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January 2020

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Women’s Health Seminar Series

January 6 - April 20
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (UBC), 2215 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1 Canada
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The University of British Columbia's Women’s Health Seminar Series will feature multidisciplinary research on women’s health. The goal of the series is to provide multidisciplinary training and mentorship for trainees, across a broad range of women’s health research topics. Speakers will present their research regarding the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic and social factors in women’s health and their effects on women’s health outcomes. Each seminar will feature 45-minute talks followed by an interactive question and answer period. The series is open…

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Grieving Losses During the Dementia Journey

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hillside Seniors Health Centre – Yakimovich Wellness Centre, 1454 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 2B7 Canada
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The dementia journey requires ongoing adjustment to many changes that occur throughout the early, middle and late stages of the disease. Grief is the natural and necessary process to all of these changes that involve loss. This workshop is an opportunity to explore the loss and grief issues of the dementia caregiving experiences. There will be time for participants to consider some suggestions for weathering these losses. Presenter: Alzheimer Society of BC – Victoria Resource Centre Location: Yakimovich Wellness Centre at the…

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Free Facilitator Training for Caregiver Support Groups (Colwood)

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Colwood, BC,
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Family Caregivers of British Columbia is seeking people who can listen with compassion and who have caregiving experience or knowledge of family caregiver issues and concerns. This training will provide you with information about the peer support group model, and the skills and techniques for facilitating a caregiver support group. For more information please email cgsupport@familycaregiversbc.ca or call 250.940.4602.

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February 2020

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Journal Workshop for Caregivers

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road
Sooke, BC V9Z 1H4 Canada
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This 2.5-hour guided journal writing workshop is focused on self-care for the caregiver. Family caregivers are subject to significant stress, fatigue and burnout from prolonged care-giving responsibilities. By means of this workshop, participant caregivers will be able to enhance personal empathy, compassion and spiritual centering needed to carry on their caring roles. No writing skills are required and workshop materials are supplied. This workshop is facilitated by Bill Israel in partnership with Family Caregivers of BC (www.familycaregiversbc.ca). Bill is an…

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North Shore Community Resources: Montessori Methods for Eldercare with Anne Kelly

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Capilano Mall (Community Room, Rm 203), 935 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3 Canada
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In this free workshop from North Shore Community Resources (NSCR), learn how Montessori methods encourage: A sense of contribution Feeling loved, valued, respected Self-determination Feelings of capability and worth Empowerment Please RSVP to attend. Contact NSCR Caregiver Support at 604.982.3320 or elizabeth.bishop@nscr.ca.

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Free Facilitator Training for Caregiver Support Groups (Burnaby)

February 29 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Burnaby, BC,
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Family Caregivers of British Columbia is seeking people who can listen with compassion and who have caregiving experience or knowledge of family caregiver issues and concerns. This training will provide you with information about the peer support group model, and the skills and techniques for facilitating a caregiver support group. For more information please email lyciarodrigues@familycaregiversbc.ca or call 250.384.0408. Space is limited – sign up early!

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