Stepping into a caregiving role is often a life-altering experience.
Being attentive to a loved one's physical, emotional, and practical needs takes courage, patience, and endurance. You will most likely learn a lot about yourself, about how to access healthcare supports, and about relating to your care partner as their needs change. We believe that each one of you brings unique strengths and skills to being a caregiver.

Are you a caregiver?

The answer is yes if you provide practical or emotional assistance to a family member or friend who is living with some kind of health condition, memory loss or cognitive impairment. This includes loved ones who are quite healthy, while also experiencing the challenges associated with aging. A few of the situations caregivers are dealing with: Parkinsons, dementia, memory loss, stroke, cancer, mobility limitations, Huntingtons, isolation, loneliness, transitions to long-term care and accessing home support.

  • Coordination of care: transportation to appointments, arranging services, visiting
  • Support: phone check-in, supervision, emotional support
  • Personal care: dressing, bathing, eating
  • Household work: house cleaning, shopping, running errands, preparing meals, yard work

Become part of our caregiving community by calling 604-985-7138, or email the registration form to: karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca

Registration is free and your information will remain confidential.
The benefits of registering: Receive our bi-monthly newsletter with relevant articles, and information on upcoming events.

You are not alone. We're here to help you gain knowledge, strength, and inspiration.

“I now see how gifts like courage, compassion, and connection only work when they are exercised. Every day.”
― Brene Brown

People’s experiences in our Groups: Feeling connected, gaining new insight, knowing they're not alone, feeling listened to and appreciated.

“It’s so good to be with people who understand and care”.

CONNECT with people who understand your experiences.
LEARN strategies to feel calmer and stay healthy.
GET INFORMATION about local services that can assist you and your loved one.

We offer:

  • Monthly Caregiver support groups and relevant workshops
  • Stress management strategies and relaxation techniques
  • Telephone support and one-to-one consultations
  • Bi-monthly Newsletter with informative articles
  • Easy-to-read Blog posts and FaceBook updates
  • Referrals to health care and community services
  • Resource Library with books, videos, and articles

Contact Information
The NSCR Caregiver Support Program is located at:

North Shore Community Resources
935 Marine Drive, Suite 201 (Capilano Mall)
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3
Tel: (604) 985-7138

For staff contact info, please click here.




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