for Funds

Fashions for Funds

HSCD proudly invites you to enjoy an evening of fashions and reminiscing with our "Fashions for Funds" Fashion Show.

Camrose clothiers Fringe Benefits, Twig, and Bra Necessities will be highlighting spring and summer fashions, as well as a nostalgic peek at ensembles of yesteryear.

Join us for an enjoyable evening at the Norsemen Inn Ballroom. Evening includes food, silent auction, 50/50 draw, and door prizes.

Thursday, March 15
Doors open 6pm, Show at 7:30pm
Norseman Inn Ballroom,  6505 48 Ave, Camrose

Tickets: $40/person
Available in Camrose at Fringe Benefits, Twig, Bra Necessities, and online

Purchase Tickets Online

For more information contact Board Member, Pat Carlson at 780-781-9716

Bereavement and Grief Workshop

Bereavement and Grief Workshop
B&G Workshop Sponsored by Camrose Primary Care Network

We all face loss, eventually.

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).

Camrose Public Library (March 9)
Bashaw Majestic Theatre (March 28)

Workshops run 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Participants will learn:
•  How to be a companion/grief helper to someone who has experienced a loss
• The importance of integrating loss into our own lives first;
• That everyone's grief journey is unique & that we all grieve differently
• How to recognize signs of complicated grief
• How to access appropriate community resources

To receive more information or to register, please contact the Camrose PCN at (780) 608-4927 or visit www.camrosepcn.com.  Space is limited.  Registrations will be taken until November 23rd

HSCD Death Cafè

HSCD Death Cafè

"Bringing grief and death out of the shadow is our spiritual responsibility, our sacred duty. By so doing, we may be able to feel our desire for life once again and remember who we are, where we belong, and what is sacred."

(Francis Weller, the Wild Edge of Sorrow)

Through open conversation in a natural, comfortable setting, we can bring death out of silence and increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of their lives.

Join the conversation at this drop-in, no-fee gathering where all things death and dying are open for discussion. All Death Cafès occur on the lower level of the Camrose Public Library. Please note, this is not a grief-therapy or support group; rather, it is a conversation forum.

2018 Spring dates (all begin at 7:00pm):

February 15,
March 15,
April 19,
May 17


Why Should You Attend an AHPCA Roadshow?

For more information, or to register, see below...
Why Should You Attend an AHPCA Roadshow?

AHPCA 2018 Roadshow

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HSCD is once again hosting one of the Alberta Hospice and Palliative Care Association's "Roadshow" events

“A Mindful Finale: Spirituality and Ritual at End-of-Life” is a hands-on, full-day workshop that will help you foster moments of gratitude and joy during a challenging phase of life. How can spirituality help? You will fill your toolbox with practical rituals to help navigate complicated paths. Caregivers, family members, community volunteers and healthcare professionals are all welcome.

Register Now

Download "Roadshow poster final.pdf"

Wetaskiwin Library Death Cafè

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HSCD volunteer, Jessica Johnson, has organized a series of Death Cafes at the Wetaskiwin Library.

While not an HSCD-sponsored event, we are pleased to support the endeavor of Death Cafe, and celebrate Jessica's work in bringing death conversation out of the closet. 

Download "Death Cafe Wetaskiwin (1).pdf"

HSCD Volunteer Training
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: Palliative Care Training

HSCD Volunteer TrainingCanadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: Palliative Care Training

Volunteer training is offered yearly, typically in the early spring, and often followed by a fall session. Everyone is welcome to participate. You may take the training for personal interest, without becoming a Hospice volunteer, and you may also complete the training program with the intention of fulfilling a volunteer role with the Hospice Society of Camrose & District.

Next round of training in Camrose:
Dates TBA

Camrose Fire Hall Community Room

The introduction on Friday evening (Day 1) is 7 – 9:00 pm.
Subsequent sessions are on Saturdays & Sundays (9:00 am – 4:00 pm).

Training Outline
Day 1
  • Introduction to Palliative/end-of-life Support, and the Value of Silence

Days 2-3
  • Effective Communications
  • Family Dynamics
  • Emotional & Spiritual Support: A vision for holistic care

Days 4-5
  • Physical Care of the Dying
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Self Care: Grace and compassion for self and others

Those who wish to become Hospice Volunteer Caregivers must complete all training sessions.

For more information:
Website: Volunteer page
Phone: Wanita @ 780-678-6859