One of Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society’s main goals is to spread awareness and education on the issue of palliative care. One of the ways we do this is by holding educational events for the public and the medical community.

Education Events

Events, News


PRHPCS presenting this workshop for the community.

Saturday May 04 @ Brooks Heritage Inn

from 9:00 to 4:00.

Know Dementia Workshop –

Speakers: Dr. Rob Sutherland; Kristel Kirstein & Chantal Paterson; Jean Hinton.

$25.00 Registratio Lunch and Refreshments provided.

Everyone invited to attend that is working with dementia clients, family members or friends.

         Call 403 793-7806 for more info 


Past Education Events

Hospice Palliative Care Education Classes:

Palliative care volunteer one day course January 18/22 sponsored by Prairie Rose.

Volunteers who have completed the NODA and Palliative Care Volunteer Handbook course through AHS Volunteer Resources – Laura – are eligible to attend this free workshop.

Stronger Life Connections presents – “Learning to Move Beyond Loss”.

This course will help the volunteers deal with their own loss – of any kind – enabling them to be focused when entering the room of a palliative care person.     Lunch included.

Location: 412 3rd Street W. Brooks, AB.

This can be attended in person – limit of 10 with covid measures in place – or online via video meeting.

For more information or to register contact: or Deadline to register January 14th, 2022.


Sept – Oct

Hospice Palliative Care Education Classes

Finally after many months of covid restraints we were able to take part in hospice palliative care education classes again.

Sept. 29/21 to Oct. 13th/21 AHS Palliative Care Volunteer Manual & No one dies alone (Noda) courses were presented through zoom.

Through AHS Volunteer Coordinator Carmelle Steel with volunteers from PRHPCS
Cindy Young and Marg Laux presented the Palliative Care Volunteer Manual – 5 session to 9 local participants. And the (NODA) No one dies alone from a recording from the AHS Calgary Volunteer Centre presentation.

Due to time constraints, Brooks Volunteer office did not have enough notice to contact existing Brooks Health Centre volunteers wanting to take this course. The course was recorded so if you are interested – please contact AHS Brooks Health Centre Volunteer Coordinator Laura @ 403 501-3207.

Congratulations to the 9 participants completing these valuable courses.

With the new 5 palliative care rooms opening in Brooks Health Centre – we will need more hospice palliative care volunteers. You will find this to be a very rewarding experience to volunteer.

PRHPCS Bereavement Group – See more information.


PRHPCS Bereavement Group – See more information.


PRHPCS was pleased to host Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Travelling Road Show – June 4/19 @ Thom’s Reception Centre in Duchess, AB.

Topic: This thing called Grief in Children and Cultures.

Past Lunchbox Series –

Mar. 19/19 Topic – Funeral Planning – Thom’s Funeral Home

Feb. 19/19 Topic – Wills and Estate Planning – Tiffany Krinke

Jan. 08/19   Topic – Care for the Caregiver – Roberta Rogers


 Nov. 8th, 2018 Topic – Brooks Home Care Services – to keep you at home.

 May 7th Topic: Each day matters with Palliative Care!

Recapping the resources from the Lecture series. Focusing on why “Each day matters”.

May 14: Need Palliative resources for your Journey?

To highlight our own communities’ resources and why they are important.

May 28: What are Goals of Care and Personal Directives?

Download the poster here.

Our confirmed presentations are:

    1. Virtual
    2. Doing Death Care Differently – Rayne Johnson
    3. Pastoral Care – Pastor John Theiss
    4. Recreation Therapy-
    5. Alzheimer Society – not available


Pallium Canada: Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP) Course – Sept. 22-23, 2017

We had 26 attendees who took the excellent 2-day course with instructors Pansy Angevine and Dr. Michael Thain.

Download the poster here.

Essential Palliative Education Lunchbox Series – Mar. 6 – Apr. 10, 2017

Time: Tuesdays from 12-1 pm, running March 6 until April 9, 2017.

Location: Brooks Hospital in the cafeteria conference room. Also by Telehealth in the Bassano Health Centre Conference Room.

Who: Open to all who wish to attend!

  1. Let’s talk about palliative care
  2. What you should have in place
  3. The process
  4. Recording the journey 
  5. Emotional rollercoaster
  6. How do we keep on going

Download the poster here.