HOSPICE HAPPENINGS - September, 2017


  In This Issue:
Golf KudosGolf
For Ike Janecek, the best part of the Golf Tournament is: "Finding out how much we raised!"
10th Charity Golf Classic, 2017
Ike can be proud of himself, and fellow members of the golf planning committee, for helping to raise almost $42,000 this year, for the programs and services provided by Pilgrims Hospice.
We are naming these committee members as Volunteers of the Month, for faithfully making the event such a success each year: Colin Tooth (Ledcor), Ike Janecek (Chateau Lacombe), Brittany Ireland (Ledcor), Leanne Wierenga (Arrow Engineering), Nick Trovato (RJC Engineers), & Jeff Robinson (Dirtt).
We are so grateful for our sponsors, partners, volunteers and contributors who made this event possible - and for the time and generosity of every golfer. 
For more photos from the 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic for Pilgrims Hospice, click here.
Teen Retreat 2017  Retreat
Teen Retreat 2017 is a chance for grieving teens (ages 13-18) to connect with others who are grieving, and to explore their grief through games, crafts, music & more! 
Note new dates & times:
Friday, Oct 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, Oct 21, 10-4pm
Sunday, Oct 22, 12-4pm
To register, or for more information, call Cheryl Salter-Roberts at 780-413-9801 ext 102 or email cherylsr@pilgrimshospice.com 
Dragonflies is a new 8-Week Bereavement Support Group for Adults (18+) grieving the death of a loved one. Participants will get a chance to connect with others who are grieving, as well as participate in discussions, activities, and information sessions about living with grief.
Starting Sept 22 to Nov 10, 2017, the group runs on Fridays from 6:30 to 8pm, at Pilgrims Hospice (9808 148 St., Edmonton). The cost is $150 for the 8 weeks. Talk to us if this doesn't fit within your budget - we can help!
To sign up, contact Sarah Karesa at 780-413-9801 ext 107, or email sarahk@pilgrimshospice.com.
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For more information about any of our services, for a loved one or for yourself, fill out our Service Request Form here, or call 780-413-9801. 

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Last Chance for Tickets! Tix

Get your tickets now for the Sunflower Luncheon, and the chance to learn how - with your help - Pilgrims Hospice is Building a Community of Compassion.
* Shelley Vittese-Baert, Department Head of Student Services at J. Percy Page High School, will share how death can impact the entire school community and show the importance of the expertise provided by Pilgrims Hospice, for students to process their grief.
* Meet Pilgrims' new Executive Director, Monica Robson, who will share powerful stories of hospice care and the ways in which Pilgrims Hospice continues to build a Community of Compassion.

* Join us for a champagne reception, delicious food, and a meaningful luncheon program with Host Seanna Collins. 

Champagne Reception: 11:30am
Lunch & Speakers: Noon-1:15pm

Purchase tickets by September 19 online, or call us at 780-413-9801

Friday, September 22
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Upcoming Workshops Workshops
We are pleased to announce the next workshops in our Grief First Aid for Professionals series, generously funded by the Field Law Community Fund.
Grief First Aid Pilot Workshop
Grief First Aid for Professionals
Thursday, Oct 12, 9am to Noon
An interactive workshop for professionals who would like to expand their knowledge of grief and loss. 
The Grief of Baby Loss
Thursday, Oct 12, 12:30 to 3:30pm
For professionals who wish to learn more about the unique grief of baby loss and the implications for families, friends, colleagues and the community at large. 
Attend both workshops on Oct 12 for $50 or choose one for $25.Snacks will be provided. Please bring a bagged lunch if you plan to stay for the day. 
Grief and Addictions
Thursday, Nov 23, 9am to Noon
For professionals who wish to learn more about the relationship between grief and addictions; the impact of substance abuse on the grief experience; as well as explore the grief experienced by survivors who lose a loved one to a substance abuse death. Fee is $25 for this session. Snacks provided through the morning. 
For more information and to register, call Cheryl at 780.413.9801 ext 102 or email: cherylsr@pilgrimshospice.com.
Our Funding
In 2016, we received 13.6% of our funding from the government.
Because of you...  we are able to offer care that focuses on  quality  of life at the end of life.