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Kelly Shears, BSc., BSW., Grief Counsellor


Kelly was born and raised in Parson’s Pond, a small community on the Great NorthernPeninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has always had a unique connection toelders in her family and her community and her passion for helping the elderly led her topursue a career in Social Work.


While raising her family, Kelly graduated from Memorial University in 2017 with aBachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology. She continued her studies, graduating witha Bachelor of Social Work from Dalhousie University in 2019. Following her interest inhelping people navigate difficult experiences, and seeing a specific need to providecounselling for people experiencing grief and mourning, she subsequently obtained aDiploma in Mourning, Grief and Bereavement from Georgian College in 2022.


Kelly has also spent extensive time learning about Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease,completing multiple courses and pursuing independent studies. She is a referring partnerto the Alzheimer’s Society and has experience working with people with dementia andAlzheimer’s, as well as with their families. She also has experience helping clientsnavigate community services and supports.


Kelly is passionate about helping people live their best lives and is especially focused onmaking the lives of seniors better in Western Newfoundland. She loves spending timewith her family and learning from her elder family members, reading and enjoying walkson the beach.

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