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Patient Storyteller, Residential Care Education Conference, Abbotsford Division of Family Practice

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Volunteers in the Fraser Health region

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Telling the story of a loved one’s journey with dementia through residential care provides an opportunity to impact those in the community who provide care. The Abbotsford Division of Family Practice wants to partner with a patient volunteer who can provide the human perspective to the often difficult journey of dementia and inspire health care workers to provide better care to their patients.

Open to: Volunteers in the Fraser Health region

Lead Organization or Department

Abbotsford Division of Family Practice


  • To increase knowledge and understanding of the dementia journey through residential care through the eyes of a caregiver or family member
  • Patient volunteers would tell their story to inspire and engage care providers

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of inform on the spectrum of engagement ( The promise to you is that the health care partner will provide you with clear and objective information.


  • Communities in the Fraser Health region
  • Special consideration is given to those that have lived experience with a family or caregiver member that has dementia.
Patients should have previously attended a PVN orientation session. If you have not attended an orientation but are interested please contact Jami directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


  • Vacancies: 1
  • Date: Feb 4, 2017
  • Time: 8:45am – 9:30am (patient volunteers are welcome to stay for the whole conference until 2:30pm)
  • Location: Quality Inn Conference Centre - 36035 North Parallel Road Highway 1, Exit 95 Whatcom Rd, Abbotsford
  • Commitment:
    • 1 Teleconference preparation meeting (To be set)
    • Conference Day (Feb 4th)


Pre-approved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit).


This event will bring together family physicians, specialists, pharmacists, residential Directors of Care, Resident coordinators, senior nurses and home health leaders to learn about and enhance understanding of dementia behavioral changes.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley


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PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.