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National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2024, May 5-11

This National Hospice Palliative Care Week, from May 5-11, 2024, join the celebration of the incredible care that helps countless people and their loved ones live their lives fully, at every stage of illness. Life-limiting illness touches us all in many ways. That’s why this week, we’re reminding everyone across Canada: Palliative care is for you.

Join us this National Hospice Palliative Care Week to raise awareness and foster communities that value the incredible support palliative care can offer. We all deserve to know how palliative care can help when life-limiting illness touches our lives. Learn more about what palliative care can do and spread the word! When it comes to navigating life’s most challenging times, palliative care is for you.

Show your support on social media with the hashtags #NHPCW and #PalliativeCareIsForYou

Palliative Care is for You: National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2024

This National Hospice Palliative Care Week, from May 5-11, 2024, join the celebration of the incredible care that helps countless people and their loved ones live their lives fully, at every stage of illness. Life-limiting illness touches us all in many ways. That’s we’re reminding everyone across Canada: Palliative care is for you.

Like a lighthouse in a storm, palliative care is for you. It guides you through the uncertainties of life-limiting illness with warmth and stability. With personalized support tailored to your needs, it illuminates the path forward based on what is important to you.

Join us this National Hospice Palliative Care Week to raise awareness and foster communities that value the incredible support palliative care can offer. Learn more about what palliative care can do and spread the word! When it comes to navigating life’s most challenging times, palliative care is for you.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Tomorrow is the day!

T’S ALMOST TIME …

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19th is the first day of the Light Up Your Life Online Auction. 

TAKE A LOOK … PLACE A BID … GET IN ON THE FUN!!                                                                             

The Auction closes at Midnight on Dec. 2nd.  Thank you for supporting Palliative, Hospice & Continuing Care in our own Tri-Community area. 

**Bid on “ACTION & ADVENTURE” TRIPS; OILERS vs PHILADELPHIA GAME in Edmonton; OILERS vs MONTREAL CANADIENS GAME in Montreal (*Sorry…Travel NOT included) …but who wouldn’t love a trip to Montreal; ORIGINAL ARTWORK by ROBERT BAILEY; UNIQUE CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES, and GIFT BASKETS GALORE!!  Something for EVERYONE!

https://can.givergy.com/LightUpYourLife2023

With sincere gratitude from the 100% volunteer-run LUYL Society as we celebrate our 31st Anniversary this year. Our annual Campaign continues to December 31st. www.lightupyourlifesociety.org or donations may be mailed to: 4405 South Park Drive, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2M7

Online Auction: Mark Your Calendar!

The annual Light Up Your Life Online Auction runs from November 19 to December 2, 2023.

Thank you for telling all your friends, family and co-workers about our 32nd Annual Campaign and the 29th year for our Auction (the last 3 years online).

Bid on over 70 items, including:

  •  “Action and Adventure” trips
  • 2 Tickets to an Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens game *In Montreal, valued at $1,200.00 (travel not included, but who wouldn’t love a trip to Montreal?!)
  • Oilers vs Philadelphia in Edmonton
  • Original artwork by Robert Bailey
  • Unique Crafts & Collectibles
  • Gift Baskets
  • Cooking Class
  • So much more, and something for everyone!

*AUCTION SITE is “LIVE” on Nov. 19th

http://can.givergy.com/LightUpYourLife2023

Your support in this way will ultimately mean so much to the individuals in our communities whose lives we strive to improve through our fundraising efforts. 

AHPCA Roadshow: Palliative Care Training

The AHPCA (Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Assoc.) Roadshow: Palliative Care Training for the Community was hosted by the Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative Hospice Care Society on October 13/14, 2023 in Stony Plain.

The AHPCA trainers, Betty George and Iska Hollman, expertly led the group on an insightful journey.  At the end of which we had 32 individuals with a much clearer understanding of what it means to be a volunteer or care giver in a palliative care setting, and the role they play in enhancing the quality of life for terminally ill individuals and their families to help them receive the care and comfort they need at a very sensitive and vulnerable time of their life.

Gratitude is extended to Dr.Samuel Fanous, Palliative Care team physician at Pilgrims Hospice in Edmonton for his informative presentation, along with cellist, Birch Nero and flutist, Terry Mack, for sharing their musical talent.

For more information you may contact AHPCA at:  www.ahpca.ca  or Phone:  403-206-9938

Light Up Your Life Society at:  www.lightupyourlifesociety.org or Phone: 780-962-8503

Orient Restaurant Luncheon 2023

The Directors and Members of the Light Up Your Life Society will be welcoming you, bussing your tables, filling your coffee cup, and serving up a large dose of gratitude for your support!💞. Please allow us to welcome you on Sept. 25th!

Palliative Care Training for the Community

Learn how to become a valuable member of the palliative care team in Stony Plain and surrounding area with the AHPCA Roadshow!

This no cost, two-day, in-person training follows the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Training Program which is recognized across Canada. It will give volunteers, caregivers and interested community members the confidence to provide quality support services in any setting, whether that is in hospice, long-term care or a private home.

Dates: Friday, Oct 13 to Saturday, Oct 14, 2023

Time: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm (Oct 13) and 8:30 am – 4:45 pm (Oct 14)

Location: Stony Plain Pioneer Museum, 5120 41 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB

Community Host: Light Up Your Life Society

Certificate of Attendance will be available to participants who attend both days.

The Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association engages in education, advocacy, and provision of resources to achieve comprehensive and quality hospice, palliative and end of life care for all Albertans. With all of our free events, please consider supporting the AHPCA. Please make a donation to the AHPCA today!

To see the agenda and register for this valuable training, go here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/palliative-care-training-for-the-community-stony-plain-ab-tickets-686357673277?aff=ebdsshwebmobile&utm-source=wsa&fbclid=IwAR1e0nqo8WiDLGpDBiAjZtEFb8a_a28qU9obHX424Qzr4JvOFF_oeUD8deU&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing

Gift from the Edmonton Cosmopolitan Club

The Light Up Your Life Society is so grateful to be a long time recipient of the Edmonton Cosmopolitan Club’s Christmas Giving Event.

Directors (L-R) Alice Stene, Karen Harasymchuck, Joyce Pocha, Sharon Cornelius, Daphne LeGrow and Linda McCreath attended the virtual event on December 12 after which the Society gratefully received a donation of $3,000. Their gift will help fund our gift to the Tri-Community area through our 30th Anniversary Solarium Legacy Project: a 1,500 sq. ft. structural addition to Westview Hospice to offer a space where family and friends can gather together with their loved one, or find a peaceful, quiet space for reflection or meditation in the Solarium. The estimated cost of this addition is $550,000.

The project will be fully funded by the LUYL Society and will include a Family Room, Kitchenette, Family Sleep Room & Bathroom and a Solarium. Croy Yee Architects is currently working on the final design with construction hopefully completed in 2023.

If you wish to donate to the Solarium Legacy Project you may do so through our website using this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NBN8Y54ERAGSU&source=url, or by mail to 4405 South Park Drive, Stony Plain AB T7Z 2M7. If you would like more information, please call 780-963-5691.