Aurora Newmarket
At the Canadian Federation of University Women, we are proud to have the following events available to our members as well as some open events.  
Upcoming Events for Canadian Federation of 
University Women Aurora Newmarket
Tuesday January 28, 2020
7:00 p.m. for 7:30 start

Speaker: Carol Edward,Vice President 
of Hospice Palliative Care at Better Living Health and Community Services

Carol Edward
Hospice is a continuum of care, that can begin very early in a person’s diagnosis with a life-limiting illness. Doane House Hospice has offered community care for those with a terminal illness who are living at home since it opened in 1989. Staff and volunteers also offer care for the care-givers, specializing in grief and bereavement support. Margaret Bahen Hospice is a 10-bed facility that opened in November 2017. It provides 24/7 nursing-medical care, social work services, spiritual support, pharmacy & complementary therapies to care for residents and their families. Over 150 volunteers are currently involved.

Carol will help us understand the scope and service of hospice care in our region today. Learn about the variety of hospice programs and services available to residents in our community and how hospice supports the Ontario Ministry of Health’s goals of improving health outcomes, ending hallway medicine and improved patient experience. Discussion points include the range of hospice programs and services available locally, client-centred care, interdisciplinary care teams, caregiver support, community engagement and excellent client/resident care.

Carol’s portfolio includes overseeing both the Margaret Bahen and Doane House Hospices, located in Newmarket, Ontario, as well as Community Hospice Services in North York and Pal Care education and training. Previous work experiences include Director of Planning for Community Services, Indigenous and Francophone communities at the Central LHIN, Director of Community Services at CHATS – Community Home Assistance to Seniors and Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Resources at the former Riverdale Hospital. Carol has also worked in long term care and mental health services. 

Carol is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, earning both her Master and Undergraduate Degrees in Recreation and Leisure Studies and has completed a diploma in Adult Training and Development from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. 
Carol is a long-time resident of York Region, living in Holland Landing with her husband of 26 years and proud mom of two adult children – a daughter who is currently teaching high school science in London England and a son who is in his fourth year studying forensic science at Trent University in Peterborough. 

Hospice: How Healthcare is Meant to Be