• Workshop for individuals dealing with bereavement and grief

    Colleen Lindholm | October 14, 2015

    HARDISTY, AB –  We all face loss, eventually. And often we – along with our friends, co-workers, and family members are not sure what supports are available.

    The Camrose Primary Care Network (PCN) is pleased to offer a one day Grief and Bereavement workshop on Saturday, November 7th, which will explain the differences between bereavement, grief and mourning.  

    This workshop is for people who are coping with grief and loss, as well as for people interested in becoming “grief helpers” – co-workers, family members or even physicians and health care professionals supporting people going through a loss.

    Co-facilitated by Donna Lynne Erickson (Certified Grief Trainer) and Colette Howery (Registered Nurse with a Certificate in Grief Support) 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.

     “PCN physicians and staff have recognized there is an opportunity in our communities to offer a workshop for individuals facing loss in their lives, “states Stacey Strilchuk, Camrose PCN Executive Director. “ We are fortunate to have Colette and Donna Lynne to facilitate this workshop, and are so pleased to be able to collaborate with them in a way that is meaningful and relevant to people facing bereavement and grief.”

    This free workshop, being held at the Hardisty Seniors’ Drop In Centre (5003 50 Street) will run from 10 am to 4:00 pm and includes lunch, courtesy of Fee and Sons Funeral Services.  

    "The PCN is very appreciative of Fee and Sons Funeral Services in offering to support this workshop in Hardisty," states Strilchuk.  “They see the value in having this type of service available and we are pleased to work with them moving this forward for the community members in and around Hardisty. We want to thank them for sponsoring the lunch, room rental and advertising for this event." 

    To receive more information or to register, please contact Stacey Hudson, Camrose PCN nurse at the Hardisty Medical Clinic, at 780.888.8345 or email her at stacey.hudson@camrosepcn.com. Space is limited so call today. Registrations will be taken until November 4th, 2015.


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