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Time Out for Carepartners Series

Parkinson Society British Columbia recognizes the daily efforts made by carepartners and caregivers. This August, we invite all carepartners and caregivers to join us for this webinar series on education, health, and wellness.

The first two sessions in this series will be hosted by Parkinson Society British Columbia's own Tricia Wallace, Registered Clinical Counsellor, and Shelly Yu, neuro physiotherapist. These sessions focus on exploring mindfulness for mental and physical health and wellness.

The final two sessions, centred on education, will be hosted by Connie Jorsvik, Founder and Senior Healthcare Navigator/Advocate at Patient Pathways. Connie will provide guidance and practical information on how to navigate BC's healthcare system, with a focus on all aspects of the transition process from acute care to long-term and home care. General guidance, applications, and navigation tools that can be utilized by carepartners province-wide, will also be discussed.

Mindfulness: August 4

Time Out for Carepartner Series — Mindfulness

The daily efforts of care, compassion, and support extended by carepartners/caregivers can lead to emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. Tricia Wallace, Registered Clinical Counsellor, will introduce mindfulness-based techniques that caregivers can use and cultivate every day.

The goal of the session is to use mindfulness as a tool for stress reduction, relaxation, and resilience.

Registration closes Friday, July 31.

Date: Tuesday, August 4
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

Registration for this webinar is now closed. 

Mindful Pilates: August 11

Time Out for Carepartner Series — Mindful Pilates

Recognizing in yourself that you deserve a self-care break is not always easily practiced.

Movement is an important component of self-care, not only providing physical health benefits, but also mental benefits. Exercise releases endorphins in your brain, which play an integral role in reducing stress levels and defeating low mood, while also decreasing stress hormones in the body, such as cortisol.

Become inspired to embark on a journey through movement and join physiotherapist and Pilates instructor, Shelly Yu, in this webinar, as she leads you through a power Pilates session. Re-ground yourself and find your place of calm.

Date: Tuesday, August 11
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

Registration for this webinar is now closed. 

Navigating the Healthcare System: August 18

Time Out for Carepartner Series — Navigating the Healthcare System

Our healthcare system is complex and highly fragmented, with roles and rules changing frequently, especially during the ongoing and enduring COVID-19 pandemic.

This workshop, hosted by Connie Jorsvik, Founder and Senior Healthcare Navigator/Advocate at Patient Pathways, will help you understand all of the different kinds of care that your loved one with Parkinson's may need, as well as the transition processes between each advancing stage.

Registration closes Friday, August 14.

Date: Tuesday, August 18
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

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Advance Care Planning: August 25

Time Out for Carepartner Series — Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an umbrella of conversations and documentation for a time when we may not be able to speak for ourselves, including during emergencies, hospitalization, advanced age, and end of life. It is important for every adult of every age, no matter their state of health, to plan for situations. Carepartners, in particular, must be prepared to plan their own care, and support in planning the care of their loved one in the event that they cannot continue in their caring role.

This workshop, hosted by Connie Jorsvik, Founder and Senior Healthcare Navigator/Advocate at Patient Pathways, will review "In Case of Emergency" forms and planning, choosing your substitute decision makers, Representation Agreements, and having difficult conversations with loved ones and healthcare providers. ACP for this time of COVID-19 will also be discussed.

Registration closes Friday, August 21.

Date: Tuesday, August 25
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

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