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November 2018

This is Healthful ACP Workshop

November 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
This is Healthful, 16-2150 Robertson Road
Bells Corners, Ottawa, Ontario

Come for the most important conversation you might ever have... Do you know that fewer than 22% of Canadians have made plans for the kind of health care they want at the end of their life, or have talked with family or friends about what they hope will happen, what their fears are, what they wish for, who will make decisions if they can’t? Come to a workshop, hosted by Compassionate Ottawa and This is Healthful on Wednesday, November 21st…

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What is Advanced Care Planning and why is it important?

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

This is the Second Session in the Series Dying, Death, and Loss: A Compassionate Community Based Approach. Join us for a free event at the Glebe Community Centre’s Main Hall for presentations and a question and answer session that focuses on: What is Advance Care Planning? And how do we get started? This seminar is in partnership with Compassionate Ottawa, Hospice Care Ottawa, and the Champlain Palliative Care Network. We recommend calling to register at 613-233-8713.

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December 2018

ACP Workshop at Hunt Club Manor

December 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Hunt Club Manor, 1351 Hunt Club Rd
Ottawa, ON

It could be one of the most important mornings you will ever spend talking with others about living as well as you can for as long as you can. Compassionate Ottawa, in partnership with CARP, will guide you through a process to help you think about what that really means for you and your family. To register or for more information, contact Jenna Lacharity at jenna.lacharity@reveraliving.com or call (613) 698-2125. Only 25 people can attend this workshop, so register now!

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March 2019

A Community Conversation on Dying, Death, Loss and Grief

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Somerset West Community Health Centre – Rosemount Branch, 30 Rosemount Avenue, 2nd Floor
Ottawa,
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In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to share their feelings and thoughts on this challenging subject in facilitated small group discussions. You will learn how what matters to you can form part of your advance care plan, something each of us needs to think about preparing. To register for this session, please contact Natalie at info@swchc.on.ca or call 613-238-8210 ext. 2323. Session will be limited to 25 participants.

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Practical Caregiver Training

March 21 - April 11

We are thrilled to be supporting such an important workshop series! If you are interested in, please complete your application here: http://bit.ly/PracticalCaregiverTraining Or call Brittani at (613) 683-3779

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April 2019

Aging by the Book: A Reading Circle – Osgoode

April 18 - May 23
Osgoode – Ottawa Public Library, 5360 Osgoode Main
Ottawa,
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Be part of a group that meets weekly for six weeks to explore the older adult experience as portrayed in a wide range of written work. We will discuss poems, short stories, essays, and excerpts from novels and memoirs. Readings will be provided. Registration is limited to ten participants; no new registrants after the second session. This reading circle will take place every Thursday from April 18 - May 23, at 2:00 pm. 5630 Osgoode Main Meeting Room 90 mins *To…

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Aging by the Book: A Reading Circle – St. Laurent

April 25 - May 30
St. Laurent – Ottawa Public Library, 515 Côté
Ottawa,
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Be part of a group that meets weekly for six weeks to explore the older adult experience as portrayed in a wide range of written work. We will discuss poems, short stories, essays, and excerpts from novels and memoirs. Readings will be provided. Registration is limited to ten participants; no new registrants after the second session. This reading circle will take place every Thursday from April 25 – May 30, at 1:30 pm. 515 Côté Claude B. Aubry room 90 mins…

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June 2019

Community Conversation on Dying, Death, Loss & Grief

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This is Healthful, 16-2150 Robertson Road
Bells Corners, Ottawa, Ontario
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In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to share their feelings and thoughts on this challenging subject in facilitated small group discussions. You will learn how what matters to you can form part of your advance care plan, something each of us needs to think about preparing. Where:  This is Healthful - 16-2150 Robertson Rd, Ottawa When: June 10, 2019 – 10:30 am To register, please call 613-828-8586 or email Heather@thisishealthful.ca The workshop is being co-sponsored by Compassionate Ottawa and This…

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Community Conversation on Dying, Death, Loss & Grief

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakpark Retirement Community, 2 Valour Drive
Ottawa, K1G 3T5
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In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to share their feelings and thoughts on this challenging subject in facilitated small group discussions. You will learn how what matters to you can form part of your advance care plan, something each of us needs to think about preparing. Where: Oakpark Retirement Community - 2 Valour drive, Ottawa When: June 17, 2019 – 2:00 pm To register, please call (613) 260-7144 x 7705. Alternatively, residents can register in person at the activities…

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Blue Roses Documentary

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street
Ottawa,
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We’re happy to partner with Ottawa Inner City Health for the screening of Blue Roses, a 55-minute documentary dealing with the palliative care needs of people in rooming houses. This film won the Audience Choice award at the One World Film Festival last fall. Please join us for this free screening at the Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street, Wednesday, June 19, 6 pm. A panel discussion will follow the movie. To register for the movie please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/blue-roses-documentary-film-screening-discussion-tickets-60475678382

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