Family Caregivers of BC update: please note that our weekly Caregiver Support Groups have changed times as seen below.

                                                                                September 10th, 2020

Virtual Caregiver Support Groups

Caregivers Connect: BC’s Virtual Support Group 

 

This provincial caregiving virtual support group brings caregivers together on Thursday's from 2-3:30 pm PDT.

This is a re-occurring weekly group meeting and pre-registration is required. Space is limited and spots reserved for unpaid family and friend caregivers only.



Join Our Upcoming Webinars and Learning

Facebook Live: Balancing Work and Caregiving

 

Join us Tuesday, September 15th at 9 am PDT on Facebook Live with Wendy Johnstone, as she provides insight and strategies for balancing work and caregiving.

Can't join live? Our talks are recorded and can be found on our Facebook page.



Supporting Employed Caregivers

 

September is Caregiver Month. As such, Healthy Workplaces is launching the "Support a Caregiver Challenge" in collaboration with Family Caregivers of BC.

Whether you are a caregiver or someone who wishes to better support a caregiver in your life, this 5-Day Challenge provides you with toolkits and resources to better understand caregiving, cultivate a caregiver-inclusive workplace, and gain access to useful resources. All of these resources are sent to your email during the week of the challenge.



Webinar: Part 1, Advance Care Planning with a Focus on Representative Agreements

 

This webinar is Part 1 of a 2-part education series led by Connie Jorsvik. During this webinar on September 24th from 10:00 - 11:00am you will learn about the different pieces of our healthcare system and what you as a caregiver can do to facilitate care transitions for your care recipient. 

Whether your care recipient is transitioning from an acute care episode back home with home care services, between home and facility based care or even between palliative and hospice care, this webinar will help you understand how you can support these moves to ensure the best continuity of care possible.

Limited spots available, register today!

October 8th we will offer Part 2, Advance Care Planning with a Focus on Advance Directives Soon - Pre-registration coming soon!



Community-based Events

Online Support for North Shore Caregivers

 

Family Services of the North Shore is offering free support for family and friends caring for older adults who live at home. Topics include self-care, boundaries and memory loss. Meeting will be online on September 11th, October 9th and November 13th at 1 p.m.

To register, contact Robin Rivers at rivers@familyservices.bc.ca or call 604-988-5281.



Caregiver Opportunities and Research

Media Spotlight: State of Aging Magazine

 

We are thrilled to share that a full-page ad about Family Caregivers of BC was recently featured in State of Aging Magazine.


To read and download a copy of the magazine, visit the BlackPress website page at the link below.



Voices in Motion Participant Publishes Her First Children's Book

 

Priscilla Kumar recently published her first children's book "I Remember" based on her experience in Voices in Motion. In addition to the writing, she also did all of the illustrations herself using watercolours.

Voices in Motion is an inter-generational choir for adults with memory loss, their caregivers, friends and students.

All proceeds from Kumar's book will go towards Voices in Motion.



Survey: The Impact of Visitor Restrictions on Long-Term Care and Assisted Living

 

If you or your loved ones were affected by visitor restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are welcome to fill out this survey until September 30th.

You can either fill out this survey online (at the link below) or fill it out over the phone.



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