Educational Workshops

Throughout the year Chilliwack Hospice Society hosts a variety of in-person and virtual educational workshops and presentations for the community. Topics may include advance care planning, financial and legal matters, self-care and wellness. Educational workshops are provided free or at minimal cost. Browse our upcoming educational workshops listed below.

Gentle Chair Yoga with Emmy Kerr

Tuesdays | 9:30am-10:15am | In-Person (7112 Vedder Road)
Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Nov. 29

We know that daily movement can be beneficial to all bodies, especially through the grieving process. Drop-in to Chilliwack Hospice Society for a free 45-minute session of Gentle Chair Yoga with Emmy Kerr this Fall.
Emmy has been practicing yoga for about five years. In January 2020, she received her Yoga Teacher Training (YTT200) certificate from Haven School of Yoga. The training received is Anusara-based which focuses on physical alignment of the poses and linking breath to movement.
Emmy says, “This line of training, combined with my background as a Registered Nurse, has allowed me to structure my yoga classes with a deep understanding of human anatomy and how to adapt the practice to suit each individual.”
Her passion lies in doing her best to make yoga accessible to everyone, not limited to their physical abilities. Teaching chair yoga has reaffirmed her belief that small yet consistent daily movement is the key to maintaining the momentum of the physical body.
We look forward to meeting you exactly where you are on your mat (or on your chair!)
Space is limited. Please pre-register for one or more Gentle Chair Yoga sessions by contacting Laurie McNaught, Community Outreach & Education Manager, by calling (604) 795-4660 or emailing [email protected]
Cost: Free
Artistic Journal Making with Betty Meiszner, MA

Thursday, November 3 | 1:00pm-3:00pm | In-Person (7112 Vedder Road)

Writing about your feelings, the act of putting pen to paper can be very cathartic throughout the grieving process. Journaling is a proven coping tool for exploring grief and other complicated emotions.
On Thursday, November 3, join Chilliwack Hospice Society for a free journal making workshop with Betty Meiszner, MA. A mixed media artist, Betty enjoys experimenting with many different kinds of media including paint, paper, photography, assemblage, and encaustic mediums.
With Betty’s guidance while “trusting the process,” you will create your own beautiful artistic journal to take home.
SESSION FULL. Space is limited! To register, contact Laurie McNaught, Community Outreach & Education Manager, by email to [email protected] or call (604) 795-4660.
Cost: Free
*Donations toward art supplies are appreciated.
Advance Care Planning Workshop
Various dates | Various times | In-Person (7112 Vedder Road)
A two-part workshop to help you or your parent(s) develop an Advance Care Plan, including one’s Beliefs, Values and Wishes, Temporary Substitute Decision Maker, Representation Agreement, and Advance Directive.
Two sets of sessions to choose from:
  • November 17 & 24, 2022 | 7–9pm SESSION FULL
  • February 16 & 23, 2023 | 1–3pm
Registration is required as space is limited. Call Laurie at (604) 795-4660 or email [email protected]
Cost: Free