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January 2018

Getting to Room Temperature is Back in Ottawa

January 8, 2018 - January 13, 2018

Starring Robert Bockstael Written and directed by Arthur Milner Design by Martin Conboy January 8-13, 2018 Monday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m. A hard-hitting, sentimental and funny play about dying — based on a mostly true story. “The weighty material flows through Robert Bockstael’s seemingly effortless delivery weaving a believable humor with poignant remembrances and effective arguments.” - Jennifer Cavanagh, Apartment 613 “Bockstael controlled the mood of the audience throughout the performance with aplomb, drawing…

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February 2018

It’s hard to watch people die for a living: supporting palliative care givers in long-term care

February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saint Paul University's Graduate Diploma in Supportive Care and Spirituality in Palliation presents a public lecture by Dr. Mary Lou Kelley on supporting palliative care workers in long-term care settings. In this lecture Dr. Kelley will discuss findings from a research project that promoted the use of a palliative approach to support residents and staff within long-term care homes. When: February 1, 2018, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Location: Saint Paul University, Room L120 Speaker: Mary Lou Kelley, MSW, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in…

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Dying, Death and Loss: A Compassionate Community Based Approach

February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2K2 Canada

Join us on Monday, February 12th for a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session. How to improve the quality of life for the frail elderly and those who face life threatening illnesses by raising awareness and starting to plan. What services are available in the community? What longer term planning and preparations are best? What are the gaps and current challenges to living, dying and grieving well? This event is co-organized by the Glebe Community Centre, Compassionate…

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April 2018

Public Talk on “Bringing Death Back to Life: Conversations about Death, Dying, and Grieving Well”

April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jim Nininger, Tim Flaherty and Monica Patten are giving a presentation at the First Baptist Church as part of the Ivison Lectures. The title of the presentation is “Bringing Death Back to Life: Conversations about Death, Dying, and Grieving Well”. This event is held at the First Baptist Church on Wednesday April 18th at 7:00 PM. No registration is required to attend this event but sitting space may be limited. View the poster We hope to see you there for a lively discussion!

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June 2018

Have You Had ‘The Talk’ ?

June 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have You Had 'The Talk'? Can you live as long as you want as well as you want in Ottawa? Begin one of the most important talks of your life. Take part in a discussion about Advance Care Planning -  a process of conversations, decisions and caring for each other. When: June 20th, 2018 2:00-4:00 pm Where: Carlingwood Library Meeting Room Register Here View the Poster

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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
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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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