Wellness ProgramBy developer
Over the years, the Friends’ Wellness Program has featured yoga and meditation sessions, bungy pump walking, running clinics, forest bathing workshops, plein air painting classes and more as means of supporting community members’ physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness. There is something magical and healing about shared experiences while being surrounded by the beauty and serenity of Fish Creek Provincial Park.
In the fall of 2022, we will be reactivating the Good Grief program as an effort to support those in our community who are experiencing loss and/or going through major life transitions. In order to run this wellness program, we are looking to recruit 4-6 Volunteer Companions to get trained and attend each of the six program outings. Please note that current Police Information and Vulnerable Sector Checks are required for first-year Wellness Program volunteers.
- Good Grief Companion – Volunteers take on the role of Companions in our Good Grief: Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss program. Companions greet program participants, introduce the topic and walk each week, read a poem or short story to the group, walk alongside people who are moving through significant transitions in life and who can benefit from the healing that nature and this shared experience can bring. This six-week walking program will run from October 26 to November 30 (Dec 7 reserved in case of cancellation of a previous outing due to severe weather). Click here to view the Good Grief Companion Job Description. Interested volunteers are asked to sign up in MyImpactPage. If you cannot see the shifts, please email email@example.com.
If you are interested in learning more about Good Grief, please contact Katie Bakken at 403-238-3841 extension 6.
Photo Credit: Stan Kwasniowski