20/09/2019 - 21/09/2019
Companioning at End of LIfe: Love at Last Breath
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  |  Symons Valley United Church, Calgary AB

This course approaches the issue of visiting with residents/patients and family in a caring, compassionate manner that goes beyond simple passing of time. The ministry of presence is a vital part of companioning. However, understanding the dynamics of how to companion in an effective way and understanding the needs of the dying person and their families are key to effective companioning.

This is an interactive seminar with opportunities to practice what you are learning.

Friday, Sept 20, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm     Doors open at 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 21, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Lunch will be served. If you have any food sensitivities, please indicate this in the comments section.

Price: $100 for members, $125 for non-members

Registration for this event is now open.

Registration closes Sept 18.

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Fall Education Event
9:00 am - 1:00 pm  |  Symons Valley United Church, Calgary AB

Compassion Fatigue – The High Cost of Caring

Caring too much can hurt.  When caregivers focus on others without practicing healthy care giving they are at risk for developing “Compassion Fatigue”.  Come and learn how it is possible to practice healthy self-care while continuing to care for others.  We will explore the following topics:

  • What is Compassion Fatigue?
  • What are the causes?
  • What is healthy care giving?
  • Breaking the Compassion Fatigue cycle
  • Developing authentic, sustainable self-care practices


Rev. Kerri Kroeker MDiv, BCC

Kerri is the Spiritual Health Practitioner at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary.  She began her career with her CPE training in Atlanta, GA 15 years ago.  Since then she worked as a Critical Care Chaplain in Ridgewood, NJ, a Palliative Care Chaplain in Lakeland, FL and for the last 8 years as a Spiritual Health Practitioner with Alberta Health Services working at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, South Health Campus and most recently at Rockyview General Hospital.  She is a certified member of the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Saturday, October 19, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Price: $70 for non-members, $55 for members

Registration is open.

Registration closes October 17.

Please refrain from wearing any scented products.

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