Other Support Groups

Staying Well & Thriving during Uncertain Times: Finding Opportunities for Positive Change

3 sessions

Free of cost – Meet via Zoom

Date to be Determined

Physical distancing can make us feel anxious, isolated, uncertain, and lonely, and a whole lot more than we are used to. We have all lost our ‘normal’ life and trying to find ways to stay well in this new ‘normal.’  

The Covid-19 pandemic has given us time to self-reflect, re-evaluate priorities, and connect with others in a more meaningful way. For some people, Coronavirus fatigue has set in, which may include restlessness, boredom, and worry about the future opening of our towns and cities, and our global future in general. For others, evaluating our behaviours, realizing what is most important and meaningful in our lives, and seeing opportunities–are also taking place. We all need to make meaning out of our experiences during COVID-19, and it will not be the same for everyone.  

This session is about building our strengths and wellbeing in the midst of, and despite of, the pandemic. How to stay active, responsible, connected, resilient, respected and aware. 

The facilitator is Libby Kostromin,  Facilitator at JFSE Edmonton Healing Center.

Contact Anna Jongeleen at JFSE for more information about this seminar T:(780) 454-1194  ext. 233, ajongeleen@jfse.org

Aging and Change: How to navigate Life transitions.

6-week online course

This 6-week course will focus on attitudes on aging and give tools and skills to maintain our health and wellbeing; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We will begin by discussing how aging has become a problem in our culture and society, and how we can change our attitudes to be more positive and purposeful. Aging is a natural and inevitable process and instead of seeing aging as something negative, we can acknowledge seniors’ wisdom and resilience gained from life experience. We will cover topics including: successfully navigating transitions and change, maintaining a healthy brain and body, changing sense of identity throughout the life stages, financial changes and transitions, relational changes, dealing with regrets, and finding peace with ourselves.

This course is facilitated by Anna Jongeleen, registered psychotherapist and facilitator at JFSE, and Shoshana Sass, intern at JFSE completing her Master’s in clinical mental health counselling. Linda Mak from Money Mentors will host a session on financial changes and transitions and speak about personal directive, will, fraud among other topics.

Dates: On Wednesdays at 1 p.m. April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12 and 19, 2021

Fee: $36 for 6 classes for members of JDIC Senior Citizen’s Centre and $46 for non-members.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.