Kalein Centre Fall 2017 Program Update

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Kalein Centre Fall 2017 Program Update:
“When I rise up
let me rise up joyful like a bird
When I fall
let me fall without regret like a leaf”
Wendell Berry 
All programs are held at Kalein Centre unless otherwise stated
402 West Richards St, Nelson
For more information and registration, 

Death Cafe, Fall 2017 Series
Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Suggested Donation $10
Our Death Cafes are a facilitated process that uses a question to initiate conversation between people in small groups around issues related to death, dying and living fully.
Please join us on a journey of dialogue, exploration, and discovery, through this territory where tenderness, heart break, deep love, fear and gratitude live side by side in the landscape.

Kalein Day Hospice Program
10am -3pm
The Kalein Day Hospice Program is a weekly program offered in a beautiful, nature-connected environment to serve those with terminal illness and their caregivers.
This progressive and flexible program is designed for individuals facing a life-limiting
illness by providing them with:
  • Peer support and social connection
  • A variety of complementary therapies
  • Information sessions
  • Respite relief for caregivers
  • A nutritious meal and snacks
Registration required
“The welcome and the absolute spaciousness offered by the staff and volunteers is remarkable, almost like air. There is room to breathe and to find out a little about who one is at this point in one’s life, unencumbered by someone else’s ideas about what might be needed or wanted.”
Day Hospice Guest

Writing Through Grief
with Rayya Liebich
September 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
$60 for 4 week series
Writing is a powerful tool to transform grief and loss. Gather in a safe space and explore your stories using guided writing prompts, journaling, inspirational poetry and take home tools. Carve out time to remember those you have loved even years after your loss, or take time out of your busy day to pause and tap into your grief and remember your departed. Bring your courage and pen. All skill levels welcome.
Call Kalein Centre to register 250-352-3331

Grief Support Group
Every Monday,
6pm – 8pm
Nelson & District Hospice Society offers this drop in support group to anyone who is experiencing grief due to the death of someone they love. Hosted by trained Hospice Volunteers.
Please call to register: 250-352-2337
Who Cares? Evolving the Rich Potential of Compassionate Communities
A Kalein Liminal Learning Lab Event
Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Nelson Public Library, 602 Stanley St. Nelson BC
Admission by donation
Grief and loss, and the journey into a life more
fully lived

Sunday, September 17, 2017
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Nelson Civic Theatre, 719 Vernon St. Nelson BC
Admission by donation
Contact Nelson Civic Theatre for tickets
Kalein Centre is pleased to invite you to
A public talk and conversation with
Frank Ostaseski & Dr. Bill Thomas (by Skype), two world innovators on death and aging.
Frank is an internationally  respected Buddhist teacher,  visionary cofounder of the Zen  Hospice Project, and founder of  the Metta Institute. He has  lectured at Harvard Medical  School, the Mayo Clinic,  Wisdom.2.0 and teaches at major  spiritual centers around the globe. The American Association of Retired Persons has named Frank one of America’s Fifty Most Innovative People. His groundbreaking work has been featured on the Bill Moyers PBS series On Our Own Terms, highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and honored by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He is the author of “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.”
Dr. Bill Thomas, a culture-shifting geriatrician, was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of America’s “top 10 innovators.” Best known for his health care system innovations, alternative views on the future of retirement, he is the founder of a global non-profit (The Eden Alternative) which works to improve the care provided to older people. Dr. Thomas recently starred in the Sundance award-winning documentary Alive Inside. He has been traveling the world since 2014 starring in what he calls his Age of Disruption Tour, a “nonfiction theater performance” that has played in over 80 cities. “People hear that a doctor is coming to town to talk about aging and they expect me to show up wearing a white coat with PowerPoint slides. I show up with a guitar, a bass player, a theater set, costumes, music, art, mythology, storytelling, biography, and neuroscience all mixed up. It’s kind of like a TED Talkon steroids,” says Dr. Thomas.
Program Event Partners:
Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute
Nelson Civic Theatre
Nelson Public Library
Touchstones Nelson- Museum of Art and History