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September 2018 Newsletter

This September marks World Suicide Prevention Day. With the lazy days of summer ending and everyone getting back into the swing of back to school and life in general this is an important topic that spans all ages and stages. Learn how to spot warning signs of suicide and offer help to those in need, so we can help support and lift each other up in times of need.

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Wainwright & District FCS is pleased to welcome,

Renata Logan, M.Sc. Registered Psychologist

Renata Logan is the director and owner of Root to Rise Counselling Services. She has been serving individuals, couples and families of the Edmonton area for the past 12 years. She has a M.Sc. in Marital & Family Therapy and obtained her status as Registered Psychologist in 2011. Although her training and experience has focused on marital therapy, she also carries special interest in the following areas: depression and anxiety; grief/loss; life change & adjustment difficulties; work-life balance and stress-related issues; chronic pain & medical challenges; relationship and boundary issues; and personal growth, identity & transition across the lifespan.

Renata bases her work in a holistic frame and believes that the source for healing or lasting change is rooted in the mind-body-spirit triad, as well as the family-community connection. Her intention is to assist persons of all ages and histories in finding a pathway towards improved daily life contentment and well-being, as well as towards more satisfying relationships with their supportive others. She achieves this using a variety of treatment modalities, tailoring the therapeutic experience to best meet a client’s needs at any given point in therapy. Renata’s therapeutic style is described as patient, empathetic, collaborative, and connective. Having been raised in a rural community, she is pleased to be returning to the life of the countryside and offering her services to the residents of the Wainwright community.

To book an appointment, please call: 780-842-2555.

What makes a caregiver?

What makes a caregiver? A caregiver is a family member or friend who provides unpaid care for a loved one living with challenges due to disability, illness, or aging. Do you take your elderly parents grocery shopping every week? What if you regularly drive a close friend to medical appointments? Did you cancel a night out with friends to care for your spouse that is ill? You’re a caregiver, and for that we thank you.

As Silver Donald Cameron Said “If Canadas health care system were a plant, family caregivers would be its roots—fragile, vital and invisible.” There are over 600,000 caregivers in Alberta.

There are many different resources available to caregivers on the Alberta Caregivers Association website, www.AlbertaCaregivers.org. If you’re in Edmonton relax in their Caregiver Connection Centre and connect with other caregivers. With all these resources available we hope to encourage caregivers to thrive as much as possible, as well as the loved ones they care for. This is the week for us all to thank a caregiver we know.

Caregiver Appreciation circular

Meals on Wheels

This program is now being provided privately in the community by Brendan Finnigan and his company Fintrition. Further information can be obtained by emailing him at: bfinnigan1990@gmail.com.

Wainwright & District FCS to celebrate 45 years

July 2018 marks the forty-fifth anniversary for Wainwright and District Family and Community Services. Initiated by Town of Wainwright Administrator, Ernie Bouchard, Wainwright and Area Preventative Social Services, as it was named back then, officially began operating in July of 1973. Read more history…