Recently, the Brooks Lions Club donated $1,000.00 to Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society. Shown left to right, Marg Laux, board member, Paul Vickers, Lions Treasurer, and Linda Currie, board chairperson. PRHPCS appreciates Brooks Lions Club support of hospice palliative care in Brooks and Area.
PRHPCS was thrilled that, in June, the Duchess School Youth Philanthropy Class included PRHPCS in their list of 4 community programs they could be interested in supporting. The class funding comes from CFSEA – Community foundation of South-eastern Alberta.
The Duchess School students – Kayleigh, Madison, Payton, Shelby & Syndey with Teacher Jill Goodheart met with 3 members from PRHPCS to hear our mandate, history, the services we provide and our organizations greatest need.
After hearing from the 4 groups, students selected 2 groups, one being PRHPCS, because it isn’t well know and their services are very important. “Services are available to people before and after passing and they are all volunteers,’ said one of the students.
Presentation took the form of a luncheon with recipients and the Duchess and Brooks Philanthropy Classes with 2 of our members present to accept their donation.
It is exciting to see CFSEA work with the school students to allow them to learn of community programs and their needs plus make the difficult decision of which group/s to pick for the monies available. Thanks to CFSEA as well.
SEPTEMBER 07, 2019 Saturday LOCATION: CENTENNIAL REGIONAL ARENA
GUESTS OF THE BROOKS SHINE AND SHOW EVENT
Entry: Minimum of $100.00 per team INCOME TAX RECEIPTS WILL BE ISSUED
Team name: ___________________________________________Participant_________________________________________________________________________
CONTACTS: Marg Laux 403 362 5663 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose-Marie Anderson 403 793 7105 Rose-M1@telus.net
Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society is looking for teams to compete in a BED RACE on September 07, 11:30-1:30 at the CRA during the Brooks Show and Shine Event.
We challenge you to come up with a team of four, to “race” these beds in front of the Main Entrance to the CRA, two at a time in a TIMED competition. Guaranteed to run two heats.
To enter you need four able bodied, hard running, individuals, wearing their own distinctive attire, and have filled the team pledge sheet to a minimum of $100.00.
Though no “humans” can be in the stretchers, feel free to bring your own “mascot”.
Challenge another company, another department, another club or group of friends. Come for the fun and run for our palliative care patients in our communities. The more pledges you get, the more we can do for our communities.
Prizes for the winning teams
RUN FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!!! Your Support is appreciated.
PrairieRose Hospice Palliative Care Society first full day Lecture Series conference May 4th, 2018 focused on what excellent resources people – caregivers and medical staff can access online. Where to find information to help loved ones and clients understand their life-threatening, progressive and/or terminal illness. Palliative Care is about Life and Each day Matters. It is important to teach people how to live no matter what is around the corner for them focus on their own Legacy of Life.
Thank you to the presenters Ogechi Asagwara Virtual Hospice; Carrie Huckerby Recreation Therapy; Pastor John Thiess, Rayne Johnson Midwife for the dying and attendees – each helped make the education day such a success.
Thank you to John Petrie – radio station advertising; Sandra Stanway – Brooks Bulletin advertising; Colleen and Chelsey Bolt for their donation of clear bags with our logo for handouts; Cindy Young for door prizes with winners Anita Almass and Carol Jasperson; Deb from The Heritage; Duchess Mennonite Church Quilting ladies for the lap quilt we raffled. Congratulations to Ian Betters of Brooks for winning the lap quilt.
PRHPCS was picked for the community group for December by the 100 Women Who Care Brooks..what a wonderful donation from these ladies!
Ladies at this function were happy to hear they could donate online to our group. Thanks for caring, Brooks!
Thank you to those that joined us for Trees of Hope kick-off on Monday, Nov 12th. Visit our Trees of Hope page to donate a light in memoriam of someone or as a unique Christmas greeting. Runs from November 13 – December 12, 2018.
Along with our Trees of Hope campaign, we are selling raffle tickets on a quilt supplied by the Duchess Mennonite Church Quilting Ladies.
The tickets are $5.00 each and will be sold at craft sales along with the christmas bulbs. Or, contact any PRHPCS member. The draw will be held at the end of December.
Thank you for your continued support in our hope for hospice.
On his walk passing through Alberta, members of the Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society were able to meet Ian and help him find places to rest on his journey raising awareness for palliative care. It was truly an amazing experience to meet Ian, be a part of his campaign, and benefit from his support of local hospice care initiatives. Thanks, Ian!
From Ian’s Facebook Page for his walk:
My name is Ian Bos. On 16 January 2015, my father, Ted Bos, passed away after a brave fight with cancer. He was 68 years old. We had many ups and downs with the medical system; however, Ted was treated with the utmost compassion and dignity by the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
With their assistance, we were able to keep Dad at home where he wanted to be with his family with the confidence that if we needed anything, they would be there. And they were there with us every step of the way.
On 21 May 2015, I started my cross-country walk in memory of my father and in honor of the excellent care that Ted received at the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
We exceeded our goal and raised $36,000+ for organizations such as the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society and many others. More importantly, we raised critical awareness for hospice palliative care across Canada and the people who dedicate themselves to providing people with quality of life and compassion. Donations are still be accepted and I always encourage you to support your local hospices and palliative care organizations www.ianswalk2015.ca Additionally, to support your local centres and national awareness, donations can be made by texting “hospice” to 20222 which to makes an automatic $10 donation.
You can continue to follow my progress on raising awareness, including my work with Give a Mile, who provide compassion flights free of charge. www.facebook.com/ianswalk2015,