Events and Information

Ongoing events

Walk and Talks

New date! Every 4th Monday of the month at 1:30PM. Upcoming walks: January 23 and February 27.

Cultivating Balance For Persian Caregivers
(ongoing group each third Tuesday of the month. Primarily in Farsi language)

Feb 21st, 2017:  Katayoun and guests will speak on developing resilience as it relates to the impact of significant global events. The mind-body connection will also be explored, along with ideas on how to strengthen your mental health through physical and mental exercise.

March 21st, 2017: Join us for a NowRuz celebration! 5-7PM on the 3rd floor at City Library, 120 West 14th Street, North Vancouver.
The festivities will include a potluck meal, music, dancing, and a short presentation on love, forgiveness and the history of NowRuz.

Monthly Network Groups

When: Thursday March 2nd & April 6th at 7PM.
Wednesday March 8th & April 12th at 10:30AM.

Where: 935 Marine Drive, Room 203 at Capilano Mall

Upcoming Events:

Communication 101- compassion and self-care

When: Wednesday March 15, 2017 7 – 9 PM.
Where:
Room #203 at Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver.

Healthy boundaries can help you prevent burnout. Dynamics from the past can cause guilt and resentment. Join us to learn how to make healthy boundaries and respect what you can do, and ways to connect and spend meaningful time with your loved one. Our guest speaker Catherine Pigeon James is a psychotherapist, registered clinical counsellor and social worker. She works in an out-patient mental health program at the Hope Centre.

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


Natural ways to boost energy & reduce stress

When: Wednesday April 19th, 2017 10:30AM-12:30PM.
Where: 3rd floor at City Library, 120 W. 14th Street, North Vancouver.

With NSCR Caregiver Support
Join us to learn how
Stress affects your body and the role hormones play in the stress response. To care for yourself while caring for others – easy and practical lifestyle tips that you can implement now to help restore your energy. To support your adrenal glands to better cope with stress and what supplements or herbs may be beneficial to you.

Dr. Ann Grimwood is a licensed Naturopathic Physician at Restoration Health Clinic. Her areas of focus include women’s health, autoimmune and chronic illness, and mental wellness. Dr. Grimwood firmly believes that healthy living begins with a healthy mindset.

Free Registration:
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?  The 2nd Annual Caregiver Expo will happen in May 27th , 2017 from 9AM- 3PM.

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

Network Meetings
Caregiver Network Groups 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’.

Newsletters

Current Newsletter

Articles

A) Caregiver Wellness

B) Understanding and Navigating the Health Care System

C) Legal and Financial Considerations in Caregiving

D) Dementia Care

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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