Let’s Get Together – AHPCA

Feeling exhausted, burned out, angry and isolated?

Let’s get together and have a chat.

You are invited to attend AHPCA’s Get Together online. Please share this invitation by forwarding to your network, friends and family. All are welcome and there is no cost!

We are welcoming back Yvonne Heath of Love your Life to Death, to discuss 7 Tips to Feel Empowered and Resilient. Please join us online on Wednesday November 25, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

After you register, you will receive an email with the link to join us on November 25. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay connected.

Bereavement Group

Grief is a process, a journey with no specific time lines.  It involves not only the physical loss of a special person, but the loss of roles we had in conjunction with that person.  It can be a very old loss, or a very current one. 

PRHPCS is offering you an opportunity to help navigate this journey. We will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Monday of everyone month at the Prairie Pioneers board room at 7 pm. We hope to share with you some of the challenges, and with general discussion and sharing, help you to move forward through this stressful time.  Please feel free to bring a friend. 

Topic/Discussion Schedule:

  • Understanding Grief – Nov 16th (Janice)
  • How has this loss affected me and my family – Dec. 7th (John)
  • Moving through grief  – Dec. 18th  (Janice)
  • Making sense of intense grief – Feb. 1st ( John)
  • Managing difficult situations – March 1st ( Janice)
  • Caring for self – March 15th (John)
  • When life starts to get better – April 19th (Janice and John)

Fall Virtual Memorial Service

September 20, 2020 at 2 P.M.

Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society will be presenting a non-denominational memorial service in memory of the loss of your loved one(s) who passed away between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. The names of the honorees were copied from the Obituaries published in the Brooks Bulletin.

Please join us in lighting a candle at home in honor of the loss of the loved ones in our community and facilities. Watch the full service here:

Please take our Survey!

PRHPCS has been a society since 2016 in Brooks and Area. We are very pleased to see our growth within our communities.  Your support has brought comfort to our hospice palliative care patients.

PRHPCS is conducting a community survey to gather information on Hospice and Palliative care needs in Brooks and Area. We would like to hear from as many as possible on hospice and palliative care bouquets, needs, and concerns. What works and what does not work.

Each Day Matters

We believe that lives matter, right up until their very last days. Through education, awareness, fundraising, and providing for practical needs, such as in-home care beds, Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society promotes and supports local palliative care efforts.

PRHPCS has a survey on our website and FB page – we would appreciate if you could take the time to fill this short survey out. It will help us with our hospice palliative care planning in the upcoming year.

This survey starts Sept. 1st to the end of October on our webpage and Facebook page.

Thanks for your continuing support.

– Directors of PRHPCS

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19

Although Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society is still accepting donations, your receipts and thank you will be delayed until it is safe to do so through Covid-19. We appreciate your patience. 

Community Memorial Service

MARCH 15, 2020 at 2 P.M.

BROOKS HEALTH CENTRE LONG TERM CARE SOLARIUM

440 3RD STREET EAST

BROOKS, ALBERTA

You are cordially invited to attend a memorial service in memory of the loss of your loved one who passed away between July 01, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

Your family and friends are welcome.

This non-denominational service is in honor of the loss of the loved family and friends in our community.

Download the poster here.

Donation from Smith Group Holdings

Donation from Smith Group Holdings

The PRHPCS was graciously presented with a donation of $1000 on behalf of the Smith Group  Holdings Family barbecue.  To accept this generous donation was Marg Laux and Linda Currie of PRHPCS and Cole Smith and Jody Wester of Smith Group Holdings.

PRHPCS would like to express there extreme gratitude for the Smith Group Holdings Support.

Accomplishments of 2019

Here are some of our photo highlights from events throughout the year.

Evening Bereavement Group

What is the Evening Bereavement Group?

In May of this year, we were able to meet with many of our volunteers and brainstorm about our communities’ needs. One of the needs identified was a place to meet and discuss the challenges of grieving and healing following a loss.

We are offering an Evening Bereavement Group, an opportunity to share thoughts and feelings and needs with others traveling a similar path. 

Discussions can vary from the process of dying, the physical changes, emotional, the “hole in your life”, losses prior to death, paperwork just to mention a few. Subjects can, and will, vary to meet the needs of everyone.

Bereavement is a journey, one as unique as every person. There is no right or wrong way, no specific start or end time.

Everyone is welcome to join the group whether you are coming from a recent, a past, or an evolving loss event in your life. This is an opportunity to meet with a facilitator for an informal discussion with others traveling a similar path. 

PRHPCS WELCOMES YOU TO OUR EVENING BEREAVEMENT GROUP

SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH at 4:30PM

BROOKS HEALTH CENTRE

Thank you Brooks Lions Club!

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.