New Caregiver Resources
Please check out our caregiver resources page for some new guides from the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.!
Weather conditions may affect Handy Dart service. Disruptions such as delays and inability to pick up clients may occur as a result of the weather. If Handy Dart service is cancelled, the Centre will be closed. In the event of cancellation, staff members will notify caregivers and clients the morning of.
Statement of Purpose
As a society, our purpose is to fulfill the needs of the clients that permit them to be useful, capable, contributing adults even with the restrictions imposed by age, physical, and mental abilities. We encourage individuals to maintain independence and to function autonomously in the community regardless of race, religion, age, and disability.
Our intent is to promote feelings of self-worth, encourage mental stimulation, and provide support for those finding it difficult to cope with the aging process, separation and loss, as well as changes in personal, family, and community roles.
Most of our clients are elderly, facing a variety of social barriers, and striving to remain in their homes. Our success is measured by our ability to aid them in their endeavors, as noted by their families, staff, medical practitioners, and other support people involved in the well-being of our clients.
In essence, their success is our success.
Renfrew-Collingwood Seniors’ Society’s boundaries for service are generally Knight Road to Boundary Road, and 41st Avenue to Broadway.
There is some flexibility where special circumstances exist, and of course anyone not requiring transportation is welcome.
Membership in Renfrew-Collingwood Seniors’ Society is open to anyone between the ages of 19 and 90. The cost is $10.00 per annum renewable on April 1st of each year.
Membership entitles you to attend the Annual General Meeting, participate in certain community activities, receive a monthly newsletter, purchase healthy take out meals, access particular services, and generally be part of a wonderful organization.
Caregiver Connection is a newsletter published by the Family Caregivers of BC four times a year, once every season. It serves to provide family caregivers interesting and informative articles directly related to caregiving issues. Read the latest Caregiver Connection below!Download the Fall 2017 newsletter
Family Caregivers of British Columbia aims to provide support to family caregivers, education, and much more. Support is provided through one-to-one support, information and referral to community resources, help in navigating the healthcare system, and connecting family caregivers to support groups. Education is provided to family caregivers through webinars (BC-wide); workshops; bi-monthly newsletter (The Network News); resource library of books, videos, and handouts; Caregiver Wellness Booklet; Resource Guide for Fmaily Caregivers (2nd Edition); Lunch and Learn sessions for employees; and support group volunteer facilitator training. Explore the website for more details.
Change Day will be taking place on November 17th this year. This is a global movement started by the National Health Service (NHS) in England in 2013. The first Change Day in BC happened on October 15, 2015. This year, Alberta and Ontario are joining the celebration on the same day as BC! Family Caregivers of BC would like you to pledge to tell a family, friend or neighbour about Family Caregivers BC and our services, so that no one cares alone. Visit their website here for more details here
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