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.

Movie Matinées
Various Dates | 1:00–3:00pm | Chilliwack Hospice Society (7112 Vedder Road)
Explore themes of grief and loss through a series of selected movies and discussion at Chilliwack Hospice Society.
January 30 | Manchester by the Sea
February 27 | The Bucket List
March 26 | The Barbarian Invasions
April 30 | Up
*All showings begin at 1:00pm
Free to attend; space is limited. Please RSVP to Laurie McNaught, Community Outreach & Education Manager, by calling (604) 795-4660 or emailing [email protected]
Cost: Free
Gentle Chair Yoga (FULL)
Tuesdays — February 6 – April 30, 2024 | 9:30–10:15am | Chilliwack Hospice Society (7112 Vedder Road)
*This group is now full. To join the waitlist, please email [email protected]
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 at Chilliwack Hospice Society.
Emmy has been practicing yoga for about six 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, at (604) 795-4660 or email [email protected]
Cost: Free
Downsizing and Decluttering Panel Discussion
February 29, 2024 | 1:00–3:00pm | Chilliwack Hospice Society (7112 Vedder Road)
“Where do I begin?” is a question faced by many of us after the death of a loved one. This free educational presentation will offer comfort for those who are feeling overwhelmed while providing simple steps to help you sort through a lifetime of memories and belongings.
Learn how to begin the process of downsizing and decluttering when it feels impossible. Our panel of experts will discuss taking time for reminiscing, moving at a pace that works for you, creating a plan and organizing belongings for your family, finding helpful supports in our community, and options for recycling, donations, antiques, and collectibles.
Lucy Fraser | Chilliwack Hospice Society
Juanita Selvadurai | Upstage
Samuel Niezen | Fraser Valley Junk Solutions
Jim Switzer | Switzer’s Vintage Decor
Sandy Parker | Thrifty Boutique
To register for this educational presentation, please contact Laurie McNaught, Community Outreach & Education Manager, at (604) 795-4660 or email [email protected]
Cost: Free
Advance Care Planning Workshop
March 21 & 28, 2024 | 7:00–9:00pm | Chilliwack Hospice Society (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.
For more information or to reserve your space in this workshop, please contact Laurie McNaught, Community Outreach and Education Manager, at (604) 795-4660 or email [email protected]
Cost: Free