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.