PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE (PEOLC)

This project is funded by “Calgary Foundation”, and is officially launched in January 2023. This project is to enhance the quality of life and well-being of Chinese older adults and their caregivers through promoting PEOLC, connecting community resources, and providing case support services.

Purposes:
This project is to enhance the quality of life and well-being of Chinese older adults and their caregivers through promoting palliative and end-of-life care (PEOLC), connecting community resources, and providing case support services.

Objective:
1. Increase early access and awareness about Palliative and End-of-life care for the Chinese community.
2. Enhance quality of life, wellness, and comfort care for Chinese older adults with a life-limiting illness and bereavement.
3. Build a greater capacity of volunteers and caregivers to offer a high-quality caregiver support program and grief support services.

Target:
• Aged 65 or above, Chinese older adults who have or are experiencing life-limiting illnesses and/or bereavement
• Caregivers of the above mentioned Chinese older adults.
• Person interested in receiving preparation for PEOLC

Services content:
- The program will include the following activities:
• Life and Death educational workshops
• Educational workshops on legal and funeral services
• Cemetery/graveyard visitation
• One-on-one palliative care preparedness services
• Referrals to related community resources
• Caregivers support groups
• Support group for older adults who experience bereavement and/or life-limiting illness
• One-on-one case support (grief) to older adult and caregivers
• Attend volunteer supported meetings

Contact information:
For registration or more details, please contact Mr. Ernest Wong at 403 269 6122.