August PCSBV Newsletter 2023



Provides specialized support for a person living with dementia and the caregiver Co-nurtures the quality of life for clients living with dementia and their caregiver Shifts the dialogue to broaden the scope of what dementia care looks like The PCSBV team, with Lee Rinne taking the lead, is putting together a special pilot project. We are excited to share that training begins on the evening of Sept 8th and continues during the day on Sept 9th and 10th. The Dementia Care Team (DCT) is growing, and we are recruiting volunteers to be part of this exciting and innovative project. This is a dedicated team of volunteers who provide support to families navigating dementia by providing caregiver respite, resource navigation, and quality of life activities for individuals living with dementia.


Friday, September 8, 2023: 6:30-8:30pm Saturday, September 9, 2023: 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday, September 10, 2023: 9:00am-5:00pm

*Lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the training weekend.

"Dementia is a life-changing illness and individuals often see considerable benefit from palliative care. Dementia diagnoses are forecast to triple by the year 2050. This will cause increased costs to society (fiscally, emotionally, socially to our health care system and to caregivers). Since the PCSBV’s volunteer program started (2021) we have noticed an influx in requests for specialized dementia support. This differs to our current grief / palliative journey support and needs additional training and volunteer development. As dementia diagnoses increase, a need for more specialist trained volunteer supports does as well. " - Hyo-jung


If you are interested and would like to learn more about the Dementia Care Team and take part in our upcoming training, reach out to Hyo-jung at 403-707-8416 or email

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