Events and Information

Ongoing events

Walk and Talks

New date! Every 4th Monday of the month at 1:30PM. Upcoming walks: June 26, July 10 & 24 angd August 14 & 28.

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

Next Meeting September 19 at 5 pm, Facilitated by Katayoun Shirzad.

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:

Caregiver Mini Holiday

When: Saturday June 10, 2017, 10AM – 3PM
Where:
Carpool from Capilano Mall to the Whistler Arts Centre.

Restore and unwind after stressful times        
Be encouraged that you’re doing your best
Get inspired as you create a Visionboard

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


Change, loss & hope

When: Wednesday, Sept.20th, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Where: Capilano Mall meeting room, #203-935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver

Change often brings some kind of grief.
How you connect with your loved may not be the same as before.

We’ll explore
How relationship changes bring loss and grief
How adapting to a new situation can be challenging process
Ways to connect with sources of hope and strength
Ways to treat yourself with kindness

NSCR Caregiver Support introduces guest speaker Carolyn Main. Carolyn is an experienced grief group facilitator and is passionate about teaching and counselling related to bereavement.

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? 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

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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Caregiver Support is partially funded by:

Caregiver Grapevine Newsletter

September - October 2017 Edition
July - August 2017 Edition

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