Category: Kalein Center
QuintessenceThe Kalein Centre is proud to partner with Allison Girvan on bringing her newly created work, “Quintessence: One Hero’s Journey’” to the Nelson community!This exciting evening is scheduled to take place at the Capitol Theatre, on October 10, 11 & 12 at 8pm each evening.This show deals with the reality of climate change and political divisiveness; the subsequent loss of hope, and sense of isolation followed by the struggle to find one’s center, and the path back to community and action.The Kalein Centre is honoured to partner in this original collaboration, as we journey into isolation and adversity that eventually leads back to connection and community. The attached press release contains further details.Please join us for this groundbreaking multi-media performance – we would love to see you there!Should you have further questions, please contact:Shannon Lythgoe
Quintessence: One Hero’s Journey
778-877-9365Your Friends at KaleinKalein Centre402 West Richards StNelson, BCV1L 3K3250-352-3331
Kalein Fall Speaker’s Series 2019With financial support from the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice, we are pleased to invite you to the Fall 2019 Speaker’s Series, featuring Jeremie Saunders, from the CBC Podcast ‘Sickboy’.Please join us on Saturday, October 19th at the Civic Theatre to hear how ‘Sickboy’ podcast host, Jeremie Saunders, combats disease with laughter!Jeremie is an award-winning actor, producer, yoga instructor, TedTalk giver, and host of popular Canadian media, including film, tv, and podcasts who is passionate about shifting the perspective & stigma around chronic illness & death. Jeremie lives openly with a fatal, genetic illness called Cystic Fibrosis, knowing the disease will eventually kill him. But instead of wallowing in his own despair, he does exactly the opposite, by broadcasting the paradigm-shifting conversations that he & his closest friends have with guests about their personal journeys through chronic illness & death.Using a mix of raw emotion, humour and frank, unfiltered discussions, Jeremie speaks to living critically and passionately; and making the most of the time we have left. His CBC podcast, ‘Sickboy’, is changing how people view illness. Jeremie’s talk, entitled, “Opportunities for Growth in Dark Times – The Power of Storytelling”, will commence at 5pm and be followed by a Q&A session.To join us for this exciting evening, you can contact the Civic Theatre for tickets ($15 each). If you would like further information on this initiative, please contact Mike Stolte at email@example.comWe look forward to seeing you there!
Please join us for the 2019 Fall Death Café Series, taking place on September 25, October 30, and
November 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kalein Centre.
Since 2013, Kalein has been hosting death cafés as part of an international movement of over 5000
registered cafés in 51 countries. As the founder saw it, “Western society has long outsourced
discussions about death to doctors, nurses, priests and undertakers. The result is that we have lost
control of one of the most significant events we ever have to face.”
Death cafés provide a safe and respectful space to discuss and explore the many dimensions of death, what deathis for each of us, and the impact death has on our living. This inquiry is led with sensitivity and an invitation to bepresent for the full range of emotions, beliefs, thoughts, questions and experiences surrounding life and death.In the spirit that we are all both students and teachers to one another, death cafés often focus on questions, ratherthan answers. Music, poetry, writing, and other creative modalities inform the experience of the death café to supportthe participants in a shared journey. In the words of Frank Ostaseski, author and pioneer in end-of-life care,“We hope to discover what death can teach us about living fully.”
Please see attached flyer for further details.
Kalein’s Death Café Series fills quickly, and each session is limited to 25 participants.Please ensure you register with us by calling 250-352-3331.
For more information about death cafés worldwide, please click here.
With gratitude as your death café facilitators,Lindsay Ann Wheatley – Lindsay is a Counsellor, End-of-Life care advocate, musician, keeper of
traditional songs and drum teachings. She is deeply inspired by ritual, ceremony and the individually
transformative journey of grief and loss.Rayya Liebich – Rayya is a writer and teacher. She finds joy in community engagement through
teaching and believes that writing is a powerful tool to transform grief and loss.Rosalyn Cormier – Rosalyn is a funeral celebrant, counsellor and educator who has been studyingmulti-cultural approaches to being with death and loss. “In accepting more fully death and dying asa natural part of the life cycle, we free ourselves to live more fully in the day to day moments of livingwith passion and awareness.”Address postal inquiries to:Kalein Hospice CentrePO Box 266
Nelson, BC V1L 5P9Attachments area
It is with great anticipation that Kalein is launching a new service to support seniors living with illness or increasing frailty, the Nav-CARE Program. It is our sincere pleasure to welcome you to join us for an in-depth presentation at Learning in Retirement taking place on September 13, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Selkirk Silver King Campus, Room 16.Nav-CARE represents the culmination of 12 years of research from UBC and the University of Alberta. It has been implemented in 22 communities across Canada, using specially trained volunteers to conduct regular home visits with seniors. These Nav-CARE volunteers are trained in assessing quality of life, advocating for clients and families, facilitating connections to community, supporting access to resources, and promoting active engagement.As a volunteer-led program, Nav-CARE was designed to complement the existing healthcare system. Volunteers address the social and emotional needs that fall outside of the responsibilities of healthcare providers but are pivotal to a client’s overall well-being. Research has shown that having more supportive networks increases health and well-being, improves self-management, and reduces healthcare costs. For all of these reasons, and more, we are very excited to be offering this service through Kalein!Over the past four months, our Nav-CARE Coordinator has laid the groundwork for implementing the program in the Nelson area, which extends south to Salmo, west to South Slocan and the junction, and north to Balfour. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from community stakeholders, Nav-CARE will launch as a year-long pilot program, beginning this month.If you would like more information about Nav-CARE, how to volunteer, to sign up for this service or to donate in support of this new initiative, please reply to this email or give us a call – we’d love to hear from you!Thank you again for your continued support of the Kalein Centre in building a more compassionate and caring community for all.Address postal inquiries to:Kalein Hospice CentrePO Box 266
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