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University of British Columbia Okanagan

1088 Discovery Avenue

Reichwald Health Sciences - RHS 129

Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

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A RESEARCH TO PRACTICE SEMINAR
Co-sponsored by
the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention,
the North Okanagan Hospice Society

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10 - 11:00 am PST
UBC Okanagan
Reichwald Health Sciences Centre RHS 129

Making connections: Making a difference - Scaling out a volunteer navigation intervention

PRESENTER:
Barb Pesut, PhD RN
Canada Research Chair;
Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Clara Dyck, MSN RN
Education and Resource Leader, North Okanagan Hospice Society

ABSTRACT: Many seniors, particularly those being affected by chronic illness, experience loneliness and social isolation. Nav-CARE is a program in which highly trained volunteers work with seniors and family in the home to provide social support and enhance connections to the community with the goal of improving quality of life. This program has now been scaled out to communities across Canada. In this presentation we will describe the development and evaluation of the Nav-CARE program and highlight the experiences of one hospice society in implementing this innovative service.

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