Caregiver Workshop Series 2019
Caregivers are invited to attend the workshops listed below. All events are held at:
Date: Tuesdays March 12 to April 23
Place: Brentwood Resource Centre, 2055 Rosser Ave., Burnaby
SPACES ARE LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY!
March 12, 2019
Will facilitate the workshop drawing on her 30 plus year experience as a caregiver and educator. This interactive workshop will focus on preventing burnout and developing coping strategies including building resiliency, self compassion as well as how to navigating community resources.
March 19, 2019
Registered dietitian will facilitate the workshop using her experience including work in long term care and nutrition tours at Save-on-Foods. The workshop will focus on proper nutrition needs as we age. It will cover supplements, recipes, meal planning and healthy cooking methods.
March 26, 2019
From Pain BC has a background in education and pain management with a decade of experience teaching and developing courses. The workshop will navigate the range of free services provided to people living with
chronic pain. Reducing the anxiety experienced by chronic pain will be covered.
April 2, 2019
Increase your knowledge regarding dementia, the range of diagnosis under the dementia umbrella, what is normal memory loss, as well as navigating community resources.
Theft and Fraud
April 9, 2019
Account manager at Vancity who has been supporting members for over 20 years with financial planning services. Prevent identity theft, become aware of latest scams, increase your awareness and knowledge about safekeeping and updating your passwords.
April 16, 2019
Registered therapist with Easy Therapy, passionate about providing physiotherapy to seniors. Sitting affects our health and posture. Learn more about the negative impacts of too much sitting, and how to reverse the negative effects.
Grief and Loss
April 23, 2019
Uses the work of Dr. Alan Wolfelt to help clients move through their grief, incorporating art, writing and movement. Gather skills, insights and understanding to support one’s self or others in end of life preparations.
Dementia Friendly Cafe Series
Date: 2nd Thursday of each month, beginning January 10, 2019
Become a Dementia Friend Champion! A Dementia Friend Champion is someone who turns their understanding of dementia into action to provide inclusion, acceptance and support for people living with memory loss and dementia.
BSOSS is Sponsoring Burnaby’s first Dementia Friendly Cafe Series. There will be an informative speaker/presentation, music, activities and food at every cafe.
The cafe requires a team of talented dedicated volunteers to assist with set-up, take-down, kitchen support (making coffee and tea, plating food), musicians for sing-a-longs, crafters to lead activities and lots of hosts and hostess to welcome the guests and share the café experience with them. Training will be provided.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. will provide their “Dementia Friends” training and BSOSS will provide additional and ongoing training and support.
Training is on December 13, 2018.
Caregiver Support Group Drop-In Program
This program is open to anyone who is an Unpaid Caregiver or anyone who is supporting an Unpaid Caregiver. Drop-in, listen and share your experiences in a safe and confidential environment. Learn from others who find themselves in a similar situation. These support drop-in groups are facilitated by a member of our professional staff or well-trained volunteer peer counsellors.
All of our sessions are held at Burnaby Community Services, located at 2055 Rosser Avenue in Burnaby.
Caregiver Support Group Drop-In Program 2019
Meeting Schedule: 2nd and last Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
January 14, 28
February 11, 25
March 11, 25
April 8 29
May 13, 27
June 10, 24
July 8, 29
August 12, 26
September 9, 30
October 14 (Thanksgiving no group), 28
November 11 (Remembrance Day no group), 25
December 9, 30
Saturday Group meets 10:00am-12:00pm on last Saturday of each month.