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Full slate of events for palliative care week

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 21, 2013 - 9:04 AM |
Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers Sudbury-Manitoulin is hosting a number of events May 6-11 in honour of Hospice Palliative Care Week.

-On May 6, a pancake breakfast sponsored by Bayshore will take place at the USW Hall. The event takes place from 7:30-10 a.m., and will feature a performance from the Sudbury Rising Stars theatre group at 9 a.m.

-On May 7, there will be a presentation by Perry McLeod-Shabogesic, director of traditional programming at Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre at the CNIB Auditorium (303 York Ave.). The event takes place from 6-8 p.m.. McLeod-Shabogesic's presentation will be on Culturally Sensitive Caring: Working with Aboriginal people and care partners.

-On May 8, Dr. Peter Zalan and Dr. Ed Najgebauer will co-facilitate a discussion on Advance Care Planning. This presentation will be held at the CNIB Auditorium (303 York Ave.) from 7-9 p.m.

-On May 9, Warmhearts client services co-ordinator Madeleine Sauve and psychotherapist Betty Ann McPherson will facilitate a workshop on Healing After Loss. This presentation will be held at the CNIB Auditorium (303 York Ave.) from 7-9 p.m.

-On May 10, Warmhearts is presenting a service provider social at the CNIB Auditorium (303 York Ave.) from 7-9 p.m. The primary purpose of this event is to provide a space for professionals within the Hospice Palliative Care, as well as other related sectors of health care, to be able to connect and meet one another in an outside of work setting. This event will feature catering care of Dee-Lish catering in Sudbury, as well as a performance by Sudbury’s own Nickel City Sound. Tickets to this event are available through Warmhearts.

-On May 11, a series of self-care workshops will take place throughout the day at the Steelworkers Hall (66 Brady St.), including meditation care of Quinta Essentia Wellness Studios at 10 a.m., Tai Chi with the Sudbury Tai Chi club at 12:30 p.m., Louise Hay’s “Heal Your Life” workshop presented by Tracy Girard at 3 p.m., and a presentation on the benefits of music as healing followed by an outing to the Sudbury Symphony at 6 p.m. This final presentation will be held at the CNIB Auditorium (303 York Ave). Due to ticket restraints, the Sudbury Symphony talk and tickets are limited.

For more information about any of these events, contact Warmhearts at 705-677-0077.

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