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"I felt a sense of community and met a lot of people. There is medication and doctors but there is also keeping your spirits up and finding out what else is happening. Evergreen makes the whole process easier."

 

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Evergreen provides support to people of all ages living with a life-threatening illness while respecting their culture, faith and language.

A person with a life-threatening illness may face not only pain, anger and fear, but often the loss of a job, physical mobility, the pleasures of family activities and socialization with friends.

We help our clients maintain dignity and personal choice. Our emphasis is on quality of life.

There is no charge for a wide range of services available to help individuals, family members and caregivers.

In-Home Support

Trained volunteers & professional staff are available to provide social and emotional support in the home or at the bedside. Volunteer matching is tailored to client needs and requests.

The Living Room

A weekly opportunity to meet with other people diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and to take time for oneself. Participate in pleasant conversation, information sessions, expressive art or music and enjoy a meal. Receive complementary therapies or just be in a supportive environment.

Complementary Therapies

Evergreen offers many complementary therapies that are available at no cost to our clients. These therapies can help in an array of ways, from relieving anxiety and stress, to helping manage pain and discomfort. Learn more (PDF)

Caregiver Support

Self care for a caregiver is often a challenge. We offer trained volunteers for respite visits and complementary therapies to help caregivers de-stress.

Offered several times a month, meetings give opportunities for learning and support from other caregivers in the community. (See 'Circle of Care' on our calendar)

Emotional Support

A diagnosis of a life-threatening illness can result in a huge emotional upheaval for people and their families. Our counsellors can work with everyone involved to help them cope.

Seminars and Learning

Evergreen offers the Living a Healthy Life seminar series. This series is offered several times per year, in several locations, helping those living with a life-threatening or chronic condition and their caregivers. Topics include managing symptoms, making action plans, reducing stress, healthy eating, physical activity, working with your health care team, and problem solving.

Post seminar programs will be offered on an ongoing basis for attendees. Learn more (PDF)

 

C-Care Support Group 

An 8-week support group for women experiencing cancer offered several times per year. Help with the emotional and physical impact of having cancer, coping with expectations, intimacy and relationships and other practical concerns.

Health Care System Navigation

As a partner in the provision of community services, we advocate for our clients, advising them on where to get the services they need.

Creating Memories

Trained volunteers and staff are available to assist people and their families with legacy activities such as the creation of a loving letter, a scrap book, a photo album, or a video recording.

 

Thank you to our Art Expressions sponsor, Powerstream Inc. for their support!

Care, Palliative Care, Bereavement Support, Caregiver Support, Counseling.