Pillow therapy: A special Memory Pillow making day was held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Jan. 19. Here the participants pose with their pillows. The event was hosted by Ponoka/Rimbey Palliative Care Council. The council has been around since November 1988. The original purpose was to coordinate palliative care services for patients, professionals, families and volunteer caregivers. The tasks involved are: awareness activities and information, education and workshops, sheepskin pressure relief products loan program. Photo submitted

Ponoka FCSS to host palliative care planning day

Event set for April 16 at Rimoka’s Legacy Place meeting room


Ponoka Family and Community Support Services is hosting a day on advanced care planning.

Set for April 16 at the Legacy Place meeting room starting at 6 p.m., the event brings a presentation on palliative care options, hospice care, in home or hospital care.

Conversations Matter: Will your family and healthcare team know your wishes? Think about your values and wishes, learn about your own health, choose someone to make decisions, communicate your wishes, etc., and of course this leads to personal directives and goals of care, and Green Sleeves.

There will also be a presentation from Wombold Funeral Homes on funeral planning.

They will also have a display of available equipment available for people in the Ponoka area. Air beds, sheepskin products etc. There will also be presentations on physiotherapy.

A display of health care equipment/pamphlets will be available for perusal or questions to table host.

The event is hosted by Ponoka/Rimbey Palliative Care Council with a date in May planned for Rimbey.

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