“You know someone’s coming by, checking up on you, giving you a sense of community. It’s nice to know that there’s somebody there who can help you out when you need it.”

-Nav-CARE participant

Nav-Care; Making Connections, Making a Difference

If you are living with an illness that isolates and overwhelms you at times, you aren’t alone.

According to a recent survey*, one in five seniors say they experience emotional distress and have difficulty coping day to day. Many feel they aren’t getting the support they need to live happier, more fulfilling lives.

“Nav-CARE” is a new, free program designed to address these needs. Specially trained volunteers, with connections to professional health care providers, work with you to access resources and services in your community while providing companionship and emotional support. Like a helpful neighbour or friend, Nav-CARE volunteers visit you in your home on a regular basis with a focus on enhancing your quality of life.

Marion Clarkson was very involved in our program and helped volunteers exceed in their role. She was very happy to be able to stay home and have friendly visitors come see her for a coffee and a chat. 

In Memory of Marion Clarkson 
20/08/1936 – 23/06/2020

How can a Nav-CARE Volunteer help me?

  • Relieve your feelings of loneliness, isolation and anxiety.
  • Be someone to talk through important decisions and future plans.
  • Be a connection to community and the world at large.
  • Locate local services and resources to help manage your illness.
  • Assist you to re-engage in hobbies and other interests.
  • Provide one on one relationships tailored to your specific needs.

Would you like to find out more about our Nav-CARE program?

Contact Jancey, our Program Director.
Phone: 780-518-4618 Email: [email protected]

Our approach is evidence-based and built on research led by Dr Barb Pesut, Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics & Diversity at UBC and Dr Wendy Duggleby, Research Chair in Aging & Quality of Life, at the University of Alberta.

*Study Information: Nav-CARE Volunteer Navigation Partnerships: A Compassionate Community Approach to Care.

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“You matter because you are, you matter until the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully but also to live until you die.”

-Dr. Cicely Saunders

About Us

At Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society, we support seniors, individuals and their families to receive compassionate programs, education, and advocacy to improve quality of life from diagnosis to dying and grieving.

  • We are a voice for the community
  • We are an ear to public need
  • We are a hand in action

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