Caring Circle has a newly opened Resource Centre with helpful staff and a myriad of Health Care information – located in the heritage cottage behind the library, on beautiful Bowen Island



The Caring Circle Health Resource Centre was established by a group of health professionals and concerned Bowen Islanders to assist people of all ages living on Bowen Island to obtain the health care support required for them to live with a sense of well-being and safety in their homes as long as they choose.

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Blue skies turning to grey? Caring Circle has a solution…

Early this morning, the trees on Dorman Point were hidden by a thick fog. The chill crept over the deck from the grey-green water, the clouds rolled in and the rains came down. Now what we hear is the constant droning pitter-patter on the roof. We are settling in for the rainy season – not big exciting thunderstorms with lightning, just a never-ending drizzle. The fall is upon us.

What the change in weather brings to many people is the feeling of grey. Especially here on Bowen, depression can come over you and take you down. When you feel low, you may tend to stop doing things. You may stop going out and avoid seeing friends. As a result, you may feel even worse, and then feel like doing even less. It can turn into a downward spiral. (read more…)


Alcohol and Drug Addiction Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings On Bowen Island Tuesday Night – Collins Hall – Drop In at 7:15 p.m. Open to Anyone Friday Night – AA Step Program “Candles and Candlelight” – At the Snug Cafe – Open Meeting – 7:15 p.m. Access Central – Detox Referral Line – Telephone – North Vancouver […]

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General Cancer Resources Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Telephone Information Service A national, bilingual, toll-free service offering comprehensive information on cancer. Up-to-date information on a variety of cancer related topics, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment. The Cancer Information Service can help people find cancer related services and programs in their local community. For other […]

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Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support Programs Vancouver Coastal Health Home & Community Central Intake VCH 604-263-7377 North Shore Community Resources 935 Marine Drive, Suite 201 North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3 604-982-3320 Family Caregivers Network Society This is an excellent resource with national and provincial links to resources, webinars, tele-workshops and their own very good […]

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Children 12 and Under

BC Council for Families Works to strengthen and support family relationships, whatever they look like. 604-660-0675 Child Care Resource Program Community based non-profit service promoting programs and projects that enhance child care services and the quality of life for children and their families – home to the North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral […]

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Chronic Diseases & Conditions

What is Self-Management? Self-management refers to the tasks that an individual must undertake to live well with one or more chronic conditions. These tasks include gaining confidence to deal with medical management, role management, and emotional management (Adams, Greiner & Corrigan, 2004). VON – (Victoria Order of Nurses) This site is very […]

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Alzeimer’s Disease Alzeimers’s Society of BC Programs and Services for Individuals Newly Diagnosed and Their Families 604-675-5155; 300-2425 Quebec St. Vancouver, BC North Shore and Sunshine Coast 148 E. 2nd St. North Vancouver, BC 604-984-8348 or 1-866-984-8348 Dementia Helpline 1-800-936-6033 or 604-681-8651 (Lower Mainland) Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm Home […]

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Financial Assistance for Seniors

C.A.R.P. (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) Advocacy group for seniors with a North Shore Chapter. They have resources on many political and social and economic concerns that seniors may have. B.C. Housing SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters) Program provides direct cash assistance for eligible seniors who pay rent for their homes. Seniors Supportive […]

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Home Support

Premier Mobility and Health Products A unique service to assist individuals in the comfort of their own home. 778-847-5558 Accessibility Solutions A new North Vancouver company bringing innovative ideas to the medical supply business to assist in the home and with mobility. 778-340-1555 Nurse Next Door 901 West 3rd. St., North Vancouver 04-961-5533 […]

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Housing Options for Seniors (North Shore Only)

We’re working on updating this page – we welcome your input and will have information posted shortly. Public/Subsidized Housing Private Housing North Vancouver West Vancouver

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Mental Health

Resource Organizations Canadian Mental Health Association Provides mental health services promoting recovery: rehab programs, youth programs, recreation, peer support, employment services. 604-872-4902 Mental Health Information Line Provides taped information on provincial mental health programs as well as symptoms, causes, treatment, support groups and publications relating to a number of mental illnesses. This is […]

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Whatever our stage of life and whatever our food preferences, what we eat provides the foundation of our health and wellness. At the Caring Circle we try to provide you with starting points for you to learn more about what food choices are best for you. Dieticians Ellie Mackay MScRD Nutritional counsellor with VCH. West Community […]

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Palliative/Hospice Care

BC Bereavement Helpline The BC Bereavement Helpline is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the healthy and wholesome recovery of individuals experiencing grief. 1-877-779-2223 Lower Mainland: (604) 738-9950 The Bowen Threshold Singers The Threshold Singers are women who offer singing to bring ease and comfort to anyone in need of it, especially at the bedside […]

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Sexual Health

Avert Teen About HIV/Aids for teens. C.A.L.L. Out! (Creating Action, Learning and Leadership) Works with organizations across BC to engage lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two Spirit, queer, questioning and allied youth in healthy, meaningful activities that increase their leadership capacity and connection to community Toll free: 1-877-515-3668 CATIE Canada’s source for HIV and […]

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Translink Bowen Bus Customer information line for help with bus routes, wheelchair accessible busses and general transit information are: The Bus – (604) 947 0229 Peter King – (604) 828 4935 Bus Customer information line for help with bus routes, wheelchair accessible busses and general transit information. North Vancouver Transit 604-953-3333 West Vancouver Blue Bus […]

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Youth 13 and Older

15th Street Youth Services Providing mental health and addiction services for families and youth 13-18 in North Vancouver. 604-904-4336 AnxietyBC Provides a rich resource of self-help information and programs, as well as resources for parents and caregivers. Avert Teen About HIV/Aids for teens. Bowen Island Youth Programs Youth Outreach Worker is available for […]

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