07 November 2019

Spotlight on Palliative Care Research - Caregiving and Bereavement with Dr Margaret Sealey Video Conference

Date: 7 November
Venue: Video Conference
Cost: FREE
Designed for: Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Pastoral Care Workers, Facility Managers, Aboriginal Health Workers
Overview: Dr Sealey’s research interests focus on carers caring for family members, friends, or loved ones with life-limiting illness. Of special interest is grief and bereavement in the lead-up to the patient’s death and supporting bereaved carers following the patient’s death; the impact of caregiving on coping with a loved one at end-of-life; the impact of caregiving on grief and bereavement; communication by medical staff particularly in relation to diagnosis
Register here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/spotlight-on-palliative-care-research-caregiving-and-bereavement-dr-margaret-sealey-video-tickets-62296613849
07 November 2019

Compassion @ Work - Free Webinar, Thursday 7th November 0930 AWST- Groundswell Project

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR WORKPLACE PROGRAM AND THE IMPACT IN CAN HAVE ON YOUR WELLBEING

0930-1030 AWST

Join us Thursday November 7th for a free webinar all about Compassion@Work.
What is it? How does it work? Why do we need it? All these questions and more will be answered as we go through what our program offers and what impact it can have on your workplace.
Webinar is free but numbers are limited, please register below.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5Sr96mk9TvqXTSHB9Sqd6g
21 November 2019

Think global and act local: celebrating 30 years of Hospice in Albany

Associate Prof Kirsten Auret
Rural Clinical School of WA

Event Details
Thursday 21st November
5.30 - 7pm
UWA Albany Function Room
35 Stirling Tce Albany/
RSVP essential on 9842 0850 or albany.centre@uwa.edu. au.
Refreshments on arrival.
Entry by donation.

Albany Community Hospice has been providing palliative care to patients in the Great Southern for 30 years.
Over that time, there has been a rich history of people, places, ideas and commitment – all bringing us to the current story of our new 8 – bed Hospice, and also the wider story of the growth of palliative and end of life care in Australia and internationally. This lecture will entwine the local history of palliative care over the last few decades with the big picture of global palliative care successes and challenges. It will help us look back and celebrate a vibrant, much loved
community organisation, while also considering the role of Hospice into the future.

27 November 2019

Albany Compassionate City Charter Workshop - Community - Morning Workshop

Time & Date: 10am - 12pm Wednesday 27 November 2019
Venue: Albany Public Library, York St
Bookings essential: Email - Vivienne.Gardiner@wapha.org.au (deadline 20/11/2019)

A Compassionate City is about creating a community that supports each other through times of illness, death, loss and grief.

Often people find it hard to ask for help, and sometimes people don't know how to offer help or even connect with someone who is going through a hard time.

Does your community group have any ideas as to how we can make Albany a more compassionate city? If so please come along to this workshop as we would love to hear from you.

This is an initiative of the City of Albany in partnership with the WA Primary Health Alliance.
27 November 2019

Albany Compassionate City Charter Workshop - Business & Sporting Groups - Evening Workshop

Time & Date: 6pm - 8pm Wednesday 27 November 2019.
Venue: Centennial Stadium Lockyer Avenue, York St.
Bookings essential: Email - Vivienne.Gardiner@wapha.org.au (deadline 20/11/2019).
Special Guest Speaker: Jeff Dennis CEO Swan Districts Football Club.

A Compassionate City is about creating a community that supports each other through times of illness, death, loss and grief.

Often people find it hard to ask for help, and sometimes people don't know how to offer help or even connect with someone who is going through a hard time.

How can your business or sporting group help Albany become a more compassionate city? If you have any ideas please come along to this workshop as we would love to hear from you.

This is an initiative of the City of Albany in partnership with the WA Primary Health Alliance.
29 November 2019

Death Cafe - Albany - Three Anchors, meeting room

Death Cafe meets from 2-4 pm, on the last Friday of each month and in the meeting room at Three Anchors. All welcome. Order your cuppa/cake/ refreshments of choice at the main counter and join us in the meeting room for another congenial and enlightening afternoon discussing anything and everything to do with death, dying and bereavement.
13 January → 17 January 2020

Death for Beginners - Albany Summer School Program

Death for Beginners is a 5 x half day program that will be run through the Albany Summer School focusing on death, dying and loss.

The sessions will be run at 9.30 am - 12.30 am Monday 13th January - Friday 17th January 2020 at St Joseph's High School in Albany.

This “Death for Beginners” program brings together speakers on end-of-life topics such as …
• What does a good death look like?
• How can you help children deal with grief?
• What legal and medical documents do we need to put in place to help us and our families at end of life?
• What choices do you have when planning a funeral?
• How do you have these (often difficult) conversations with your loved ones?
By opening the conversation, we can start to address our fears about end of life.

Register here: https://www.albanysummerschool.com.au/coursedetail.aspx?_Item=244