Get Involved – Healthcare 101

There is an exciting initiative underway in Alberta. If you are interested in healthcare, you will definitely want to read Patty’s announcement below.

“The project will co-design with the public content relevant and meaningful to Alberta citizens to inform them on how the healthcare ecosystem works. The project will identify content and pilot test one foundational content by May 31st , 2016. We are doing this to help AB citizens experience the health care ecosystem in a positive way”

If you are interested to be involved or participate in this exciting opportunity, please see the invitation and respond to the contacts provided below.
Patty Wickson at or (403)629-2139 – South of Edmonton
Rhonda Shea at or (780)974-3414 – North of Edmonton

Into The Fishbowl


Are you interested in patient/provider partnerships (e.g., What they are? How they can be created? What barriers exist that impede their development?) If so, you may wish to join the Patent 4 Change Fishbowl session, which is being offered as part of Alberta Health Services’ Patient & Family Centred Care Week. The session will be held via phone and Internet and is open to all. Click here to read more about the Fishbowl session. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a very engaging experience. Register here.

Patient Voices Network – Volunteer and Make a Difference

Do you live in British Columbia? Do you want to make a positive difference to the province’s health care system? If so, you may wish to explore the Patient Voices Network. Ernie Hamm is an individual who chose to do just that and is very happy that he did.

Ernie Hamm loves to lend a helping hand and he’s been thoroughly enjoying donating his time with the Patient Voices Network (PVN). The Osoyoos senior, 77, has been volunteering with PVN for more than four years and has loved every minute of it. “I just volunteer in any area where they need help,” he said. … Click here to continue.

Quality Summit 2016

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What are you doing on Oct-24-25? Why not attend the 2nd annual Quality SUMMIT-INSPIRE ACTION TOGETHER.

Date: October 24-25th
Time: Oct 24- 7:30 a.m. (registration) – 4:00 p.m.
Oct 25- 7:00 a.m. (registration) – 4:30 p.m.
Place: MacEwan Conference and Event Centre; University of Calgary; Calgary, Alberta

This event will see patients and healthcare providers coming together to:
* Inspire each other to change and improve our healthcare system
* Create a connection point for us to take action on our good ideas
* Together solve the problems and plan for the future

This conference is open to AHS and non-AHS staff, nurses, clinicians, allied health staff, patient and family advisors, administrators, quality and other health care providers. Registration begins today and space is limited.

Click on the following link and you will be taken to the registration page.

Seeking Your Input on the Nursing Home Legislation

Open house
Alberta Health is seeking your input on Nursing Home Legislation. Discussion topics will focus on care providers, eligibility, social and leisure activities and meal requirements. Click on the above image for more details.

We Talked – Bell Let’s Talk Day

The Bell Let’s Talk Day generated 122,150,772 tweets, texts, calls and shares, which is a new record. This, in turn, will see Bell donating $6,107,538.60 to mental health. Although the official Let’s Talk Day has passed, the conversation must continue. As Ian Mendes states in his recent tweet,

Reminder – Family Presence Coffee Chat

reminderJust a reminder of the Family Presence Campaign coffee chat that will be held tomorrow, Saturday, January 23rd, at 10:30 a.m. at the Starbucks in Brentwood Village Mall in Calgary. (This Starbucks is located across the parking lot from the Bank of Montreal.  301 – 3630 Brentwood Rd. N.W.)  Come and join us for a coffee and hear more about the campaign and how you can get involved.  Hope to see you there!

Family Presence Campaign Begins In Calgary

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As mentioned in an earlier blog post, the Family Presence Campaign Presence Campaign has begun.  This week, the campaign comes to Calgary, where two Family Presence coffee chats have been planned.  The first one will be held on Wednesday, January 20th at 9:00 a.m., and the second one will occur on Saturday, January 23rd at 10:30 a.m.  Brentwood Starbucks in Brentwood Village Mall will be the location for both gatherings.  (This Starbucks is located at 301 – 3630 Brentwood Rd. N.W, across the parking lot from the Bank of Montreal.)

If you are interested in learning about the Family Presence Campaign and how you can get involved, why not join us for a chat over coffee?

Walk with Me

Walk with Me 2016 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, on March 10-11, 2016.  The focus of this conference is to bring about a culture change in how we view aging in our society. In addition to providing ideas, practical strategies and helpful tips relating to daily life and living, participants will have the opportunity to explore and experience aging in different ways.  The conference will include “powerful keynotes, interactive concurrent sessions, panel presentations, discussion circles and creative expressions (e.g., performing arts, photography, art installations).”   Click here for further information.