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December 2019

Reconnect with Your True Self: A Workshop with Last Cut Project’s Samantha Paige

December 5, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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In this writing workshop, Samantha Paige will help us each identify what it means to feel like a stranger in one’s own body and what it feels like to be connected to our true self. Together, we will ask ourselves a few powerful questions and spend time brainstorming one action that will help forge a personal path towards more connection and freedom in our own individual experience.

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Patient Partner Orientation Session — Webinar

December 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! After signing up as a patient partner, everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a patient partner, as well as answer any questions you may have. Please register below if you can attend this session. Register

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Panel Discussion: Sexual Wellbeing

December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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The UBC Learning Circle invites you to join a panel discussion on Indigenous sexual wellbeing, featuring some of the Indigenous educators who work in sexual wellbeing across the province. Members of the Yuusnewas team at the YouthCO HIV & Hep C Society, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Indigenous Wellness team at the First Nations Health Authority, as well as other Indigenous partner organizations working in Indigenous sexual health and wellbeing, will speak to: Why we speak to…

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Getting to Know Dementia

December 17, 2019 @ 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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This introductory session reviews basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the impact of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, including an introduction to programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of BC. This session is only intended for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia, as well as family members or friends who have recently begun supporting a person with dementia. Presenter: Alzheimer Society of BC –…

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Mindfulness for Cultivating Resilience

December 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fortius Sport & Health, 3713 Kensington Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7 Canada
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As part of their four-pillared cognitive rehabilitation program, the Watson Centre Society for Brain Health is now offering free community programs to support and educate brain injury survivors along their journey through recovery. This program is also funded in part by the Community Grants Program with ICBC. Build the foundations of your mindfulness practice to create balance throughout your brain injury recovery in an approachable community setting. New to meditation? Don't know if it will be useful for you? Most…

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January 2020

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Life in Long-Term Care

January 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hillside Seniors Health Centre – Yakimovich Wellness Centre, 1454 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 2B7 Canada
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This session focuses on the process of adjustment after a person with dementia has moved into a long-term care facility. Learn about the changes to your role as a caregiver that this transition can bring, and how to enhance your visits. The session will also review strategies for working effectively with a care team and offer tips for acting as an advocate within a long-term care facility. Presenter: Alzheimer Society of BC – Victoria Resource Centre Location: Yakimovich Wellness Centre at the…

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Patient Partner Orientation Session — Webinar

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! After signing up as a patient partner, everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a patient partner, as well as answer any questions you may have. Please register below if you can attend this session. Register

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North Shore Community Resources: Building an Eldercare Roadmap with Stephanie Chan

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Capilano Mall (Community Room, Rm 203), 935 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3 Canada
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Learn how to access the right resources with this North Shore Community Resources (NSCR) workshop. The differences between public and private services, and how to access each The main aspects of an eldercare plan How to manage life when spouses have different care needs The foundation of knowledge you need to make informed decisions Register for free with NSCR Caregiver Support by calling 604.982.3320 or emailing elizabeth.bishop@nscr.ca.

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Work in Progress Seminar: A Payer’s Perspective on Value from Hospital Care – Dr. Jason Sutherland

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6 Canada
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A Payer’s Perspective on Value from Hospital Care As taxpayers and providers, are we receiving fair value for money from our spending on health care? Comparative research shows that provinces’ delivery systems lag behind many of our international peers on attributes that are important to patients and families and we may have a long way to go to close the gap. Improving value for our spending is a concept spreading across other counties. Government payers and insurers are now remunerating…

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Focusing on Quality of Life In Health Care for Older Adults

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity Western University, 22500 University Drive
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1 Canada
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Older adults who are living with progressive chronic illness benefit from health care that focuses on their quality of life. Dr. Rick Sawatzky’s Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes involves developing and using online tools to improve health care by asking people about what matters to them about physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of their lives, including their symptoms and health care experiences. The research shows how these tools can be personalized by focusing on those questions that matter most to…

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