Akasu Palliative Care Society, serving the Vegreville area, began 30 years ago with a council of community members and a brochure about palliative care. It has grown into much more. Akasu refers to a place of traditional spiritual quest and healing near Vegreville. The society strives to live up to its namesake by providing education… [More…]
Bev Drever and Treva Olson of Camrose had a dream. They wanted to inform their community about the importance of hospice palliative care and develop a formal organization to do it. Hosting meetings of likeminded individuals and stakeholders over the summer and fall of 2010, Bev and Treva helped participants to generate ideas, share stories… [More…]
Everyone Needs a Grief Friend 5 Qualities to Consider “Why would I tell you deep things when I don’t know you?” As a counselor and narrative therapist, I engage people who don’t know me all the time. And I want them to tell me their deepest worries and struggles. After hearing a person’s story, I… [More…]
Too often, caregivers of loved ones tend to make their own self-care and well being their last priority. But if you don’t look after yourself, how can you assist your loved one?
This Valentine’s Day, be bold and loving – start an Advance Care Planning conversation with someone you love.