Have you or your family members made plans concerning healthcare choices if sudden illness, tragedy or even severe long term illness strikes?
Alberta Health Services is encouraging community members to review and participate in the decision making process concerning their ADVANCE CARE PLANNING and GOALS OF CARE DESIGNATIONS (documents also known as “The Green Sleeve”).
“Advance Care Planning is a way to help you think about, talk about and document your wishes for health care. It is a process that can assist you in making health care decisions now and for the future. Advance Care Planning may bring comfort and peace of mind to you, your family, and to those who may have to make healthcare decisions on your behalf.”
“Goals of Care Designations are instructions that guide your health care team about the general focus of your care, and where you might wish to receive care.”
“The health care team will work with you to help choose Goals of Care Designation that best reflects your values and beliefs, your health conditions and appropriate treatment options. By knowing and following your Goals of Care Designation, healthcare providers care for you in a way that is timely, medically appropriate, and meets your personal values and wishes.”
Having your Advance Care Planning in place and understanding Goals of Care Designations is important to us all. Let’s be proactive concerning our own healthcare decisions!
On Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the Bragg Creek Snowbirds’ Chalet, an A.H.S. representative has been invited to give us a presentation on the Advance Care Planning/Goals of Care Designation process. A similar session was held in June 2016, and it was requested that an additional session be provided.
For further information, please call Barb Cadman-Campbell (403-949-3544) or Sharon Bayer (403-554-8978).
Many people in the community don't realize that there is a local foot care clinic right here in Bragg Creek. The next foot clinic is Thursday May 11th at the Snowbirds Chalet (19 Balsam Ave). If you are interested in booking an appointment, please call 403-949-2133. More information below.
The Community Conversation (Cochrane) with regard to Palliative Care and End of life Supports is fast approaching. The Cochrane Seniors Advisory Committee encourages all to come out to the event and give them your perspectives on what is needed for palliative care and end of life supports in this community. It is of particular importance that they get as many people out to this community conversation as we can so that we get a good cross section of ideas. This is by no means limited to health care professionals - they want everyone’s input!
The first conversation in Cochrane will take place on :
Wednesday, April 12 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Please RSVP to Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-851-2978.
Additional information can be found at www.palliativecarebowvalley.com
Care in the Creek Medical Centre will be open this Saturday, April 8th from 9am to 4pm. Please call 403-949-2457 to make an appointment!
Join representatives from Big Hill Lodge, Bethany Care Centre, Cochrane Home Care and Golden Life Grande Avenue Village for a free panel discussion about Cochrane housing choices and transition services.
Tuesday April 4 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cochrane Public Library, 405 Railway Street W, Cochrane
Register: 403-851-2250 or cochrane.ca/eservices
APRIL is CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Every April, volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society sell daffodils to raise money for the fight against cancer. In 2016, 6,500 Albertans died from cancer while 18,400 Albertans were diagnosed with a cancer. Lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer are the most common cancers. Did you know there are ways to lower your risk and to screen for these cancers?
Come and talk with your family physician at Care in The Creek Medical Centre about how we can guide you to reduce your risks and conduct screening tests.
If you do not have a family physician, DR. ANNELIES NOORDMAN, is accepting new patients. Call 403-949-2457 today to book your appointment