Events and Information

Ongoing events

Walk and Talks

New date! Every 4th Monday of the month at 1:30PM. Upcoming walks: November 27 and December 18, 2017..

Persian Caregiver group

We invite those who are a support person to elders, relatives, spouses, friends and community members. The meetings are an opportunity to connect with others who also seek to improve their own health and well-being, and to gain skills that will help you better manage the caregiving journey.

The group is facilitated in Farsi by Katayoun Shirzad, featuring a variety of topics such as managing boundaries, stress relief techniques, and communicating with family members. Upcoming meetings: Tuesday October 30th from 5-7PM in Room 203 at Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver; Tuesday December 5th from 5-7PM at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th Street, North Vancouver.

New members are always welcome.

Monthly Network Groups

The meetings give people the opportunity to:

  • Connect and share ideas with other family caregivers
  • Explore the challenges of caregiving
  • Learn strategies for relaxation and stress management
  • Learn about resources to support family caregivers

Join us for either Group:
The 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm, and the 2nd Wednesday at 10.30 am.
Location: North Shore Community Resources Room 203 at Capilano Mall 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver

For more information:
Phone: 604-982-3320
Email: karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca

Caregiver comment: ‘I love coming here every month. It feels so comforting, being around people who get what I’m talking about on a deeper level’.

Upcoming Events:

Energy boosters to revive your heart


When: Wednesday November 29th from 6:30- 8:30PM
Where:
Room 203 at Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver.

Join us for an evening of stress relief! Our guest speaker Caroline will teach effective and simple strategies to: let go of stress and tension in your mind and body, energize your body systems in order to feel strong and capable, find balance in the midst of a stressful situation, and create feelings of peace and restoration.

Caroline McGillivray is a teacher of qi gong and various healing modalities. Experience the healing energy of qi gong. The fusion of movement, vocal release, meditation and breath work benefits body, mind and spirit.

No experience is required. This session is designed for those who are new to Qi Gong and an Eastern approach to the healing arts.

Phone: 604.982.3320
Email: karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca

 

BC Family Caregiver Week
Did you know there is a special week designated to recognizing family caregivers? Family Caregiver Week is the 1st week of May each year. Stay tuned for the 3rd Annual Expo in May 2018!

Other topics we have covered:

Comforting touch
Medications for Dementia care
How to Revive your energy
Curious not Furious
Visionboard for caregivers
Celebrating your creativity
Caregiver Tax credits
Sleep restoration
Change, loss and hope

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Caregiver Support Resource Library

The Caregiver Resource Library has many great books, videos, and CDs on topics such as:

  • Aging
  • Caregiving
  • Death
  • Dementia
  • Diseases
  • Facility Care
  • Grief
  • Health
  • Inspiration
  • Psychology
  • Spousal Care
  • Youth

Recently added items:

Leaves Falling Gently:
Living fully with serious & life limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion & Connectedness. By Susan Bauer-Wu

The Kindness handbook
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By Sharon Salzberg

The Art of Conversation through serious illness.
Lessons for Caregivers. By Richard McQuellon and Michael Cowan

Let Go:
A Buddhist Guide to Breaking free of habits. By Martine Batchelor

The mindful path to self-compassion.
By Christopher Germer

Resources can be signed out, free-of-charge, for up to three weeks. The library is located on the 2nd floor of Capilano Mall at North Shore Community Resources

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