Cochrane Ideas – September 2019

Cochrane Ideas launches its 20th year with a presentation on

Planning our end-of-life journey

7 pm on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
at Frank Wills Memorial Hall
405 1st Street East (beside RCMP Station)

Please bring snacks                 Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Discussion leaders:
Jill Uniacke, volunteer board member and education committee lead for the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society.
Ozzie Sawicki, volunteer chair of the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society and Cochrane business owner. He runs a company called Amped2Play, helping companies, organizations and schools introduce unstructured and experimental play programs for all ages.

The Cochrane and area Hospice Society is part of a growing number of rural support organizations surrounding Calgary. They focus on providing those in the final stages of their lives the chance to have all the information needed to make quality decisions and be exposed to available and exemplary palliative care, as well as end-of-life and bereavement care options.

Other topics that Jill and Ozzie will cover include:
– Palliative care versus end-of-life care .
– Advanced-care planning and legislation behind Personal Directives.
– Medical assistance in dying legislation.
– Home and hospice care.
– Family support.

Other mission objectives for the Society include providing palliative volunteer training, and advocating for hospice and respite beds for people unable to stay in their own homes.

This will be an interactive session — questions and comments welcome