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

 

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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.

Emergency info form
Download our new Emergency Information form here.

Please complete your Emergency Medical Information Form with all of the relevant information, then place in a prominent place in your house for Emergency Medical Personnel.

Caring Circle has had discussions about the fact that often emergency personnel such as Fire and Ambulance come into a home and the person might be so ill, unresponsive or unconscious and unable to tell responders who your family/emergency contacts are and what critical health information they might need to know.

Please help Bowen’s emergency crews by having this sheet displayed prominently on your fridge or somewhere obvious in your home where they can find it in an emergency.

Thanks and please call us at 947-9100 if you have any questions.

Addiction

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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Cancer

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 caregiversupport@vch.ca www.vch.ca/caregivers North Shore Community Resources 935 Marine Drive, Suite 201 North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3 604-982-3320 Karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca www.nscr.bc.ca/information/caregivers.html 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 www.bccf.bc.ca 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). http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/CommunityPrograms http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/ http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/CommunityResources VON – (Victoria Order of Nurses) This site is very […]

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Dementia

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 http://www.alzheimerbc.org firstlink@alzheimerbc.org 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. www.carp.ca/category/community/regional/western/north-vancouver/ B.C. Housing SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters) Program provides direct cash assistance for eligible seniors who pay rent for their homes. www.bchousing.org 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 www.premiermobility.ca 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 www.accesssolution.ca 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. http://www.cmha.ca/mental-health/ www.vb.cmha.bc.ca 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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Nutrition

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. http://www.avert.org/teens.htm 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 www.vch.ca/callout CATIE Canada’s source for HIV and […]

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Transportation

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. www.anxietybc.ca Avert Teen About HIV/Aids for teens. http://www.avert.org/teens.htm Bowen Island Youth Programs Youth Outreach Worker is available for […]

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