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This is an opportunity to become involved in so many things – special events, information sessions, mental & physical activities, entertainment, and socializing with new friends and this all gives us a sense of living in a wonderful way!

- Canterbury Resident

Introducing Canterbury's Social Worker

Rosaly Palchevskaya is a social work graduate from the University of Calgary. She began her career in social work after her move to Canada from Russia in 2001. She is dedicated to providing compassionate care and supporting each resident to live life at the highest level of emotional and social wellness. Some of the services that she provides include:

  • Support during all transitions and life changes (pre-admission, admission and post admission)
  • Resource finding and referrals
  • Family mediation & caregiver support
  • Emotional support and counselling
  • Resident-centered care planning
  • Advocacy and inclusion in all decisions

As a registered social worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW), Rosaly also includes practicum students in providing services for the residents.

Photo: Social Worker, Rosaly Palchevskaya greets Manor resident, Carol Paetz.

This winter, we had the support of university student, Jessica Wloca who is in her senior practicum at Canterbury Foundation. With her help, we were able to connect with more residents to meet their needs. Jessica will graduate from the University of Calgary in April 2016 with the Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.

Rosaly is happy to be a part of the Canterbury Foundation community and looks forward to meeting all our residents!

Rosaly and student Jessica Wloca.