Celebrating the Hearts and Hands of Health Care Workers

Celebrating the Hearts and Hands of Health Care Workers

Life & Death Matters Post

October is the month for several provinces to honour the health care workers across Canada.

I like to quote Shakespeare who said that “a rose by any other name still smells as sweet.” and a health care worker, a personal support worker, a health care assistant, by any other name is a fabulous and important and significant member of the health care team!

In Victoria we have an annual party each year to bring together and honour Health Care Assistants (in BC knowns as: HCAs, RCAs, HSWs, CHWs etc). Chartwell Ross Place generously provides their beautiful “great room” AND light snacks (THANK YOU!). A fun afternoon, the caregivers get to connect with friends and meet new ones, receive a self care treatment, a few little gifts, and almost half of the people left with a door prize last year.Students from Camosun College and Sprott Shaw college, and the managers from local agencies help with serving YOU.

If you are interested in donating a gift, or providing a self care treatment, please call Deborah Fayerman at Oak Bay and Sidney Seniors Care. (Deborah does an incredible job of pulling together gifts!!)

This year the event is going to be held on WEDNESDAY October 15th.

  • Location: Chartwell Ross Place2638 Ross Lane, Victoria
  • Time: 1:30-3:30
  • RSVP: 250 381 8166
  • Parking: hoping to arrange free parking across the street – not yet confirmed

A strong social support network is one of the best self care strategies. Come and strengthen your social support network, have a bite to eat, sing a song with us, have a blast!

Hope to see you there! Let your buddies know. Come and party!


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Courtney Murrell is a PSW who works in hospice palliative care.

When she is not at work, she is spending time with her family, going on hikes or writing. Courtney is a lifelong learner and loves to share her passion for writing as a wellness practice.

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